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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Rest Up, Decibel’s Coming

posted by on August 5 at 15:46 PM

Decibel06 - Thomas Fehlmann

The Decibel Festival announced the showcase schedule for the event today. Unlike last year, there have been no statements about scaling back, with the festival instead going bigger than ever for their fifth iteration, with a metric shit-ton of music, flanked by a conference, visuals showcase, BBQ, and day in the park. Decibel is serious business.

August 5, 2008 - 2008 marks the 5th anniversary of the Decibel Festival, an annual event held in Seattle that has now become one of North America’s preeminent electronic music events. To coincide with this landmark year, Decibel has planned its most ambitious festival to date; featuring more than 100 acts from 12 different countries, organized within 24 showcases at 11 different venues over four days. The lineup is not only massive but also the most diverse yet, increasing the international stature and range of artists, representing everything from underground dance to experimental audio / visual performance. Adding to the traditional club events, this year’s program will feature a two day dB Conference, Optical Multimedia showcases, a BBQ, an outdoor park event, an ambient dinner theater and an overall theme of sustainability in the arts.

The four-day Decibel International Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art and New Media will take place September 25th - 28th. Visit www.dbfestival.com for travel info, tickets and additional info about the 2008 Decibel Festival.

The rest of the release after the jump. It’s long, but definitely worth a read.

Image from flickr user basic_sounds.

[ THURSDAY : SEPTEMBER 25 ]

“DECONSTRUCTING POP”
Jahcoozi (Berlin) : Debut West Coast Live Set - Kitty-Yo, A-Records
Tujiko Noriko (France / Japan) : Debut Seattle Live Set - Mego, FatCat Records
Barbara Morgenstern (Berlin) : Debut Seattle Live Set - Monika Enterprise
Balún (Puerto Rico / New York) : Debut Seattle Live Set - Brilliante, Observatory
Careen Ajar (Montreal / San Francisco) : Debut Seattle Live Set - Asphodel, Recombinant Media Labs

@ Neumos - $17 presale / $20 at the door - Doors open at 8pm / 21+
Tickets available online at
http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3aTWS%3aWNEU08:WNEU0927%3a&linkID=twspok


“PELOTON LABEL SHOWCASE”
Presented by Peloton Musique
[a]pendics.shuffle (Los Angeles) : Live - Adjunct, Orac Records
Stewart Walker (Berlin) : Live - Persona, Force Inc.
Mister Leisure (Seattle) : Live - U-Freqs, Peloton
INCITE! aka Nordic Soul (Seattle) : Live - Decibel, Peloton
With Peloton Team DJs: Shane Silkey, Limefeather and Aron Schoppert

@ Sole Repair - $10 presale / $12 at the door - Doors open at 8pm / 21+
Tickets available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/40771


“COMMUNIKEY SHOWCASE”
Presented by Communikey
Cubenx (Puerto Vallarta) : Debut Seattle Live Set - Static Discos, InFiné
Attentat (Denver) : Live - Communikey, Dope Recordings
Les Freres Courvoisier (Boulder) : Live - Communikey
Alala.One (Boulder) : DJ - Communikey

@ The Baltic Room - $7 presale / $10 at the door - Doors open @ 8pm / 21+
Tickets available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/40786

“DECIBEL DJ LOUNGE”
Oi VAY! DJs Jeronimo, Eddie and Struggle
@ Grey Gallery – Free - Doors open at 6pm / 21+


[ FRIDAY : SEPTEMBER 26 ]

“2008 DB CONFERENCE”
Friday 9/26 and Saturday 9/27 @ the Northwest Film Forum
Free with an “All Access dB Pass” or $7 presale / $10 at the door
Doors open at 12pm / All ages

The dB Conference brings together a broad assortment of workshops, panels, demo booths, and merchandise tables, providing opportunities to network with leading audio and video manufacturers. Workshops range from digital audio sequencing to hardware integration, and are hosted by a product specialist offering hands-on experience with leading technologies. Panels are made up of industry leaders discussing their thoughts on digital distribution, online promotion and sustainability of the arts in the music industry. Space is extremely limited; for guaranteed admission we strongly recommend purchasing an “All Access Pass” for the 2008 Decibel Festival online through Brown Paper Tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/38530


“OPTICAL 1”
William Basinski (New York) featuring video work by Scott Pagano (Los Angeles)
Jeff Greinke (Tuscon) featuring video work by offthesky (Lexington)
offthesky (Lexington) featuring video work by Sarah H. Dot (Boulder)
(more TBA)

