Soundfounder Remembers Late Dub Pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry

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Episode #97 // September 1, 2021

Every Wednesday night, 8-9 p.m., Soundfounder plays electronic and beat music from Austin and around the world, focusing on new releases and old classics. This week’s show remembers the late, great Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, who passed away on August 29 at age 85.

Through his dub production techniques, remixing, and sampling innovations, Perry created a new way of thinking about music that was nothing short of revolutionary. Starting in the ’70s, he expanded the boundaries of reggae and laid a foundation for electronic music and hip-hop. Soundfounder plays a Perry classic, plus a new track from Perry-influenced producer The Bug. Also, hear Soundfounder’s current favorite UK music, a new track from Caribou, and more.


1. J Dilla – “Lightworks”

2. Lee “Scratch” Perry – “Disco Devil”

3. Flobama – “Lavchord”

4. Photay – “The People”

5. Flying Lotus – “Crust”

6. Janet Jackson – “If” (Kaytranada remix)

7. The Bug – “Pressure” (feat. Flowdan)

8. James Blake – “Life Is Not The Same”

9. Headie One – “Back To Basics” (feat. Skepta)

10. Caribou – “You Can Do It”

11. BoomBaptist – “Komfort Food”

12. Bad Snacks – “York”

13. Aphex Twin – “Flim”

14. Portishead – “Glory Box”

15. Xyla – “Usage”

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