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Photograph by Hera

Photograph by Hera

This was the very first SMOG event! There was a lot of buzz in LA about Dubstep in 2006, and only a couple dj’s like Knife Dreams and Unit were out there mixing it. We weren’t even sure if enough Dubstep records existed on vinyl to do an all Dubstep night. Little by little we found a good group of dj’s together and booked a warehouse for the venue. The warehouse venue fell through, and Sam at Temple of Boom gave us an introduction to Casey’s Bar & Grille where he was running his Kicks & Snares drum n bass nights.

We originally had asked Infiltrata (you know him now as 12th Planet) to be headline the initial show. He had another gig in Germany and couldn’t make it that night, but he directed us to SF where we found Nick Argon and Matty G. Nick and Matty were excited to perform at LA’s first all Dubstep event and they drove all the way down. We got a call from Dave Q from Dub War NYC the day of the event saying he happened to be in town and asked to guest dj. Though he is not listed on the event, he did in fact squeeze about 30 minutes of music in.

At first people all sort of stood around. A lot of people who didn’t know each other just stood there and stared as the sound of tracks like Loefah’s “Mud” grumbled and cracked. As people began to pile in, little by little the crowd grasped it. By the end of the night it was complete insanity. We lost money on the show, but the over all buzz was enough to convince us we had something good going.

SMOG SESSIONS

"An Experiment In Dubstep"

SMOG SESSIONS
AUGUST 26. 2006

NICK ARGON
ARGON RECORDS / SUB FM / SF

MATTY G
ARGON RECORDS / SUB FM / SF

SUBCODE
MOVEMENT RADIO / SOUND SPHERE / LA

DJ UNIT
SMOG / EVENTVIBE.COM / LA

KNIFE DREAMS
SMOG / LA

located @ Casey’s Irish Bar & Grill
HEAVYWEIGHT soundsystem
$5

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