Scientist

Scientist

Hopeton O. Brown aka Scientist is a legendary recording engineer & producer, who, as a protégé of King Tubby, burst onto the reggae scene in the early 1970’s with a reckless mixing style that seemed to outdo even King Tubby's wildest extravaganzas.

After leaving King Tubby's studio at the end of the 1970’s, Brown became the principal engineer at Channel One Studio, where he mixed several albums for artists including the Roots Radics, Linval Thompson and Jah Thomas.

In 1982, he left Channel One to work at Tuff Gong studio, where he made a series of albums themed around Scientist's fictional achievements in Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Vampires and winning the World Cup. The music on these albums was played by Roots Radics, his most frequent collaborators.

An outstanding practitioner with a truly unique approach to music, Scientist was pivotal in the development of dub and continues to innovate and inspire today.

Brooklyn's THE FAR EAST appeared in 2013 with their single "Youthman" immediately gaining recognition and airplay from BBC Radio's David Rodigan.

The Far East pull inspiration from foundation rhythm and a youth spent in Punk Rock; bringing new, heavy magic to an old sound. Disillusioned with modern life and digital noise, The Far East immerse themselves completely in the often forgotten beauty of Rocksteady, Roots, and classic Dancehall.

In the fall of 2016, The Far East set out on a month long, national tour supporting veteran 2Tone legends The Specials and played to sold out crowds across the US (including Riot Fest Chicago). In honor of their 2016 tour the group released a second single entitled Can We Make It Up featuring veteran reggae guitarist Andy Bassford and produced by the talented New York production house Channel Tubes.

They again set out on tour with the Specials in the summer of 2017, coming home to record a new EP with Channel Tubes set to be released this summer. The first 45 single has been released as of May 2018 and includes a video for the lovers anthem “Rain On My Party”. David Rogidan has named this release Scorcher of the week on BBC 1Xtra.

In past performances they have supported other iconic groups such as The Wailers, the Slackers, The Dap Kings, The Suffers, The Frightnrs, and The Skints.

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