Datsik’s Ninja Nation Tour Feat. The Vortex 3.0

Datsik’s Ninja Nation Tour has been going on for a few weeks now, and in early January, I got to see the Vortex 3.0 in a studio type room… Which was insane. As I was walking into the building, I didn’t know what to expect. As I got closer, I could see that they had the Vortex lit up and could hear some heavy bass music—just my type of night. I had to sit down. I couldn’t wait to hear how the hell he came up with this, and how he was going to transport it around the country. I gained so much respect for his team, and Datsik himself, because this is a massive undertaking that is all for the kids at shows, who I have no doubt will be going crazy. Want to know more about the Ninja Nation Tour? Check it out!


Themed after Datsik’s obsession with ninjas and all things martial arts, the Ninja Nation Tour is a call to arms for his fans across the continent—whom he calls his Ninja Squad–to experience DATSIK’s homage to hip-hop influence on American dubstep. He’ll highlight material from his new Down 4 My Ninjas EP plus other cool cuts from his firepower arsenal and favorite tracks and bring along VORTEX 3.0–the third issue of his psychedelic stage set–which is getting special upgrades tied in with the ninja theme.


The tracklisting for Down 4 My Ninjas is:

1. Datsik – “Katana” (Feat. Mayor Apeshit)

2. Datsik – “Get Smashed” (Feat. DJ Paul K.O.M of Three 6 Mafia)

3. Datsik – “No Requests” (Feat. KRS-One)

4. Datsik – “Astronomical” (Feat. Walt Grizzly)

5. Datsik & Twine – “When They Drop”


Dates for DATSIK’s Ninja Nation Tour thus far are:

Thu 1/22 Boston, MA House of Blues

Fri 1/23 Montreal, QC Metropolis

Sat 1/24 New York City, NY Terminal 5

Sun 1/25 Burlington, VT Higher Ground

Wed 1/28 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom

Thu 1/29 Syracuse, NY F Shed at The Market

Fri 1/30 Hartford, CT The Dome

Sat 1/31 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

Wed 2/4 Knoxville, TN The International

Thu 2/5 Norfolk, VA Norva

Fri 2/6 Washington, DC Echostage

Sat 2/7 Richmond, VA National

Sun 2/8 Pittsburgh, PA The Altar Bar

Mon 2/9 Pittsburgh, PA The Altar Bar

Wed 2/11 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues

Thu 2/12 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s

Fri 2/13 Atlanta, GA Opera

Sat 2/14 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre

Tue 2/17 Chattanooga, TN Track 29

Wed 2/18 Urbana, IL Canopy Club

Thu 2/19 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room

Fri 2/20 Chicago, IL Concord

Sat 2/21 Chicago, IL Concord

Tue 2/24 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose

Wed 2/25 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre

Thu 2/26 Milwaukee, WI Miramar Theatre

Wed 3/4 Aspen, CO Belly Up

Thu 3/5 Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theater

Fri 3/6 Denver, CO Ogden

Sat 3/7 Denver, CO Ogden

Wed 3/11 San Diego, CA Soma

Thu 3/12 Los Angeles, CA Exchange

Fri 3/13 Riverside, CA Riverside Auditorium

Sat 3/14 San Francisco, CA Warfield

Sun 3/15 Reno, NV The Knitting Factory

Wed 3/18 Victoria, BC Distrikt

Thu 3/19 Edmonton, AB Encore

Fri 3/20 Vancouver, BC Commodore

Sat 3/21 Calgary, AB Flames Central

Fri 3/27 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo

Sat 3/28 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom

Wed 4/1 Lubbock, TX Wild West

Thu 4/2 San Marcos, TX The Marc

Fri 4/3 Houston, TX Stereo Live

Sat 4/4 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls

Wed 4/8 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel

Thu 4/9 Raleigh, NC The Ritz

Fri 4/10 Charlotte, NC Fillmore

Sat 4/11 Murfreesboro, TN Tempt

Check out a preview of how the tour has been going so far!

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Madison Riccardi

Madison Riccardi

Contributing Photographer/Writer
Hailing from Southern California, another Los Angeles native, Madison has been in the EDM scene since 2010. Madison is your main women for anything trap, but she also loves anything from deep house to hardstyle. Madison is not only one of our writers but she is also a photographer as well. If you are ever looking for some bass heavy tunes you can be sure she will direct you to the right Soundcloud. #NapGirls
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