Dec 2014 12

PrintOn Saturday, December 20th SMOG celebrates its 8 Year Anniversary at The Regent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Joining all the fun will be:

ANTISERUM
STARKEY
SON OF KICK
TAURUS SCOTT
PAVAROTTI
+ SPECIAL SECRET GUESTS!

18+ // DOORS at 8PM

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THE REGENT
448 S. Main St.
DTLA 90013

Nov 2014 18

Cigs n Sodas SoundcloudGypsy Mamba has leveraged his output as a solo artist to become a selector for respected brands like Low End Theory and as a curator for his Rootnote Collective platform. Championing a chill wave aesthetic while maintaining a hip hop appeal, Gypsy Mamba continues his mission to use music trends of the past to help shape trends of the future with the release of Cigs n Soda, his official debut EP now on SMOG Records.

OUT NOW: Beatport // iTunes

Nov 2014 11

MOTHERLOAD_final5000BFor both hip hop and the rapidly growing world of dance music, the backbone of every tune, is the beat. Wordsmiths and vocalists may create a great story with lyrics, but much like a beating heart, a good beat brings a song to life. Inspired by Los Angeles’ longest running and well renowned beat showcasers, Low End Theory, we’re releasing a new compilation concept that features up and coming beat producers called Motherload Vol.1. For the first edition, we’ve got ten beats from buzzing talents like G Jones, JSTJR, Troy Boi, Repeated Measures, Gypsy Mamba, Sherpaa, Taurus Scott, Patrick SEXX & BLEEP BLOOP, Algo, and Cazal Organism who are bringing a fresh outlook to producing norms. From the kitschy, the glitchy; the jungle , dub, and trap, we’ve definitely hit the Motherload, and it’s out now on SMOG Records!

OUT NOW: iTunes

Nov 2014 04

Starkey_BA66_webFor nearly a decade, Starkey has been a formidable force in the underground scene thanks to his distinct, panoramic sound that rides between grime, dubstep, and hip­hop then filtered with an ambient aesthetic creating his own unique genre called “street bass.” The Philadelphia super producer has surpassed many of his peers thanks thanks to dramatic compositional skills that hit hard and are soaked in sub bass and colorful frequencies. With a harrowing attention to detail and a Starkey returns to SMOG this fall with the side­winding vibes of BA66 dropping November 4th.

OUT NOW: Beatport // iTunes

Oct 2014 28

Bloodthinnerz_Tragedy_SMOG062_fin_webTaking advantage of their musical background as guitarists in metal bands, bloodthirsty duo BloodThinnerz, Kevin AeroBlood and Ernest Manimosity, have a knack for creating an aggressively savage sound that rides along hard hitting basslines. Armed and ready to join the riddim gang, the Los Angeles natives are erratically and systematically causing Tragedy with their latest EP out now on SMOG Records!

There are few tracks in existence that compare to the sonically fluctuating midrange of “Ghetto Gospel,” and it sets the standard swamp tone for Tragedy in a matter of seconds. An ominous howl meets you at the start of “Deaf Dub” and then glides into a wet, fatty bass as the beat continues with intermittent rests. The beginning of
“Cryclone 2014” has a main hook that seems to swallow itself whole every few measures, but ultimately it prevails as the synth pads zipline overtop a half step groove the rest of the way. The EP closes with the melodic distortion of “#BloodGang” and with machine gun snares and an uptempo quick shuffle, Tragedy ends on a high that will leave you wanting more.

These twenty somethings prove yet again that they have a deep-rooted knowledge and understanding of the dubstep’s everchanging metamorphosis and we can’t wait to see what else BloodThinnerz has up their sleeves.

OUT NOW: Beatport // iTunes