Presented by Holiday Maker, the Scientist Encounters Australia Tour will centre around Scientist at the mixing console, the high priest at his altar of dub, where he will be performing live dub sets and mixing live supergroups curated by some of Australia’s most innovative artists in venues across the country. The shows will also feature guest MCs and DJs tba, culminating in the dub event of the year!

Scientist (Hopeton Overton Brown) began his career in Kingston, Jamaica in the 1970s as the protégé of dub pioneer King Tubby, where he developed his distinctive mixing philosophy. In the early 1980s he was principal engineer at Channel One and Tuff Gong Studio, where he rose to prominence with his extravagant mixing style, wild album titles and distinctive cover artworks.

An innovator in the fields of electronics, amplification and studio techniques, his work continues to influence dub, remix and music culture globally. In recent years he has remixed artists such as Khruangbin, Jack Johnson, Sublime and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.