@ the Northwest Film Forum - Free with an “All Access dB Pass” or $18 at the door each day - Doors open at 6pm / All ages both days. *For guaranteed admission we strongly recommend purchasing an “All Access Pass” for the 2008 Decibel Festival online through Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/38530


“2008 DIRTY DANCING SHOWCASE”
Deadmau5 (Toronto) : Debut Seattle Live Set - Mau5trap Recordings
Luca Bacchetti (Italy) : Debut Seattle DJ Set - Wagon Repair, Tenax Recordings
Santiago & Bushido (Chicago) : Debut Live Set - Potty Mouth Music, Ultra Records
Let’s Go Outside (Portland) : Live - Soma, Peloton

@ Neumos. - $20 presale / $25 at the door - Doors open at 8pm / 21+
Tickets available online at
http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3aTWS%3aWNEU08:WNEU0926%3a&linkID=twspok


“NATIVE STATE LABEL SHOWCASE”
KiloWatts (Philadelphia) : Debut Seattle Live Set - Native State Records
Welder (San Francisco) : Debut Seattle Live Set - Native State Records
Nalepa (Los Angeles) : Debut Seattle Live Set - Native State Records
Shen (Toronto) : Debut Seattle Live Set - Native State Records

@ The Baltic Room - $12 presale / $15 at the door - Doors open at 8pm / 21+
Tickets available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/40776


“THE TRINITY”
Jeff Samuel (Berlin) : DJ - Poker Flat, Trapez
Derek Plaslaiko (New York) : DJ - Ghostly International, Bunker
Jerry Abstract (Seattle) : DJ – Shitkatapult, Fixelplix

Sole Repair - $10 presale / $12 at the door - Doors open at 8pm / 21+
Tickets available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/40775


“DECIBEL AFTERHOURS – FRIDAY”
Presented by Starborne
Eskmo (San Francisco) : Live - Cyberfunk, Vertical Sound Records
Phidelity (Portland) : Live - Native State Records
Rob Noble (Seattle) : DJ - audiblebicycleday, CRANE
Skio Sirius (Seattle) : DJ - audiblebicycleday

@ CoB - $12 presale / $15 at the door - Doors open at 11pm / 18+
Tickets available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/40818


“DECIBEL DJ LOUNGE”
Kulterszene / PDX DJs feat. Bryan Zentz, 31avas and M. Quiet
@ Grey Gallery – Free - Doors open at 6pm / 21+


[ SATURDAY : SEPTEMBER 27 ]

“DECIBEL IN THE PARK”
Glitch Mob (SF / LA) : Live - Planet Mu, Glitch Mob Records
Jacob London (Seattle) : Live - Classic, .Dotbleep
Truckasaurus (Seattle) : DJ - Fourthcity
Michael Manahan (Seattle) : DJ - Starborne
Noisemaker (Seattle) : DJ - Starborne

@ Volunteer Park
Free with “All Access Pass”, “Deluxe Pass” or $10 presale / $12 at the gate - Gate opens at 1pm / All ages
Tickets available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/40779


“OPTICAL 2”
Akira Rabelais (Los Angeles) featuring video work by Carole Kim (Los Angeles)
Library Tapes (Sweden) featuring video work by Scott Sunn (Seattle)
Son of Rose (Seattle) featuring video work by Son of Rose
(more TBA)

@ the Northwest Film Forum - Free with an “All Access dB Pass” or $18 at the door each day - Doors open at 6pm / All ages both days. *For guaranteed admission we strongly recommend purchasing an “All Access Pass” for the 2008 Decibel Festival online through Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/38530


“DETROIT TECHNO: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE”
Carl Craig (Detroit) : DJ - Planet E Records
Audion (Detroit) : Live - Spectral Sound
Chuck Flask (Detroit) : DJ - Paxahau

@ Neumos - $20 presale / $25 at the door - Doors open @ 8pm / 21+
Tickets available online at
http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3aTWS%3aWNEU08:WNEU0927%3a&linkID=twspok


“GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL LABEL SHOWCASE”
Tycho (San Francisco) : Seattle Debut Live Set - Ghostly International / Merck
Deru (Los Angeles) : Live - Ghostly International / Merck
Lusine (Seattle) : Live - Ghostly International / Hymen
The Sight Below (Seattle) : Debut Live Set - Ghostly International

@ The Baltic Room - $12 presale / $15 at the door - Doors open @ 8pm / 21+
Tickets available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/40777


