For over a decade Emch has been the producer, selector, and musician spearheading Subatomic Sound System and the Subatomic Sound label. Founded at the turn of the millennium, NYC’s Subatomic Sound System has built a reputation worldwide for explosive shows, genre bending production, and breaking down barriers with their unique adaptation of 1970’s Jamaican sound system culture and dub reggae studio techniques to current music genres, technology, and live performances. A record label, DJ/production crew, live band, and event promoters, the Subatomic Sound crew is at work in NYC on every level. Emch hosts Subatomic Sound Radio blasting out to a footprint of 11 million terrestrial listeners in the greater NYC area on KEXP’s Mo-Glo broadcast on Radio New York, 91.5fm and also on the internet via Brooklyn Radio.net.
Subatomic Sound System has toured throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. In 2008, Emch was recruited by Vienna’s top ranking live dub band, Dubblestandart, to play guitar and nmelodica on tour worldwide with Grammy winning reggae legend Lee Scratch Perry, playing for capacity crowd shows from New York’s Central Park to Europe largest reggae festival, One Love in Poland. As the Subatomic Sound record label head, Emch has produced and released dub reggae innovator Lee Scratch Perry’s first dubstep tracks plus eclectic collaborations with icons like filmmaker David Lynch, Prince Far-i, & UK punk pioneer Ari Up of the Slits as well as new school torchbearers like Anthony B, Elephant Man, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Dubblestandart, & his own group Subatomic Sound System.
Born at the height of Y2K frenzy, amidst a collision of circuit boards, New York City asphalt, and human bodies, SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM hit the ground running. Originated as a live group of seasoned musicians experimenting with hip-hop, dub reggae, dancehall and drum and bass influences, excessive exposure to gamma radiation soon turned them into a bionic half-man/half-machine studio monster. Under the control of EMCH aka Scientifik and NOAH, Tha Riddim Doktor, SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM created a unique style of beat driven music that staggers between the half time smoked out vibe of hip hop and dub reggae and the double time manic energy of jungle, drum & bass, punk rock, and up tempo jazz. Similar blends of these styles in the U.K. have led to the formation of styles like grime, dub-step, and broken beat, but here in the U.S. in New York City, SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM developed in its own unique way. Combining edgy production techniques with heady dub ambience and musical hooks, they assembled a body of recorded music and SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM was first unleashed on the world.