By on January 18, 2012

One of the hottest names in dubstep today, DATSIK has teamed with Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records to release his debut artist albumthis spring (exact date TBA). Titled VITAMIN D, it will feature his freshest instrumentals and collaborations with the likes of Jonathan Davis of KORN, Infected Mushroom and Z-Trip. The album’s first offering is “Fully Blown,” due out January 31 with fellow Canadian artist, rapper Snak The Ripper.
“’I met Datsik through mutual friends I think,” says Snak The Ripper.  “I had heard of him long before that though. He called me out of the blue and left a message on my answering machine. He explained who he was and said how he thought my tunes were sick! We kept in touch from then on and the rest is history…” Adds Snak The Ripper: “Datsik’s success as an artist is undeniable. His talent is next level! Collaborating with him has given me the opportunity to try something new with my own skills which is super exciting. He is an inspiration to other Canadian artists like myself, and I look forward to working with him again.”
Prior to releasing VITAMIN D, DATSIK is co-headlining with Steve Aoki the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK PRESENTS DIM MAK’SDEADMEAT TOUR 2012 powered by Sol Republic, launching January 19 in Phoenix. The pair will travel across North Americathroughout winter 2012 and perform at some of the most renowned theaters and concert arenas, including the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, the Fillmore in Denver, Boston’s House of Blues, Montreal’s Metropolis and New York City’s legendary Roseland Ballroom. The DEADMEAT Tour will showcase the debut of new live visual productions from both Aoki and DATSIKalongside an all-star supporting lineup of some of the most sought-after, up-and-coming producers in electronic music today, includingAlvin Risk, Mustard Pimp, Autoerotique, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Terravita, who will perform throughout the trek on alternating dates. More supporting acts and dates will be announced soon. Following the DEADMEAT Tour, DATSIK will return to downtown Miamiwhere he’ll once again perform at this year’s Ultra Music Festival Saturday, March 24 at Bayfront Park and appear at Coachella inSouthern California April 13 and 20.
DATSIK (Troy Beetles) has been taking the dubstep scene by storm, blowing up dance floors around the globe with his original style of hip-hop future-tech bangers. In 2009 alone, DATSIK had over seven #1 releases on Beatport and vinyl sales went through the roof on many other sites such as Chemical Records, Red-Eye and Juno. Aside from that, he has also done remixes for some of the biggest names in the scene such as The Crystal Method, Freestylers, Bassnectar, Noisia, Diplo, Wu-Tang Clan and Apex, not to mention countless collaborations with some of the hottest producers in the scene. In 2011, DATSIK was one of the featured artists on the inauguralIDentity Tour, the first-ever touring electronic-ONLY music festival that visited major outdoor amphitheatres throughout North America, and supported KORN on their “Path Of Totality” tour as well as produced selections on their hard rock-and-dubstep-fusing The Path Of Totality album. In addition, he was also one of the headlining dubstep acts at this year’s Stereosonic festival in Australia. With multiple anthems under his belt, countless plays from some of the biggest DJs and an endless perseverance to reach that next step, it’s safe to say that DATSIK has proven himself to be one of the best dubstep artists around…and he is here to stay.
DATSIK’s tour dates are as follows:
Deadmeat Tour with Steve Aoki

Thu 1/19 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Fri 1/20 Santa Barbara, CA Earl Warren Showgrounds
Sat 1/21 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Sun 1/22 Chico, CA Senator
Mon 1/23 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
Tue 1/24 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex (Grand)
Wed 1/25 Aspen, CO Belly Up
Thu 1/26 Denver, CO The Fillmore
Fri 1/27 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
Sat 1/28 El Paso, TX County Coliseum
Sun 1/29 San Antonio, TX Club Rio
Mon 1/30 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
Tue 1/31 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
Wed 2/1 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Thu 2/2 Houston, TX Verizon Theatre
Fri 2/3 Dallas, TX Palladium
Sat 2/4 New Orleans, LA Sugar Mill
Mon 2/6 Tallahassee, FL The Coliseum
Tue 2/7 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
Wed 2/8 Athens, GA The Bad Manor
Thu 2/9 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
Fri 2/10 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
Sat 2/11 Silver Spring, MD Fillmore Silver Spring
Sun 2/12 Long Island, NY The Paramount
Mon 2/13 Greensboro, NC Greene St Club
Tue 2/14 Wallingford, CT Dome at Oakdale
Thu 2/16 Boston, MA House of Blues
Fri 2/17 New York City, NY Roseland Ballroom
Sat 2/18 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Arena
Sun 2/19 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Tue 2/21 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
Wed 2/22 Madison, WI Orpheum
Thu 2/23 Minneapolis, MN Epic Events Center
Fri 2/24 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
Sat 2/25 Detroit, MI Fillmore
Sun 2/26 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
Tue 2/28 Buffalo, NY The Town
Wed 2/29 Albany, NY Northern Lights
Thu 3/1 Ottawa, ON Civic Centre Salon
Fri 3/2 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
Sat 3/3 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Fri 3/9 Seattle, WA The Paramount
Sat 3/10 Vancouver, BC PNE Forum
Sun 3/11 Eugene, OR McDonald Theater
Mon 3/12 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Tue 3/13 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Wed 3/14 Sacramento, CA UC Davis Freeborn Hall

Sat 3/24 Miami, FL Ultra Music Festival @ Bayfront Park
Fri 4/13 Indio, CA Coachella @ Empire Polo Field
Fri 4/20 Indio, CA Coachella @ Empire Polo Field


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.