Earlier this year, Datsik gave us a full-on bass music assault on his “Cold Blooded” EP, the first for his own Firepower Records. A few seasons later, the Vancouver-based producer (born Troy Beetle) is back with a more nuanced sound that somehow rounds out jags of his previous release without losing any of its power. Tomorrow, Datsik drops his full-length, “Let It Burn,” and in a gesture that is as bold as it is generous, he’s offering the entire thing as a free download to fans. Listen to the album’s first single, “Closer To The Sun,” featuring LA-based producer Bais Haus, exclusively here:
“Closer To The Sun” offers a peek into the new dimensions coming on the Firepower Most Wanted tour; it’s an evolution in bass music that pulls back on the hammer-dropping weight heretofore characteristic of the genre. Instead, Datsik goes deep by going inside the sound. “Closer To The Sun” is synthy and melodic as it inches towards brightness without compromising on angst or agita.
Joining Datsik on Firepower Most Wanted are Funtcase, Antiserum & Mayhem, Protohype, Sub Antix, Must Die!, The Frim and his own label’s Rise At Night (profiled here in July). Full dates and tour info at the dedicated site. “Let It Burn” is out tomorrow.