Sep 2011 27

DLX2

Posted In ARTISTS,PRODUCERS

Drew Peterson is an electronic musician who produces and performs live as DLX (Doctor Lazarus X). Aside from his individual work, he is also the guitarist, bassist, and electronic programmer for the live music group Very Angry Scientist (Los Angeles). In 2008, DLX made an international breakthrough with his heavy and spacious track from the SMOG “Matter of Fact” EP, most notably recognized by “Breakage’s Relatively Speaking Remix” on the flip side. He received a spotlight on the Scion Sampler CD V.30 in 2010, with his track “City of Cars” (featuring Kemst), as well as a remix by Von D (France). DLX boasts a massive  solo track list and has officially remixed works by Kraddy, Plastician & Juakali, Nomad, Trill Bass, Pyroaster and Atlantic Connection.

His latest solo debut album Listening to Science (August 2011) marks the first full-length LP featured on the Los Angeles label SMOG. A precisely scored front-to-back listening experience, the release represents years of solid studio work from DLX and is beautifully mastered by British drum and bass artist Mark Caro (Technical Itch). Given its full spectrum of styles, Listening to Science radiates to a wide variety of artists – winning airplay and support from Mary Anne Hobbs, Noah D, Atlantic Connection, and Matty G – and praised by Knowledge Magazine as a “Top Album” in bass music (August 2011).

Suitably diagnosed as “the mad scientist of drum arrangements”, DLX blends together experimental drum funk with elements of jungle, breakbeat, and early dubstep – all polished by an intrinsic editing style in and of its own. In 2007, he made his debut as opener for Kode 9 at one of Pure Filth’s earliest shows, taking place during the freshest days of the West Coast sub-bass movement. Revealing a swift, brain-rattling style that complimented (but far stood out from) the deep and dark UK dubstep arousing the States at the time, DLX captured an instant West Coast following and landed a spot as a founding SMOG artist. That same year, he was signed to Steps in Time (one of LA’s first dubstep label), and had three tracks featured on Standard Films: Catch the Vapors.
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Sep 2011 27

Kelly Dean is a Orange County based producer and DJ recognized by many styles of underground music.  Kelly Delivers his original style and sound in many facets of the EDM culture solidifying himself as a versatile producer with no boundaries.  Kelly Dean first gained exposure in 2008 with his drum and bass release Wait Up / Close Call (Rubik Records) with Calculon and Andy Sim. Following up with a stream of nine releases thereafter (eight influenced by dubstep), Kelly caught the attention of SMOG’s founder and landed a spot on their roster as resident artist and crew. In 2010, he collaborated with fellow SMOG talents Kemst and Steady on their first track Teflon, drafting booming chart positions along with its remixed version by prominent Canadian dubstep artists Excision & Datsik. Teflon received international support and airplay by 12th Planet, Plastician, BBC 1xtra and BBC Radio1. The release was also picked up by the Scion A/V label, which they featured on their Scion CD Sampler V.30 later that year.  Currently Kelly is in the studio creating dark minimal productions for the SMOG imprint as well as releasing bi-monthly mixes entitled “Premium Selections” which showcase unreleased cutting edge music from the freshest names in the scene.  

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Sep 2011 27

STEADY3

Posted In ARTISTS,DJ'S

A welcome face to dance floors all over California, Steady is a solid contributor to West Coast dubstep whose productions and performances passionately promote the sound. After playing drum and bass for almost a decade, Steady caught the dubstep contagion and was soon inducted into the SMOG family with the rest of the beat freaks. Along with fellow DJ and producer Kelly Dean, Steady now hosts a radio show “PLATFORM” on DubstepFM every second Saturday of the month from 1-3PM, where he showcases exclusive new material by artists both local and from around the world.

The two have also just released “The Prophet” on Shift Recordings and you can find Steady’s work on Alterkation Records as well as on the recent and wildly popular “Dubstep LA” mix by Plastician. Looking forward to future collaborations with fellow SMOG members and other local dubstep heads, Steady continues to propel the sound forward in the studio and at filthy parties all up and down the West Coast.

RELEASES:
Kelly Dean & Steady – The Profit – Shift Recordings
Kelly Dean & Steady – Teflon – Smog
DJ MIXES :
DJ STEADY – MEDIA CONTENDER MIX 2009
DJ STEADY – LIVE @ SMOG 01/28/09
VIDEO:
coming soon
ARTICLES:
MEDIA CONTENDER: Steady Exclusive Media Contender Mix
BOOKINGS:
Contact drew@smogla.com
MEDIA:
coming soon
LINKS:
MYSPACE
TWITTER
Sep 2011 27

Pablo Hassan brings the party. Rinsing out the dubs and destroying dance floors all over Southern California, this hometown hero is a dear friend to the local electronic music community. Half of duo The Professionals along with Sam XL, Pablo is a resident of both Pure Filth and SMOG and as such resides on the slicing edge of the LA dubstep scene. Find the darkest, dirtiest underground warehouse with the deepest bass booming out of the rafters and shaking the very sky, and there you will find Pablo Hassan, shooting fire from his

fingers and raining down delicious dubstep on his delirious victims who wait with open minds- the parts that haven’t already melted out of their ears, anyway.

DJ MIXES :
coming soon
VIDEO:
BOOKINGS:
Contact drew@smogla.com
MEDIA:
coming soon
LINKS:
MYSPACE
TWITTER
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