Quispamsis/Saint John, New Brunswick
“I’ve been serious about music since I was a kid.” Says Jeff Wilson, who is now known as EviCtion; a renegade electronic musician. “I used to listen to my mom’s old vinyl and play Jimi Hendrix’s Are you Experienced? over and over”
When Jeff Wilson was in his funk/rock band Traffic Jam, fans could find him playing lead guitar and sporting a big curly afro. “I started playing guitar in junior high and took it very seriously. When I was 15 I was playing in the local bar circuit. My parents used to drop me us off an pick us up at 2am!” His first professional release was an independently produced CD titled Traffic Jam : Funkacoholics Anonymous, and at the age of only 16 his music could be found in Surf Films that graced the screens at Sundance.
After attending Yamaha School of Music in Toronto, Jeff taught guitar at the Atlantica School of Music in Saint John. After Graduating high school, Jeff then decided to attend St. Francis Xavier University to study jazz guitar full time. This is where his musical creativity morphed into what is now EviCtion.
Starting as a small time DJ, EviCtion’s productions soon propelled him into becoming a frontrunner in the east coast DJ scene. His unique style and ear for music made it easy for EviCtion to stand out among an ever-growing east coast DJ market. His punk attitude and aggressive approaches to making music has helped EviCtion become the east coasts most in demand producer/DJ. Selling out shows of 2200+ people across the east, thousands of screaming fans are a testament to EviCtion’s talent and originality.
After finding his sound, which he describes as “Indie, Techno, and Electro”, EviCtion has played every major concert and festival in the east. EviCtion has been asked to share the stage with electro heavy weights Bloody Beetroots, Felguk, Lazy Rich, and Vandalism, but he doesn’t stop there. He has also performed with Team Canada DJ’s three times in the last two years and played with Eh! Team Dj Ilo along with Scratch from the legendary Roots. EviCtion has shown that his style is both versatile and marketable.
EviCtion’s productions have gained international recognition, thanks to his first releases on Audio Planet Recordings. Because of his production chops, he was a finalist in the 2010 Lollapalooza remix competition, which allowed him to remix for Tiga. Thanks to SICK SLAUGHTERHOUSE recordings, his much anticipated HAMMER EP featuring A Girl and A Gun is set to release at the beginning of 2011 with major remixers like The Mastertrons (Dim Mak), B.Rich (Party Like Us), Monolythe (Big Alliance), and Beatport featured artist Jeff T. His new tracks and remixes have been creating a lot of buzz in the blogosphere scene and a simple Google search can find his tracks on blogs from around the world.
2011 is the year of EviCtion. With two EP releases due for January and his first tour of Quebec planned for February, the rest of Canada waits to host an EviCtion party at their club. Eviction is becoming Canada’s secret weapon.