PLESE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS 16+ (NOT 21+)
12th Planet is the electronic music pioneer whose off-axis beats and subsonic frequencies orbit on the forefront of global bass culture. Recently named “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.
12th Planet burst onto the scene in 2006, releasing tracks that helped ignite the North American EDM explosion and collaborating with the likes of Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Datsik and Plastician. In 2012, 12th Planet’s seminal track “Reasons” (Doctor P Remix) was named by SPIN Magazine as one of the ‘30 Greatest Dubstep Songs of All Time’ — after all, “nothing set the tone for domestic bass culture quite like this Planet’s orbit,” said SPIN. 12th Planet has gone on to be recognized as “King of Dubstep” by SPIN and “US dubstep godfather” by UK’s dance music bible Mixmag after headlining tours across the globe and performing at major festivals including Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival and more.
Since 2006, 12th Planet has also led what’s become one of the most thriving underground movements in electronic music, with MTV calling the crew a “pioneering incubator of bass music in America.” The SMOG crew, with 12th Planet at the helm, continues to produce top quality events in Los Angeles and beyond, always pushing forward as an internationally recognized leader in U.S. bass music. However, John Dadzie’s role has extended beyond just bass music to encompass the whole of EDM, including what he recently described to OC Weekly as “transition music,” — a sound that incorporates diverse styles and BPMs. His DJ set is no longer classifiable by genre but best dubbed “a trip to the 12th Planet and back.”
When the two worlds of electronic music DJs/producers Kenny Beats (aka Kenneth Blume) and
Ryan Marks collided in 2009, something magical happened. Call it a conundrum or rather simply
a matter of fate . . .
This dynamic duo is best known as LOUDPVCK. They met at the Berklee College of Music
(Boston, MA) and started producing tracks together - dropped ‘em on Soundcloud and nearly that
moment became an overnight sensation.
Since then, the buzz and hype about LOUDPVCK has only continued to grow. The doors have
been swinging wide open; a remix for NERVO (Hold On), getting added to the Deckstar
Management roster, receiving serious playtime on BBC Radio One, not to mention - getting lots
o’ love and support from the likes of: Skrillex, A-Trak, Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead, Danny Brown,
12th Planet, Adventure Club, Flosstradamus, Baauer, UZ, DJ Carnage, AC Slater, DJ CRAZE,
Bro Safari, Brillz and Paper Diamond to name a “few”. . .
What does LOUDPVCK sound like? Genre-pigeon holes aside, they have thrown down some of
the most filthy, catchy jams out there, causing their popularity to rise in a massively short amount
With gigs booked all over the US matched with several new productions and remixes in the oven.
. . Rest assured, when the beat drops at a LOUDPVCK show, you better have your hands up.
24 months ago only a select few knew who James Rockhill was. Now millions know him as Kove.
Directly after his first release, ‘Breach/Stellar,’ on Matrix and Futurebounds’ Viper Recordings, RAM Records’ boss Andy C signed ‘Iodine/Open Ground’ to his new imprint Program Recordings. The track was featured on the legendary DJ’s Mixmag mix CD, which led to Kove being invited to play at RAM’s residency at London’s infamous club Fabric.
A month after the release of ‘Iodine’ and Kove’s track ‘Searching’ found its way into the hands of chart topping producers Chase & Status, who included it in their own Mixmag mix CD. It became Kove’s second track to feature on the magazine in just six short months, and a record deal with Chase & Status’ label MTA (also home to Nero), immediately followed. Soon Kove was supporting them at club nights across Europe as the track became one of the biggest releases of the summer, receiving major support from Radio 1 and reaching the #1 spot on Beatport’s D&B chart. ‘Love For You’ released at the end of 2013 again became an underground smash and firmly secured his tracks as dance floor ammo for the UK’s DJ’ing elite.
Kove has become increasingly in demand as a re-mixer being asked for his own take of Top 10 hits including Chase & Status’ ‘Lost and Not Found’, Bastille’s’ Rhythm of the Night' and John Newman’s massive no.1 single, ‘Love Me Again.’ Last Summer also saw his stock rise as a DJ, with a regular slot for Together at Ibiza’s famous Amnesia and playing the main stage for UKF at SW4 in London - not to mention support slots for the likes of Sub Focus and Annie Mac.
With so much achieved in such a short space of time, 2014 will undoubtedly propel Kove further into the limelight.
Thu May 21 2015 9:30 PM Doors