DATSIK Announces New Tour Dates, Releases Details of Show

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DATSIK’s Firepower tour has an Indianapolis date, and from the descriptions of the tour production, it should be quite a spectacle. With heavyweight support from Delta Heavy, Bare Noize, and others, bass/beat music fans are sure to bee satisfied. Press release follows…

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 Labsself-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 DATSIKVirkhaus “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:

Thu 8/30 Denver, CO
Tue 9/4 Burlington, VT
Wed 9/5 Albany, NY
Thu 9/6 Worcester, MA
Fri 9/7 Wallingford, CT
Sat 9/8 Baltimore, MD
Tue 9/11 Richmond, VA
Wed 9/12 Raleigh, NC
Thu 9/13 Norfolk, VA
Fri 9/14 Charlotte, NC
Mon 9/17 Tallahassee, FL
Wed 9/19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Thu 9/20 Orlando, FL
Fri 9/21 Tampa, FL
Sat 9/22 Gainesville, FL
Sun 9/23 Mobile, AL
Mon 9/24 Baton Rouge, LA
Wed 9/26 Knoxville, TN
Thu 9/27 Columbus, OH
Fri 9/28 Indianapolis, IN
Sat 9/29 Chicago, IL
Sun 9/30 Cleveland, OH
Mon 10/1 Buffalo, NY
Wed 10/3 Syracuse, NY
Thu 10/4 Covington, KY
Fri 10/5 Detroit, MI
Sat 10/6 Minneapolis, MN
Mon 10/8 Tulsa, OK
Tue 10/9 Austin, TX
Thu 10/11 College Station, TX
Fri 10/12 Dallas, TX
Sat 10/13 Houston, TX
Sun 10/14 Lubbock, TX
Tue 10/16 Tucson, AZ
Tue 10/30 Lincoln, NE
Wed 10/31 Kansas City, MO
Thu 11/1 Des Moines, IA
Mon 11/5 Chico, CA
Tue 11/6 Reno, NV
Wed 11/7 Eugene, OR
Thu 11/8 Portland, OR
Fri 11/9 Seattle, WA
Sat 11/10 Spokane, WA
Mon 11/12 Boise, ID
Tue 11/13 Missoula, MT

*More dates TBA



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 and DATSIK himself. With tours planned under the label banner and more music on the horizon, they’re well on their way to domination.  Either duck and cover or storm the gates with them. 

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