Datsik has certainly been busy these past few weeks. Immediately following the debut of his newest single, “Vindicate,” revealed earlier this month, the Canadian-born producer has already managed to bring us the first installment of his latest EP. Filled with a high dose of bass-infused tracks boasting chilling melodies and synergic rap collaborations, Datsik’s Cold Blooded: Part I is a prime example of dubstep at its finest and, without a doubt, one of his top releases to date. Read below for the breakdown and stream of the extended play.
Datsik went on a trap binge this weekend, reinventing the womps and wobbles of two of his original songs: “Swagga” and “Bonafide Hustler.” “Swagga” has been getting play time during his Firepower tour and live videos from the event indicate that the reaction has been appropriately massive. While many of Datsik’s productions are too hard for this dubstep weakling, these trap remixes feel fine when banging down my eardrums. Both tracks are available for a free download.Posted by
We’ve had our eye on The M Machine for some time now. Originally shrouded in mystery, this trio from San Francisco has lifted the veil and released a handful of powerfully unique tracks. They went quiet after releasing their last EP but they return with their own take on KIll The Noise and Datsik’s “Ligthspeed.” Significantly changing the tone, TMM has created a glitchy track with progressive elements and a much lighter, more upbeat feel without sacrificing the original’s intent.
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Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything! (more…)Posted by
With Electric Daisy Carnival becoming a fond but distant memory, we thought we would take a moment to remember all of the fun, music, and insanity that just a few weeks ago invaded the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. While our recap video brings it all together, other artists created their own as well which capture some of the greatest moments at EDC — wind storm not included. Check out videos from Datsik, Thomas Gold, Kaskade, Dada Life, Bingo Players & Insomniac below the break. (more…)Posted by
Troy Beetles, AKA dubstep superstar Datsik, has just released the second edition of his online video series, the “Datsik Diaries.” The video gives us a glimpse into his life on tour as he celebrates his 24th birthday at EDC Las Vegas. It features cameos from 12th Planet, Steve Aoki, Benny Benassi, Nervo, Dieselboy, Kill the Noise & Noisia, and shows some of Datsik’s performances in the desert. But perhaps our favorite part of the video is the awesome soundtrack that includes his remix of ”Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker” and his collaboration with Diplo. We can think of many worse ways to celebrate your 24th birthday — and have to admit that we’re just a little bit jealous.Posted by
“Kick Out the Epic Motherfucker” has been one of the biggest tracks from Swedish duo Dada Life. It has become a staple in many artists sets this festival season, and both Datsik and Otto Knows decided to put their spin on the original. Otto Knows adds in an emotional build onto the lyrics section and creates a fast paced banger that tones down the original’s intense electro. Datsik speeds up the lyrics but keeps it generally the same until coming in for a massive dubstep drop that’s a major departure from the original. Both songs offer a nice variation from the version we’ve all heard many times before and are now available on Beatport.
“Kick Out The Epic Mother F***er” was released back in March but the remixes are just starting to roll out. On Monday we heard a preview of Datsik’s dubstep stylings and now we have Otto Knows’ take on the popular track. Unfortunately the preview cuts off just before the drop, so all we’re left with is the build. We can’t pass judgement or make fair comparisons based off the short previews so we’ll just have to wait until the full versions are released — the dates are still unknown.
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Last week’s opening event on Governors Island wasn’t the most well-received, but we gave Made Event some suggestions on how to improve for the rest of the summer. Made Event responded to the criticism on Facebook, admitted to the issues, and promised to shape things up. Well, I returned to the island this weekend again for Laidback Luke’s Super You & Me party, and I was thrilled with the improvements that had been made. To hear exactly how it improved, follow along below.
Datsik has impressed us in the past with his unique dubstep productions and stellar remixes for the likes of Zedd, Foreign Beggars, Kaskade & Skrillex. He’s back with a new effort as he adds his touches to Dada Life’s massive track “Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker.” Datsik seems to keep the intro mostly the same but gives the track a seriously heavy dubstep drop. We’re excited about hearing the full version of this and will be sure to bring it to you when it is released.
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