REVIEW: DATSIK Firepower Tour @ The Dome 9.7
DATSIK and his fellow Firepower Records artists promised fans that they would bring the decibels on tour with them this fall, and this is a promise that has been kept. DATSIK and his crew – including Delta Heavy and Bare Noize – seemed to pack every subwoofer they could find for miles around into The Dome at the Oakdale in Wallingford, CT, this past Friday, and the mixed crowd – including girls with bare midriffs and neon headbands fresh off the ferry from Zoo, and boys in black UFO pants, facemasks, and Korn t-shirts on – drank every heavy bass drop and reverberation in.
AFK and Bare Noize set the tone for the night, dropping heavy, high-energy dub tracks, and by the time Delta Heavy came on, the Dome was ready for grime. Delta heavy, who ominously performed in front of a giant curtained sub, wasted no time sinking their teeth into the room’s energy, dropping a mix of their own productions with the likes of Knife Party, Rusko, Skrillex, and Nero. The British duo’s own tracks, ‘Hold Me‘ and ‘Get By,’ sent The Dome into a frenzy and had the teenaged goths a-crumpin’ and the preppy girls a-whackin’.
When Delta Heavy was done, it was time for the curtain to come down, revealing an enormous subwoofer with DATSIK inside. DATSIK immediately set fire to the crowd, along with every speaker in the room. The smaller Dome was barely able to handle the bass and the reverb was sometimes overwhelming, but that didn’t stop DATSIK from turning it up as high as possible. He dropped several tracks off of his upcoming EP – including tour and label-namesake, ‘Firepower’ – in between tracks from Flosstradamus, Pretty Lights, and of course, his latest track with Excision, ‘Deviance.’
DATSIK, Delta Heavy, and all of the Firepower artists filled The Dome with probably the heaviest and dirtiest bass that has ever been heard in that space. The bass certainly took over at times, making it hard to catch every track that was dropped as the reverb from the prior track slowly dissipated over the room, but the energy was aggressive and never stopped until the last encore.
The Firepower Tour has just launched and will be back around New York late this September. Be sure to check out the schedule here and grab tickets – Firepower is not an experience to be missed for any bass-addict.