Hear Starkey's 'Stroll' Through Dubstep, Glitch, Trap, and Rave

Philly producer's latest will land on the 'SMOG City 2' compilation this month

Starkey 'Stroll' SMOG City 2 Stream Tour
Starkey's SMOG City labelmates will "Stroll" through a town near you
Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

Los Angeles bass factory SMOG Records may be deeply associated with the city that its founder 12th Planet calls home, but those early adopters of dubstep have found kin all over, especially as the style is absorbed into the ever-shifting image of electronic music in 2013. Philadelphia producer Starkey is a great example of how far the movement has come: On a song like "Stroll," incessant 808 pounding collides with glitched sequences, trap slaps, rave synth, and soothing trance, resulting in a Frankenstein-like club crusher.

That song can be found below right now, and come November 19, it'll hit iTunes as part of the SMOG City 2 compilation. (Sample Atlantic Connection's "Mirrors" on VIBE and Pawn's "Hot Skull" over at XLR8R.) At the end of the month, the SMOG City Series Tour kicks off featuring 12th Planet, Flinch, SPL, and Two Fresh, plus a few other friends. Check the details on the other side of Starkey's "Stroll."

SMOG City Series: New York City
Friday, November 29, 2013
12th Planet, Flinch, Two Fresh, Alex English, Rekles
Doors @ 10 p.m.
19+
Webster Hall
125 E. 11th St., New York
Tickets available while supplies last here

SMOG City Series: Miami
Saturday, November 30, 2013
12th Planet, Flinch, Two Fresh, Caligula
Doors @ 10 p.m.
18+
Grand Central
697 N Miami Ave., Miami
Tickets available while supplies last here

SMOG City Series: San Francisco
Thursday, December 5, 2013
12th Planet, SPL, Two Fresh, Dials
Doors @ 7 p.m.
All Ages
The Regency Ballroom
1300 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
Tickets available while supplies last here

SMOG City Series: Seattle
Friday, December 6, 2013
12th Planet, SPL, Two Fresh, Mikey Mars
Doors @ 9 p.m.
21+
Foundation Nightclub
2218 Western Ave., Seattle
Tickets available while supplies last here

SMOG City Series: Dallas
Friday, December 20, 2013
12th Planet, Flinch, Two Fresh, Titan
Doors @ 9 p.m.
18+
Lizard Lounge
2424 Swiss Ave., Dallas
Tickets available while supplies last here

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