Lee “Scratch” Perry, one of the most enduring and most original reggae producers and performers will perform on the stage of the 17th Seasplash Festival along with two other legends of dub reggae: Scientist and Mad Professor.
Lee’s “Scratch” Perry began his career in the 1960s as a singer and studio engineer of Studio One (Kingston, Jamaica) owned by Sir Coxsone Dodd, while the Wailers classic was born. His creativity and expression came in the 1970’s when he started releasing solo albums.
He has worked with and produced for a wide variety of artists, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, Junior Murvin, the Congos, Max Romeo, Adrian Sherwood, the Beastie Boys, Ari Up, The Clash and many others.
He is most deserving for revolutionary innovation through the ‘dub’ production in the studio. Lee’s “Scratch” Perry opened up a new dimension in the history of reggae music and influenced many producers, authors and performers by the way he first used the sound effects (echo, reverb, delay, etc.). In 2003, Perry won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album with the album “Jamaican E.T.”. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Perry #100 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and in his 80th year of age he will perform for the first time at the Seasplash Festival.