ⓘ 12th Planet (musician)


ⓘ 12th Planet (musician)

John Christopher Dadzie, better known by his stage names 12th Planet and Infiltrata, is an American dubstep producer and DJ hailing from Los Angeles.


1. Biography

Born John Christopher Dadzie, he grew up in South Los Angeles, the youngest of four children. He was first introduced to the electronic music scene in high school. 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 that he was going to make dubstep. It was then that his new alias 12th Planet was created, in reference to Zecharia Sitchins book, 12th Planet. All production under the name 12th Planet is original. As one of the first individuals to bring the dubstep culture to America in one of the USAs electronic meccas, Los Angeles 12th Planet has frequently been cited as the General of the Riddim Gang.

12th Planet worked frequently with Orange County producer Flinch and LA Local Skrillex on tracks "Needed Change" And "Burst" Along with Kill The Noise. He has also collaborated with various dubstep producers including Datsik, Doctor P, Plastician, Virtual Riot and Skream. Many well-known dubstep DJs use 12th Planets productions and remixes in their live DJ sets.

As a DJ, 12th Planet has toured globally in London, Sydney, Auckland, and across the US. He has also played at many American dance festivals such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Together As One, SXSW, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Ultra Music Festival, Nocturnal, and Beyond Wonderland. He is represented by AM Only, one of the largest agencies in the electronic music industry.

In 2007, 12th Planet helped in the re-launch and re-branding of SMOG Records, which was previously an event production company, and has since been its head. In 2009, 12th Planet was listed as one of URB.coms "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. Diplos label Mad Decent included 12th Planets remix of Little Jinders "Youth Blood" on their dubstep compilation "Blow Your Head", released in November. 12th Planet has also been described by Skrillex as Skrillexs Mentor at a show at Ultra Music

12th Planet finished in 20th place in the 2013 Americas Best DJ competition-a vote and promotion to find out the countrys most popular DJ conducted by DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ.

In 2017, he signed with Myro and Dodge & Fuskis Disciple Recordings, becoming the head of the sub-label Disciple Round Table.


2.1. Discography Singles / EPs

  • 2016 SMOG 070 - Name Bran with LUMBERJVCK
  • 2012 SMOG 023 - The End Album
  • 2019 Disciple Round Table - Rubber Band Boiz with Bandlez
  • 2010 Dubsteppers for Haiti Volume 3
  • 2019 Disciple Round Table - Bubzstep Single with Barely Alive and PhaseOne
  • 2017 Knights of the Round Table Vol.1 - Send It Single with Barely Alive and PhaseOne
  • 2008 SMOG 001 - Smokescreen EP
  • 2013 SMOG 027 - Whoops/Murdaaa single with Mayhem
  • 2008 Subconscious Recordings - Spliff Politics EP
  • 2010 SMOG Scion CD Sampler V.30
  • 2009 SMOG 005 - Texx Mars EP with Datsik
  • 2008 BASSHEAD 001 - Control EP with Emu
  • 2018 Disciple Alliance Vol.4 - Get Lemon Single
  • 2008 SMOG 004 - 68 / Be Blatant EP
  • 2009 10 Bag Records - C-Sick / Are Ya Feelin EP with Emu
  • 2013 SMOG 035 - Transitions EP with Protohype
  • 2011 SMOG 007 - Westside Dub with Plastician
  • 2008 Noppa Recordings - Tonka EP
  • 2017 Disciple Recordings - Let Us Prey EP
  • 2011 SMOG 009 - Lootin 92 with SPL
  • 2018 Disciple Recordings - Swamplex Terrestrial EP
  • 2011 Dub Police - Purple & Gold with Antiserum
  • 2018 Disciple Round Table - Bongo Boi Single with Oolacile
  • 2008 SMOG 002 - Ptera Patrick EP
  • 2008 Argon - Element 16 Sulfur EP
  • 2018 Disciple Alliance Vol.4 - Slaughter Them All Single with PhaseOne
  • 2012 SMOG Records - The End Is Near EP
  • 2008 RedVolume - 28 Hours Later EP
  • 2010 Bullet Train Records - Reasons EP
  • 2016 SMOG 074 - Gully Squad EP
  • 2011 SMOG 011 - Who Are We?

2.2. Discography Remixes

  • 2013 Felguk - Slice & Dice 12th Planet Remix
  • 2013 Pretty Lights - Go Down Sunshine 12th Planet Remix
  • 2019 Excision and Sullivan King - Wake Up 12th Planet remix
  • 2016 Pegboard Nerds - Heartbit 12th Planet Remix
  • 2009 Grand Puba - Get It 12th Planet Remix
  • 2018 What So Not and San Holo - If You Only Knew featuring Daniel Johns 12th Planet Remix

2.3. Discography As featured artist

  • 2011 Skrillex - "Right On Time" collaboration with Skrillex and Kill the Noise from the EP Bangarang.
  • 2013 Protohype - "Like This" collaboration with Protohype from the EP Speak No Evil.
  • 2011 Korn - "Way Too Far" featured with Kill the Noise from the album The Path of Totality.
  • 2010 Skrillex - "Needed Change" from the release Skrillex Presents Free Treats Volume 001.