NEWS: Last Gang Records Releases "Dim Mak Presents: DATSIK ­ VITAMIN D" On April 10th


One of the hottest names in dubstep today, Canada’s own DATSIK has teamed up with Last Gang Records to release his debut artist album on April 10, 2012 in Canada (released through Dim Mak Records internationally). Titled VITAMIN D, it will feature his freshest instrumentals and collaborations with the likes of Jonathan Davis of KORN, Infected Mushroom and Z-Trip. Following the release of the album, DATSIK will appear at Coachella in Southern California and will perform at the Elements Music Festival in Edmonton, AB in April.

Evilution is the second single from VITAMIN D. It was built from another Jonathan Davis collaboration (DATSIK has several production credits on KORN’s latest album, The Path of Totality), this time with Israeli psy-trance duo Infected Mushroom. Collaborating after a chance meeting backstage at New York’s massive Electric Zoo festival last summer, the pair brought their wildly disparate sounds together as one. “Blending dubstep with psy-trance and Jonathan Davis sounds kind of insane,” DATSIK says, “but the track came out great and I’m stoked on it.”

Hailing from Kelowna, Canada, 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 inaugural IDentity 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.

Tracklisting for Vitamin D:
  1. Annihilate
  2. Fully Blown (feat. Snak The Ripper)
  3. Syndrome
  4. Bonafide Hustler
  5. Evilution (feat. Jonathan Davis)
  6. Need You
  7. Don’t Feel Right
  8. Light the Fuse
  9. Complete Control
  10. Punisher
  11. Napalm (feat. Messinian)
  12. Double Trouble

Upcoming Shows:
April 13 & 20 – Coachella – Palm Desert, CA
April 27 & 28 – Elements Music Festival – Edmonton, AB

To download a hi-res press photo of DATSIK click here.


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