Datsik performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ

Datsik performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ
Troy Beetles
, better known by his stage name Datsik, is a Canadian music producer and DJ. He performed at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ on January 1, 2016 (Photo credit: © Erik Kabik  / www.erikkabik.com)

Datsik performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ
Datsik performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik  / www.erikkabik.com.

His first release was in the spring of 2009; he has since played at venues all over the world, including festivals such as Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, EDC Las Vegas, Stereosonic, Boonstock, Shambhala Music Festival, Electric Zoo and Identity.

Datsik performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ
Datsik performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik  / www.erikkabik.com.

He began producing bass music after dabbling with Hiphop and ended up becoming good friends with Excision in 2008. The two began collaborating and released several tracks together in 2009 and 2010 on Excision’s Rottun Recordings. In 2009, Datsik had ten number one releases on Beatport.

Datsik performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ
Datsik performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik  / www.erikkabik.com.

He has remixed and collaborated with artists including The Crystal Method, Noisia, Wu-Tang Clan, and Diplo, and has performed with Steve Aoki, Rusko, Bassnectar, Skream, DJ Craze, Benny Benassi and Nero, among others.

Datsik performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ
Datsik performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik  / www.erikkabik.com.

He released his debut album Vitamin D through Dim Mak Records and Last Gang Records on April 10, 2012. The album features 12 songs as well as appearances from Downlink, Z-Trip, Infected Mushroom, Jonathan Davis, Messinian and Snak the Ripper.

Datsik performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ
Datsik performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik  / www.erikkabik.com.

In January 2012, Beetles founded his own record label, Firepower Records. It got its name from his 2011 hit record of the same. He has already signed a wide variety of dubstep producers and bass musicians. Datsik released the Cold Blooded EP and his Let It Burn LP through this label.

Datsik performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ
Datsik performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik  / www.erikkabik.com.

In March 2015, Datsik partnered with Electronic Music lifestyle brand Electric Family to produce a bracelet for which 100% of the proceeds are donated to Lupus Foundation of America, which works to cure and improve the lives of all that are affected by Lupus.

— Excerpts from Wikipedia.