$15

12th Planet

21+

Event Information

Performers

Performers

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Royale Boston

279 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02116

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description
Dubstep pioneer 12th Planet returns to Royale Boston on Friday September 27, 2019.

About this Event

For all its Hollywood glitz and glamour and bottle service bullshit, Los Angeles still lays claim to a thriving underground bass scene today. You can thank 12th Planet for that.

As LA’s native son, 12th Planet, née John Dadzie, is undoubtedly the city’s supreme global bass ambassador. For over a decade now, he’s been slaying the subs under the 12th Planet moniker, following a stint in drum & bass as Infiltrata. While his impact on the scene directly within his city limits is unparalleled, his influence in the States is just as deserving – it is with good reason 12th Planet is hailed by many as the king of American dubstep.

He first heard the dubstep sound while touring in England in the mid ‘00s as Infiltrata. Enthralled by the low-end wobbles he sought to bring this style, re-packaged, to America. At the time, dubstep was still in its infancy, with genre stalwarts like Burial just barely flipping intrigued ears overseas. Back in LA, the scene was virtually nonexistent, which posed two very real, very scary possible outcomes: push a new, experimental sound to empty crowds and drown, or lay the foundation for an underground movement set to rule the world. Luckily for Dadzie, and for global bass-heads alike, the latter became a part of bass music history.

After adopting the 12th Planet alias, Dadzie joined forces with fellow local bass purveyor Drew Best, who was running his SMOG brand as an event production company and club night. Together, they relaunched and rebranded it as SMOG Records in 2007, which would quickly become the home base for 12th Planet and a breeding ground for the LA underground bass scene. Nowadays, American dubstep is synonymous with both 12th Planet and SMOG, each considered bass royalty in their own right.

Share with friends

Performers

Date and Time

Location

Royale Boston

279 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02116

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved