Next Thursday at 8pm, Datsik’s Ninja Nation Tour will make its Indianapolis stop at the Egyptian Room at the Old National Centre. But be warned: on top of a mesmerizing light show complete with a live LJ and custom Vortex 3.0 visuals, the Ninja Nation Tour also promises to pack a heavy punch with 100,000 watts of PK sound.
Maybe you’ve seen his name at the top of the Beatport charts, on collaborations with some of EDM’s hottest names (like Excision and Diplo) and all over festival lineups (Spring Awakening, EDC Vegas and Tomorrowworld last summer alone). Dubstep fans around the world can’t get enough of Canadian-born bass-fiend Troy Beetles, better known by his DJ/producer name, Datsik. The Ninja Nation Tour falls after the November release of his Down 4 My Ninjas EP so he’s hoping for a big turn out from his “Ninja Squad” fan base. Take a listen to When They Drop, produced by Datsik & Twine and released on Datsik’s Down 4 My Ninjas EP:
On top of staying busy as a producer and touring as a DJ, Datsik makes time to run his own label. Firepower Records, launched in 2012, has released music from tens of dubstep, bass and heavy dance artists including Terravita and Bear Grillz. Check out the label’s most recent release, One More Night from Proper Villains & Willy Joy featuring Metric Man here:
Despite the 26-year-old’s young age, the last five years of his career have solidified his status as a leading contributor to dubstep and bass music. The list of today’s top acts Datsik hasn’t worked with is dwindling in numbers and seals the legitimacy of the forward-thinking, hardworking artist.
Check out IndyMojo’s video recap of Datsik’s last visit to Indianapolis below:
Datsik @ Old National Centre
Thursday, Feb 19 @ 8 PM
By Alec Steinmetz
Photos from Datsik Facebook page