Datsik (musician)

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Background information
Birth nameTroy Beetles
Also known asDatsiK! , Datsik, DatsiK
Born (1988-06-09) June 9, 1988 (age 33)
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
GenresDubstep, Drumstep, Drum and bass, Electro House, Moombahton
Occupation(s)Music producer, DJ
Years active2008–present
LabelsFirepower; Rottun Recordings; Ex7; Smog Recordings; Dim Mak Records
Associated actsExcision, Downlink

Datsik (real name: Troy Beetles) (born June 9, 1988 in Kelowna, British Columbia) is a dubstep DJ and music producer.

Datsik started producing dubstep after he heard his friend Excision play at the Shambhala Music Festival in 2008.[1] The name Datsik was inspired by Beetles' former Xbox Live gamertag.[2] He started his own record label called Firepower Records in early 2012.[3] He released his debut studio album titled, Vitamin D on April 10, 2012. He is known to work frequently with fellow Canadian producers Excision and Downlink.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Interview: Datsik Talks Dubstep, Brostep, and Beyond".
  2. "Excision and Datsik Interview: SXSW 2010". Archived from the original on 2013-01-20. Retrieved 2012-09-17.
  3. "dubstep pioneer DATSIK is amassing an army".

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