12th Planet is the electronic music pioneer who orbits on the forefront of global bass culture. Oh, and he also happens to be one of our good friends. Named a “Los Angeles dubstep god” by Rolling Stone, 12th Planet, AKA John Dadzie, and his influential label SMOG Records are widely credited for bringing the British movement stateside, and continue to be a crucial force in the evolution of electronic music. 12th Planet’s DJ sets now include a myriad of styles that reflect the current, diverse landscape of EDM music and continue to display his role as an essential tastemaker in the dance music world.
With these kind of credentials, how could we not have 12th pen a volume of our popular Ghost Writer series? Enjoy the exclusive images from our visit to his Los Angeles office and studio, and see what he has to say about music, anniversaries, and SMOG's new compilation, which just so happens to drop today.
SMOG Recently hosted it's 8 year anniversary party in DTLA!! It's crazy to think about. We're so proud of what our roster has accomplished to date, we're stronger than ever and looking forward to a great year ahead! On January 13th we kick off our 9th year running with the 3rd volume of the SMOG City Compilation. These compilations are a great way for us to showcase the hottest new talent and trace the evolution of bass music. We're very excited about all of the artists that have contributed to it and we know you will be too!
12th Planet With Danny United
The compilation begins with a collaboration between myself and Tha Trickaz. "Bless That," and features one of my favorite emcee's, Armanni Reign. Following my collaboration are tracks by SPL, Dubloadz, Son Of Kick, Twine, Flinch, Jayceeoh & Woogie, Bleep Bloop, and another collab with Protohype and myself. Just like the current landscape of bass music, this compilation is diverse in style. It outlines some of the different kinds of bass music that, when compiled, reflect a common culture and aesthetic. It's a sign that this year will be a very big one for bass music and dance music in general.
- 12th Planet
SMOG City Vol.3
1. 12th Planet & Tha Trickaz - Bless That ft Armanni Reign
2. SPL - Confusion
3. Dubloadz - Crunch Time
4. HeroBust - Sheknowshebad "Grabbitz Remix"
5. Son Of Kick - GitiT
6. Twine - Killing Machine VIP
7. Jayceeohh & Woogie - Drop it
8. Flinch - Don't Give Up
9. 12th Planet & Protohype - Bacon Psalm
10. Bleep Bloop - Yep