Datsik, the electronic ninja
Las Vegas is full of big-name DJs playing every night in clubs all around town, but some DJ performances are just too big for a nightclub. That’s why you’ll find Datsik and his Ninja Nation Tour at The Joint, a concert venue that can hold the bass music superstar’s entire live show, along with the artists he brings along as part of the package. Datsik himself has played some of electronic dance music’s biggest festivals, including Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, and he knows how to create a spectacle to augment his dubstep, bass house and hip-hop beats. His current tour features a stage design known as the Shogun, which fits perfectly with the ninja theme.
As a remixer, Datsik has worked with artists including Wu-Tang Clan, Coldplay, Lil Wayne and Lana Del Rey, and his own singles have featured appearances from Snoop Dogg and Korn’s Jonathan Davis, among others. He also runs his own label, Firepower Records, home to a huge roster of electronic dance music talent, including Ninja Nation tourmates Riot Ten and Wooli. Datsik continues releasing his own original music, including recent EP Master of Shadows, honing a distinctive style that involves far more than spinning records in a club.
Hard Rock Hotel, 8 p.m. March 8, $40-$70 plus tax and fee, 18+. 888.929.7849 AXS