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Our good friend 12th Planet has teamed up with Scion A/V in 2012 for a free EP being released in two short days as well as a 28-date headlining tour throughout all of February and early March. The EP, The End Is Near, is inundated with collaborations from some of the tops in American Dubstep right now, including Flinch, Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Antiserum, and SPL, but today we get to premiere 12th Planet’s only solo original track on the EP, ‘Jailbreak.’ Not too heavy. Not too light. Perfectly melodic. Mr. John Dadzie can’t be stopped! Free download and tour dates below.
12th Planet – The End Is Near EP presented by Scion A/V
1) 12th Planet & Flinch – The End Is Near Pt. 1
2) 12th Planet, Skrillex & Kill The Noise – Burst ft. GMCFOSHO
3) 12th Planet & SPL – Ratchet Strap
4) 12th Planet & Antiserum – Ghost
5) 12th Planet – Jailbreak
Feb 2 Miami, FL @ Grand Central
Feb 3 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Feb 4 Athens, GA @ Bad Manor
Feb 5 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb 7 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peabodys
Feb 8 Washington, DC @ District
Feb 9 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Feb 10 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Feb 11 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
Feb 12 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Feb 13 Boston, MA @ Middle East
Feb 14 Montreal, Canada @ Le Belmont
Feb 15 Toronto, Canada @ Wrongbar
Feb 16 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Feb 17 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Feb 18 St. Louis, MO @ 2720 Cherokee
Feb 19 Nashville, TN @ Club Mai
Feb 20 New Orleans, LA @ Ampersand
Feb 21 Dallas, TX @ Trees
Feb 22 Oklahoma City, OK @ Kamp
Feb 23 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Feb 24 Phoenix, AZ @ Madison Events Center
Feb 25 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock
Feb 28 Orange County, CA @ Dubtroit
Feb 29 Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box
March 1 San Francisco, CA @ Mighty
March 2 Portland, OR @ Roseland
March 3 Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall
It’s the second to last Friday of 2011 and I’m happy to provide you with a packed GDD™ Morning Update to send you off into the holiday weekend. Today’s news includes Deadmau5 day in Las Vegas, the HARD x Mouth Taped Shut LA video, Adele’s record breaking album, Kaskade on being Mormon, 12th Planet’s new EP and tour, Joy Orbison’s new label, Sensation America, Sunburn festival 2011, and Ecstasy use in the UK and USA. Read up and watch videos after the jump.
Tomorrow night, Orange County gets an extra large dose of loud with a DJ pairing thats sure to make even the strollers at Disneyland feel the boom. Dim Mak chief Steve Aoki heads back to the Grove of Anaheim, this time accompanied by LA bass aficionado 12th Planet and massively supported canuck Autoerotique. Both Aoki and 12th planet fresh off international tours will be truely bringing it home as they join forces in southern California to destroy this Thanksgiving weekend. Joining the madness will be newly found Into The AM residents LBCK and DirtyRock.
Why should you care? GDD will be in the house with Dim Mak (live) + Media Contender bringing you exclusive photos and live footage of the event, so that even if you can’t get to the show, you can have your own personal festival while fist pumping in your jammy jams. Plus, who else is gonna bring you more proof of aspiring Dirt babes with our branding stuck all over them?
MORE INFO HERE
I hope you all had an excellent Thanksgiving and I hope your food comas have subsided after a night’s rest. Today’s news spans from trance to dubstep with Above & Beyond, Jesse Rose, Depeche Mode, 12th Planet, and Flux Pavilion. As always, catch the full GDD™ Morning Update after the jump.
Fresh off conquering the 50-date sold-out Mothership Tour, John Dadzie aka 12th Planet has returned home to Los Angeles to host the SMOG 5 Year Anniversary event. The lineup, topped by dubstep don Skream, is massive, filled with the entire SMOG label roster as well as secret guests that are sure to make this an event for the record books.
The real treat will be a special debut screening of 12th Planet: A Documentary. Directed by creative visionary and esteemed LMU-film graduate Mollie Tarlow, the film takes you over almost 2 years of the wild ride of 12th Planet on tour and subsequently the rising emergence of dubstep in America. It also features scenes from the top music festivals across the nation and appearances by some of the biggest names in dance music.
“SMOG, the dubstep record label that changed the American dubstep game (you could say even helped CREATE it), is celebrating its fifth year of existence, and it will be the birthday celebration to end all. Only five years ago, SMOG chiefs John Dadzie, Danny Johnson (head of Media Contender), and Drew Best ganged together in an effort to bring a new genre of music they felt so passionately about to the states. I think that I can speak for each of them when I say NOBODY knew that dubstep, the music few people knew about and even fewer were creating, would become what it is today. It’s been an incredibly exciting ride for everybody involved, and all along SMOG has been there shining the best light on one of the biggest rising genres in the music world today.” - Laura D, Media Contender
BUY TICKETS HERE
*Head over to Media Contender to grab all the exclusive mixes for the SMOG 5 Year Anniversary event HERE
We made it through the first half of the week! By now, I hope all of you are fully recovered from the weekend and are eager read up on the stories of Rusko’s new album, Kaskade’s aiming to expand the world of dance music, I Love Techno 2011, Zedd’s new video, and coverage of HARD Haunted Mansion. I have a tune for you to jump start your day with, so check it out and read more after the jump.
