Excision – X Rated Remixes is out 3rd September on mau5trap.
A remix is being uploaded everyday until release on Excision’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/
- Excision – Execute (High Rankin Remix)
- Excision – Sleepless (Xilent Remix)
- Excision – Sleepless (Loadstar Remix)
- Excision – X Rated (Space Laces Remix)
- Excision & Datsik – 8 Bit Superhero (Eptic Remix)
- Excision & Datsik – Deviance (Dirtyphonics Remix)
- Excision & Downlink – Swerve (Specimen A Remix)
- Excision & Downlink- The Underground (Elite Force Remix)
- Excision & SkisM – Sexism (Far Too Loud Remix)
- Excision- Ohhh Nooo (Lucky Date Remix)
- Excision – X Rated ft. Messinian (Calyx & TeeBee Remix)
In October of last year Canadian DJ and producer Excision cemented his position at the forefront of the burgeoning dubstep movement in North America with the release of his masterfully crafted debut album ‘X Rated’ on mau5trap. Dissecting an eclectic array of influences over the course of the ten tracks that make up ‘X Rated’, its influences stretch from drum and bass to hip hop, metal to electro, always remaining both unique and progressive. Packing enough heat to send any club into pandemonium, the album continues to resonate through the fibre of EDM.
Nearly one year on, its ripples continue to spread as Excision invites a collection of friends and like-minded contemporaries to put their unique spin on his tracks. With each artist picking up on different aspects of his tracks and bringing them into relief imbued with their own style, the result is a broad collection of club ready, bass led firepower.
Title track ‘X Rated’ gets a makeover from both Space Laces and Calyx & TeeBee, who pull it in two very different directions; Space Laces re-calibrates the original’s swagger into a rollercoaster of juddering bass contortions while Calyx & TeeBee channel its ominous atmospheres as they up the tempo warping it in to a techy drum & bass outing. Meanwhile Xilent and Loadstar both lend their ample production skills to ‘Sleepless’, one of the album’s more expansive moments. While rising Polish talent Xilent leads with its ethereal vocals and cavernous terrain, playing its more dreamlike aspects off against a glitching, hyperactive arrangement, Loadstar deconstruct it with a jacking half time drum & bass rhythm and incisive mid range bass.
High Rankin retains the metal-influenced jackhammer rhythm of the original while giving ‘Execute’ an industrial stomp. Eptic stays true to the cartoonish boisterousness of Excision & Datsik’s ‘8 Bit Superhero’, using flailing hyperkinetic synths to lead the slowed dubstep beat while the Dirtyphonics crew twist the pair’s ‘Deviance’ into a gnarly 4×4 outing. Specimen A takes ‘Swerve’ to its extreme, fluidly moving from its linear power to an eccentric drum & bass rinse out while Elite Force splay ‘The Underground’ into a million tangled strands of energy. Far Too Loud takes ‘SexisM’, Excision’s deadly collaboration with SkisM, and rewires it to a 4×4 electro beat while Lucky Date complete the stellar lineup taking ‘Ohhh Nooo’ and fire it off into outer space.
Here ‘X Rated’ is given a new lease of life viewed through the eyes of some of Excision’s most talented contemporaries, seeing us through as we eagerly await more original material from the man himself.
Listen to Excision – SexisM (Far Too Loud Remix) here: