Planet Rock: The Galactic Dubstep of 12th Planet

Thanks to some bulgogi-bloating Korean BBQ on Wednesday night, I missed sets from 12th Planet and Mary Anne Hobbs at the Scion House Party at The Roxy. Such are the consequences of $16.99...
By    November 21, 2009

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Thanks to some bulgogi-bloating Korean BBQ on Wednesday night, I missed sets from 12th Planet and Mary Anne Hobbs at the Scion House Party at The Roxy. Such are the consequences of $16.99 all-you-can-eat dinners. Thankfully, the Fullerton Dubstep don dropped a blistering mix on Hobbs’ BBC 1XTRA show last Wednesday, full of rarely heard material that wobbles like a 504 Boy (on another note, why hasn’t a dubstep producer remixed this yet?)

Another star in the seemingly limitless Southern Cali constellation, 12th’s music works well with a strong set of headphones, but even better live, with his sets prone to disemboweling bass, wall-rattling dub, and hip-hop (under the name Infiltrata, he’s done remixes ranging from Rass Kass to Grand Puba to Portishead.) I’ve said this before, but some enterprising sociologist needs to draw the parallels between the ever-increasing quality of chronic and the avant-garde turns our producers have taken. For those checking the pulse of hip-hop, consider that a generation ago, these guys would’ve surely ranked as Rated Rookies, but have largely abdicated the genre for more progressive pastures. And no, gimmicky compilations like this or this don’t count, even if both have their moments and score points for effort. If only this was a game of horseshoes…a game of horseshoes. 

Video interviews with 12th below the jump, courtesy of Vapors.

Download:
MP3:  Mary Anne Hobbs ft. 12th Planet, DJ Evol, DLX, Pawn & Emu Mixes (Left-Click)
MP3: 12th Planet Vs. Rass Kass-“West Coast Dub”

MP3: Portishead-“Hunter” (Re-Imagined By 12th Planet of The Noise Floor Crew)
MP3: 12th Planet (Infiltrata)-Dogs on Acid Infiltrata Mix

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