The House of Blues, located right next to Fenway Parks green monster and one of Boston’s best concert venues was packed full this past friday night when Datsik hit town for his Digital Assassins Tour. This was Datsiks second tour following his Firepower Most Wanted Tour that just ended a couple months ago. With a stacked line up, this night was going to be incredible for those heavy dubstep lovers…and hip hop lovers. The line up included artists, Getter, Herobust, and his special guest GZA of Wu Tang.
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The night started with Getter, and the House of Blues was getting packed fast. Within 30 minutes of the show starting the floor area was at more than half capacity and was only getting more and more packed with ravers and music lovers. Getter, known for his gutteral synths and sprinkling melodies, threw down some serious tracks to get the night going, but nothing to intense to take away from the headliner. Even with an opening dj, the crowd was still getting into it and you could tell they were already starting to enjoy what was going to be a crazy night.
Next up on the decks was Herobust, a hip hop inspired bass music artist. This would be the second time that I got to see him live, the first time would be during his tour with Pretty Lights on the Analog Future Tour. My first impressions of Herobust was “undecided” but after seeing him for a second time, the energy that he puts into his set helped me make my decision. Seeing him live again proved to me that his energy really got the crowd going. I definitely would have no problem seeing him for a 3rd time. His set was none the less a perfect setup for the special guest of the night.
The wait in between sets seemed odd as it took a while for GZA and his live band to make it on stage. A little odd but it made people more and more antsy. Not to many people get to see an actual Wu Tang member perform so most of the crowd was excited. Once the band hit stage they got setup and immediately started off with a jazzy tune. Then came on GZA, and with that was a very warm welcome from the crowd. He performed some of my favorite Wu Tang songs such as C.R.E.A.M. The only thing I noticed about GZA’s performance was that he seemed to feel a bit uncomfortable. It could have just been me but maybe it was because this group of people he was performing for was not his normal demographic. I could be wrong though, maybe I am just terrible at reading people. None the less his performance was one of the best experiences that I have had and I am sure many others could say the same.
And then the anticipation was over, the man the crowd has been waiting for, and the man inside the vortex. Datsik was up and he started out with a bang. His illuminated vortex and strobes were an incredible sight for the eyes and one of the best stage setups I have seen in a while. His set consisted of some serious bass, and you would expect that from hearing his music through some speakers at home, but you really feel it when you see him live. You can feel it in your body, the right notes at the right time really hit you in a way that makes you scream for more. There are not to many dj’s that can make you feel that way, but Datsik has found a way to bring a crowd together and jump for more.
Overall, this show is a must see if he is coming to a town near you. We are pleased to have been able to do photo coverage and witness the insanity that took place that night.