Youngsta, Matty G, Nick Argon, and the Smog crew celebrate the 1 year anniversary of LA’s first all dubstep event “Smog”. This event took place September 1st 2007 at The Echo.
“Proving once again that 2011 has been a pivotal year for electronic dance music, dubstep — arguably the most niche of the EDM sub-genres in America — now has the support of some of the biggest brands in the world.
After crowning Skrillex the Best EDM Artist of 2011, MTV News is pretty amped to report that a good buddy and collabo partner of Skrilex’s, 12th Planet, is primed to pop as well. In fact, judging by his success in ’11, next year looks to be explosive for the Los Angeles-based dubstep king and SMOG< label frontman.
Not only did 12th Planet embark on a sold-out, 50-date tour of the U.S. alongside Skrill, but the DJ/ producer born John Dadzie also released his Who Are We? EP, and did production work for Korn. Now, 12th has partnered with Scion Audio Visual on a free-for-download EP titled The End Is Near; a tour of the same name will follow in 2012.”- MTV
SPL aka Sam Pool has been feeding the ears and souls of bass-heads worldwide for the last decade. Internationally acclaimed, he delivers with passion and musical prowess that goes beyond the current state of dance music. With a long list of previous releases and a plethora of international performances under his belt he sits in the upper-echelon of world-class producers and performers. His new EP, Terraform, showcases his prolific talent and delivers to listeners a collection of monstrous bass-heavy music.
Shaping up to be another anthem from SPL, title track “Terraform” starts off on a catchy note with trancy pads that quickly lead their way into a brutal smashing of angry synth snarls and bludgeoning basslines. “Essence” takes a nod to the dungeon sound of London, with an SPL flavor of stabs and impressive build-ups. Like the nemesis of Godzilla, “Mothra”, a collaboration with New Zealand natives Crushington aka The Upbeats, stomps and crushes everything in it’s path. The final track on the EP is a VIP remix of “Lootin’ 92”, a track he did with 12th Planet, which will capitalize on it’s previous success and be a sure-fire hit!
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. [..]