Steez Promo presents:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Doors @ 8pm