Founded in in Los Angeles in 2006 by 12th Planet (John Dadzie), the SMOG parties and label helped break dubstep in the US. In addition to 12th Planet, the brand is home to Flinch, Kelly Dean, and DLX. The SMOG crew has worked with some of the genre's biggest names including Skrillex, Datsik, and Plastician. Initially making their home at the Echo in Echo Park, the parties expanded to warehouses, and ultimately led to the opening of the Dubtroit club in Orange County. Recently they were name-checked by Goldie, who compared their influence on the current bass music scene to that of Metalheadz on the UK jungle scene.