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CONNECTED presents

THE FIRE POWER RECORDS TOUR

Helmed by North American dubstep pioneer DATSIKand featuring various special guests and FIREPOWER label mates, DELTA HEAVY, TERRAVITA, BARE NOIZE, XKR, GETTER and AFK—is attacking North America

The FIREPOWER Tour features the unveiling of the one-of-a-kind "Vortex" DJ performance booth with groundbreaking, real-time 3D-mapping technology that will push the evolution of custom visuals and mind-altering effects. The combination ofDATSIK’s dark, dirty dubstep and “Vortex” creator V Squared Labs cutting-edge technology will be a marriage of mind-blowing sounds and visuals that cannot be missed. Details were revealed via Billboard.com yesterday. "I was mulling over ideas and came up with this really cool concept...like a massive vortex, with all the visuals spiraling inward towards me," DATSIKm who recently tried the technology out during tour rehearsals in Los Angeles, explained to Billboard.com’s Gary Graff. "It's really trippy. It looks like I'm floating in the middle of this concoction." The images are projected both from in front and from behind, he adds, which makes the presentation "look seamless, really unlike anything I've ever done before. I basically wanted to make the trippiest possible thing I could, and this is the idea that came to mind." 

The “Vortex” is a full-fledged 3D-mapping experience combining a loose narrative with themes of space, optical art, machines, robots and firepower integrated into a digital drapery of stunning animation.. The visuals will be delivered by V Squared Labs’self-designed Epic Prime 3D-mapping video server. The experience visual art content package is designed to be employed at the hands of a VJ who will create a unique experience for each performance. Using the Akai APC 40 and an apple iPad as control surfaces, VJ Jesse Nikette will perform live along with DATSIK. Virkhaus’ "Vortex” will immerse DATSIK inside wild, audio-reactive visual art, while beaming light out towards the audience. It should evoke feelings of falling, inertia and dark psychedelia. 

The FIREPOWER Tour is also amping up the audio experience with an additional 50,000 watts courtesy of Canada’s PK Sound, whose credits include Skrillex’s Mothership and Full Flex Tours, the X Tour with Excision and other live experiences with Bassnectar, Z-Trip, De La Soul and many more. Together with the Vortex, the FIREPOWER Tour is coming out full guns blazing. 

Read about it: http://www.billboard.com/news/datsik-spirals-dj-will-tour-in-a-vortex-1007900952.story#/news/datsik-spirals-dj-will-tour-in-a-vortex-1007900952.story)

See it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKUqUnfmJIU

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++DATSIK
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“I think dubstep has become so huge because it’s a complete bastardization of electronic music,” exclaims rapidly emerging young producer and artist DATSIK. “There’s a little bit of everything thrown in the mix and dirtied up. There are pieces of hip-hop, the bass from electronic dance tracks and the roots of U.K. garage and drum & bass…Dubstep is totally the punk rock of electronic music.” 

If DATSIK (born Troy Beetles) sounds more like a young rapper than one of the world’s preeminent young dubstepstars, it’s for good reason. The Kelowna, British Columbia, native grew up a hardcore rap fan that still pledges allegiance to classic Wu-Tang Clan and it permeates his dark, aggressive music.

DATSIK’s future-tech dance-floor detonators exploded on the dubstep scene almost immediately, racking up a series of seven #1 tracks on Beatport, including at one time owning five of the ten tunes on their best-sellers chart. He’s also had smash hits on other music sites like Juno, Red Eye and Chemical Records and early remix credits include works for the biggest names in the game like Diplo, The Crystal Method and Bassnectar.

Now he’s produced a dozen new tracks for his debut full-length album, VITAMIN D on Dim Mak Records, featuring collaborations with Infected Mushroom, DJ Z-Trip and Jonathan Davis of KORN. “I’ve been a KORN fan since back in the day,” DATSIK explains about Jonathan Davis who reached out to him directly to collaborate on KORN’s 2011 genre-defying album The Path of Totality. “He was so complementary about our music and how much he loved it. So when he said he wanted to work with us, we couldn’t say yes fast enough.”

The spooky resulting track “Evilution” was built from another Jonathan Davis collaboration, this time with Israeli psy-trance band 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 admits, “but the track came out great and I’m stoked on it.” 

Next to manic dubstep tracks like the menacing “Napalm” (featuring rapper Messenian), the grimy, hip-hop swagger of DJ Z-Trip collaboration “Double Trouble” and the devastating first single “Fully Blown” with rapper Snack the Ripper, DATSIK’s debut album VITAMIN D is poised to set a new standard in the wild world of dubstep. Loaded with bone-rattling beats and enough energy to power the Vegas Strip, it’s poised to be the dubstep full-length to beat in 2012. 

“It’s important to me to have my own style,” he stresses, citing Method Man as the one artist at the top of his collaboration “bucket list.” “I will always have a strong hip-hop element and be heavy as f---, but it’s always going to sound like the future.”
WITH

+ TERRAVITA
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+ XKORE

+ GETTER

Read about it: http://www.billboard.com/news/datsik-spirals-dj-will-tour-in-a-vortex-1007900952.story#/news/datsik-spirals-dj-will-tour-in-a-vortex-1007900952.story)

See it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKUqUnfmJIU

•VENUE•
EMPIRE BALLROOM
WEST EDMONTON MALL
18+ NO MINORS - DOORS AT 9PM

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PRICE LEVEL 2: $30
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Empire Ballroom

2687-8882 170 Street,Upper Level, Phase II, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton,AB, T5T 4J2

TALENT

Terravita / XKore / Getter / Datsik