by Dave Segal
on Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 1:53 PM
With each passing year, Decibel Festival somehow manages to get more accessible and more adventurous. This year's lineup looks incredibly potent and diverse (Thursday's itinerary alone is making my head explode: Demdike Stare, Andy Stott, Cut Hands, Maria Minerva, Jon McMillion, Orbital, Kuedo, Robag Wruhme, Fennesz & Jon Wozencroft's Liquid Music film, etc.), and you'll hear me blab about it more in the near future. For now, though, watch this slick trailer and then check out the stats and artist roster after the jump.
With a focus on live electronic music performance, deejay culture, interactive multimedia art, state-of-the-art sound and technology based education, Decibel has solidified itself as one of the premier electronic music festivals and promotional organizations in the world.
The 2012 Decibel Festival program includes 160+ artists from, 24 countries, across 5 days 15 premier venues across Seattle 35 club based concerts 8 official after hours 5 OPTICAL A/V concerts 4 official boat parties 2 film screenings 3 day conference focusing on technology, business and music
Featuring performances by Orbital - UK (live) Erykah Badu feat. The Cannabinoids - US (live) DJ Shadow - US (DJ) Kimbra - NZ/AU (live band) Bonobo - US (DJ) Carl Craig 69 Live - US (live a/v) Shpongle presents The Masquerade - UK (live a/v) MiMOSA - US (live) John Talabot feat. Pinoal - ES (live) Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - US (live band) Matthew Dear - US (live band) Nina Kraviz - RU (DJ) Actress - UK (live) Star Slinger - UK (live) Monolake + Tarik Barri - DE/NL (live a/v) Baths - US (live) Dixon - DE (DJ) Tycho - US (live band) Dragonette - CA (live band) MartyParty - US (live) Clark - UK (live) Emancipator - US (live) Biosphere - NO (live a/v) Sepalcure - US/DE (live) Max Cooper - UK (live) Nils Frahm - DE (live) Shlohmo - US (live and DJ) Balam Acab - US (live a/v) Roman Flugel - DE (DJ) Julianna Barwick - US (live) FaltyDL - US (live) Axel Boman - SE (DJ) Demdike Stare - UK (live A/V and film score) + more