The first track Paper starts out with a Bay Area hyphy vibe, progressively injected with high-octane bass fuel; as the bass mechanics build throughout the tune, it’s backed by an increasingly funky breakbeat workout with a methodically placed skullstep snare.
The second track Brick, a collaboration with Killagraham, features a bright, colorful video game-inspired melody that pitches up into a percussive house triplet groove, then transitions into a dubstep swing.
Hailed as one of bass music’s foremost purveyors in Billboard’s ‘Year in Music’ issue, SMOG frontman and co-founder 12th Planet has dominated the dance music scene with countless sold out shows spanning across multiple continents and chart-topping releases that have been featured in Rolling Stone, MTV, SPIN and Billboard to name a few. His influence has extended beyond bass music and encompasses the whole of electronic dance music, including what he describes as “transition music,” a sound that incorporates diverse styles and tempos, and is showcased in this EP. Signed to the acclaimed Firepower Records, 22-year-old Protohype has collaborated with some of the top producers in the game such as Datsik, Paper Diamond and Terravita. His signature sound can be described as a perfect fusion of hip hop and bass music. A native of North Carolina, Killagraham started his career as a hip hop/scratch DJ in 2006 and began producing in 2008. His musical style takes influence from a variety of genres that include but are not limited to drum and bass, electro and dubstep.