|Birth name||Troy Beetles|
|Also known as||Datsik, DatsiK, DatsiK!|
|Born||June 9, 1988|
|Genres||dubstep, drumstep, drum and bass, electro house, moombahton|
|Occupations||Music producer, DJ|
|Labels||Firepower Records, Rottun Recordings, EX7, Smog Recordings, Dim Mak Records|
|Associated acts||Excision, Downlink, 12th Planet Infected Mushroom, Diplo, Korn, Kill the Noise, Feed Me|
Troy Beetles, better known by his stage name Datsik, is a dubstep producer and DJ from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. His first release was in the spring of 2009, and has since played at venues all over the world; including festivals such as Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, EDC Las Vegas, Stereosonic, Shambhala Music Festival, Electric Zoo, Identity, and many more.
Beetles was born on the 9th of June, 1988 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. His stage name derives from his old Xbox Live gamertag. He began producing dubstep after seeing Excision perform at Shambhala electronic music festival in 2008. Soon afterward, the two began collaborating and had several releases in 2009 and 2010.
In 2009, Datsik had several number one releases on Beatport. He has remixed and collaborated with artists such as The Crystal Method, Noisia, Wu-Tang Clan and Diplo, and has performed with Steve Aoki, Rusko, Bassnectar, Skream, DJ Craze and Nero among others.
Beetles cites a wide range of musical inspirations, including Wu-Tang Clan members RZA and Method Man. He has described his sound as "dark and robotic", while trying to remain "funky and gangster" and "dirty."
He released his debut album Vitamin D through Dim Mak 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.
In January 2012, Datsik founded his own record label, Firepower Records. He has already signed dubstep producers like Getter, Delta Heavy, xKore, Terravita, AFK, The Frim, Bare Noize, Barron, Rekoil, Sub Antix and DKS.
Albums & EPs
- Against the Machines EP - Datsik vs. Downlink - Substruk Records - March 26, 2009
- Nuke 'Em EP (with Flux Pavilion, Tom Encore and Redline) - Rottun Records - April 12, 2009
- Texx Mars EP ("Galvanize" / "Texx Mars") (with 12th Planet) - Smog Records - November 10, 2009
- Vitamin D - Dim Mak Records - April 10, 2012
- Cold Blooded EP - Firepower Records - January 22, 2013
- "Gizmo" / "Gecko" - Basshead Records - November 11, 2009
- "3 Fist Style" - Basshead Records - July 20, 2010
- "Brock Out" / "Mechano" - Datsik & Funtcase - EX7 - July 29, 2010
- "Firepower" / "Domino" - Datsik & Levela - Rottun Records - April 21, 2011
- "King Kong" - Bare & Datsik - Subhuman - May 11, 2011
- "Hydraulic" / "Overdose" - Rottun Records - June 13, 2011
- "Fully Blown" (feat. Snak the Ripper) (on Vitamin D) - Dim Mak Records - January 31, 2012
- "Lightspeed" - Kill the Noise X Datsik - OWSLA - February 28, 2012; September 13, 2012 (Remixes)
- "Evilution" (feat. Jonathan Davis) (on Vitamin D) - Datsik & Infected Mushroom - Dim Mak Records - March 13, 2012
- "Release Me" - Firepower Records - May 21, 2013 (Remixes)
- Wu-Tang Clan — Biochemical Equation (Datsik & Excision Remix) <iHipHop / 2009>
- Ctrl Z vs. Freestylers — Ruffneck '09 (Excision & Datsik Remix) <Never Say Die / 2009>
- Ivory — Hand Grenade (Excision & Datsik Dubstep Remix) <Rat Records / 2009>
- Spor vs. Apex — (Nowhere to Run (Datsik & Excision Remix) <Lifted Music / 2010>
- The Crystal Method feat. LMFAO — Sine Language (Datsik Remix) <Black Hole Recordings / 2010>
- Don Diablo feat. Dragonette — Animale (Datsik Remix) <Ego Music / 2010>
- Various — Blow Your Head: Diplo Presents Dubstep - U Don't Like Me (Datsik Remix) <Mad Decent / 2010>
- Noisia — Alpha Centauri (Excision & Datsik Remix) <Division Recordings / 2010>
- Coldplay — Fix You (Datsik Remix) <2010>
- MGMT — Kids (Datsik Remix) <2010>
- Bassnectar — Boombox (Datsik Remix) <2011>
- Steve Aoki & Sidney Samson — Wake Up Call (Datsik Remix) <Dim Mak Records / 2011>
- Foreign Beggars feat. Black Sun Empire — Solace One (Datsik Remix) <Never Say Die / 2012>
- Zedd — Stars Come Out (Datsik Remix) <Dim Mak Records / 2012>
- Kaskade & Skrillex — Lick It (Datsik Remix) <Ultra Records / 2012>
- DJ Fresh feat. Dizzee Rascal — The Power (Datsik Remix) <Ministry of Sound / 2012>
- Dada Life — Kick Out The Epic Motherf***er (Datsik Remix) <July 2, 2012>
- Lil Wayne — A Milli (Excision & Datsik Remix)
- Colin Munroe feat. K Flay - Your Eyes (Datsik Remix)
- Linkin Park — Until It Breaks (Datsik Remix)
- Example — Perfect Replacement (Datsik Remix)
- An-Ten-Nae Presents: Acid Crunk Vol. 2 <Muti Music / October 26, 2009>
- Downlink — Ignition EP <Rottun Recordings / November 18, 2009>
- Elite Force — Revamped <UA Recordings / March 08, 2010>
- Skins <2011>
- Excision — X Rated <Mau5trap Records / September 12, 2011>
- Subvert — Crazy EP <Rottun Recordings / Octeber 3, 2011>
- KoЯn — The Path of Totality <Roadrunner Records / December 6, 2011>
- deadmau5 — Meowingtons Hax Tour Trax <Mau5trap Records / September 29, 2011>
- "Datsik Bio, Music, News & Shows". DJZ.com. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
- Vicky B (2010-08-22). "Excision and Datsik Interview: SXSW 2010". Spinner. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
- CA (2010-08-02). "Datsik | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
- "dj Craze + Datsik + 12th Planet @ Crown Nightclub Rio Casino Las Vegas 12-17-2010". RaveLinks. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
- Official Datsik Website
- Datsik's SoundCloud
- Datsik discography at Discogs - and/or - Troy Beetles discography at Discogs
- Datsik (musician) on Myspace
- DJDatsik on Faceboook - and/or - DatsikDubstep on Faceboook
- Datsik's Last.fm page
- Datsik on ReverbNation.com
- Datsik's Dubstep Mix on the MistaJam show, BBC 1Xtra, February 17, 2011