We finally made it through the week and our Halloween festivities are upon us. I have some great content for you to indulge in this morning that includes the RE:GENERATION tracks, an Escape From Wonderland preview & set times, AraabMuzik’s tour with EDM support, a 12th Planet interview, a trailer of a Soulwax video project, and a video of Afrojack playing classical music. Be entertained after the jump…
As much as I could do without the drive there, the NOS Events Center is truly one of the best all-around venues for a massive dance event that I’ve ever seen. The fine people at Insomniac always manage to get the best out of any space they bring the beats and freaks to, but the combination of massive hangars, outdoor tents, trees and a beautiful lake to watch fireworks in and relax by really can’t be beat in my eyes. Of course, the wise Friedrich Nietzsche once pointed out that “without music, life would be a mistake” and it holds true that the venue would be nothing without the incomparable lineup that Insomniac once again rolled out, stacked top to bottom with heavy hitters and game changers in every genre.
GDD™ sent out solo astronauts into the abyss each day, and ///Bones and myself will be giving you our respective takes on the events of both Friday and Saturday.
FRIDAY – BONES
Coming off a huge success @ last years festival, Nocturnal Wonderland expanded its schedule to become a 2-day showcase. Friday, although being the shortened lineup of the two having only 3 of 5 stages open, still brought out the big guns with Avicii, Dirty South, Fedde Le Grande and 12th Planet. I got there in time for the end of Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano on the Main Stage, who surprisingly blew me away with (clearly) their big room experience. Followed by back-to-back sets from Dirty South and Avicii, Alice’s House (Main Stage) was erupting in a wave of energy. The monstrous structure that was the Main Stage was overwhelming, but in any case only fitting for what was being heard from its towering sound system.
Best Performance – 12th Planet
Our main man John Dadzie (Yes, rockin’ our Invert.Tut shirt) knew he had to prove why he was closing the Dubstep/DnB stage, and the 10,000 that flocked to his set were not disappointed. With such a high energy performance and a stage presence that’s unmatched, 12th Planet absolutely set the place on fire. What made this set more mind blowing was that he was mixing bouncy electro house in with the big bassy selections, giving his set a real festival feel. When I asked him afterwards why he was now playing out up-tempo tunes, he told me that “True Pseudo (his former project with Flinch) is about to be coming back in a big way.”
SATURDAY – Burn Unit
I had every intention of getting up and getting my day started bright and early, but we showed up much closer to 6PM as the sun was starting to fade to the west. Undaunted, it was off to Layo & Bushwhacka straight away. The London duo did a great job of getting me in the right state of mind, but feeling a bit antsy and eager to explore it was time to go meet some more party animals over in Alice’s House.
After a quick stop at Sigma, and being disappointed after not hearing a shred of Drum N’ Bass, it was time for some Big Room Haus! The structure that Insomniac now regularly brings in for the Main Stage is absolutely monstrous, and if you feel like getting ravey it’s definitely the place to be. Before I knew it Sebastian Ingrosso was standing behind the decks and the crowd below me was positively exuberant.
Best Performance – PeaceTreaty
This being their last performance as a trio, you could say this was sort of a sentimental pick for ‘Best Performance.’ Fact of the matter though is that the fellas absolutely crushed it to an enthusiastic crowd who passed on the likes of Kaskade and Mark Knight to party with PeaceTreaty.
All in all, Insomniac did a fantastic job as per usual. The comprehensive and detailed approach to party throwing is what got them to the top of the game in the States, and it’s what is going to keep them expanding around the globe in the future. Party on, Wayne.
Wooommmmppppppp! This week at CONTROL, we bring you a night of bass and superfluous wompage featuring some of the heaviest of hitters in the Dubstep game, 12th Planet, Kastle, Flinch, Photek, and Camo UFOs. If you love some earth-shaking, hair-raising, good ol’ fashioned bass in yo’ face, get on out to the Avalon in Hollywood this Friday and get dirty with us.
Please RSVP names to JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM to be added to our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted before 5:30PM on Friday.
Pricing (Times subject to change. As always, get there early to ensure entry!):
$10 before 10PM
$15 before 11PM
01. Mario – Let Me Love You (Skulk Moombahton Edit) [dub]
02. Kastle – Lil More Luv [forthcoming]
03. Heartbreak – Dance If You Like… [dub]
04. Munchi – Hope [T&A Records]
05. Christoph Andersson – Getaway [Hurst Recordings]
06. Damu – Gargoyle [Silverback Recordings]
07. Kastle – Could U Want Me [forthcoming]
08. A1 Bassline – Shock Headed [Tighten Up]
09. NGUZUNGUZU – Got U (Canblaster & Berou Remix) [Silverback]
10. Blawan – Bohla [R&S Records]
11. HxdB & Self Evident – The Light [dub]
12. Dorian Concept – My Face Needs Food [Ninja Tune]
13. XI – Solar Breeze [dub]
14. Box Cutter – Other People [Planet Mu]
15. Jacques Green – Another Girl [LuckyMe]
16. C.R.S.T. – Everything Changes [Deep Thrills]
17. Ben Westbeech – Falling (Dark Sky Remix) [Strictly Rhythm]
18. Glentron – Cast A Light [Surely Bassy]
19. Artek – Holdin [Car Crash Set]
20. FaltyDL – Brazil ft. Lily MacKenzie [Planet Mu]
21. Jamie Grind – Bad Attitude (And You Know It) [dub]
22. Tom Encore – Spellbound (Zeppy Zep Remix) [Concrete Cut]
23. NGUZUNGUZU – Mirage (Brenmar Remix) [Silverback Recordings]
24. Duffstep – Free (Eliphino Remix) [Join The Dots]
25. Pixelord & Coax – Equis [Car Crash Set]
26. Kito – This City ft. Reija Lee [Mad Decent]