12th Planet and his influential SMOG Records crew are kicking off 2014 by bringing the freshest genre-bending bass music across North America with the 38-date SMOG City Tour this January and February. The SMOG City Tour sees some of bass music’s foremost pioneers team up with the hottest new artists, as Antiserum, DLX, Flinch, HeRobust, Protohype, Son of Kick, SPL, Starkey, Steady and Two Fresh join in to shatter dancefloors from Jacksonville to Seattle, showcasing SMOG as America’s tastemaking bass label — one that continues to push the frontier of new music and pave new paths. As Mixmag recently noted, “[SMOG] has pioneered dubstep and high-power bass music in America and is one of the genre’s key outposts in the country, breaking new artists and throwing mad parties.”
12th Planet – 12th Planet is the electronic music pioneer whose off-axis beats and subsonic frequencies orbit on the forefront of global bass culture. Check out his latest track “Smoked Out” on Mixmag.
Antiserum – At the vanguard of forward-thinking bass music, Antiserum’s releases on SMOG and Caspa’s Dub Police have established him as a mainstay of sub-heavy music. Check out his anthemic track “Horn Dog” with collaborator Mayhem on ThisSongIsSick.com.
DLX – Known as “the mad scientist of drum arrangements”, DLX blends funk with elements of jungle, breakbeat and early dubstep, giving it a modern edge. Check out his percussive track “Running Late Night” on KMag.
Flinch – Just named OC Weekly’s #1 Best Local EDM Artist of 2013, Flinch is the veteran producer who consistently delivers a wide selection of cuts riding between the UK funky, club, moombahton, techno, garage, and dubstep genre lines.
HeRobust – One of VIBE’s “30 DJs To Watch In 2014,” HeRobust is an electronic producer from Atlanta whose hip-hop inspired bass music has quickly garnered the attention from tastemakers everywhere, with his recent “SHEKNOWSHEBAD” named a “certified trap anthem” by VIBE.
Son of Kick – Also deemed one of VIBE’s “30 DJs to Watch In 2014,” Son of Kick is the London-based artist whose recent track “Reloaded” is described by Mixmag as “a deep, dark, trap-inspired track that is full of space and humming bouts of bass.”
SPL – Virtuoso producer SPL is the creator of his forward-thinking “Balearic Bass” sound, which “combines the ultra-technical dips and drops of modern-day dubstep with melodies inspired by early rave and chillout room classics,” according to THUMP.
Starkey – Philadelphia’s Starkey is a formidable force not only in the underground but also a super producer of the future who blends grime, dubstep, hip-hop, ambient and more into his own ‘street bass’ genre, with a frightening attention to detail and hard lean towards a space age aesthetic. His latest track, “Stroll,” is described as a “Frankenstein-like club crusher” by SPIN.com.
Steady – Steady is a solid contributor to West Coast dubstep whose productions and performances propel the sound forward in the studio and at filthy parties everywhere.
Two Fresh – Denver-based Two Fresh, comprised of twin brothers Sherwyn and Kendrick Nicholls, are the unique electronic production team whose releases span the musical spectrum early 90’s hip-hop to more spacey and upbeat sounds. Their hugely popular “Throw That” with HeRobust is available for free download on RollingStone.com.
SMOG is one of the founding brands in the North American dubstep and bass music movement. Originally an event production company based in Los Angeles, SMOG has expanded into a record label, artist development hub, and lifestyle brand. With MTV calling the crew a “pioneering incubator of bass music in America,” SMOG is widely credited for bringing the British movement stateside, and continues to be a crucial force in the evolution of electronic music. Fresh off the release of the ‘SMOG City Volume 2’ compilation, SMOG has earned recent attention from SPIN, Billboard, Pitchfork, Fact Mag, Mixmag and many more. SMOG continues to produce top quality events in Los Angeles and beyond, always pushing forward as an internationally recognized leader in U.S. bass music. ‘SMOG City Volume 2’ is out now and available on iTunes, Beatport and at all major online music retailers.
SMOG CITY Tour 2014 Dates:
January 15 Jacksonville, FL @ Pure Nightclub
January 16 Gainesville, FL @ Simons
January 17 Tampa, FL @ Amphitheater
January 18 Tallahassee, FL @ Coliseum
January 19 Orlando, FL @ Roxy
January 20 Birmingham, AL @ Workplay
January 21 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater
January 22 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
January 23 Nashville, TN @ Anthem
January 24 Asheville, NC @ The Mill Room
January 25 Charlotte, NC @ Phoenix
January 26 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
January 28 Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
January 29 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peabody’s
January 30 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
January 31 Boston, MA @ One
February 1 Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
February 3 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
February 4 Northampton, MA @ Diva’s
February 6 Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
February 7 Toronto, ON @ Hoxton
February 8 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
February 11 St. Louis, MO @ 2720 Cherokee
February 12 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
February 13 Wichita, KS @ Cotillion
February 14 San Marcos, TX @ The Marc
February 15 Houston, TX @ Stereo
February 16 Tulsa, OK @ Caines
February 17 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
February 18 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater
February 19 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
February 20 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
February 21 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
February 22 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live
February 25 Reno, NV @ 1UP
February 26 Boise, ID @ Revolution
February 27 Missoula, MT @ Palace Lounge
February 28 Seattle, WA @ Neumos