Datsik’s Dirty Dubstep

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" />Bass bombs detonated throughout the night recently at New York’s Highline Ballroom, issuing from the stacks during Smash Gordon’s electro-dubstep set and whipping the bridge and tunnel crowd into spasms when headliner Datsik got behind the decks. The 22-year-old Canadian summoned from Serato his signature dark and robotic dubstep and had the room moving up and down like a cornfield in a windstorm. We talked to Datsik…

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J.Rocc: “The one thing you didn’t know about J.Dilla”

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" />J.Rocc performed as the third member of Jaylib, along with Madlib and the late, great beatmaker J.Dilla. His official artist debut, Some Cold Rock Stuf (Stones Throw), ranges far and wide, reflecting his huge music collection and technical know-how, both of which surfaced in the early ’90s. DJ Times recently spoke with J.Rocc (aka LA’s Jason Jackson), and we asked him about working with the legendary DJ/producer Dilla.

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Breaking: Bin Laden Bamboozled, Wolfgang Gartner Pumps Jams

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" />It was hard to imagine at the time, but toward the end of Wolfgang Gartner’s Sunday-night set at New Jersey’s Bamboozle festival, it became apparent that something else was going on beyond the DJ booth.

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Dirty Vegas, Live: Playing in the Other Team’s Ballpark

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left; height: 117px; padding: 0 10px 50px 0; width: 175px;" /> Within the last few days, a pair of prominent EDM acts played two traditional rock venues in NYC—Dirty Vegas at the Mercury Lounge (4/27) and Wolfgang Gartner (4/28) at Irving Plaza. How did they turn out? DJ Times was there for the festivities.

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