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The Upsetter and Captain of the Black Ark, Lee “Scratch” Perry, dies at 85
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The Upsetter and Captain of the Black Ark, Lee “Scratch” Perry, dies at 85

Lee “Scratch” Perry, born Rainford Hugh – who reportedly died in Noel Holmes hospital in Western Jamaica on Sunday, August 29th – was a visionary that shook up the musical order by jamming tape machines, slogging silverware, packing samples, and layering effects onto tracks that would bleed into hip-hop, r&b, and punk.

Lee Scratch Perry, Arkology
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Lee Scratch Perry, Arkology

PAM is here to help you rediscover some unmissable records. Today, the treasure chest that is Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s Arkology (Island / Universal)

Lee Scratch Perry: Rainford, the New Testament of Dali dub
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Lee Scratch Perry: Rainford, the New Testament of Dali dub

Photos credit: Daniel Oduntan / permission of the artist Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry has released Rainford with Adrian Sherwood, boss of the legendary English label On-U-Sound. At 83, the Jamaican wizard is finally – without folklore […]

8 albums you need to hear this week
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8 albums you need to hear this week

This week find a remix album of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s Rainford, the first album from French-Senegalese duo Guiss Guiss Bou Bess, the golden era of séga by Bongo Joe and much more. Set Sela Guiss Guiss Bou Bess […]

Long Live the King: King Tub’s Dub in 5 Tracks
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Long Live the King: King Tub’s Dub in 5 Tracks

30 years since the assassination of Dub’s founder, the King’s legacy still looms large over the world of music. To pay tribute to the King, hailed as the godfather of dub, PAM focuses on 5 […]

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Lee “Scratch” Perry invites Brian Eno on his new album ‘Heavy Rain’
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Lee "Scratch" Perry invites Brian Eno on his new album 'Heavy Rain'

Unstoppable Jamaican maverick announces re-works album ‘Heavy Rain’ from his latest one, ‘Rainford’ These re-works from the critically-acclaimed Rainford album invite some further players into the cosmic mix. Brian Eno makes an unexpected right channel entry into “Here […]

The best of 2019: halftime edition
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The best of 2019: halftime edition

As we reach the midway point of 2019, here is a top 60 of the year’s best albums so far. Graphic Illustration by Julie Jargeais This first half of the year has been a very fruitful year for […]

Lee Scratch Perry drops the visual of ‘Let it Rain’ directed by Peter Harris
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Lee Scratch Perry drops the visual of 'Let it Rain' directed by Peter Harris

The dub pioneer’s new album arrives at the end of the month During the last decade, reggae royalty Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Peter Harris made some truly visionary artworks, based on Harris’s drawings around themes […]