Seven months after sexual assault allegations, Datsik may already be eyeing a comeback

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Earlier this year, it seemed Datsik‘s fate was perpetually sealed after not only his management team nixed him, but his own label dropped his name from their roster amid a damning swirl of sexual assault allegations. Bookings, collaborations, and distribution networks were all cancelled at once — though now the former Firepower lead, real name Troy Beetles, might be trying to mount a comeback.

Die-hard fans of the disgraced star have recently been disseminating screenshots purportedly from Datsik himself, claiming he’s since gotten sober and is currently plotting his return. Within a recently surfaced, alleged Instagram exchange, the Canadian producer reveals that while he’s been hacking away at new material, he has no plans of a definite release date thus far, and fails to mention which label he intends to share the music with.

While Datsik may not be facing legal proceedings at this time, the news begs the question of whether any plans to re-enter the spotlight amid such weighty allegations would be ill-conceived. Or perhaps even futile altogether. It should also be noted Datsik himself has not substantiated the validity of these photos. See the exchanges below.

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Datsik May Be Trying To Make A Comeback In The Music Industry

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Following several allegations of sexual assault and misconduct, Datsik has taken a hiatus from touring and producing. Ever since the allegations, Datsik was dropped by his management, label, and cancelled all of his remaining shows. Today, screenshots were shared by fans who had conversations with Datsik through Instagram DMs. Apparently, Datik responded to one fan

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Dion Timmer releases his dynamic track ‘Shiawase’ on Monstercat

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Netherlands-based producer Dion Timmer has accomplished more than most kids his age. By the age of 10 Timmer had discovered dubstep and realized his passion for music. Fast forward about 7 years and now he has collaborated with Snails, Bro Safari, Adventure Club and gone on tour with Excision

If that’s not enough, then hitting play on his latest release on Monstercat, “Shiawase,” should be enough to reinforce the fact that the kid is talented to say the very least. Following his theme of pitched up vocal chops along with his exceptionally technical sound design, he creates a light-hearted and dynamic song that feels as if it was exported directly from a video game.

If that cup of coffee didn’t do it’s job this morning, then Dion Timmer has you covered. 

New reports allege Datsik’s management was aware of sexual abuse claims

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Datsik‘s fall from grace is like watching someone trip down an escalator — the tumbles just keeps coming, the fall doesn’t stop. Recently, reports of rampant sexual misconduct and drug use on tour have more than just sidelined the “Monster” producer, they’ve essentially wiped Troy Beetles off the planet, for now. In the wake of multiple claims being corroborated by women around the country over a time period that spans more than four years, Datsik’s entire spring tour has fallen apart, his label and booking agency have distanced themselves from him, and Beetles moved into a full-on social media backpedal in response. His management team also denounced the star DJ, though now their involvement in the case seems considerably more murky.

The latest news to break from the Canadian producer’s emerging sexual abuse scandal indicates that his team at Deckstar Management was made aware of Datsik’s behavior as early as October, 2017, and it seems that measures were taken to subdue those claims at the time. EDM.com reports they’ve come into possession of emails from one of Datsik’s accusers detailing her experience with the dubstep producer after a show at Fabric in London in 2013. The woman in question, who’s identity has been protected, details a similar pattern of incoherent inebriation followed by a hazy recollection of unconsensual sex in a hotel room with Datsik thereafter. This particular victim however decided to engage in an email exchange with Deckstar Managment in October, 2017, asking only for a simple apology letter from Beetles as settlement.

The exchange apparently went south when an unnamed public relations firm’s crisis management team reached out to the victim within a day of her contacting Deckstar, reportedly asking her, “what is it that you’re looking for?” in regards to going public with her claims against Beetles. According to the woman’s account, she never received any further communication, let alone any apology. According to the PR firm in question, they were never under contract by Deckstar involving this matter and had no involvement in the response to these allegations.

Whether Deckstar was aware of Datsik’s alleged misconduct last year remains unclear at this time, though one thing is certain — if Datsik’s perennial escalator fall continues, he could wind up dragging down a lot more than just his own career with him.

