The Vortex. Per Datisk: “It’s really trippy. It looks like I’m floating in the middle of this concoction.” The images are projected both from in front and from behind, he adds, which makes the presentation “look seamless, really unlike anything I’ve ever done before. I basically wanted to make the trippiest possible thing I could, and this is the idea that came to mind.” (Billboard)
The Vortex was based off a sketch by Datsik himself, elaborated on by Vello Virkhaus, Peter Sistrom and fabricated by 41 sets. V Squared Labs’ team of animators designed and produced visuals combining themes of Space, Optical Art, Machines, Robots and Fire ultimately bringing the “Vortex” to life. The Vortex has premiered to sold out audiences and toured the US and Canada and yielded great audience and magazine reviews.
For Datsik’s 2013 Fall Tour, V Squared Labs expanded on the vortex with a full lighting package designed to enhance the centrality of the design. Arced truss mounted with DMX-controlled fixtures radiate from the vortex with tight beams, bright strobes and low-res pixel patterns.
Firepower Tour 2012
Client: Datsik Enterprises LTD
Visual Experience “VORTEX” by V Squared Labs
Client DJ Datsik: Troy Beetles
Executive Producer: Saad A. On The Beat
Director: Vello Virkhaus
Animation Director: Emile van de Coevering
Producer: Dustin Highbridge
VJ: Jesse Nikette
System Programmer: Peter Sistrom, Max Chang
Lighting Programmer: Bryant Place
Animation:Henry Jalink, Chok Wah Man, Marike Verbiest
Camera Operator:Chris Navarro
Case Study Editor:Smitty
Set Fabrication:41 Sets
Set Supervisor:Michael Sanford
Production Assistants: Navid Aflatooni, Art Perez, James Warren
Thank you everyone for your support of EDM and Art!
©2013 Produced by V Squared Labs Inc.