“I’ve been serious about music since I was a kid.” says Jeff Wilson, also known as EviCtion; a renegade electronic musician, producer & performer based out of Calgary and formerly, out east in Halifax. “I used to listen to my mom’s old vinyl and play Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Are You Experienced’ album 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 at the age of fifteen. This was around the same time he started playing the local bar circuit in and around Saint John, NB. “My parents used to drop me us off at bar gigs and pick us up at 2am!” His first professional release was an independently produced CD titled “Funkaholics Anonymous,” and at only sixteen his music could be found in surf films that graced the screens at the Sundance Film Festival.
In 2007, after attending Yamaha School of Music in Toronto, Jeff taught guitar at the Atlantica School of Music in Saint John, New Brunswick for 2 years. He worked with Ole Records on the Canadian Idol Top 10 tour traveling and playing lead guitar with Brandon Jones and Chad Doucette, among others. 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 in 2008, EviCtion’s productions soon propelled him into becoming a frontrunner in the east coast electronic music 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 aggressive approach to making music have helped EviCtion become one of Canada’s top developing producer/DJs. He’s known for selling out shows of in every city, town, club or festival in Atlantic Canada. He is also a regular headliner at Evolve Festival (Antigonish, NS). He also expanded his musical reach to events like WEMF, local club circuits in Ontario, as well as Quebec for the Full Moon Party 2012, which he headlined with Steve Angelo (Swedish House Mafia). On his way to WEMF 2012 he was lucky enough to be able to officially promote for the festival while in Montreal for Osheaga doing all the Bud Light official afterparties as well as the Unofficial Osheaga afterparty at The Blue Dog. EviCtion has been asked to share the stage with heavy weights like Datsik, Grandtheft, the Bloody Beetroots, Felguk, Lazy Rich, Andy’s iLL, and Vandalism, but he doesn’t stop there. He has also performed with Eh! Team deejays; Team Canada DJ’s and DJ IIlo. He had the pleasure of opening for Scratch from the legendary Roots in 2010. In 2012 EviCtion traveled to Montreal, Quebec to open for disco heavy weights CLASSIXX at The Blue Dog.
In 2013, EviCtion relocated to Calgary to pursue music and is now working with the artist collective known as Noctilux. Jeff does Business Development for the collective and plays regularly at their LUX bass night which is held at Habitat Living Sound in Calgary. Jeff also works closely with PK Sound and helps run the Amphitheatre stage at Shambhala Music Festival.