Steez Promo Presents
Bass Nation feat.
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.
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Connor Schatzel, better known as LUMBERJVCK, is a musical perfectionist having mastered the guitar, piano, and drums at a young age in Arcadia, CA. To hone his skills as a producer Connor attended Icon Collective music production school in Burbank, CA. His music career progressed, making a cameo appearance in Borgore’s UZA music video as well as winning the EDC Chicago Discovery Project. LUMBERJVCK started making a name for himself through his free, but extremely filthy hybrid trap and dubstep releases on EDM.com. These releases built his initial fan base that led to LUMBERJVCK’s most dedicated followers, the “JVCKSQUAD.” One of his most successful songs to date, “Click Clvck,” made its way around the world on Skrillex’s 2014 Mothership Tour, validating his credibility as a music producer.
The year of 2015 (and early 2016) built the momentum LUMBERJVCK is seeing now having released songs on SMOG, Buygore, Kannibalen, Rottun Recordings, DOOM, Always Never, along with a handful of free tunes. He started 2016 with his most notable release to date, “Name Bran,” a major collaboration with 12th Planet on SMOG Records. It rose quickly through the charts, peaking at #4 on Beatport's Dubstep Top 100. Continuing that momentum, they are set to release a 12th Planet X LUMBERJVCK EP later in the year.
Having toured all over the United States, LUMBERJVCK made his way overseas becoming a successful international headliner. With a tour under his belt in Australia, he is set to expand his international fan base in multiple countries. LUMBERJVCK has played a handful of festivals, but will break his way into the major festival circuit with Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland in March.
2016 is the year of the LUMBERJVCK.
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