North American dubstep pioneer DATSIK has announced further details of his FIREPOWER RECORDS Tour launching August 30 in Denver. 12 new dates—which will have him and his various special guests and FIREPOWER label mates, including DELTA HEAVY, TERRAVITA, BARE NOIZE, XKR, GETTER and AFK—on the momentous routing now include stops in Baltimore, Richmond, Raleigh, Gainesville, Minneapolis, Lubbock, Lincoln, Des Moines, Reno, Spokane, Boise and Missoula.
The FIREPOWER Tour will begin with the unveiling of the one-of-a-kind “Vortex” DJ performance booth with groundbreaking, real-time 3D-mapping technology that will push the evolution of custom visuals and mind-altering effects. The combination of DATSIK’s dark, dirty dubstep and V Squared Labs cutting-edge technology will be a marriage of mind-blowing sounds and visuals that cannot be missed.
Vello Virkhaus, VJ and Director of V Squared Labs, collaborated with DATSIK and his management team to create the initial vortex concept drawn by hand on a single sheet of paper. Together they molded the vortex idea into a full-fledged 3D-mapping experience combining a loose narrative with themes of space, optical art, machines, robots and firepower integrated into a digital drapery of stunning animation to dress, alter and ultimately bring the “Vortex” to life. The visuals will be delivered by V Squared Labs’ self-designed Epic Prime 3D-mapping video server.
The experience visual art content package is designed to be employed at the hands of a VJ who will create a unique experience for each performance. Using the Akai APC 40 and an apple iPad as control surfaces, VJ Jesse Nikette will perform live along with DATSIK. Virkhaus’ “Vortex” will immerse DATSIK inside wild, audio-reactive visual art, while beaming light out towards the audience. It should evoke feelings of falling, inertia and dark psychedelia.
The FIREPOWER Tour is also amping up the audio experience with an additional 50,000 watts courtesy of Canada’s PK Sound, whose credits include Skrillex’s Mothership and Full Flex Tours, the X Tour with Excision and other live experiences with Bassnectar, Z-Trip, De La Soul and many more. Together with the Vortex, the FIREPOWER Tour is coming out full guns blazing.
Information on dates and cities follow below. Follow www.firepowertour.com for updates.
Look for DATSIK and the FIREPOWER RECORDS tour in these cities:
|Wed||9/19||Ft. Lauderdale, FL|
|Mon||9/24||Baton Rouge, LA|
|Thu||10/11||College Station, TX|
|Wed||10/31||Kansas City, MO|
|Thu||11/1||Des Moines, IA|
*More dates TBA