Datsik to drop bass-heavy beats Saturday

Colton Boothe, Contributing Reporter

Whether electronic dance music is a scene of personal interest or not, it is hard to refute the incredible talent, energy and fun that Datsik, dubstep DJ and producer, brings to the stage with every performance.

With his upcoming show Saturday at the Republic, electronic dance music enthusiasts are praising the bass gods for his arrival and for cheap before-the-date tickets, which only cost $20 for general admission and $35 for VIP treatment.

Dubstep may seem a bit inaccessible for some, but have no fear. Datsik has remixed some of the most popular hits by recognizable artists like Lana Del Ray’s “Ultraviolence,” Lil Wayne’s “A Millie” and Coldplay’s “Fix You.”

Datsik, also known as Troy Beetles, is a native Canadian who began his career around 2009 with a bang. During his first year as an artist, he achieved more than seven top releases on Beatport, a site dedicated to electronic music. Datsik’s image continues to growth through various LPs, festival appearances and the creation of his own record label. His record label, Firepower, represents several artists who demonstrate a similar, bass-oriented genre.

The most recent release from Firepower is entitled “Shellshock Legends” and has various collaborations with Datsik and other artists on his label such as Bear Grillz, Protohype and Terravita. It will definitely be heavily featured at Datsik’s set on Saturday.

Aside from Beetles’ involvement in the music industry, he has partnered with the organization Electric Family in order to raise awareness and promote charitable work. All proceeds from his bracelet on Electric Family’s website go towards the Lupus Foundation of America.

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