Datsik dropped from label following sexual assault allegations
This article discusses sexual assault.
Firepower Records — which Datsik co-founded in 2012 — made the announcement across their social media this morning, writing that they are “utterly devastated” at the statements of the alleged victims.
“Due to recent allegations, Datsik has stepped down from Firepower Records and will no longer have an active role within the label,” they wrote. “All operations and creative direction for the label will be taken over by co-owner and Label Manager, Sharra Grace.
“Firepower does not tolerate sexual assault under any circumstances and we are utterly devastated by these statements that have come to light.”
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— Firepower Records (@FirepowerRecs) March 15, 2018
Datsik’s management and booking agency, Deckstar and Circle Talent, have also cut ties with the producer.
“In light of recent allegations that have come forth, we have decided to sever our relationship with Datsik at this time,” Deckstar wrote in a statement to Billboard. “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.”
The producer also announced on Facebook this morning that he was cancelling all upcoming dates on his Ninja Nation tour and pulling out of any scheduled festival slots — including Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival.
“The last 24 hours have been a whirlwind of emotion and reflection,” he wrote. “I am canceling all the remaining tour dates and pulling myself off all future festivals. To anyone who has supported me, has faith in me or has offered to help me, I thank you.”
A number of high profile dance acts — including Excision, Flux Pavilion, and Alison Wonderland — have publicly condemned Datsik over the allegations.
Consent is NOT someone being so drunk they don’t know their name. Consent is NOT giving a someone a drug they’ve never had in their life and hooking up while they’re out of it. Consent doesn’t involve force in ANY form. What the fuck is so difficult to understand here
— KREWELLA (@Krewella) March 15, 2018
ALSO FOR FUTURE REFERENCE TO MEN WHO ARE WAITING TO BE CALLED OUT FOR ASSAULTING WOMEN: These weak ass dismissive non-apologies MAKE U LOOK WORSE. By not acknowledging the traumatic experiences of these women you’re hurting them even more.
— KITTENS (@iamKITTENS) March 15, 2018
— Excision (@Excision) March 15, 2018
People need to be held accountable for their actions. Putting people on pedestals creates a toxic environment, leading to a misguided sense of entitlement and dominance. This needs to stop and it starts with your ⚡voice⚡ We cant let it destroy this wonderful world we live in.
— Flux Pavilion (@Fluxpavilion) March 15, 2018
Here’s the thing: don’t be a dickhead and I shall support u as a human
— ALISON WONDERLAND (@awonderland) March 14, 2018
The allegations began circulating yesterday morning, after Twitter user shared a thread in which some women accused the producer of forcing himself on fans while they were intoxicated. The thread spurred numerous women to come forward with similar accusations.
Datsik has strenuously denied the allegations.