Last year Excision brought the bass on his 2013 tour, a whopping 100 THOUSAND WATTS! Some of us had the opportunity to experience it, and we remember our bodies literally SHAKING. We could feel our insides moving, losing feeling in our legs but the only thing we could do was just dance! This year, he’s stepped it up. You might ask, “with what?” Well, what better way to ramp up your tour with more gut wrenching and rattling bass?! 150 THOUSANDS WATTS of it will be bashing from city to city throughout North America. Luckily for the Northwest, we’ll be some of the first to experience his new live production, music, bass and of course LASERS! Below you can enter in one (or all) of our contests to see Excision perform at ALL of his shows throughout the Northwest! Excision Executioner 2014 tour is about to blow your minds!
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The name itself presents a terrifying image- a mangled, forced extraction, quite literally “removal by cutting”. It should come as no surprise that the sounds behind this name are just as filthy, brutal, and unforgiving as the namesake suggests. Excision shows are like no other- a virtual apocalypse of twisting and morphing sounds turn massive crowds into a frenzy, as virtual walls of bass are relentlessly impaled time and time again upon their fragile bodies and ears. Your ears will ring and your eyes will roll into the back of your head as you are suspended in what can only be called a true sensory overload. Bass will rain down from above for hours as Excision’s skills as a DJ and producer shine like an unholy light from the underworld. The true champion of bass music, Excision hails from Kelowna, British Columbia. The founder of the ROTTUN label, a bass music conglomerate that has shaped the sound of modern Bass music, Excision has created a vast roster of allies that has only bolstered his spot as a warrior of bass music. Armed with a library of destruction and filth, Excision has time and time again tested the limits of electronic music with vastly different sets that encompass a full range of genres. The things you see and hear during the precious time you are engaged by Excision’s sounds will eclipse your mind for a lifetime, as you are constantly enlightened by the true fervor and energy that only an Excision set can provide.
Special guest artists ill.Gates and Dirtyphonics will be joining Excision on tour!
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ill.Gates is a Toronto-based composer, performer and educator. Over the past 16 years, he has established a global fanbase and a reputation as one of the most dynamic electronic music artists around. He regularly tours across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Gates has headlined at such festivals as Burning Man, Shambala, the World Electronic Music Festival and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. His first full-length release, Autopirate (Muti Music, 2008) charted and continues to sell strongly. His upcoming triple album The ill.Methodology and accompanying online course are highly anticipated. Gates was recently selected as one of the Next 100 by URB Magazine.
Many of his contemporaries cite ill.Gates as a key artistic influence and inspiration in their music. While on tour, Gates frequently teaches workshops to grateful and attentive audiences, in which he shares his highly effective approach to producing quality finished music as well as insights into the mentality and strategies necessary to succeed in the music business.
ill.Gates appears on: Muti Music, Amorphous Music/Child’s Play/Om Records, Addictech, Noodles, Innerflight, Low Motion, Made In Glitch, Tube10 & Chi & Recordings.
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With their incredible production level, a unique live PA recognized as one of the most energetic to be seen, an unstoppable way to innovate in several styles of bass music and a “best newcomers producers” award under their belt, Dirtyphonics is with no doubt one of the most exciting bands in today’s electronic scene.
“If you’ve seen these five French originators live, you have witnessed the future of live drum & bass perfor- mance that leaves competitors in the dust.” Knowledge Magazine
Charly, Thomas, Pho and Pitchin started touring the world in 2006 with their incomparable live act, combining the efficiency of a DJ set to the spirit and energy of a rock concert.
In 2008, the band takes a new scope when “French Fuck” gets signed to Shimon’s label (AudioPorn). After its release, the 12″ climbs the charts to reach the first place and stays number one for a couple of weeks, bringing them immediatly at the forefront of the scene.
“In this day and age and with how far we’ve come with music, it’s hard to do something new and that’s exactly what they’d done right from the start.” Shimon
Quickly after, comes out a series of 12″s, reaching systematically the top 10 charts: “Quarks”, “The Secret”, “Teleportation” “Lottery”, “Tarantino”, “Vandals”, “Oakwood” show the band’s versatility and production quality. All those tracks got heavy support from the world’s most famous DJs of the electronic music scene: Pete Tong, Steve Aoki, Skrillex, Rusko, Benga, Datsik, Flux Pavillion, Doctor P, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Kissy Sell Out, Annie Nightingale, Andy C, Chase & Status, Subfocus, Pendulum..
All at the same time, the band keeps to intensively tour the world from trendy clubs to the biggest fes- tivals (Electric Daisy Carnival, Glastonbury, Mon- egros, SXSW, Dour, Plages Electroniques, Solidays, Starscape, Les Nuits Zebrees, Beatpatrol, Audioriver, Together As One, Nordik Impact, Arena, Government, Metrocity, Brixton Academy, Pirate Station, Beyond Wonderland, Big Chill, Global Gathering…) and in the summer 2010, moved to Los Angeles for their ac- claimed “French Do It Better” tour around the USA and Canada.
Since then, the band has been asked to remix tracks for big names such as Benny Benassi, Skrillex, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Crystal Method, Krafty Kuts, Nero, The Bloody Beetroots… and appears on labels such as Warner, Ultra, MTA, Virgin, Ram Records or Dim Mak.
“Parisian crew Dirtyphonics are bucking the trend with a tranche of heavyweight music and an incendi- ary live show.” Mixmag
Back from their acclaimed world wild tour which took them around Europe, America, Asia, and Oceania over 4 months, the future looks bright and busy both on the road and in the studio as the band is putting the final touches on genre defying music for their debut album.
“Dirtyphonics have in the past year created some of the most boundary pushing, genre hopping records in dance music” Viper recordings.
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