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Dubstep superstar Excision stopped by Boston’s House of Blues on Friday night as his latest stop on his “Execution Tour.” Don’t be worried by this menacing label; it merely refers to a 28 foot wide, 15 foot tall video mapped masterpiece that displays a proud 420 square feet of 3D video screen mapping and of course 100,000 watts of pure bass music from the infamous PK Sound. Sounds familiar? A similar set up used during Datsik’s “Firepower Tour” featuring his Vortex with the addition of an extra 50,000 watts.
In fact, The “Executioner” required so much power that it caused glitches to the idea during the Canadian producer’s set:
“The bass is f*cking up the video,” Excision proclaims about a quarter into his set. “And I’m not gonna turn the bass down so f*ck the video.”
Excision stuck to his word and refused to lower the volume throughout the night. If you even tried standing half way close to the stage the bass would engulf your entire body; might as well become the PK speakers. Even standing in line outside of House of Blues, the audio rig was so powerful that it shook the walls of Fenway Park across the street.
This is the third time that I’ve seen Excision live (first in 2011 at Roseland Ballroom and again in 2012 at Best Buy Theatre, both in New York City) but the first that he has incorporated trap into his set, seamlessly blending between his dubstep bangers like “Execute,” “Ohhh Nooo,” and “The Underground” with VIP remixes of “Harlem Shake” by Baauer and Jibbs’ “Does Your Chain Hang Low.”
Excision never fails to disappoint with his live shows, providing the perfect blend of spectacle and music, and keeps everything Triple X-Rated. Although, I must say that with such a huge hype throughout the whole show, the night seemed to have wrapped earlier than our minds would have expected having some stomping hard after the music stop leaving a permanent mark on the crowd. I wouldn’t be too surprised if this wasn’t the last time we see the “Excecutioner” in town.