12th Planet press photo
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Genres||Dubstep, Electro. Jungle|
|Years active||2006 – Present|
12th Planet, born John Dadzie, grew up in Los Angeles and was first introduced to the electronic music scene in high school when he regularly attended raves and jungle parties. After forming Imperial Recordings with DJ Lith, he launched his production skills on his own terms, originally producing drum and bass under the alias Infiltrata. In 2006, he decided to change his sound to follow with the up and coming sound gaining a significant amount of popularity in England, dubstep. It was then that his new alias 12th Planet was created. As one of the first individuals to bring the dubstep culture to America (in one of the USA’s electronic meccas, Los Angeles) 12th Planet has frequently been cited as the American Dubstep King.
12th Planet works frequenty with Orange County producer Flinch, who recently signed to Drop The Lime's record label, Trouble and Bass. Other producers 12th Planet has produced with include Skrillex (on tracks "Father Said" and “Needed”), Datsik, Doctor P and Skream. Many well-known dubstep DJs (such as Rusko, Skream, Skrillex and more) use 12th Planets productions and remixes in their live DJ sets.
As a DJ, 12th Planet has toured globally in London, Australia, New Zealand, and across the US, including many dance festivals such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Together As One, SXSW, Nocturnal, and Beyond Wonderland. He is represented by AM Only, one of the largest agencies in the electronic music industry.
In 2009, 12th Planet was listed as one of URB.com's "Next 100," and had a special feature in their 25 Now! supplemental issue. 2010 marked the release of his music video for “Reasons”, presented by Scion A/V, which was premiered and cycled on MTV 2. Diplo’s label Mad Decent included 12th Planet’s remix of Little Jinder’s “Youth Blood” on their dubstep compilation “Blow Your Head,” released in November.
- 2008 RedVolume - 28 Hours Later EP
- 2008 SMOG 001 – Smokescreen EP
- 2008 SMOG 002 – Ptera Patrick EP
- 2008 BASSHEAD 001 – Control EP
- 2008 SMOG 004 – 68 / Be Blatant EP
- 2008 Subconscious Recordings – Spliff Politics EP
- 2008 Argon – Element 16 (Sulfur) EP
- 2008 Noppa Recordings – Tonka EP
- 2009 10 Bag Records – C-Sick / Are Ya Feelin EP (with Emu)
- 2009 SMOG 005 - Texx Mars EP (with Datsik)
- 2010 Betamorph Recordings – Red Ite and Blue EP
- 2010 BulletTrain Records – Reasons EP
- 2010 MISHKA Keep Watch Volume XXI 
- 2009 Grand Puba – “Get It (12th Planet Remix)”
- 2009 Dave Nada – “Apocalypse Theme (12th Planet & Flinch Remix)”
- 2009 Little Jinder - "Youth Blood (12th Planet & Flinch Remix)"
- 2009 Ladybox – “Cookies Fly (12th Planet & Flinch Remix)"
- 2010 Villains - "Victims (ft Whiskey Pete) (12th Planet & Flinch)"
- 2010 Le Castle Vania – Nobody Gets Out Alive (12th Planet & Flinch Remix)”
- 2010 Rusko - "Hold On (ft. Amber Coffman) (12th Planet Remix)"
- 2005 DJ Sneak - "Southern Boy (12th Planet & Flinch Remix)"