Scion A/V released a new five-track EP from Los Angeles dubstep producer/DJ 12th Planet called Scion A/V Presents: The End Is Near. The release is available as a free download at Scionav.com. Following the release, Scion A/V will sponsor 12th Planet’s 28-city North American tour, kicking off February 2nd in Miami, FL.
Named one of bass music’s foremost purveyors in Billboard’s Year In Music issue, 12th Planet dominated 2011 with a sold-out, 50-date North American tour alongside Skrillex, released the ‘Who Are We?’ EP on his influential dubstep label SMOG, which just celebrated their 5-year anniversary, and co-produced a track on Korn’s latest foray into dubstep. With his star rising internationally, 12th Planet was also dubbed “US dubstep godfather” by UK’s dance music bible Mixmag, as he’s emerged as an ambassador of the now fully established American dubstep movement.
“Scion A/V has been working in the dubstep genre for over 2 years, and has helped to bring it to the masses,” says Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotions for Scion. “We are proud to support 12th Planet’s cultural rise, as he not only represents the exuberance of youth dubstep culture, but exemplifies all the things that came before it and are moving ahead with it. ”
12th Planet, born John Dadzie, is an electronic music veteran who spent seven years touring the world as drum-n-bass maestro Infiltrata. In 2005, inspired by the burgeoning dubstep sound developing in the UK, John decided to push his own interpretation. Since then, he has lent his signature crushing bass and resonating energy to remixes for MIA, John Legend, Travis Barker and more, worked on Korn’s track “Way Too Far” with production partner Flinch, and has collaborations coming out with Dizzee Rascal, among others.
TRACK LISTING FOR SCION A/V PRESENTS: THE END IS NEAR
1.) 12TH PLANET & FLINCH – THE END IS NEAR PT.1
2.) 12TH PLANET, SKRILLEX & KILL THE NOISE – BURST
3.) 12TH PLANET & SPL – RATCHET STRAP
4.) 12TH PLANET & ANTISERUM – GHOST
5.) 12TH PLANET – JAILBREAK
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