With each new adventure, it becomes increasingly clear that Excision’s influence extends far beyond the confines of his rail-shaking music.
Excision recently talked about their new album Onyx in a candid interview, recounting Forbes that the 17-stock track record reflects the increasingly polarizing nature of the company. He also said the album, which was released in mid-January, was inspired in part by iconic electronic music groups The Prodigy and Noisia, among others.
But it was Excision’s comments about a new scholarship program that made waves in the wider EDM community, which is full of hungry young producers who look up to the dubstep virtuoso as a role model.
According to Forbes, Excision creates the program to promote the development of promising producers who do not have access to the same resources as him. The purpose of the scholarship, he said, is to fund those artists, who lack the capacity to commit to a full-time career in electronic music production.
“I really want to support artists who have outsized creative potential but are stuck in dead-end jobs or other commitments that prevent them from spending time practicing,” Excision said. “I was lucky when I reached adulthood because I received a small settlement from a car accident that allowed me to leave my job from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., pay my expenses sustenance and buying a good computer and studio monitors so I can really focus on the music It’s really helped me level up and get things done quickly so I want to be able to pass that on to some next generation producers.
Excision has yet to officially announce the scholarship and details are scarce at this time. In the meantime, you can listen Onyx below.