SMOG announces the release of a new four-track EP from Los Angeles-based DJ/Producer Flinch titled Light it Up. Marking his second release on SMOG, the production for the EP wrapped just days before he hit the road with label-mate 12th Planet on a 28-city tour across North America called “The End Is Near!” The EP was released digitally on February 28th, 2012 at the usual digital shops.
All four songs on the EP were written and produced by Flinch himself and showcase his ability to marry massive, tear-out basslines with creatively placed synth melodies. Title track “Light it Up” featuring vocalist Heather Bright has gained international traction with support from accredited acts such as Skream, Benga, and DJ Craze.
Undeniably one of Dubstep’s fastest rising stars, Flinch (aka Adam Glassco) is a veteran producer who has progressed effortlessly from his beginnings in drum & bass and then electro, to current endeavors into jump-up and deeper, more melodic synth-based dubstep. His single “World On Fire” has been championed by the likes of Skrillex, 12th Planet, and Datsik and he recently took his production skills to go work on Korn’s track “Way Too Far” with production partner 12th Planet.
TRACK LISTING FOR LIGHT IT UP EP – SMOG014
1.) Light it Up ft. Heather Bright
2.) When I’m Gone ft. Domonique Porter
3.) Lost in the Blur
4.) No Alarm
Check out the Get Darker video recap from our This Is Dubstep 2012 Launch Party back in January:
A fast paced inside look at 12th Planet, Flinch, and Kastle on the road across America hitting 29 cities in 30 days on The End Is Near! tour presented by Scion Audio Visual.
Download THE END IS NEAR EP FROM Scion A/V and more:http://12thplanet2012.com/tour
Directed and produced by Brandon Parker
Download the free EP and more at http://12thplanet2012.com/tour for more info
‘This Is Dubstep 2012’ brings with it an upfront and varied selection of forty tracks that span the length and breadth of the scene. From verified figureheads such as Skream, Mala and Distance to nu-skool leaders like Gemini, Flux Pavilion and Benton, the double CD pack twists and morphs through innumerable different visions of dubstep and its possibilities.
From skittering 2-step to cavernous half-step, deep, dubby riddims to explosive, technicolour anthems, each addition to the compilation brings with it a unique viewpoint and sonic stamp. Distance’s trademark metal influence can be heard on ‘Drawn’ while the jazz-inflections of ‘Turn’ reveal the smokier resonance of Author’s sound, 16Bit bring their neck snapping beats on ‘Boston Cream’ while Synkro’s scattershot drum lines and cut up vocals pour through his remix of ‘Love Is Not Enough’ by Above and Beyond ft. Zoe Johnston.
Pulling these and a whole lot more together, connections are drawn across the spectrum and the immense impact of what’s on offer is indisputable. Moving from the wall of sound on Flux Pavilion’s growling ‘Meathead’ straight in to the dubbed out, rolling classic ‘Babylon Fall’ by Japanese producer Goth-Trad or from Cutline’s shimmering synth strokes on ‘Runnin’ ft. Belle Humble straight into the deadly sub manipulations of Kromestar and Dark Tantrums on ‘Circles’, the vitality and visceral force of the music is in abundance.
With only a few days left until 12th Planet’s ‘The End Is Near‘ tour begins, the official video for the title track is finally here. Scion A/V released the 5 track EP for free last week (available here) and as the crew gets ready for the 28-city North American run, the push is on.
A hipster/homeless beardo holds up an sign announcing The End Is Near. A fat man smoking a cigar sees a bachelor throwing out an old TV. But does the beardo believe his own sign? And might that TV has one last broadcast in it? Directed by Jason Ano, this new clip for 12th Planet & Flinch’s apocalyptic bass-buster “The End is Near (Part 1)” tell the tale. Remember: CONTACT IS VITAL.