A producer of heavy and aggressive dubstep who frequently collaborates with vocalists, Jeff Abel goes by Excision.
The British Columbian's first tracks, some of which were issued on Rottun
, a label started by him and fellow producer Downlink
, were released toward the end of the 2000s. For his debut album, however, he signed on to Mau5trap
; X Rated, featuring appearances from the likes of Downlink
, and Mr. Hudson
, was released in 2011. The more intense album Codename X, which arrived four years later, debuted at number three on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart, aided by singles like "Bring the Madness" and "Robo Kitty." Throughout his ascent, he was active as a DJ and performer, and released annual mixes in his Shambhala series. His third full-length, Virus, followed in 2016 with guests such as Dion Timmer and Protohype. Behind singles "Africa" and "Final Boss," it debuted a spot higher on the dance chart. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi