Friday September 30th was a night to remembered. Playing at New York City’s Webster Hall, Datsik made a killin’ on the dance floor. Coming on around 1am, the dance fiend crowd was waiting with heavy anticipation until the Canadian bred stepped up on stage and then to the tables. The crowd, went, nuts. That night, Datsik effortlessly stripped the energetic audience of their worries and problems facing them following the morning, and enraptured them into a two-hour set of absolute pure bliss. Kudos to Datsik.
Datsik’s remix of Diplo and Lil Jon’s tune, “You don’t like me,” turned the (already maxed out) energy level of the crowd and switched it to hyper speed. People wildly chanted the simple lyrics to the song while also forming a mini mosh-pit. Although I’d never choose to be in one of the grimey and aggressive pushing battles, I’m always extremely entertained to watch from a close angle. Mosh-pits are a necessity to any head banging, body shaking, hand waving, colorful lighting, bass-in-yo-face type show.
When Datsik dropped his remix of the Don Diablo’s ft. Dragonette, “Animale” track, I looked back at the pleased crowd and saw smiles sweeping across the large hall. Between the perfect bass drops, singable melodies, a touch grime, and a couple womp womps, Datsik has nailed the recipe for the perfect track….”I guess he’s got his swagga back,” (even though it’s never left his side).
There’s several developed subgenres of dubstep (brostep, moonbahton, filthstep) and Dastik covered a handful of them that night. His variation of tracks was a solid variety which appealed to all. I know people always question the future of dubstep and where is it going to go next, or if it’s going to last as a staple in electronic music. Judging from Friday’s utterly insane crazy-licious dubstapades, I think it’s safe to say, dubstep will be here for the long haul. Thank gawd. I’m also thanking Datsik for providing me with one hell of the rage-your-face-off night. Gracias.
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