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King Perry - New Lee Scratch Perry Album out in 2024

11/17/2023 by Press Release

King Perry - New Lee Scratch Perry Album out in 2024

Berlin based label False Idols in association with K7 Music has announced a new album by the late Lee Scratch Perry. The album King Perry will be out on February 2, 2024. It's the 5th posthumous album after My Name Is Pipecock Jackxon (September 2021), Lee Scratch Perry's Guide To The Universe (November 2021), Destiny (September 2023) and Heaven (October 2023). 

Record producer, composer, singer, and pioneer of the dub music genre Lee Scratch Perry passed away in August 2021. His influence over popular music since the 1970s is hugely significant, with artists including Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Clash, Beastie Boys, Max Romeo, Junior Murvin and The Orb all enriched by Perry’s legendary touch, innovative studio techniques and production style.

Conceived, written and recorded during the COVID pandemic, King Perry was produced by Daniel Boyle, and features guest performances from Greentea Peng, Shaun Ryder, Tricky, Marta, Rose Waite and Fifi Rong. Two tracks were also co-produced with Tricky, who releases Perry’s last recorded performances on his False Idols label.

Over a career spanning six decades, Lee Scratch Perry left the music world with a huge catalogue of albums, productions and appearances that cannot be underestimated. Releases for Island Records, Trojan, Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound, Mad Professor’s Ariwa...the list goes on. It was in 2014 that Perry teamed up with UK producer Daniel Boyle, and from this collaboration came the Grammy nominated album Back At The Controls and was followed up five years later with The Black Album.

The ‘King Perry’ album was born out of a request from Perry that he “wanted to do something new, something different but still with a dub framework”. And so, armed with influences as diverse as synthwave, big beat, drum & bass and electronica, Boyle and Perry traded ideas, beats and lyrics in a project that continued to grow as its various guest performers were added, resulting in a kaleidoscopic and engaging melting pot of rhythms, melodies, and voices. Poignantly, closing track Goodbye was Perry’s last ever recorded vocal performance.

01. 100lbs of Summer feat. Greentea Peng LISTEN HERE
02. Evil Generation
03. Midnight Blues feat. Fifi Rong
04. King of the Animals
05. Green Banana feat. Shaun Ryder
06. Jesus Life
07. I Am a Dubby feat. Marta 
08. No Illusion
09. The Person I Am feat. Rose Waite
10. Jah People in Blue Sky feat. Greentea Peng
11. Future of My Music feat. Tricky & Marta
12. Goodbye

Listen to the TRICKY REMIX of 100lbs of Summer feat. Greentea Peng here: