Knitting Factory Presents
12th Planet, Gentlemens Club, MvrDa
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."
Gentlemens Club have been producing music for many years now and have achieved international success in North America, Australia and Europe. In 2017 alone, they remixed Zomboy, Modestep, Eptic & Must Die!, SKisM and Spag Heddy. They also released their debut mixtape last November, titled “Diamond Tape”, which featured 4 originals and remixes from Dubstep and Drum n Bass pioneer's Cookie Monsta and Annix.
Starting 2018 off strong, the group released “Freak” a collaboration with Borgore in late February and only a few weeks later in March, they released their first official EP titled “Black Gold” on NSD:Black Label. With no signs of slowing down in 2018, Gentlemens Club released they're follow up EP “Want U" on Buygore Records in late April.
Poised to take over the world, you won’t find another more dedicated bass group with their unforgettable live sets and heavyweight barrier breaking beats. Get a dose of pure class and make sure to catch them at an event near you
Tommy Lee Ray, better known for his stage name "MurDa" has accomplished more in his short few years on the scene then some do in a life time. Having played at the iconic "ANIMALZ" in Paris and has hit his second Australia tour, its became obvious that MurDa is not messing around. His stage presence is energy packed and full of an arsenal of his own unreleased material and dubplates from big names from around the globe. MurDa has seen releases on Disciple: Round Table and NSD: Black Label. He has collaborations with heavy hitters, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, Squnto, SampliFire, Code: Pandorum, Oolacile & Subject 31. It's safe to say young MurDa has a bright future ahead of him and he's one to keep an eye out for in 2018.