During New York hip-hop group Public Enemy’s ’80s/’90s heyday, their explosive live sets would frequently remind listeners of their most famous catchphrase, “Bring the noise!” Now, its seems PE’s producers want to “Bring the subs!”

This Friday February, 15 at East Coast dubstep monthly Dub War, Public Enemy producers The Bomb Squad (a.k.a Keith and Hank Shocklee) will unleash their latest scientific productions at Love in New York’s Lower East Side. The Shocklees innovated sampling and hip-hop production with their dense, chaotic tracks on PE’s 1988 album It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and Ice Cube’s Amerikkka’s Most Wanted. Now, the Shocklees have caught dubstep fever and will bring their prowess and a live PA set to what’s sure to be an interesting night of sonic warfare.

Also that night is the first U.S. appearance by noted dubstep scribe and producer Blackdown and MC Dusk, who have several releases on Keysound. Rounding out the night will be DMZ’s Loefah (featured on several of Tempa Recordings’ Dubstep Allstars discs, Baltimore’s Joe Nice, Dub War host Dave Q, and MC Juakali.

Dub War at Love
179 MacDougal St, New York City
10pm, 21+ , $10 / $15

Photo of Hank Shocklee by Rayon Richards..