Blasting through the sold-out 50-date Mothership Tour (Skrillex, Nadastrom, Two Fresh, Foreign Beggars, J-Rabbit, Dillion Francis + More) our very own DJ and Producer 12th Planet still finds time to release a brand new EP titled Who Are We? The 3 track EP brings listeners the crushing bass and resonating energy that is synonymous with 12th planet’s style and is available exclusively though iTunes and Beatport.
The Who Are We? EP kicks off with title track “Who Are We?” featuring vocals by UK grime MC Badness and female vocals from Honey. The second track “Corner Pocket” is an original production by 12th Planet himself and showcases his signature style dubstep. The third track is the re-release of 12th Planet & Juakali’s massive single “Reasons” (Doctor P Remix) that gained well deserved attention when its video premiered on MTV2.
For the last few years Pawn has been a notorious figure in the Smog label, known for his eclectic production style and powerful dj sets. He has released a number of singles on labels such as SMOG, Levitated recordings, and Dubstep Records. Pawn has also lended a hand in remixing for The Glitch Mob and the largely successful “Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture Vol. 2: Enter the Dubstep,” in which he worked on tracks for hip hop legends GZA and Ras Kass.
“Close The Lights” shows something of a journey through the range of music that has become Pawn’s unique sound. Showcasing his love for his home state of California “Golden Gates” kicks off this experience. Song’s like “Sleepless Nights” and “Chasm” show a deeper introspective side while “Slot Machine Eyes” and “Release Her” fit more for the party vibe. Perhaps the strongest of the album is “So Blue” which builds its echoed vocals as the synth and bass work drive it home. [..]
Los Angeles Dubstep label SMOG debuts its tenth release “Battlefield” by Southern California dj and producer Kelly Dean. Already receiving massive support from fellow label-mates and djs worldwide, “Battlefield” is backed by a remix from French dj and producer Von D. This monstrous release is available in digital format from online retailers such as; Beatport, iTunes, Boomkat, Amazon, and Juno Download.
With previous releases on Rubik Records, Peer Pressure, Shift Recordings, Foreign Familiar and a background in drum & bass, Kelly Dean is no stranger when it comes to dance floor bangers.
“Battlefield” takes us on an epic journey that starts with an orchestral arrangement and slamming drums. It quickly drops into a stomping and methodical grind-fest with clever bass modulation and heavy melodic elements that create an environment that is both cinematic and aggressive.
Von D’s remix of “Battlefield” captivates listeners with its relentlessly hypnotic groove. Electric synth tones cycle around the ghostly string section until the listener looses all track of space and time. The spirit of the A-side remains, but the remix is something new altogether.
Listening to Science, the debut album by producer DLX (Doctor Lazarus X) 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. [..]