FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SMOG SIX YEAR ANNIVERSARY
with Antiserum, Truth, SPL, Noah D, Pawn, Kelly Dean, Steady
at The Roxy
November 23, 2012
With MTV News recently calling SMOG “pioneering incubators of bass music in America,” the downtown LA-based record label is gearing up to celebrate its six year anniversary, bringing some of the best artists on its roster — Antiserum, Truth, SPL, Noah D, Pawn, Kelly Dean, Steady and more — to The Roxy on November 23.
SMOG recently released its first label compilation, ‘SMOG City,’ premiering the first track “Bass Salt” by 12th Planet & Antiserum on Rollingstone.com (free download). The compilation features 9 original tracks by 12th Planet, Antiserum, SPL, Flinch, The Juggernaut, Noah D, Kelly Dean, Bare, and Djyuna, representing the label’s history with dubstep as well as its continuous evolution in the sounds of West Coast bass music.
SMOG was founded in summer 2006 by Drew Best, Danny Johnson and John Dadzie a.k.a. 12th Planet. Originally an event production company, SMOG has expanded into a record label, artist development hub and lifestyle brand. With frontman 12th Planet and artists such as Flinch, Antiserum, SPL, Noah D, Kelly Dean and DLX at the helm of the label, they’ve released collaborations with some of the genre’s biggest names such as Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Datsik, Doctor P, Distance, Excision, and Plastician. SMOG is now considered one of the founding brands of North American dubstep and bass music. Says SPIN, “There was American dubstep before the Los Angeles producer John “12th Planet” Dadzie launched his local party SMOG, but nothing set the tone for domestic bass culture quite like this Planet’s orbit.”
SMOG Six Year Anniversary
with Antiserum, Truth, SPL, Noah D, Pawn, Kelly Dean, Steady & Friends
November 23, 2012
9009 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tickets & Info at www.smogrecords.com
1 12th Planet & Antiserum “Bass Salt”
2 SPL “Close To You”
3 Flinch “Up All Night”
4 The Juggernaut “Nudrobe”
5 Noah D “Diamond Heights”
6 Kelly Dean “Papparazzi”
7 Flinch & Bare “Artform”
8 SPL “H.A.M.”
9 Antiserum & Djunya “Soul Gravy”