The wait is finally over.
Destroid—the new mega collaboration led by Canadian bass master Excision featuring fellow Canadian bass artist Downlink and drummer KJ Sawka from platinum-selling electronic rock band Pendulum—have announced the release of their debut full-length album. It is out now on their own independent imprint Destroid Music, Destroid – The Invasion features 10 original tracks from the group that is set to revolutionize bass and electronic music worldwide.
On The Invasion, DESTROID come guns fully blazing with an all-star cast of electronic producers and collaborators, including the globally acclaimed Bassnectar, U.K.-based electro/bass artist Far Too Loud, U.S. bass artist Space Laces, Japanese “bass Godzilla” and Rottun Recordings artist Ajapai and dubstep vocalist Messinian. From beginning to end, the Invasion is filled with stomping beats, spine-tingling bass and gut-wrenching drops that bang louder than anything around today. The Invasion packs the dirtiest of the dirty and the heaviest of the heavy in bass music.
The Invasion goes full force with the throbbing, whomping bass of the Space Laces- andExcision-produced “Bounce” and “Funk Hole,” which immediately destroy eardrums. Excision teams withBassnectar on the hip-hop-tinged “Put It Down” which showcases the production prowess from both bass heavyweights. “Put It Down,” a collaboration made in bass heaven, is sure to please dubstep fans globally as the track quickly accelerates and takes listeners on a ballistic journey from the get-go.
“Activation” from Downlink blares an alarming ruckus reminiscent of a space alien invasion from the future while its rapid-fire build instantly hooks listeners without warning. Far Too Loud joins forces with Excision on“Annihilate,” where the duo creates an apocalyptic anthem suitable for the last days of the human race. Together on “Annihilate,” Excision and Far Too Loud unleash a dystopian call to arms powerful enough to fuel a revolution and flip the dubstep world upside down. Elsewhere, Messinian lays down his trademark, dubstep-influenced rhymes on the Excision-produced “Flip The Switch.”
The complete track listing for The Invasion is as follows:
- Excision, Downlink, Space Laces – Destroid 1 Raise Your Fist
- Excision, Downlink, Space Laces – Destroid 2 Wasteland
- Excision, Downlink, Space Laces – Destroid 3 Crusaders
- Excision – Destroid 4 Flip The Switch
- Downlink – Destroid 5 Activation
- Excision & Bassnectar – Destroid 6 Put It Down
- Excision & Space Laces – Destroid 7 Bounce
- Excision & Far Too Loud – Destroid 8 Annihilate
- Excision & Ajapai – Destroid 9 Blast Off
- Excision & Space Laces – Destroid 10 Funk Hole
Invasion tour dates after the break…
In support of Destroid – The Invasion, Destroid have confirmed a select run of headlining and music festival performances as a full live band including their debut live show May 31 at The Warfield in San Franciscoand appearances at the Moonrise Festival June 8 in Baltimore, the Orion Music + More Festival June 9 inDetroit and a featured performance at this year’s Camp Bisco. Destroid bring forth the next stage of the dubstep movement as a full-on live dubstep band executed in a way bass music has never seen. The live setup will feature Excision and Downlink performing with two custom MIDI guitars and KJ Sawka banging away on afully custom digital drum kit. With Excision always being known to present an intense and elaborate live show, rumors are circling of what exactly this extreme stage show will contain after years in the making. Destroid is set to launch minds into the stratosphere through the power of live bass music, delivering electronic devastation and cerebral elevation.
“I’ve spent over three years getting this new Destroid project ready and I really believe that the way we are putting it together sets down a new path for electronic music performance,” says Destroid founder Excision.
Destroid’s current tour dates are as follows:
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 5/31 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
Sat 6/8 Baltimore, MD Moonrise Festival
Sun 6/9 Detroit, MI Orion Music + More at Belle Isle
Thu 7/11—Sat 7/13 Pattersonville, NY Camp Bisco