Born in Los Angeles in 1982, John Dadzie aka Infiltrata aka 12th Planet prescribes a transatlantic flavour to Med School. Growing up in the south of the city, John’s musical apprenticeship began in his high school days by playing in bands and regularly attending raves and jungle parties. The turning point came when he formed Imperial Recordings with DJ Lith, a stepping-stone for John to excel in a field of production and management.
The Infiltrata profile skyrocketed thanks to support from Boxed Agency UK and John hotfooted it across the Atlantic stepping into the European dance circuit. He was able to catch the attention of big players in the drum and bass community with releases on Cartel, Renegade Hardware, Tech Itch, Barcode, Cymbalism, and Uprising. Infiltrata has forged successful collaborations with heavy hitting drum and bass artists such as Spor, Limewax, Concord Dawn, Evol Intent and Mayhem. He also joined forces with Dave “Hochi” Weston, producing a telling remix of the massive Photek single “Sidewinder”. On the back this he later helped establish the TEKDBZ label, a subsidiary of Photek Productions.
Infiltrata aka 12th Planet expresses himself as an artist in multiple genres including dubstep, electro and hip-hop a fitting backdrop for any Med School beat surgeon. Donning his white overalls, Infiltrata has his scalpels sharpened and is ready to operate. 12th Planet works frequently with Orange County producer Flinch and LA Local Skrillex (on tracks ‘Father Said’, ‘Needed Change’ and ‘Burst’ along with Kill The Noise). He has also done collaborations with various dubstep producers including Datsik, Doctor P, Plastician, and Skream. Many well-known dubstep DJs (such as Rusko, Skream, Skrillex and more) use 12th Planet’s productions and remixes in their live DJ sets.
As a DJ, 12th Planet has toured globally in London, Australia, New Zealand, 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 2009, 12th Planet was listed as one of URB.com’s “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. Diplo’s label Mad Decent included 12th Planet’s remix of Little Jinder’s ‘Youth Blood’ on their dubstep compilation “Blow Your Head”, released in November. 12th Planet has also been described by Skrillex as his mentor at a show at Ultra Music.