AUDIO: DATSIK and Excision's 'Vindicate', Set for Release Jan 8
Rolling into 2013, bass music leaders DATSIK & Excision join forces for Firepower Records' first release of the New Year with "Vindicate" out January 8. The track-a fan favorite as heard on DATSIK's "Firepower" Fall 2012 tour-serves as first single from the first edition of his two-part Cold Blooded EP out January 22. This marks the first piece of original music from DATSIK since his debut album Vitamin D was released last April. Listen to "Vindicate" below!
Both DATSIK and Excision hail from Kelowna, Canada and are known for their hard-hitting productions and high-octane DJ sets, but when they collaborate they form the ultimate powerhouse duo. The pair set the scene with an icy, menacing intro before unleashing a ferocious web of twisted beats and morphing, intertwined basslines. Bursting with pent-up energy and power, the track ricochets through the speakers with the kind of dynamic force that these two do so well.
This heavyweight track is the perfect way to kick off DATSIK's 14-date "FIREPOWER RELOADED" tour launching January 9 in Ottawa, Canada. Joining him on various dates are supporting acts Brillz and GRiZ, along with two up-and-coming FIREPOWER acts Barron and Rekoil, who both recently released EPs on the FIREPOWER label, except on the Nashville date which will feature Paper Diamond and Savoy. On select dates, DATSIK will engage his one-of-a-kind "Vortex" DJ performance booth with groundbreaking, real-time 3D-mapping technology created by V Squared Labs, pushing the evolution of custom visuals and mind-altering effects. "FIREPOWER RELOADED" is also amping up the audio experience with an additional 50,000 watts courtesy of Canada's PK Sound. Locked and loaded, 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. Tickets are on sale now for all shows at www.reloadedtour.com.
The "FIREPOWER RELOADED" tour dates are as follows:
Ritual w/ Brillz & Barron
London Music Hall w/ Brillz & Barron
The Guvernment w/ Brillz & Barron
New York, NY
Best Buy Theater w/ Griz & Barron
9:30 Club w/ Griz & Barron
Westcott Theater w/ Griz & Rekoil
Fete w/ Griz & Rekoil
The Royale w/ Griz & Rekoil
Asbury Park, NJ
Asbury Convention Hall w/ Griz & Rekoil
Rex Theater w/ Griz & Rekoil
The Jupiter w/ Barron & Rekoil
Georgia Theater w/ Barron & Rekoil
Quad w/ Barron & Rekoil
Marathon Music Works w/ Paper Diamond & Savoy
*Denotes "Vortex" production cannot be used due to venue constraints
**Denotes "Vortex" production or PK Sound audio setup cannot be used due to venue constraints
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, DKS, Sub Antix 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.