Category Archives: Decibel Festival

Decibel Festival announces final lineup: Moby, Nicolas Jaar, Flosstradamus, Zedd and more!

This morning, Decibel Festival founder, president and curator Sean Horton stopped by KEXP to preview the full lineup to the 10th Annual Decibel Festival taking over Seattle on September 25th through 29th. Today’s announcement is the third wave, adding 46 additional artists and 25 new showcase announcements, to the already stellar lineup with previously announcedRead more…

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Decibel Festival Announces 2nd Wave of Artists for 2013

Today on the Morning Show with John, Decibel Festival curator Sean Horton revealed the 2nd Wave of artists confirmed for the 2013 installment, and 10th anniversary, of this International Festival of Electronic Music Performance Visual Art and New Media happening among 10 premier clubs in Seattle during September 25-29. Already, you’ve known about such stellarRead more…

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Decibel lineup announced

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Seattle’s Decibel Festival has just released its initial lineup, offering some of the world’s best acts so far…

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Decibel Festival 2012: dB Finale @ Neumos

Finishing up Decibel Festival, the Finale was a powerful and well-rounded night of music at Neumos. The turnout was far better than anyone could have expected for a Sunday evening after five days of nonstop partying. Some artists who had entertained earlier in the week came by for the closing ceremonies, including Seattle’s own Lusine.Read more…

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Decibel Festival 2012: Optical 5 with Windy and Carl, Christina Vantzou, & Loscil @ Triple Door

If there was ever a way to see to the beginning of the end of Decibel Festival, it was at OPTICAL 5: Undercurrent at the Triple Door on Sunday night. Not only was a worn-out but happy audience treated to the ambient wanderings of Loscil, composer Christina Vantzou, and the prolific Windy & Carl, butRead more…

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Decibel Festival 2012: XLR8R showcase with Nosaj Thing, Teengirl Fantasy & Gulls

XLR8R’s Decibel Festival showcase @The Baltic Room highlighted young up and coming but totally solid dance acts Shawn Reynaldo, Gulls, Teengirl Fantasy, and Nosaj Thing (filling in for Actress). Those first two acts consist of editor at XLR8R and founder of Portland’s Boomarm Nation respectively – making their music while running a magazine/blog and anRead more…

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Decibel Festival 2012: Shpongle Presents: The Masquerade @ Neptune Theatre

My second evening at Decibel Festival began at the Neptune Theatre with the intriguing-sounding Shpongle Presents: The Masquerade. I wasn’t familiar with Shpongle‘s work, but the showcase description mentioned a blend of traditional acoustic instruments with “computer wizardry”, and more importantly “an elaborate, 3D video-mapped stage configuration”. Last year I had been fortunate to seeRead more…

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Decibel Festival 2012: Dropping Gems with DJAO, Natasha Kmeto, Devon Who, & Balam Acab

Dropping Gems showcase did exactly what its name suggests: gem after gem of songs were dropped by all four of the artists of the night, from remixes of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” during Natasha Kmeto‘s set to glistening images of rippling water behind the inescapable rattling bass of Balam Acab‘s. If you don’tRead more…

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Decibel Festival 2012: Ghostly International Showcase

Ghostly International are no strangers to Decibel Festival. In fact, the imprint has had a showcase at Decibel every year since its founding in 2003. Without a doubt, this year’s edition was nothing to pass up. With visuals supplied by Scott Sunn and diverse sets by Seattle electronica artist Lusine, instrumental art rock band Tycho,Read more…

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Decibel Festival 2012: Jet Jam Presents, featuring Shlohmo, Baths, and Star Slinger at Neumos

The Jet Jam Showcase may have been the biggest party at Decibel Festival this year. Between three very different acts, the crowd got three very different sets, but one thing stayed consistent throughout: they were all ridiculously fun. A DJ set by Shlohmo got the night started off right, with a bland of his ownRead more…

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