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Excision presents: THE PARADOX
Excision. 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.
Cookie Monsta Official
Known for his infectious, minimal, woofer-pumping brand of dubstep, Nottingham, U.K. producer Tony Cook became Cookie Monsta in 2008. He began messing around with music by programming songs on the Playstation video game Music 2000 (known as MTV Music Generator in the United States), and while he would toy around with the idea of making tunes for the next few years, it was hearing the bright melodies and speaker-ruining bass of artists like Rusko that influenced him to push it harder. In 2008, he took the name Cookie Monsta and unleashed the mixtape Maryland Chocolate Chip Mix, which featured hard beats, low bass, and clever titles like "Ginger Pubes" and "Stinky Ferret." The songs "I Know Jujitsu," "Blurgh!," and "Fixed Penalty! I Was Like Rah!" appeared on his 2009 mixtape Wheres My Cookie...?, and in 2010 fellow producer Flux Pavilion would help influence the rising Cookie Monsta to sign with Circus Records. The label would release his Riot! EP in 2012, with the single "Yow Momma" following in 2013.
12th Planet is the electronic music pioneer whose off-axis beats and subsonic frequencies orbit on the forefront of global bass culture. Recently named “Los Angeles dubstep god” by Rolling Stone, 12th Planet AKA John Dadzie and his influential label SMOG Records are widely credited for bringing the British movement stateside, and continue to be a crucial force in the evolution of electronic music. 12th Planet's DJ sets now include a myriad of styles that reflect the current, diverse landscape of EDM music and continue to display his role as an essential tastemaker in the dance music world.
12th Planet burst onto the scene in 2006, releasing tracks that helped ignite the North American EDM explosion and collaborating with the likes of Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Datsik and Plastician. In 2012, 12th Planet’s seminal track “Reasons” (Doctor P Remix) was named by SPIN Magazine as one of the ‘30 Greatest Dubstep Songs of All Time’ -- after all, “nothing set the tone for domestic bass culture quite like this Planet's orbit,” said SPIN. 12th Planet has gone on to be recognized as “King of Dubstep” by SPIN and “US dubstep godfather” by UK’s dance music bible Mixmag after headlining tours across the globe and performing at major festivals including Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival and more.
Since 2006, 12th Planet has also led what’s become one of the most thriving underground movements in electronic music, with MTV calling the crew a “pioneering incubator of bass music in America." The SMOG crew, with 12th Planet at the helm, continues to produce top quality events in Los Angeles and beyond, always pushing forward as an internationally recognized leader in U.S. bass music. However, John Dadzie's role has extended beyond just bass music to encompass the whole of EDM, including what he recently described to OC Weekly as "transition music," -- a sound that incorporates diverse styles and BPMs. His DJ set is no longer classifiable by genre but best dubbed "a trip to the 12th Planet and back."
With 5 consecutive Beatport number 1s, over six million streams in the last 12 months off the back of their lively social media interaction, and collaborations and remixes for Zomboy, Datsik, SKisM, Excision, Destroid, Astronaut, Getter and more under their belt, few can deny that Barely Alive are one of the most exciting and fastest growing bass music acts to emerge over the last year.
The duo originating from Massachusetts, USA initially made a name for themselves when they released their debut EP through Disciple Recordings in early 2014 to global acclaim, hitting the number one spot across 4 different genre charts on Beatport in just 24 hours. This made Barely Alive an over night success, and to this date they have been labelled just under Skrillex as the second hottest dubstep artists of 2014 on Beatport.
International touring soon followed across the United States, Europe and the rest of the world, with Barely Alive making up one of the core artists of the Disciple Alliance tours, the Datsik Ninja Nation tour along side Trolley Snatcha and Kennedy Jones, and multiple headline tours in Australia, New Zealand, France and more. They have received regular DJ support from acts such as Skrillex, Datsik, Excision, Far Too Loud and Zomboy, as well as making regular appearances on huge online music platforms such as UKF, EDM.com, NEST HQ, This Song Is Sick, and a guest mix for the renowned BBC Radio 1.
This is just the start for Barely Alive, who within their first year at Disciple found themselves well on their way to becoming a future headline act.
Connor Schatzel is a musical perfectionist who mastered the guitar, piano, and drums at an early age in Arcadia, CA. To hone his skills as a producer Connor attended Icon Collective, the music production school in Burbank. He began to gain popularity as LUMBERJVCK shortly after graduating, making a cameo appearance in Borgore’s UZA music video as well as winning the EDC Chicago Discovery Project.
As LUMBERJVCK, Schatzel continued to make a name for himself by putting out some free releases on EDM.com of his filthiest trap and dubstep. These releases helped build his most dedicated followers, the “JVCKSQUAD.” As his single, “Click Clvck,” made its way around the world as a staple of Skrillex’s 2014 Mothership Tour, LUMBERJVCK was ready to start touring. 2016 was a huge year for the JVCKSQUAD. Among all of his touring, LUMBERJVCK has now gone to Australia for a tour, made his major festival debut at Beyond Wonderland in San Bernardino, played the Tacoma Dome in Seattle, stopped in Paris and Switzerland for shows, went b2b2b with 12th Planet & Protohype at EDC Las Vegas, killed Insomniac’s new event - Project Z, and sold out much of the ten year anniversary SMOG Tour with 12th Planet. LUMBERJVCK also launched Insomniac’s new record label, Bassrush Records, with support from Diplo, Bassnectar, Tommy Trash, Excision, Datsik, The Crystal Method, Downlink, Figure, Far Too Loud, Pegboard Nerds, and LAXX, among others. His other releases include Old Gregg, Skinny Pigs with 12th Planet & Protohype, Stank Gum with 12th Planet, and a remix of Getter’s Suh Dude that has over 638 thousand plays.
2017 looks like it will be another huge year for LUMBERJVCK! He is finishing up the SMOG Tour and is already scheduled to perform select dates on Excision’s Paradox Tour. With so many accomplishments already under his belt, it is hard to imagine what 2017 will look like. Rest assured, it will be bigger than the last. ALL PLAID EVERYTHING.
Dion Timmer is an extravagant electronic artist from the Netherlands who is constantly breaking the barriers.
This young producer isn't tied to genres but he finds himself favouring most areas of bass music.
Dion is prepared to fight for the spotlight and has the professional sounds to prove he's the real deal.
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