The North American producer and purveyor of new bass hip-hop, Datsik just released his new EP ‘ DOWN 4 MY NINJAS’ and will come through Seattle, WA on his Ninja Nation Tour at Showbox Sodo on Friday, March 27.
The new EP is killing it and boasts collaborations with hip-hop legends KRS-One and DJ Paul from the Grammy-award winning rap collective Three 6 Mafia. Datsik gives the classic genre new energy to burn with his signature bass forward approach…a formula for future hip-hop. From Mayor Apeshit’s filthy lyrical swordplay in “Katana” to DJ Paul’s Dirty South “Zero Fucks” attitude in “Get Smashed,” the tracks could have possibly been featured in the rap sections in record stores of the past.
Themed after his obsession with ninjas and all things martial arts, the Ninja Nation Tour is a call to arms for his fans across the continent—whom he calls his Ninja Squad–to experience Datsik’s homage to hip-hop influence on American dubstep. He’ll highlight material from his new Down 4 My Ninjas EP plus other cool cuts from his Firepower arsenal and favorite tracks and bring along Vortex 3.0–the third issue of his psychedelic stage set–which is getting special upgrades tied in with the ninja theme.
Datsik is the alias of Troy Beetles, a Dubstep DJ and music producer from British Columbia, Canada.
He has frequently worked with fellow Canadian dubstep producers Excision and Downlink. His first release was in the spring of 2009. Beetles was born in 1988 in Kelowna, BC. He began producing dubstep music after hearing Excision (Jeff Abel) perform at Shambhala electronic music festival in 2008. Soon afterword the two began collaborating together and had several releases in 2009 and 2010. He performs internationally and continues to produce music in Canada.In 2009 Datsik had several number one releases on Beatport. He has remixed and collaborated with artists such as The Crystal Method, Noisia, Wu-Tang Clan, and Diplo, and has performed with Rusko, Bassnectar, Skream, DJ Craze, Nero and many others.