it is now 36 years since the original release of blackboard jungle dub in 1973, a collaboration between lee scratch perry and king tubby that stands as a cornerstone of dub and a seminal portal from the earth into the mad, mad world of lee scratch perry. vienna?s dubblestandart, for 20 years one of europe?s top ranking live dub outfits, calls on perry to step back to the forefront of the far reaching universe of dub that he has spawned. scratch answered the call and dubblestandart began to assemble a dub dream team that included enlisting their bredren in new york city, subatomic sound system, who for a decade have been pushing the boundries of dub through all sorts of genre bending turns and live electronic performances. as dubblestandart worked on a full length album with scratch, >return from planet dub< (out june ?09, cmj top 10), individual tracks were being completed and remixed for a series of limited edition 12 inches. the worlds first taste of this collaboration was the iron devil 12 inch, in the fall of 2008, relicking one of scratchs all time classic riddims known from tunes like disco devil, chase the devil, and croaking lizard in a dubstep and dancehall style, as well as several dubstep tunes with prince far-i. reaction was overwhelming and the limited pressing of the record disappeared from shelves worldwide in less than a week. to follow up the success of iron devil, it was decided that the second 12 inch would be dedicated entirely to versions of perrys classic blackboard jungle, a song so nice it appeared on the original album twice. to tackle such a heavyweight tune, subatomics fearless leader emch turned to one of the generals in the struggle, jahdan blakkamoore who since a youth has been on the front lines of brooklyns dancehall, reggae and hip hop scenes working with the likes of dj premier and smif-n-wesson and last year won itunes reggae album of the year. the track ?brooklyn anthem¦ also catapulted him into the electronic music scene. heralded by press as a top artist to watch in 2009, featured on the new diplo & switch?s major lazer album, and with an electronic album out fall ?09 on k7/gold dust with a hit list of international producers, he is poised to blow the lid off the dubstep world, but as evidenced on these blackboard jungle versions, jahdan is, at the same time, firmly rooted in the dub reggae foundation sound that originally got him involved with subatomic sound system several years ago.