It's a long, hard climb to the top of a mountain, but Excision feels like he's king of the world. His fourth album Apex is a celebration of all he's accomplished, and it just released in full via his own label Rottun.
It's 14 heart-pumping, spine-crushing, face-melting blasts of bass capturing a variety of ups and downs. It opens with menacing ferocity on "Exterminate," raves hard on synthy explosion "Tonight," and oozes emotion on bold ballads. It features a number of cool collaborators, from Excision's young protege Dion Timmer to melodic bass mister Illenium, and a couple tunes with "metalstepper" Sullivan King, including recent single "Wake Up."
"Working with up and coming talent is something I love doing because it brings a fresh perspective and set of ideas to the table, especially for someone who has been producing for as long as I have," Excision tells Billboard in an exclusive emailed statement. "Blending genres with bass music and actually making it work in a cohesive way is always a challenge, but working with Sullivan was so easy due to how talented he is. The biggest challenge was getting the lyrics exactly where we wanted them, the rest of the songs practically wrote themselves once we got in a groove.”