Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Decible Music Festival: Seattle

Decibel Music Festival kicks off tomorrow in Seattle, WA. Here's Technocracy's guide to the biggest week in electronic music for the North West U.S. Decibel Music Fest was founded by Sean Horton that started back in 2003 and has quickly transformed into one of the biggest and most exciting festivals that unifies the spraying pockets of fantastic underground electronic music in the U.S. But decibel doesn't only play host to U.S. musicians having hosted international stars like Justice, Boys Noize, Switch, Simian Mobile Disco and Diplo (American I know, but still an international star). This years headliners include a triumphant return of both Flying Lotus and Modeselektor to Decible who are both not to miss if you are anywhere in the North West. Don't believe me check out the video above by The French Press Films from last years festival and then proceed to purchase your all access pass for Decibel here. Technocracy's List of Artists that you CANNOT MISS @ Decibel '10:

Modeselektor Okay so now that you have a ticket, brace yourself for a little sample of the sounds you will be hearing this week at Decibel. First up, we have the Modeselektor. If you don't know this very talented duo from Berlin you get a big wag of the finger. Modeselektor are some of the quintessential pioneers in German electronic, following Kraftwork and proceeding Boys Noize for German producing godfather status. Check out their huge track Art & Cash and a fun remix of Untitled from Modselektor by an upcoming Berlin hellman, Housemiester. And make sure that you do not miss Modeselektor @ Decibel. Modeselektor - Art & Cash

Flying Lotus What to say about my good friend flylo that hasn't already been said? Well, first of all Flying Lotus (flylo) just dropped a new EP yesterday titled Pattern + Grid World and it is a fucking slammer, I definitely recommend swinging by iTunes or you favorite music provider and picking it up now. Secondly, I had the pleasure of seeing flylo twice in LA this summer, once at Low End Theory and the other at Hard Summer. Seeing him perform twice this summer I was awesome and I really got a sense of how much FlyLo has grown as both a musician and producer over the past few years since his early days @ the Airliner for Low End Theory. Here's a little taste of his new EP below with the track Physics for Everyone!, great title, great song, and infinitely better live so don't miss this shit.

NastyNasty Okay, so, do you like heavy basslines and lazertits? If you do, then NastyNasty is the answer. They hail from Oakland, CA and they just dropped a new EP titled Puke Paint that delivers some serious bassline and wobbles. I definitely recommend that you check out this release through some well massive speakers and/or just good headphones. NastyNasty is playing Saturday @ 2PM at Decible and then down in San Fran the same day @ 8PM. That's dedication to the rage mutha fucka. So if you are in Seattle for decibel make sure you shake off the hangover from Modeselektor and check out NastyNasty.
NastyNasty - Sore Loser
NastyNasty - Dead Star

Starkey Starkey hails from the UK and is not afraid to throw down the bass. He is co-owner of two labels Seclusiasis Records and Silt Jockey Recs and a member of NY infamous Trouble & Bass Crew. Check out an awsome original track and his remix of MCs Can Kiss by Uffie.
Starkey - Starting Gates
Uffie - MCs Can Kiss (Starkey Remix) *Go all the way back to our first post EVER to grab this gem

Eskmo Eskmo is San Fransico based producer Brendan Angelides. He recently dropped a new self-titled LP and it is one of the most unique and original chilled out dubstep releases since Joy Orbison. I definitely recommend you grab this album, but you have to find it on your own as it hasn't been cleared for release in the US yet. If you are in the mood for a bassline that won't scare all your girlfriends away, check out Eskmo.
Eskmo - Cloudlight

Lorn Lorn is a very talented young guy who makes very unique two-step bass driven music that somewhere between glitch and dub. He too recently dropped a fantastic LP which you can pick up on iTunes or wherever else you like. I had the pleasure of seeing him at Low End Theory in LA this summer and he absolutely destroyed it. I definitely recomend that fans of Glitch Mob check out this track of Lorn's new LP Nothing Else.
Lorn - Greatest Silence

If you are performing at Decibel and you are not on this list, we apologize, it's not cause we don't like you too. Seattle residents: Please check out the full line-up at Decibel's website or on our Seattle show section of our blog and make your own selections of what to see.

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