“POP GOES THE CLUB”
Presented by Shameless and Club Pop
LA Riots (Los Angeles) : DJ - Ed Banger Records, Fool’s Gold
33Hz (New York) : Debut Live Set - Dither Down, Foolhouse Records
Recess (Seattle) : DJ - Shameless, Club Pop
Sean Majors (Seattle) : DJ - Lost Boys, Pound Records
Levi Clark (Seattle) : DJ - Shameless
Club Pop Residents (TBA)

@ Chop Suey - $12 presale / $15 at the door - Doors open @ 9pm / 18+ (2 rooms)
Tickets available online at www.Ticketweb.com


“KONTROL SHOWCASE”
Alland Byallo (San Francisco) : DJ - Kontrol, dirtybird Records
Nikola Baytala (San Francisco) : DJ - Kontrol
Craig Kuna (San Francisco) : DJ - Kontrol
Sammy D (San Francisco) : DJ - Kontrol

@ Sole Repair - 10 presale / $12 at the door - Doors open at 8pm / 21+
Tickets available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/40773


“DECIBEL AFTERHOURS – SATURDAY”
Presented by Cheap Sunglasses and Decibel
Dixon (Berlin) : Debut Seattle DJ Set - Innervision, Get Physical
Taimur Agha (New York) : Debut Seattle DJ Set - Cheap Sunglasses, BLK | Market
Dave Pezzner (Seattle) : Debut Live Set - Jacob London, Freerange Records
Crazy Larry (Denver) : Debut Seattle DJ Set - Cheap Sunglasses, Uddermadness

@ CoB - $15 presale / $20 at the door - Doors open at 1am / 21+
Tickets available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/40823


“DECIBEL DJ LOUNGE”
Sweatbox / Knight Riders DJs feat. Cntrl_Alt_Dlt, Dr. Mr. M, Travis Baron and Panty Control
@ Grey Gallery – Free - Doors open at 6pm / 21+


[ SUNDAY : SEPTEMBER 28 ]

“DECIBEL BBQ”
Presented by SunTzu Sound and Decibel
Jeremy Ellis (Detroit) : Live - Ubiquity
Kid Hops (Seattle) : DJ - 90.3 KEXP
SunTzu Sound (Seattle) : DJ - SunTzu Sound Records
more TBA

@ Havana’s - Free with “All Access Pass” or $10 presale / $12 at the gate. Gate opens at 1pm / 21+ Tickets can be purchased through https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/40785


“2008 AMBIENT SHOWCASE”
Brian McBride of Stars of the Lid (Los Angeles) : Live with string section - Kranky Records
Deaf Center (Norway) : Live - Type Records
Eluvium (Portland) : Live - Temporary Residence
Helios (Brighton) : Live - Type Records

@ The Triple Door Theater - Free with an “All Access dB Pass” or $20 presale / $25 day of sale - Doors open at 6pm / All ages. *For guaranteed admission we strongly recommend purchasing an “All Access Pass” for the 2008 Decibel Festival online through Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/38530


“2008 DECIBEL FESTIVAL FINALE”
The Bug featuring Warrior Queen (London) : Debut Seattle Live Set - Ninja Tune, Rephlex, Tigerbeat6
Flying Lotus (Los Angeles) : Live - Warp, Plug Research Records
Fax (Mexicali) : Live - Static Discos
(more TBA)

@ Neumos - $17 presale / $20 at the door - Doors open at 8pm / 21+
Tickets
available online at
http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3aTWS%3aWNEU08:WNEU0928%3a&linkID=twspok


“INNERFLIGHT SHOWCASE”
*Presented by Innerflight
Mike Monday (London) : DJ - OM, Freerange Records
Noah Pred (Toronto) : Live - Thoughtless Music
m.0 (Seattle) : Live - Innerflight, From 0-1
Kadeejah Streets (Seattle) : DJ - Innerflight
J-Sun (Seattle) : DJ - Innerflight

@ Sole Repair - $10 presale / $12 at the door - Doors open at 8pm / 21+
Tickets available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/40767

“DECIBEL DJ LOUNGE”
Sunday September 28th - Artists TBA

[ visit www.dbfestival.com for complete information on the 2008 Decibel Festival ]

RSS icon Comments

1

score - the bug / warrior queen and flying lotus on the same night.

Posted by cosby | August 6, 2008 9:09 AM
2

Please let there be more than
electro, minimal and dubstep
this year. Kidda maybe? The
Avs? (a fella can hope can't he?)}

-j

Posted by a kid | August 7, 2008 12:24 AM

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