Excision is known for going big. He plays the biggest drops, on the biggest sound systems, at the biggest bass music festival in North America (his own venture called Lost Lands), and 2022 may be his biggest year yet.
Not only did Excision, real name Jeff Abel, kick-off 2022 with his latest LP, Onyx, and announce a massive tour, he will also be going big for younger producers. In an interview with Forbes, Abel confirmed he is working on a new scholarship fund to support young artists.
“I really want to support artists who have outsized creative potential but are stuck in dead-end jobs or other commitments that keep them from spending time practicing,” Abel says. “I was lucky when I came of age because I received a small settlement from a car accident that let me quit my 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. job, pay my living expenses and buy a good computer and studio monitors so I could really focus on music. This really helped me level up and move things forward quickly, so I want to be able to pay it forward to some producers of the next generation.”
As of now, there are no details of how to apply for the scholarship or what winners will receive. Stay tuned to EDM Maniac for updates.
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