DATSIK Goes Down Under for “The Datsik Diaries”

The newest edition of the short film series “The Datsik Diaries’’ chronicles North American dubstep pioneer and producer DATSIK on a grand tour of Australia and New Zealand from this past fall’s Stereosonic and Our House Festivals. View it now at: http://youtu.be/H_WW_k4xBvY.

More than 11 minutes of party action captured by collaborator Teaghan McGinnis is set to the music of DATSIK, The Naked and the Famous, Major Lazer ft. Flux Pavilion, Dillon Francis, Die Antwoord remixed by NERO, Calvin Harris remixed by Diplo and Grand Theft, GRiZ and Group Love remixed by Gigamesh. The clip also features cameos by Bassnectar, Alvin Risk, JFK, Foreign Beggars, Caspa & MC Dynamite, Example, Flux Pavilion, Excision, Porter Robinson, Krewella, Major Lazer, Zedd, Diplo and Infected Mushroom.

In other news, DATSIK continues to support his current release, the first edition of the two-part COLD BLOODED EP on his own independent label Firepower Records with the second half of the project due out later this year. He has made available a new track “Scum” via his SoundCloud which will appear on Part 2 of the COLD BLOODED EP, calling it “Some throwback sh*t for you 09 heads:).” Hear it now at: https://soundcloud.com/datsik/datsik-scum.

COLD BLOODED is DATSIK’s first body of work since the release of his debut album Vitamin D and it features tracks such as “Vindicate” with Excision as well as collaborations with rappers Messinian and Snak The Ripper & Young Sin.  Fans will be privy to catching him perform them out this spring on tour which includes appearances in Buffalo, Dallas, Milwaukee, the Orion Music + More festival in Detroit and the Digital Dreams Music Festival in Toronto. Listen to the COLD BLOODED EP here: http://goo.gl/BQ98C.

Catch DATSIK on tour:

Thu 4/4 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Fri 4/5 Dallas, TX Lizard Lounge
Sat 4/6 Huntington, NY The Paramount
Fri 4/12 New Braunfels, TX Euphoria Music Festival at Whitewater Amphitheatre
Sat 4/13 State College, PA Tussey Mountain
Fri 5/10 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
Sat 6/8-6/9 Baltimore, MD Moonrise Festival
Sat 6/8-6/9 Detroit, MI Orion Music + More at Belle Isle
Sat 6/29 Edmonton, AB Boonstock Festival
Sun 6/30 Toronto, ON Digital Dreams Music Festival at The Flats
At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

DATSIK’s COLD BLOODED EP is available now at:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/cold-blooded-ep/id592247963


For DATSIK, FIREPOWER stands out as an extension of his revered and applauded musical persona. “I come from the dark, hip hop-influenced side of dubstep, and I’m trying to create a haven for that style,” he explains. “There are all of these incredible young producers on the rise. I want to elevate them and promote them. If I’m playing a track in my set, I’m likely to sign it and release it. Those are my guidelines, and FIREPOWER‘s dance floor ammunition is my contribution to the EDM world.”  DATSIK‘s specialty is wrecking the dance floor. Barely out of high school, the Canadian artist and producer inked a deal with Excision’s Rottun Recordings. He released a series of successful singles and EPs and rose to prominence as a leader of the underground dubstep scene in North America. After collaborating with the legendary Korn on The Path of Totality, he toured the U.S. with the group. Then, 2012 saw him release his proper full-length debut, Vitamin D, via Dim Mak Records and featuring the epic single “Evilution” [Featuring Jonathan Davis of Korn & Infected Mushroom]. However, founding a label has always been part of his plan.  FIREPOWER began formally contributing to that landscape with the release of AFK & Hizzleguy‘s 10-song EP, Full Clip. Unveiled in February 2012 on iTunes and Beatport, the collection solidified FIREPOWER as an explosive force to be reckoned with. Shortly after, the second signing Getter dropped the razor sharp Psycho EP. Other acts that make up the roster include Barron, Rekoil, Terravita, The Frim, DKS, Sub Antix, Must Die!, Antiserum &  Mayhem Bangladesh and DATSIK himself.


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