 

NGHTMRE Replaces Datsik In B2B With Excision On Festival Lineup For Bass Canyon

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Considering that Datsik’s career is rightfully over, a lot of the scheduled festival performances are scrambling to fit the slot which was left when he was dropped. Many were curious how the scheduled performances of Excision B2B Datsik were going to play out over this festival season. We might have a glimpse of understanding on

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New Track Called ‘Sorry’ Uploaded To Datsik’s Apple Music Profile

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This week has seen a major fall from grace for Datsik. The artist who once sat atop of the industry as one of the biggest names in dubstep, was accused of sexual assault by several dozen women over the last 5 years or so (though some do back farther than even that). Within hours of

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Ephwurd Drops Datsik and Will Move Forward As A Solo Artist

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After sexual misconduct allegations have come against Datsik on Wednesday, Datsik was dropped from his management group, booking agency, and record label (that he founded). In addition to the string of events, a number of artists have removed themselves from his Ninja Nation tour. In turn, Datsik was forced to cancel his tour entirely. Today,

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Datsik cancels tour, steps down from Firepower and social media in wake of sexual assault claims [UPDATED]

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If you thought the #TimesUp movement was confined to the highest circles of Hollywood’s elite, you’re dead wrong. The movement that’s sparked the long-overdue call for a cultural shift in how we approach sexual harassment is gaining traction in schools, workplaces, and on social media by the day — moving toward a state of real accountability for wrongdoing.

Now, Datsik‘s time appears to be up. News recently broke of the Canadian DJ, born Troy Beetles, alleged sexual misconduct on tour. The initial allegation was quickly corroborated by numerous women on social media all over the country, detailing instances over the span of more than four years worth of touring. Less than 24 hours after the accusations surfaced, Datsik has disappeared from the electronic music scene. Here’s the timeline of events that have essentially wiped Datsik off the map indefinitely.

March 14, 2018  —  News breaks

Beetles’ life, as he knew it, rapidly began deteriorating after tweets from user PortersWorlds began to go viral. The tweets alleged a history of sexual misconduct, replete with damning screenshots from the accused, that multiple women began to corroborate with their own personal accounts. Accusations are just that, and, as of publication, Datsik has yet to be charged with any crimes stemming from the allegations.

What’s irrefutable, however, is at this point a pattern of behavior has been identified and corroborated many times over. Claims that female meet and greet guests were given access credentials that say “TULSA” — allegedly so as to spell out “a slut” when viewed in a mirror — began cropping up, and claims of rampant drug use and unwarranted physical advances on multiple tour stops started to mount.

As social media activity picked up, Datsik’s tourmate on his current Ninja Nation tour, Space Jesus announced he was pulling out from the remainder of the tour until his team has the opportunity to investigate the claims made by a growing number of alleged victims. Scrambling to add his own perspective to the burgeoning story, Datsik released a statement via social media, a move that turned out to be considerably more damaging. The statement flatly reads, “there have been recent allegations against me for things I have not done,” adding that “[being out on] tour is a safe and fucking rad zone for us all.”

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March 15, 2018  —  Ninja Nation Tour, Firepower, social media lockdown

Following the Twitter storm that ignited these allegations, and the subsequent loss of one tourmate, Beetles’ team released a second statement that the remainder of the Ninja Nation tour is now canceled, gutting the final 16 dates that were slated for the summer. Shortly after the announcement, Firepower Records, founded by Datsik in 2012, announced it would be parting ways with Beetles in light of the accusations brought against him, transferring creative direction responsibilities to label manager Sharra Grace.

 

After losing the endorsement of his own imprint, Datsik’s own Twitter account went private — notably, this means previous tweets, a number of which were, to say the least, troublesome, will no longer show up in search engine results.

Circle Talent Agency and Deckstar announced they have severed ties with the artist as well.

“In light of recent allegations that have come forth, we have decided to sever our relationship with Datsik at this time,” Deckstar said in a statement. “Although we lack concrete information to confirm or deny these allegations, the nature and volume of the accusations demand swift and decisive action. We have always held ourselves and clients to the highest standards and believe that at this time it is in the best interest of our company and staff to move on.”

It is worth reiterating that accusations are not charges. It is not the purpose of this post to speculate on innocence or guilt. But silence is complicity, and the music industry may wind up experiencing its own “Weinstein Effect” in the coming months. In the last six months alone, Nelly, Ethan Kath of Crystal Castles, The Gaslamp Killer and many more have been embattled in similar legal situations, and while Beetles deserves the opportunity to speak his side of any story, as of now we can conclusively say Datsik is indefinitely done.

March 15, 2018  — Bais Haus releases statement that Datsik will no longer be apart of Ephwurd.

 

Jauz Set to Replace Datsik at Electric Forest Festival, Releases String of Tweets Related to Incident

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This past week, the entire EDM community was shaken to the core as Datsik, founder of Firepower Records and one of the modern pioneers of Dubstep, was bombarded with numerous allegations of sexual assault and harassment against women throughout the years. As news quickly spread, Datsik was promptly dropped from not only his record label,

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Carbin & Riot Ten Remove Themselves From Datsik’s Ninja Nation Tour

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Following a number of allegations of sexual misconduct against Datsik, many of the supporting artists on Datsik’s Ninja Nation have began to pull out. Following the allegations, Space Jesus first removed himself from the tour, while both Riot Ten and Carbin followed later that night. Riot Ten wrote “until further investigation, i am pulling off

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