smog will release his debut album, sequel’70, on oqko in May. 

Paolo Combes cut his chops in Paris’ hip-hop underground before moving to Berlin. He’s one of the co-founders of collective oqko and a sound artist focusing on experimentation. His debut EP, Sheffield, arrived in 2015, and his tracks have been appearing in the sets of Objekt, Donato Dozzy, and Dis Fig.  

On sequel’70, his debut album out May 7, bass, techno, electroacoustic music, and jungle are rung through his singular take on the hardcore continuum. It sees him “lay bare a world of start and stop mechanics.” Tracks twist and turn through stuttering panoramas of crashing beats, majestic peaks, and post-rave intensity. 

Ahead of the album’s release, you can download “Dazzle” below.  Grab it now via the WeTransfer button, or here for EU readers due to GDPR restrictions. 


01. Nascency 

02. Gelid 

03. Mécanique Oblique 

04. Straightforward 

05. Dazzle 

06. Abchluss SCAN 

07. Outro