Jan 2015 13

SMOG_CITY_Vol3_SMOG006LP_FINAs 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.

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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.

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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.

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