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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 experi...


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Decibel Festival 2014: Optical 3 - Playful Dischord with Kangding Ray and Oneohetrix Point Never

During Decibel Festival, Optical 3: Playful Dischord took place at the Sky Church, this time featuring Berlin's Kangding RayAtom™ HD/AV and ending with Oneohetrix Point Never with visual artist Nate Boyce. This stacked line-up explored everything from dance to deep space. Kangding Ray, a former...


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Decibel Festival 2014: Optical 2 - Huminary, feat. Max Cooper, Survive, and Alice Boman

Year in and year out, Optical showcases provide a great many of Decibel Festival’s highlights, and Thursday’s showcase, Optical 2, proved an especially diverse and engaging evening of music as Alice Boman, Survive and Max Cooper offered up compelling sets over the program’s three hour runtime.


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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 conti...


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Decibel Festival 2014: Modern Love with Demdike Stare, Andy Stott, and Millie + Andrea

As audiences are prone to reflect the shows they are attending, the Decibel Festival crowd at Demdike Stare and Andy Stott was filled with the more experimental seeking fans, those in all black or all white, eyes wide, hair cut expressively in abstract shapes. Demdike Stare, a.k.a. Miles Whittake...


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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 buying drinks for e...


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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...


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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 somet...


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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...


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Decibel Festival 2014: Full Line-Up Announced

Earlier today on The Morning Show on KEXP, Decibel Festival founder, president and curator, Sean Horton, shared the final batch of artists playing the 2014 International Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art and New Media, here in Seattle on September 24-28. We're thrilled to share...


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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 groundbre...


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