by David Mendez
Tonight at Club Congress, you may very well be hearing two great young producers spinning to improve relations between Canada and the U.K. — Dubstep artists Datsik of the great, frozen North and xKore, touring from across the pond, are dropping into the Old Pueblo.
From Hotel Congress:
If DATSIK (born Troy Beetles) sounds more like a young rapper than one of the world’s preeminent young dubstepstars, it’s for good reason. The Kelowna, British Columbia, native grew up a hardcore rap fan that still pledges allegiance to classic Wu-Tang Clan and it permeates his dark, aggressive music. Now he’s produced a dozen new tracks for his debut full-length album, VITAMIN D on Dim Mak Records, featuring collaborations with Infected Mushroom, DJ Z-Trip and Jonathan Davis of KORN.
And from a press release featuring the 19 year old Brit:
The term bass music is all too-often overused to bracket UK music of a certain low-end frequency together. But for 19 year-old xKore (pronounced as ex-core), his diverse productions and already brimming cannon of exquisitely produced music is deserving of a wide spread and eclectic bracket — if you must choose to include him in one, that is. If it’s frenetic, sharply tweaked drum beats and musically reinforced, melodic bass lines you’re after, you can be safe in the knowledge that xKore’s etched his name into uniquely heavy slabs of futurism soaked, contemporary dance floor music. Just ask the likes of Skream & Benga, Dillon Francis, Borgore and many more household names from across electronic music’s leading lights, all of whom have cottoned on to his mean, lean experimental sound.
Below we've got samples of what you'll be hearing tonight at Congress, starting tonight at 8 p.m. The evening will also feature appearances from Terravita and DJ Getter. Tickets are $20, and you can grab them ahead of the door here.