Datsik, 'Firepower Reloaded'
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For DATSIK, FIREPOWER stands out as an extension of his revered and applauded musical persona. "I come from the dark, hip hop-influenced side of dubstep, and I'm trying to create a haven for that style," he explains. "There are all of these incredible young producers on the rise. I want to elevate them and promote them. If I'm playing a track in my set, I'm likely to sign it and release it. Those are my guidelines, and FIREPOWER's dance floor ammunition is my contribution to the EDM world." DATSIK's specialty is wrecking the dance floor. Barely out of high school, the Canadian artist and producer inked a deal with Excision's Rottun Recordings. He released a series of successful singles and EPs and rose to prominence as a leader of the underground dubstep scene in North America. After collaborating with the legendary Korn on The Path of Totality, he toured the U.S. with the group. Then, 2012 saw him release his proper full-length debut, Vitamin D, via Dim Mak Records and featuring the epic single "Evilution" [Featuring JoNathan Davis of Korn & Infected Mushroom]. However, founding a label has always been part of his plan. FIREPOWER began formally contributing to that landscape with the release of AFK & Hizzleguy's 10-song EP, Full Clip. Unveiled in February 2012 on iTunes and Beatport, the collection solidified FIREPOWER as an explosive force to be reckoned with. Shortly after, the second signing Getter dropped the razor sharp Psycho EP. Other acts that make up the roster include Barron, Rekoil, Terravita, The Frim, DKS, Sub Antix and DATSIK himself. With tours planned under the label banner and more music on the horizon, they're well on their way to domination. Either duck and cover or storm the gates with them.
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