Massive Datsik Tour Underway with Two Nights in Denver This Weekend
(By Brandy Cordova) Dubstep pioneer Datsik will be coming to the Ogden Theatre in Denver for his two-night “Firepower Bonanza” both Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15, 2013. Supporting acts include Bare Noize and DJ Shiftee on Friday and Bar9 and CRNKN on Saturday.
British Columbia native, Datsik, (born Troy Beetles) exploded onto the dubstep scene with his dark and aggressive style. With his Dim Mak Records debut album, Vitamin D, he immediately racked up many #1 tracks on Beatport. Earlier this year Datsik released the first part of the two-part Cold Blooded EP on his own independent label, Firepower Records. The second part of the Cold Blooded EP is set to be released later this year.
Featured on part one of Cold Blooded is rapper Messinian, MCs Snak the Ripper and Young Sin, as well as fellow Canadian bass master Excision. Datsik + Excision = dubstep and bass sickness on a whole new level. Datsik exploded onto the dubstep scene and has not stopped. The “Firepower Bonanza” is definitely going to be a laser and dubstep session not to miss.
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And over at Groovey’s site they are doing a ticket give away for the Denver shows! http://groovey.tv/datsik-ticket-give-away-ogden-theatre/
“I think dubstep has become so huge because it’s a complete bastardization of electronic music,” exclaims rapidly emerging young producer and artist DATSIK. “There’s a little bit of everything thrown in the mix and dirtied up. There are pieces of hip-hop, the bass from electronic dance tracks and the roots of U.K. garage and drum & bass…Dubstep is totally the punk rock of electronic music.” If DATSIK (born Troy Beetles) sounds more like a young rapper than one of the world’s preeminent young dubstepstars, it’s for good reason. The Kelowna, British Columbia, native grew up a hardcore rap fan that still pledges allegiance to classic Wu-Tang Clan and it permeates his dark, aggressive music. DATSIK’s future-tech dance-floor detonators exploded on the dubstep scene almost immediately, racking up a series of seven #1 tracks on Beatport, including at one time owning five of the ten tunes on their best-sellers chart. He’s also had smash hits on other music sites like Juno, Red Eye and Chemical Records and early remix credits include works for the biggest names in the game like Diplo, The Crystal Method and Bassnectar. Now he’s produced a dozen new tracks for his debut full-length album, VITAMIN D on Dim Mak Records, featuring collaborations with Infected Mushroom, DJ Z-Trip and Jonathan Davis of KORN. “I’ve been a KORN fan since back in the day,” DATSIK explains about Jonathan Davis who reached out to him directly to collaborate on KORN’s 2011 genre-defying album The Path of Totality. “He was so complementary about our music and how much he loved it. So when he said he wanted to work with us, we couldn’t say yes fast enough.” The spooky resulting track “Evilution” was built from another Jonathan Davis collaboration, this time with Israeli psy-trance band Infected Mushroom. Collaborating after a chance meeting backstage at New York’s massive Electric Zoo festival last summer, the pair brought their wildly disparate sounds together as one. “Blending dubstep with psy-trance and Jonathan Davis sounds kind of insane,” DATSIK admits, “but the track came out great and I’m stoked on it.” Next to manic dubstep tracks like the menacing “Napalm” (featuring rapper Messenian), the grimy, hip-hop swagger of DJ Z-Trip collaboration “Double Trouble” and the devastating first single “Fully Blown” with rapper Snack the Ripper, DATSIK’s debut album VITAMIN D is poised to set a new standard in the wild world of dubstep. Loaded with bone-rattling beats and enough energy to power the Vegas Strip, it’s poised to be the dubstep full-length to beat in 2012. “It’s important to me to have my own style,” he stresses, citing Method Man as the one artist at the top of his collaboration “bucket list.” “I will always have a strong hip-hop element and be heavy as f—, but it’s always going to sound like the future.”