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|Datsik at the Yost Theater|
Datsik Firepower Tour
October 22, 2012
Last night Canadian dubstep prodigy Datsik brought his Firepower Records Tour to the Yost Theater in downtown Santa Ana. Datsik, better known as Troy Beetles, has already signed famed dubstep producers like Delta Heavy, Terravita, Bare Noize, XKore and DJ Getter after only launching the label earlier this year. They are currently on their debut tour packing an extra 50,000 watts of PK sound to every venue. This special 18-and-over event boasted bass heavy sounds from Datsik, Terravita, XKore, DJ Getter and The Firm thanks to San Diego promoters LED Presents and Yost Theater.
Bass music pioneers Matt Simmers, Jon Spero and Chris Barlow, who make up Terravita, threw down a sick hour-long DJ set which incorporated an MC not only hyping up the crowd, but also rapping the vocals of many songs in true drum and bass form. Terravita has been bringing bass music and now dubstep to EDM fans for over 10 years incorporating elements of hip hop and even rock into EDM. They're high-energy and well-seasoned stage presence really made a difference and stole the show as they spliced everything from Genuiwine's "Pony" to their own original mixes like "Lockdown." Proving that you don't need fancy lasers or LED walls (the black curtains were covering Datsik's "Vortex" and allowed limited lights during their set) to make a crowd go wild. Pure talent, stage presence and sick remixes like their Prodigy "Smack My Bitch Up," dub version were all the young crowd needed to rage.
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