V2 Presents & Sky SLC Present:
with support from Effin
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Venue・SKY SLC・149 W Pierpont Ave
21+ event・Doors open at 9:00pm
Injecting the West Coast scene with audacious spirit and a kinetic pulse, Smoakland, made up of the dynamic duo Anthony Battaglia and Harrison Hays, are true to the edgy ethos of their Bay Area roots. The pair, who met at Boise State University, merged their shared interests – the smoky charm of cannabis culture and the explosive world of dubstep – to form Smoakland in 2018.
Smoakland’s distinctive sound—a gripping fusion of “Old School” Dubstep—has garnered international acclaim, drawing inspiration from industry trailblazers such as Zeds Dead, Eptic, and Mersiv. This unique groove pays homage to their first love, the Afrojack-spun genre “Dirty Dutch”, an early vibe that kick-started Anthony’s headlong dive into music production in 2014.
Both Anthony and Harry wear their hearts on their sleeves, spinning their personal trials and triumphs into sonic stories. Harry found his muse in a rough patch of life, a transformative period that culminated in his revelation: “Smoakland saved my life.” On the flip side, Anthony found his inspiration in a heart-wrenching personal loss. A life-altering moment at Burning Man, coupled with a perfectly timed call from Harry, sparked the birth of their musical brotherhood.