Excision (musician)

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Birth name Jeff Abel
Also known as Excision, Destroid (with Downlink and KJ Sawka)
Born (1986-04-29) April 29, 1986 (age 30)
Origin Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Dubstep, drum and bass, drumstep, trap, Glitch Hop, hardstyle
Occupation(s) Music producer, Performer
Instruments Digital Audio Workstation (Ableton Live)
Years active 2004–present
Labels Rottun Recordings; EX7; mau5trap; Destroid Music; Monstercat
Associated acts Destroid, Datsik, Downlink, Dion Timmer, Messinian, SKisM, Ajapai, Space Laces, Bassnectar, Far Too Loud, Pegboard Nerds, Tech N9ne, Dirtyphonics, Flux Pavillion, Space Laces, The Frim, Protohype
Website excision.ca, www.destroid.com

Jeff Abel, better known by his stage name Excision, is a Canadian producer and DJ.

Excision frequently works with fellow Canadian dubstep producers Datsik and Downlink, along with rising producer Dion Timmer, hailing from the Netherlands. He is the founder of Rottun Recordings. Active since 2004, his first release was in 2007. He had released an annual "Shambhala" mix album in the third quarter of each year.[1] He also is known for his watts of bass tours.[2]

Abel recently founded another 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. Another single was released in December 2013 by Excision & Space Laces entitled "Get Stupid". There are more releases scheduled to be released on Destroid Music.


In early 2012, Excision started the North American "X Tour" with Liquid Stranger and Lucky Date.[3]

On November 15, 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.[4]

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.[5]


Main article: Excision discography


  1. ^ Blistein, Jon (7 October 2013). "Uncharted Territory: OrelSan Climbs; Excision Drops New Mix". Billboard magazine. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Aidan, Julian. "Dubstep DJ Excision brought 100,000 watts of bass to the Fillmore". Michigan Daily. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Shows | EXCISION". Excision.ca. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  4. ^ Silverstein, Sean. "Excision to Headline Boom Festival at 1STBANK Center". Rage Colorado. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.excision.ca

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