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Jack Johnson Releases “Better Together (Nightmares On Wax Mix)” And “Traffic In The Sky (Lee “Scratch” Perry Dub)” Official Video

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Multi-platinum musician Jack Johnson announces a new music video to accompany “Traffic In The Sky (Lee “Scratch” Perry Dub),” the lead track, and one of two Lee “Scratch” Perry dub remixes included in Johnson’s upcoming summer album, In Between Dub. The new video features never before seen Lee “Scratch” Perry footage from the making-of studio sessions in Jamaica, along with animation from Greatwork. The new visuals first appeared on reggae media hub Boomshots, who describes the remix as “a gentle acoustic tune from Johnson’s 2003 album On & On, which Scratch transforms into a spongy slice of digital dub sport.”

“It’s exciting to hear Lee “Scratch” Perry’s interpretation of my song, and then to see Greatwork’s visual interpretation of our collaboration” said Johnson. Johnson has also released a second album track, a remix of his classic hit “Better Together,” from Nightmares on Wax. Nightmares On Wax, Warp Records’ longest serving signing, has been at the forefront of contemporary music for over 30 years, creating a unique blend of dub, electronica, jazz, hip-hop, funk, soul and techno. Listen to “Better Together (Nightmares On Wax Mix)” here.

In Between Dub, a hand-selected collection of some of Johnson’s most beloved songs over an incredible two-decade career, features reimagined tracks by some of Reggae’s most influential names in the genre lending their talent to a collaborative compilation of dub remixes. Out June 2nd through Brushfire and Republic Records, In Between Dub is soon to be this summer’s iconic soundtrack. Full track listing is below and album advance is available.

Bookending his summer tour, Johnson and his band will headline two festival performances; first on May 6 at SunFest in West Palm Beach, Florida and concluding at the Oceans Calling Music Festival in Ocean City, Maryland on September 29.

Johnson will also bring his revered Meet The Moonlight Tour to Europe this summer. Meet The Moonlight, Johnson’s eighth studio album was met with esteemed reviews, “His latest album might very well be his boldest work yet — not to mention his best-sounding LP in years, said Spin Magazine. Pitchfork added that Meet The Moonlight is “his best album yet, the gentle songwriter pushes beyond feel-good stereotypes to look for small joys amid vexing times.” Full European and UK tour dates with newly announced special guest artists including dub legend Horace AndyHollie CookSoja (acoustic), Ziggy Alberts, and In Between Dub collaborators Subatomic Sound System are listed below.


May 6            West Palm Beach, Florida   SunFest

September 29 Ocean City, Maryland           Oceans Calling Music Festival


June 4            Paris, France                        We Love Green Festival

June 8            Stockholm, Sweden              Gröna Lund Tivoli

June 10          Kværndrup, Denmark           Heartland Festival

June 11          Hamburg Stadtpark, Germany Open Air – SOLD OUT ^

June 13          Cologne, Germany                Open Air ^

June 15          Amsterdam, Netherlands      AFAS- SOLD OUT ^

June 16          Berlin, Germany                  Citadel Music Festival ^

June 18          Werchter, Belgium              TW Classic

June 21          London, England                  Hammersmith Eventim Apollo – SOLD OUT #

June 22          London, England                 Hammersmith Eventim Apollo #

June 23          Cornwall, England               Eden Sessions – SOLD OUT #

June 25          Berkshire, England              Wasing Estate &

June 29          Zurich, Switzerland              ZOA %

June 30          Klam bei Grein, Austria       Castle Clam %*

July 1            Tarvisio, Italy                      No Borders Festival %

July 2            Ferrara, Italy                        Ferrara Comfort Festival at Parco Urbano Bassani

^ with Subatomic Sound System

# with Hollie Cook

& Horace Andy & Dub Asante Band ft. Matic Horns

% Ziggy Alberts

%* Soja acoustic and Ziggy Alberts


“Traffic In The Sky” (Lee “Scratch” Perry)

“Wasting Time” (Subatomic Sound System)

“No Other Way” (Dennis Bovell)

“Times Like These” (Lee “Scratch” Perry)

“Calm Down” (Dennis Bovell)

“Better Together” (Nightmares On Wax)

“One Step Ahead” (Scientist)

“Breakdown” (Nightmares On Wax)

“Turn Your Love” (Mad Professor)

“You Can’t Control It” (Yaadcore)

“It’s All Underground” (Monk)


Multi-platinum GRAMMY-nominated musician and environmentalist, Jack Johnson has released eight studio albums and two live albums that have sold over 25 million copies worldwide. His Brushfire Records label and touring crew have been leaders in the greening of the music industry and his All At Once social action network connects fans with local non-profits at each tour stop. Jack, with his wife Kim, founded the Kokua Hawaii Foundation to support environmental education in Hawaii’s schools and communities, as well as the Johnson Ohana Foundation to support environmental, art and music education worldwide. Proceeds from these albums and tour profits, along with Johnson’s personal charitable activities, have resulted in over $37 million donated to charity since 2001.

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