Three Atlanta Bass Producers to Watch
With his monthly deep dubstep night, Slow & Low (check out our recent review of the show with smith.), Ployd has finally carved out a unique and significant lane for himself in the Atlanta music scene. He has gone from a local DJ playing raves and clubs to a well-connected member of the dubstep scene with friendships that reach into the upper echelons of the deep dubstep community around the world. For many years, Ployd has been active in the Atlanta scene, but it’s really been in the last 18 months that he’s started to stand out as a leader among the city’s talent.
He has found a recipe that works for him these days by providing a home for others at his curated Slow & Low events, and as dubstep has made a comeback, he is reaping the benefits of his efforts. He’s starting to appear on local legs of tours and festivals, and his production game is ramping up as well. Watch for more exciting things to come out of the Slow & Low brand, as well as collaborations between Ployd and some of the most interesting names in the bass scene.
Always a solid performer, Juju Beats has gotten big support from the ATL Bass Family team as a regular at their events, but his connections are growing even bigger as his relationship deepens with ThazDope Records and the enormous network attached to that name and the label boss, Spankalicious. His Indigo Crayon EP just released on ThazDope and he’s set to perform at this year’s Untz Festival in California, a major step forward in his career and a great opportunity for more people to see him flexing outside of Atlanta. He also appeared on the gigantic Flux compilation put out by ThazDope a few months back, putting his name next to heavy-hitters like Yheti, Wick-It The Instigator, and Yunis.
Having quickly gone from a fan of the deep dubstep scene to one of its heralds around the Southeast, Zen first got attention for her well-structured and conscious live mixes. She has quickly backed up her name with original productions, and has done well to maintain her initial momentum, as she is now getting booked as direct support for nationally touring headliners and beginning to show up on festival lineups. With strong support from her family and close friends, she got a lucky boost early on, but she has the dedication to carry her name forward on her own shoulders moving forward. Look for more original work coming from her in 2017, and maybe even an EP release if we’re lucky.