SMOG 005 welcomes for the first time, the futuristic renegade sounds of Datsik, aka Troy Beetles from Kelowna, BC. With a bulk of #1 beatport hits under his belt, this man is serious power! Full of hardware pounding broadcasts and fierce jolts, Galvanize invigorates the dance and simultaneously induces dream-like comas. This is not your average brain-battering experience. Prepare for vigorous cerebral massages, followed by subconscious rewinds.
Datsik and 12th Planet team up on the A-side with a thundering tale of pure bassweight murder mystery. Interested in channeling some deep phantom action through your subs? We’ve got you covered. Complete with spooky deepness and mid-range mauling, Texx Mahrs (Open Your Eyes) brings a new meaning to ‘bump in the night’!
Californian dubstep producer John Dadzie successfully keeps the sunshine out of his productions on this two-track release, offering up the intense snare thwack of ’68′ with a roving, moduated bassline and what sounds distinctly like a sample of someone throwing up at the end of a breakdown. Gross. ‘Be Blatant’ on the other hand draws on old fashioned rave references while getting in touch with some skanking dub roots and warbling vocoder action.
Smog 003 proudly announces the freshman debut of DLX. A ten-year veteran producer in the world of dub, Doctor Lazarus X delivers hypnotic medicine straight to your brain. The classic kick count (in 1/3rds rhythm) is instant ammunition for the dance floor – and a perfect combat for your intros and mixes!
Kicking off on the A-side we have the mighty Breakage remixing Matter of Fact by DLX. This “swingy” twist on the original truly creates an ambiance that you are suspended from above. The shuffling drums roll seam- lessly into the bass and ripen with time – which is a well-blended technique that is signature to Breakage. The tune builds deep, consuming everything in its path with a haunting invasion of a dark, buzzy, sonic shadow. This is the first remix on the Smog imprint and has been catching rotation from DJ’s worldwide! A definite staple for the crate!
Ptera Patrick is not only alliteration in its spelling but, also a paradox in the name itself. Ptero derives from the word Pterodactyl, and the name Tera Patrick comes from the adult film legend, “Tera Patrick”. The title was created on Valentines Day 2008, and was meant to show the duality of female and common slang word for females “birds”. Although the artist “12th Planet speaks of a prehistoric bird, the name conjures up images of reptilian birds attacking defenseless mammals. And as quirky as the name sounds, it is a great way to explain how the tune is divided by duality. On one hand, the beginning of the tune is melodic, beautiful, and mystical. On the other hand, the second half of the tune is very ferocious.
Hell-o, is a culmination of Miami and Brixton bass, influenced beats. It’s a sub monster, created by the beat scientist 12th Planet. With 3 step snares, and 808 subs that will blow a house down better than a big bad wolf, Hell-O is a tune not worth missing out on!
Woozy hardcore dubstep goodness on the freshly minted Smog records. 12th Planet initiates proceedings with a wonked and woozed stepper with some interesting rhythmic developments while DJ Evol brings the anti peristalsis on ‘sickness’ with a rude rave joint displaying some dutty bass styles.