One of our long-time favorites (and the first artist we ever interviewed!), Datsik is up to his old tricks yet again, and this time he’s brought on a familiar face. The bass music icon just released yet another banger to add to his already impressive resumé, entitled Smoke Bomb. To add to the luster of this single, he managed to collaborate with the legendary Snoop D.O. Double G, aka Tha Doggfather. If there was any doubt as to whether or not Datsik was one of the most successful names in dance music, teaming up with Snoop has erased it. This track also further solidifies the evolution and adaptation of hip hop, with such an iconic rapper infusing his lyrics into a heavy dubstep track.
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“…Datsik teams up with Snoop Dogg to drop a glitched out new track, unearthing laser-tight riffs that mushroom into a warehouse worthy, floor-shattering trap-call to arms on the west coast.”
– Jesse Morris, COMPLEX(11/5/15)
Fresh off headlining the national Safe In Sound tour, DATSIK is ready to make his next move. Today, Friday, November 6, just in time to fire up parties all over for the weekend, DATSIK ignites with his newest track “Smoke Bomb” featuring Snoop Dogg. Out now on Ultra Music, “Smoke Bomb” has the producer, known for his bass-heavy swagger, dressing up his production for Snoop with classic west coast hip-hop elements. The result is nothing short of explosive.
“Overly excited to have worked with the Doggfather himself…he’s been one of my favorite rappers since I can remember; like straight up since I was like 10 years old,” says DATSIK. “I used to steal my older brothers CD’s and bump it in my room and one of them was his album Doggystyle. I wanted to bring back some of that hellafide gangster flavor that got me into it from the start and mash it into something new, but hella familiar. Big respect to Snoop!!!”
Check out DATSIK featuring Snoop Dogg “Smoke Bomb” now at:
Buy link: http://smarturl.it/SmokeBomb
DATSIK picks his Top 5 All Time Snoop Dogg favorites:
It’s almost impossible for me to pick only five, but here goes!
“Gin and Juice” — This one is obvious. It’s a straight up classic and also happens to be one of my favorite drinks!
“Tha Shiznit” — One of my favorite Snoop songs of all time. The vibe is wicked strong with this one.
“Party with a DPG” — My favorite track off of his No Limit Top Dog album. I used to blast this shit LOUD in my car when I was a youngster.
“Murder Was the Case” — This one is right up my alley…dark as f**k and straight gangster.
“Y’all Gone Miss Me” — This track is majorly under-rated. Every time I throw this on at an afterparty, people always ask me what this one is. Another classic.
Since launching the Datsik brand, Troy Beetles continues to evolve as a solo artist all the while pushing his beloved bass music world to new lengths, both on a personal artistry level and as a genre as a whole. From bedroom producer to chart-topping artist, internationally touring act and owner and founder of the enterprising Firepower Records, Datsik is poised to make bass music the sound of the future with his recentDown 4 My Ninjas EP (Nov. 2014/Firepower Records) and new release “Smoke Bomb” ft. Snoop Dogg (Nov. 2015/Ultra Records). Datsik took his initial steps into global dominance in 2009 with the Nuke ‘Em and Boom EPs featuring Excision and the legendary Flux Pavilion as collaborators. In that same year, Datsik claimed 10 Beatport #1 releases. Additionally, he has also released massive remixes for dance music icons Skrillex, Diplo, Kaskade, and Zedd, as well as two collaborations with Bassnectar and two more with Diplo on his Express Yourself EP. He has also remixed artists from the mainstream pop world and hip-hop spheres such as Coldplay, Lil Wayne, MGMT, Linkin Park, Wu-Tang Clan, one of the biggest influences on his sound, and, most recently, Lana Del Rey. Other releases from Datsik’s arsenal include Vitamin D, his debut artist album on Dim Mak Records (2012) and the Cold Blooded EP and the corresponding Let It Burn full-length album on Firepower (2013).