Jeff Abel AKA Excision Hails from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. He frequently works with fellow Canadian producers Datsik and Downlink. Along with Downlink, 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. He also is known for his watts of bass tours. This new tour brings once again his “Executioner” video and light production. This time around, he brings a new 150,000 watt bass system from PK Sound
Abel recently founded another label “Destroid Records”, 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 Records. In January he released a free downlowd with Downlink entitled “Rock You”. Check them both out below.
Dirtyphonics is a French electronic music group from Paris, formed by Charly, Thomas, and Pho in 2004 and joined by Pitchin in 2009. Their music style is based on Electro, Dubstep, Drumstep, and Drum and Bass. In 2008, Dirtyphonics was originally signed on Shimon’s label AudioPorn Records. After releasing remixes on many labels, such as Mau5trap, Cooking Vinyl, Ram, MTA, Ultra Records, they joined Dim Mak Records in 2012. Dirtyphonics has worked with Linkin Park, Skrillex, Kaskade, Benny Benassi, Foreign Beggars, NERO, Modestep, Steve Aoki, Marilyn Manson, and many more through collaborations and remixes.
On March 19, 2013, Dirtyphonics released their debut full-length album Irreverence which merges heavy bass music, drum and bass, dubstep, and electro. The first single from the album, “Dirty,” was released in October 2012, followed by “Walk In The Fire,” “No Stopping Us,” and “Hanging On Me” in 2013 with remixes covering most genres of electronic music. In early 2014, Thomas quit the band to become a painter known as Matheo de Bruvisso
ill.Gates is a Toronto-based composer, performer and educator. Over the past 16 years, he has established a global fan base 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.
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