Bass music. Los Angeles. There's really only one word that could come next: SMOG. The West Coast label's essential role in the rise of stateside bass music has been well documented at THUMP, and the whole tale revolves around 12th Planet and his team of rabble rousers at their downtown Los Angeles offices, just a few steps from where the whole thing started.
As the label turns 8 years old (old enough to drink in some 2nd world countries!), they'll be celebrating at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles with a heavy-hitting line-up. Additionally, 12th has put together a mix looking back on the development of the label's sound. "These tracks not only helped shape the label, but also had a significant impact on the landscape here in America," 12th tells THUMP. The mix is populated by familiar names on the SMOG roster lille Flinch, SPL, Protohype, Kelly Dean, but also reaches back to the nascent days of the scene.
The label's Danny United had this to say: "Hearing these tunes strung out like this evokes a certain emotion, a feeling of accomplishment. This year is special, we have come so far yet we are still a family and still running the block in DTLA."
Check the flyer and peep the line-up:
1.DLX - Matter of Fact (Breakage's Relatively Speaking Remix)
2.12th Planet - 68
3.Subfiltronik & Benzmixer - Psycho (2013)
4.Dubloadz & Trollphace - Dangalang
5.Bommer and Crowell - Yasuo
6.Kelly Dean & Steady ft Kemst - Teflon (Excision & Datsik Remix)
7.Algo - World of Hurt
8.12th Planet & Jukali - Reasons (Doctor P Remix)
9.Bare - Finger Trvp
10.Flinch - Light It Up feat. Heather Bright
11.SPL - Ransom Note
12.Datsik - Galvanize
13.12th Planet & Datsik - Open Your Eyes
14.Emu & Pawn - Headshot Feat Werd2Jah
15.12th Planet & Protohype - Shady
16. Flinch - When I'm Gone ft. Domonique Porter (SPL Remix)
17.Noah D - Just Right Ft. The Grouch