American dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music known for its pulsating bass lines, periodic vocals and samples -- and John Dadzie is one of its premier practitioners. Operating under the name 12th Planet (a reference to author Zecharia Sitchin's theories involving ancient astronauts), the producer/DJ has achieved worldwide popularity for his vigorous, original live sets. His appearances at elite festivals such as Lollapalooza and Coachella have continued to bolster his reputation as a dubstep guru.
"My worst gig happened when it was my 22nd birthday ... at Adrenaline (in) Orange County. I was mid-mix, and I threw up on the decks and all on myself after taking one Patron shot. ... At the time I wasn't the biggest hard alcohol drinker. I was a beer guy. My buddy was bringing me birthday shots. I thought it was going to be something that goes down smooth, and I just wasn't expecting it. I just went like, 'Bam!' You know that feeling when the Patron hits the bottom of your stomach? Then it was just like, 'Ohhhhh ... wuhhhh.' ... All the equipment stopped (because) I threw up on the mixer and turntables. That's a bad gig."
— 12th Planet