Excision (musician)

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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 31)
Origin Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Instruments Digital Audio Workstation (Ableton Live)
Years active 2004–present
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] He also is known for his tours that have immense sound systems and huge visual productions.[2]

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.[3]


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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

In 2015 Excision released his second studio album Codename X on his own label Rottun Recordings.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9]


Studio albums
  • X Rated (2011)
  • Codename X (2015)
  • Virus (2016)


  1. ^ Blistein, Jon (7 October 2013). "Uncharted Territory: OrelSan Climbs; Excision Drops New Mix". Billboard magazine. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Destroid Official Website". Destroid Official Website. 
  4. ^ "Shows | EXCISION". Excision.ca. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Silverstein, Sean. "Excision to Headline Boom Festival at 1STBANK Center". Rage Colorado. Archived from the original on 4 March 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.excision.ca
  7. ^ "Rottun Recordings". Rottun Recordings. 
  8. ^ "Excision Virus". Excision Official Website. 
  9. ^ "Lost Lands Music Festival 2017". Lost Lands. 

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