Excision‘s remix album is finally out and I am so stoked it’s finally here! He’s been teasing everyone for the last few months, releasing a song at a time to build interest and now I finally have it in my hands. In case you’ve never heard of Excision before, he is one of the many (perhaps THE?) heavy dubstep powerhouses from Canada. The mentor to one of my all time favorite producers, Datsik, Excision has produced some of the heaviest, filthiest dubstep songs to date. Being one of the earliest adopters of the new genre, with his first release in 2007, Excision has carved his mark and influenced and changed the genre as a whole. When I saw him tour, Excision brought the loudest sound system I’ve ever heard in my life. At a whopping 100,000 watts, I expected it to be loud but I was completely blown away by how loud it actually was. Besides this, his set was amazing. One drop that I luckily filmed on my phone, was so ridiculous that I remember it to this day and every time I watch it I still get goosebumps. If you’ve never seen him before, you need to. Expert and seamless mixing along with an amazing track selection make Excision not only a great producer, but an amazing DJ as well.
On to the songs. I did a post on Dirtyphonics only a few days ago. Their version of Deviance is a perfect way to kick off the album. Bringing their own unique style to the song, Deviance is one of my favorite on the whole album. The song kicks up the tempo at the end to change up the flow perfectly. One of the surprise remixers on the album for me was Calyx & Teebee. These guys are OLD SCHOOL and their usual style is not very similar at all to Excision‘s. However, their drum n bass rendition of X-Rated is genius. Sleepless was a song on the original album that absolutely needed a remix. Excision‘s attempt at a chiller, more trance-y song was decent but it just seemed to be lacking in something. It was nice to hear him try something out his comfort zone, but in the end it was not my favorite. Bringing in the king of the chill, glitchy dubstep, Xilent brought everything I wanted to the song. Finally, I figured I’d top it off with an original, though he has produced an insane amount of great songs, I’m going to have to pick one off the original “X-Rated” album. Execute sports one of the greatest intros of all time. When it drops this song is SOOO heavy. Prepare yourself and if you like this be sure to check out his soundcloud for much, much more!