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Live Preview: Decibel Festival 2015

I have to remind myself every single year, every time I look at the lineup, every time I hit a single event and walk into work dog tired the next day – Seattle is so lucky to play home to the visionaries that put on Decibel Festival year after year. There are so many electronicRead more…

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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: 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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Live Review: John Talabot w/ Tyler Morrison at Q Nightclub 2/11/14

Is it any wonder that Spanish electronic wunderkind John Talabot kept Q Nightclub packed beyond reasonable comfort until 1:30am on a rainy Tuesday night in Seattle? No. Absolutely not. Talabot has some kind of insane black magic power over the groove in a room and can keep nearly 300 people dancing until dawn even whenRead more…

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Decibel Festival presents Ariel Pink and Friends

Everyone on the lineup for Decibel Festival makes sense – there are a lot of dance friendly electronica or ambient beauties. But Ariel Pink? That totally stopped me. But the more I think about it, the more it makes perfect sense. While you might not immediately classify the continually odd Ariel Pink as electronic, hisRead more…

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Decibel Festival presents XLR8R

XLR8R is probably the number one electronic music blog in the US right now – and their showcase thus reflects some of the boldest and best of the electronic scene. With young acts like Teengirl Fantasy and far more established leads like Actress, their showcase is going to be on fire. Not to mention theyRead more…

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Decibel Festival presents Jet Jam with Starslinger, Baths and Shlohmo

On Thursday, September 27, Decibel Festival brings you three chillwave artists who have recently exploded at the Jet Jam showcase: Starslinger (who actually runs Jet Jam), Baths, and Shlohmo. Jet Jam’s aim is to create dance parties showcasing some of the biggest genera (house, hip-hop, electro) alongside the most obscure (trap, moombahton, future garage), soRead more…

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