Our friends behind the famed Check Yo Ponytail party here in Los Angeles are raising money via Kickstarter so they can finish production on the AMAZING documentary, GET AMONGST IT, which tells the story of the first-ever Check Yo Ponytail tour. Profiling their eccentric tour cast including Spank Rock, Big Freedia, Pictureplane, The Death Set, and more, GET AMONGST IT is set to reveal the ups and downs of a completely independent tour.
As supporters of Check Yo Ponytail and all the people behind the forward-thinking party, we encourage you to donate to the cause so we can all see this film project come to fruition. With TONS of reward packages for multiple tiers of donations, there are many ways to get your money’s worth.
Watch the special message from our pal 12th Planet above and find more information on donations and all of the rewards here!
Our friends at LED, Topshelf, AM Only, SMOG, and Massiv are putting on a 3-date mini-tour of Southern California in a couple of weeks, with Los Angeles residents 12th Planet, AC Slater and Clicks&Whistles providing the bass-heavy tunage in Pomona, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Massiv has promised special guests for the tour, and today, they’ve announced that DMC champ, DJ Craze, will be joining the boys for the show at the Fonda Theater December 1st. To celebrate the announcement, Craze has put together a killer mix that has gotten us genuinely excited for the show, with everything from Barrington Levy to Sub Focus getting thrown in the mix. Make sure to get tickets to these shows (Pomona, LA, SD) before they sell out, and have a listen to the wonders of Craze below.
VERSUS was our humble weekly event @ The Central in Santa Monica, CA over the past 2 years. We’re sad to have it come to an end, but we sent it off proper with a biblical b2b set from Skrillex x Congorock x Crookers x 12th Planet, along with Doorly and our very own Bones. We thank everyone for all the memories, never forget what we’ve built.
This Friday, GDD™ fav, Congorock, will be headlining CONTROL at the Avalon in Hollywood, so we’ve teamed up with him to give away 5 pairs of tickets to the show along with 5 brand new Congorock Ts, modeled by Rocco in the image above.
After Rocco joined in on the unbelievable B2B2B2B set last week along with Skrillex, Crookers, and 12th Planet at our final VERSUS event, we’ve been looking forward to hearing some of the unreleased jams that he laid down to the intimate crowd on a big scale — the Avalon scale.
Enter to win via the Punchtab application below, and make sure to share on social media channels for a higher chance to win! The 5 winners will be notified by email on Friday at 5PM. Continue Reading
In honor of Sesame Street, today is brought to you exclusively by the number 12. One of my favorite DJs and all-around standup guy 12th Planet is ready to shake the Earth tonight with his massive show THE END tonight at Exchange LA. Supported by an amazing lineup of Salva, Two Fresh, DallasK, and Clicks & Whistles, it’s 12thy’s evening of all evenings, with the planets aligning just right for 12/12/12.
In honor of THE END, I asked 12th Planet for 12 things he’d like to do before the apocalypse. True-to-form, he delivered superbly entertaining answers. Go ahead and check them out after the jump and find out how you can win a pair of tickets to his show TONIGHT.
As a revealed double agent behind both Gotta Dance Dirty and Media Contender, it’s been a long and absolutely thrilling ride watching the world of SMOG and 12th Planet evolve over the past few years. The people behind SMOG records, the ones who joined forces simply on the basis of musical passion, have created such a stronghold and family over the past six years; a presence that is noted with every party, every MC shoutout, every EP release, and in the minds of every individual who has ever somehow crossed paths with the LA label.
I am incredibly pleased and so proud to say that after years of growth, countless shows, multitudes of interviews, and likely months worth of footage, the documentary SMOG CITY is now out for the entire world to see. Take a look into the world of both 12th Planet and the SMOG family, and I assure you after watching you will grow to love them just as much as I have. Everyone involved has been intrinsically linked with developing and building the foundation of dubstep in the United States. With an occasional misnomer and misunderstanding behind the term, the documentary builds an important understanding of the its roots and the honest and pure path that SMOG and 12th Planet have taken to develop both themselves and the bigger picture of music itself.
You can check out GDD’s interview with the directors Mollie and Adam here.
One of our best friends and GDD familiars John Dadzie aka 12th planet has been on a wild ride over the past few years, paying his dues while subsequently laying the foundation for the emergence of dubstep in the US. All the while, creative visionary directors Mollie Tarlow and Adam Leao have been capturing his life through his experiences as an EDM producer, DJ, and respected friend to all in the industry. With the documentary “SMOG CITY” premiering today on MTV.com, we sat down for an exclusive interview with the directors on their own experiences making the film…
CONTROL @ Avalon this week gets swept away by the SMOG takeover, led by frontman and LA hero 12th Planet. Joining Mr. Planet will be fellow bass aficionados Flinch and Antiserum, with support from Noah D, Kelly Dean, and The Juggernaut. All this bass is gonna make this sell out quick. This event will reach capacity early, so please RSVP below and arrive before doors to guarantee entry!
Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5PM on Friday.
Our good pal 12th Planet did an unbelievably impressive 29 shows in 30 days this year for The End Is Near Tour here in North America. Every day, the bus took him and his pals (Flinch, Kastle, Kill The Noise, Crizzly) around the country, stopping in cities across the continent to bring bass music to the masses. Luckily, director and producer Brandon Parker was aboard the bus — capturing every wild, boring, happy, and sad moment of the month long ride — and today 12th Planet has released the mini documentary. You’d think that 30 days cut down to 10 minutes would be a difficult feat, and you’d be right, but this documentary perfectly grasps the vibe and emotion of this tour. Watch it above and check out the upcoming tour dates for 12th (including his set at Avalon this Friday) after the jump. Continue Reading