Datsik dropped from label following sexual assault allegations

This article discusses sexual assault. 

Canadian producer Datsik has been dropped from his label and booking agency following a wave of sexual assault allegations. 

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.”

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.”

Ninja Nation support acts Space Jesus and Riot Ten had previously revealed they were leaving the tour.

A number of high profile dance acts — including Excision, Flux Pavilion, and Alison Wonderland — have publicly condemned Datsik over the allegations.

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.