Seattle Office of Film + Music


DECIBEL FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP
August 2, 2011, 12:20 pm
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Decibel Festival
Seattle’s own Decibel Festival, which takes place at the end of September, has grown over the last several years to become one of the biggest electronic music events in the world. With performances, workshops, multimedia art, and parties galore, it’s a prime opportunity for music industry folk and fans alike to mix and mingle. The Decibel folks have even partnered with Bumbershoot this year to curate an electronic stage. Decibel celebrates its 8th anniversary with headlining appearances by Moby, Amon Tobin (who is bringing his visually stunning ISAM multimedia installation), plus various showcases rife with local talent. Shows will take place at seven different venues around the city, including an outdoor event at Volunteer Park. Seattle artists and DJs performing at Decibel are:

Jon McMillion 214 Kid Hops Grym Demo John Glist DJAO Truckasaurus Introcut Ctr_Alt_Dlt CyanWave Beat Connection Eddie Hanssen Suntzu Sound Ill Cosby Sean Majors Flat Black Brian Lyons

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A MIX TO PUMP YOU UP FOR DECIBEL FESTIVAL
September 14, 2010, 10:57 am
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NPR
You should be getting excited for the 7th annual Decibel Festival, which happens this year from September 22-26. To aid with this excitement, KEXP’s Alex Ruder prepared a podcast featuring tunes from 21 Decibel’s many artists. Some highlights of the mix include Pantha du Prince, Flying Lotus and Vladislav Delay. Follow the link above for downloading opportunities of the mix, and click here to learn more about this year’s Decibel Festival.

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DECIBEL FEST: ELECTRIC CIRCUS
September 24, 2009, 11:02 am
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Seattle Weeklydecibel-sightbelow
On an early evening in late August, Sean Horton, the co-founder of the six-year-old Decibel International Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art and New Media–aka Decibel Fest–walks into Neumos, stops about 15 feet back from the stage, and begins explaining how he’ll turn this currently barren space into a multimedia Rubik’s Cube. The once local, now global electronic fest runs Sept. 24–27. On opening night, a combination of LED lights and stretched white fabric will turn Neumos into an emerald mini-city. Since its inception in 2003, after Horton returned from Montreal’s Mutek festival obsessed with starting something similar in Seattle, one of the Fest’s key concerns has been pairing the aural and the visual. Along with a commitment to stimulating ears and eyes simultaneously, the event always focuses on subgenre-spanning underground dance music. Everything from breakbeat and electro to deep house, IDM, dub-step, and beyond will get thrown at festival-goers from a wide swath of electronic-music artists who often aren’t as recognizable as their subgenres of choice. With such a cosmopolitan, eclectic schedule, the Decibel Festival is not only the Northwest’s premiere showcase for underground electronic music, but en route to becoming one of the best in North America, next to Montreal’s Mutek and Detroit’s DEMF/Movement.



ENTER TO WIN DECIBEL FESTIVAL TICKETS AND A FREE STAY AT THE WARWICK HOTEL FROM EASY STREET RECORDS
September 9, 2009, 3:15 pm
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If you think Bumbershoot was the last great local music fest of the year, think again. The Decibel Festival is one of the world’s premier electronic music and arts events, featuring over 100 of the top electronic, ambient, underground dance, and experimental acts. The fest is happening September 24-27, in a number of different venues. The social networking site Whrrl.com has put together a sweet package that’s yours for the taking – just use Whrrl to tell them why you want to attend the fest, and you will be entered to win one free all-access pass, plus three free nights at the Warwick Hotel downtown!