Datsik's Cinematic 'Master of Shadows' EP Kicks Off Ninja Nation 2018 Tour: Listen

James Winterhalter


Just when you thought you were alone, Datsik the ninja warrior is back with another dangerous dose of bass to blow your head. The deadly assassin is armed and ready with a seven-track EP called Master of Shadows, and he did not come to do any half-stepping. 

The introduction is downright cinematic. Opener "Pressure Plates" weaves orchestral instrumentation through a beat that builds anticipation. It's almost two minutes before we get the EP's first drop, and it's more musical than it is a downright face melter. Not to worry, wobbles and assaultive basslines are on their way. It's quite collaborative as well, with features and production assists from Excision, Ganja White Night, JPhelpz, and a couple with his buddy Virtual Riot.

Master of Shadows is out everywhere now on his label Firepower Records. He timed the release to coincide with the kick off of a monster North American tour. It's Ninja Nation 2018, and he's bringing his massive Shogun stage for another spin, joined by Space Jesus, Riot Ten, Wooli, Carbon, Swage and unannounced special guests. Check the full list of tour dates below, and listen to Master of Shadows below


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