Excision (musician)

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Excision
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Excision performing at Spring Awakening in 2013
Background information
Birth name Jeff Abel
Born (1986-04-29) 29 April 1986 (age 32)
Origin Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments Digital Audio Workstation (Ableton Live)
Years active 2004–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website excision.ca

Jeff Abel, (born 29 April 1986) better known by his stage name Excision, is a Canadian producer and DJ. He frequently works with fellow Canadian dubstep producers Datsik and Downlink, along with producer Dion Timmer, hailing from the Netherlands. He is the founder of Rottun Recordings. Active since 2004, his first release was in 2007. He has released an annual "Shambhala" mix album in the third quarter of each year up until last year(2017), where he has now started his own Music Festival (Lost Lands) and releases annual mixes.[1]A producer of dubstep, drum, bass, and breakbeat. Excision is also known for his dark, bass-heavy sound by using the sounds of bass and drums, the aggressiveness of metal, while having hip-hop vibes to it.[2] He also is known for his tours that have immense sound systems and huge visual productions.[3]

Abel founded another record label, Destroid Music, upon its debut release a full length digital album was released with the majority of tracks by Excision himself and collaborations with other artists such as Downlink, Space Laces, Far Too Loud, Bassnectar and Ajapai. Destroid is a dubstep supergroup and live band consisting of Excision, Downlink and KJ Sawka. Destroid is well known for their futuristic robot suits, apocalyptic heavy sounds, and visual productions.[4]

Career[edit]

In 2011 Excision released his debut studio album X Rated on deadmau5's record label mau5trap. The album's release was supported by the North American "X Tour" with Liquid Stranger and Lucky Date, in early 2012.[5]

On 15 November 2013, Excision unveiled a 250,000 watt sound system at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield Colorado for the Boomfest event. The event included a very special back-to-back set from Funtcase and Cookie Monsta along with Deltron 3030, Brillz, ill.Gates and Colorado locals Robotic Pirate Monkey.[6]

Starting in January 2014, Excision began a new tour covering North America with support from Dirtyphonics and Ill Gates. This new tour featured his "Executioner" video and light production. This time around, he brings a new 150,000 watt sound system from PK Sound.[7]

In 2015 Excision released his second studio album Codename X on his own label Rottun Recordings.[8]

2015 would be the last time fans would experience the "Executioner" this farewell tour included support from Minnesota, Protohype and various artists on certain dates.

2016 would be the debut tour of "The Paradox". The new production system made its way across North America selling out countless venues with the support of Bear Grillz and Figure on most dates.

On 25 October 2016 Excision released his third studio album, Virus, on Rottun Records. Virus contained 16 songs and collaborations with artists including Dion Timmer, Datsik, Space Laces, Protohype and others.[9]

In 2017 Excision announced the inaugural year of his own dinosaur themed music festival, "Lost Lands". Lost Lands took place at Legend Valley, Ohio 29 September through 1 October 2017. The lineup consists of many of the top bass music djs including: Excision, Datsik, Seven Lions, Rezz, Zeds Dead, 12th Planet, Destroid, Kill The Noise, and many more.[10]

Discography[edit]

Singles (2008) Do it Now, This is War

(2009) Swagga, Invaderz, YIn Yang, Obvious, Boom, Calypso, Game Over, Crunch, Wasted, Serious Business

(2010) Heavy Artillery, Reploid, Boom, Swagga (Remixes), Subsonic, Force, Aliens, Too Late

(2011) Rude Symphony, Darkness, Subsonic, Emergency Remixes, Crowd Control, Before the sun

(2012) Brutal, Headbanga, Get To The Point, Raise Your Fist

(2013) Get Stupid, Destroid 9 Blast Off, Vindicate

(2014) Night Shine Destroid 7 Bounce (VIP) , Destroid 10 Funk Hole (VIP)

(2015) Robo Kitty , Bring the Madness

(2016) Throwin' Elbows, Rave Thing, Final Boss, Drowning, Neck Brace, G Shit, Africa, Death Wish, The Paradox

(2017) Hoods Up

(2018) Rumble, Lost Lands 2017 Mix

Albums (2011) X Rated

(2012) X Rated: The Remixes

(2013) Destroid-The Invasion

(2014) Destroid-The Invasion Remixes, Excision 2014 Mix Compilation

(2015) Codename X, Excision 2015 Mix Compilation

(2016) Virus, My World EP, Plug Me In EP

(2017) Virus: The Remixes

Lost Lands Music Festival[edit]

The Lost Lands Music Festival is a dinosaur themed three day event held at Legend Valley Concert Venue located in Thornville, Ohio[11] that features dj's from all over the world.Some Notable Djs that have performed at the event include Zeds Dead, 12th Planet (musician), Seven Lions and of course Excision performs all three days of the festival. Excision started this event in 2017, and it has been a hit since. The first year the festival sold out all 25,000 tickets.The festival is unique in its way as people are able to stay and camp on site. The event features 1,000,000 watts of bass accompanied by two full sized main stages.

Achievements[edit]

"Destroid 1 Raise Your Fist" peaked at #50 on the Billboard top 50 hot dance/eletronic songs on August 10, 2013 [12]

Won best Dubstep Track at the 2012 first annual DMA's (Dubstep Music Awards) [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blistein, Jon (7 October 2013). "Uncharted Territory: OrelSan Climbs; Excision Drops New Mix". Billboard magazine. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Excision biography | Last.fm". Last.fm. Retrieved 2018-05-04. 
  3. ^ Aidan, Julian (16 April 2012). "Dubstep DJ Excision brought 100,000 watts of bass to the Fillmore". The Michigan Daily. Archived from the original on 16 March 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Destroid Official Website". Destroid Official Website. 
  5. ^ "Shows | EXCISION". Excision.ca. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Silverstein, Sean. "Excision to Headline Boom Festival at 1STBANK Center". Rage Colorado. Archived from the original on 4 March 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.excision.ca
  8. ^ "Rottun Recordings". Rottun Recordings. 
  9. ^ "Excision Virus". Excision Official Website. 
  10. ^ "Lost Lands Music Festival 2017". Lost Lands. 
  11. ^ "Lost Lands Festival | Sept.14-16 2018". www.lostlandsfestival.com. Retrieved 2018-04-23. 
  12. ^ "Excision". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-04-23. 
  13. ^ "Excision". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-05-02. 

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