SMOG City Tour took place in the beginning of 2014. We started out in Florida, working our way north up the east coast, zig-zagging down through the midwest into Texas, and jumping around the west until we reached Seattle. Over the course of these six weeks we made some new friends, partied all across the USA, and had one amazing adventure.
Directed & Edited by Guerrilla McGavin (www.guerillamcgavin.com)
SMOG CITY VOL. 3 IN STORES NOW !!!
As our first label compilation, it comes as no surprise that the SMOG City series has become an influential gateway to the best emerging sounds and talents in North America’s bass community. Due out on January 13th, SMOG City Volume 3 continues to showcase SMOG’s dubstep roots and points the tonal evolution on the West Coast. This years release features 12th Planet, Tha Trickaz, SPL, Dubloadz, Grabbitz, Son of Kick, Twine, Jayceeoh & Woogie, Flinch, Protohype, Bleep Bloop and more.
We’re at the forefront of an exciting era in bass music and this compilation is just a small snapshot of things to come in the new year.
Gypsy 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.
For 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!
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For 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.