Troy Beetles, better known by his stage name Datsik, is a Canadian music producer and DJ. His first release was in the spring of 2009; he has since played at venues all over the world, including festivals such as Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, EDC Las Vegas, Stereosonic, Boonstock, Shambhala Music Festival, Electric Zoo and Identity.
Troy Beetles was born on the 9th of June, 1988, in Canada. His stage name derives from his old Xbox Live gamertag.He began producing bass music after dabbling with Hiphop and ended up becoming good friends with Excision in 2008. The two began collaborating and released several tracks together in 2009 and 2010 on Excision’s Rottun Recordings.
In 2009, Datsik had ten number one releases on Beatport. He has remixed and collaborated with artists including The Crystal Method, Noisia, Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, and Diplo, and has performed with Steve Aoki, Rusko, Bassnectar, Skream, DJ Craze, Benny Benassi and Nero, among others.