Decibel Log 3: Murcof, Mount Kimbie, Modeselektor, Teebs and More

Still from Robert Henke’s set at Optical 1 Our man in Seattle, Primus Luta aka David Dobson, continues his video coverage of the Decibel Festival for CDM with another set of feature coverage. All that coffee out there must be working. Take it away… Despite being the first event after an incredible night, which for many extended well beyond the 2am last call, Pravda Studios is packed early on day three for a full schedule of conference activities.  It comes as little surprise though, the first workshop is one most who are involved with the release of music today are …

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Decibel Log 2: Robert Henke, Room40 Label, Flying Lotus and Friends

The FlyLoTrio After Rocking Decibel – Ronald Bruner Jr., Flying Lotus and Thundercat The patter of rain against the window brings in day two at Decibel.  Early afternoon coffee is the ‘tall’ to order for the conference sessions in Pravda studios.  Robert Henke (Monolake) greets with a smile as he takes the podium for the first lecture “The Age of Abundance.”  It is a rare opportunity inside one of the minds behind Ableton, as he thinks on the future of electronic music eleven years after the founding of the company.  His talk revolves around the evolution of computer technology to …

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Decibel Log 1: Ean Golden, Gold Panda, Mux Mool, Lusine, Pantha Du Prince

Who says laptop artist can’t connect? Decibel 2010: 12 Planet. Photo (CC-BY) VeryBadLady / Heather. Ed. Seattle’s Decibel Festival is, as one commenter put it, a convergence of music straight out of many of our music collections. Musician, producer, and journalist Primus Luta (David Dobson) is on the scene to bring us a vicarious experience of the sights and sounds. He brings us impressions, reflections, and videos, too. Here’s the first day; coverage of the remaining festival is to come. -PK Seattle locals will tell you, August and September are the sweet months, and walking around Capitol Hill where people …

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Packed Decibel Festival Slated for Seattle, Led by FlyLo, September 22-26

Dancing in the park at Decibel, ca. 2009. Photo (CC-BY) zenobia_jo. Seattle’s Decibel Festival has announced a packed lineup of artists, events, and workshops for its 2010 edition. With growing events across the continent of North America, maybe it’s time to stop claiming the “only” event of the year is Mutek. (Nothing against the spectacular city of Montreal intended in that statement.) Flying Lotus, confirmed today, now leads the lineup of artists set for the Decibel Festival, and it reads like a lot of people’s wish list of artists. There are plenty of regulars at these sort of events (and …

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Decibel Festival Night One: VJing Seattle's Electronic Music Fest

Decibel Festival :: Thursday Quickie from momo_the_monster on Vimeo. Ed.: Visualists are constantly looking for better exposure and better fusion with musical events. In the US’ Pacific Northwest, one highlight of the North American calendar year is unquestionably the legendary Decibel Festival. Our own Momo is there, at an event that also attracts the likes of another favorite visualist of ours, Scott Pagano. Incidentally, if you happen to be up in the Great Pacific Northwest of the USA, Momo is also spearheading a new community for the A/V artists: NWAV (North West Audio Visualists); their first meeting was a hit …

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Decibel Festival Night One: VJing Seattle’s Electronic Music Fest

Decibel Festival :: Thursday Quickie from momo_the_monster on Vimeo. Ed.: Visualists are constantly looking for better exposure and better fusion with musical events. In the US’ Pacific Northwest, one highlight of the North American calendar year is unquestionably the legendary Decibel Festival. Our own Momo is there, at an event that also attracts the likes of another favorite visualist of ours, Scott Pagano. Incidentally, if you happen to be up in the Great Pacific Northwest of the USA, Momo is also spearheading a new community for the A/V artists: NWAV (North West Audio Visualists); their first meeting was a hit …

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