Tag Archives: Decibel Festival

Decibel Festival 2014: Friends of Friends Showcase, featuring Salva, Nadastrom, Groundislava, and Deru + Effixx

Closing up Decibel Festival is no small task, but if anyone is up to the task and still ready to party after four previous nights of madness, it’s LA hip hop collective Friends of Friends. The group houses a brilliant group of young musicians, specializing in electronic, trap, hip-hop, and experimental music, all finding waysRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2014: Sines of Life, featuring El Ten Eleven, Yppah, Blue Hawaii, and Vox Mod

Both Friday and Saturday’s Decibel Festival festivities were stacked top to bottom with incredibly good sets, at pretty much every venue in the greater Seattle area. And somehow this year, the festival organizers have done an incredible job at giving each set an incredible sense of creative continuity from beginning to end. But out ofRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2014: Dance Nostalgic, featuring Com Truise, Lindstrøm, Midnight Magic, and Avalon Emerson

Saturday night is the night for dancing - Decibel Festival fans have known that for 10 years. You’ll dance every other night of the festival too, no doubt. But Saturday is where you can bank on the fact that you will work up a sweat on the dance floor and at one point consider buyingRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2014: Opening Gala with Sabota, Natasha Kmeto, and Lusine

2014′s Decibel Festival opening gala focused on bringing three of the PNW’s finest electronic acts to the most central space of this year’s festival, the EMP’s Sky Church. The massive iconic space felt hallowed as excited people filled in. Opening the showcase was Vancouver’s Sabota - with smooth live vocals and multi-layered visuals. Natasha KmetoRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2014: Rhythm & Bass, featuring TOKiMONSTA & Baths

Rhythm and bass: perhaps the only two places of common space in the Venn diagram between electronic pop producer TOKiMONSTA and dark synth pop wunderkind Baths – well, those and Los Angeles, I suppose. Both Jennifer Lee and Will Weisenfeld bend and break the pop skeleton and reshape it into something you would have neverRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2014: Resident Advisor Showcase, featuring Kaytranada, Lunice, DJAO, and Jusmoni

Well, Day 1 of Decibel Festival was just about spectacular. The festival has never been short on prestige, but this year, festival organizers have really put time and effort into carefully crafting some brilliant programs for each venue each night. Each night, Decibel fest attendees can hit their favorite Seattle haunts - the EMP, Neumos,Read more...

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Preview: Decibel Festival 2014

For Seattle electronic music fans, Decibel Festival has spent the last 11 years working its way from mythical creature to household name. The festival has hosted some of the best electronic music in the Emerald city since 2003, and in the last couple years, has expanded into an year-round sponsor to bring more brilliant internationalRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2014: First Wave of Artists Announced

Today on the Morning Show with John Richards Decibel Festival founder, president and curator, Sean Horton, has revealed the first wave of artists for the 2014 International Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art and New Media, taking over Seattle on September 24-28. Always groundbreaking, Decibel Festival features a wide variety of arts programming, includingRead more...

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Live Review: Nils Frahm with Douglas Dare at The Triple Door 3/18/2014

The Triple Door was the place to be last night if you’re a fan of Decibel Festival and need something to tide you over until September. The venue featured two identical back to back shows of Erased Tapes artists Nils Frahm and Douglas Dare. The two pianists made for an impressive showcase of everything fromRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Our friends at Merge Records are celebrating their 25th Anniversary all year long -- not only with our recent SXSW showcase, a buncha great reissues, and a 25K run, but with Merge 25, a four-day music festival taking place July 23rd through 26th in the label’s hometown of Carrboro, NC. They’ve just announced the firstRead more...

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