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 some duplication, like the fact that Monolake and Robert Henke or Sepalcure is Praveen and Machinedrum), but then, maybe that’s part of the point: we have regular convergences of a wide slice of electronic musical output.
Flying Lotus : Modeselektor feat. Pfadfinderei : Carl Craig : Fennesz : Beats Antique : Monolake : Plastician : Murcof : VibeSquaD : Pantha Du Prince : Theo Parrish : Moritz Von Oswald Trio : Scuba : Ben Frost : Mary Anne Hobbs : Cassy : Starkey : Dinky : Eskmo : Mount Kimbie : Dan Bell : Headhunter aka Addison Groove : Kevin Saunderson : Catz ‘n Dogz : Bluetech presents Satori Social : Untold : Trus’me : Vladislav Delay : Ikonika : Distance : Oneohtrix Point Never : 12th Planet : Soul Clap : Alex B : Clubroot : Gold Panda : Robert Henke : NastyNasty : FaltyDL : Low Limit of Lazer Sword : Mark Van Hoen : Lusine : Tim Green : Mux Mool : Emancipator : Truckasauras : Luke Hess : Lorn : LawnChair Generals : Samiyam : Deepchild : Kyle Hall : Grouper : Sepalcure : Pezzner : Tanner Ross : Noveller : Monty Luke : Machinedrum : Eric Orr : Lawrence English : Shlohmo : Praveen : Rafael Anton Irisarri : sanso-xtro : Phutureprimitive : Disco Nihilist : Ean Golden : Splatinum : Michael Manahan : Incyde : Phidelity : Kid Hops : Kris Moon : audiopixel : Demo : Ben Tactic : Nordic Soul : PrEssHa : SunTzu Sound : Tracer Visuals : Ill Cosby : Introcut : Monkeytek : Ctrl_Alt_Dlt : Recess : The Perfect Cyn : Ramiro : Ryan Organ : Jimmy Hoffa : Lincolnup : Aksion : Press : Scott Sunn : Dash EXP : Sappho : Dirty : Lioncub : Surpass : Struggle : Grym : Just One : Zachariah Walker : TZR : Jeromy Nail : Adlib : Lukki : Jon AD : Energy Flash : Looptid : Menami : Deepvibez : Pixelflip : Kid Simple : Jagga Culture + more TBA
Some interesting-looking events in the works, as well:
*WORKSHOPS* (Wednesday through Friday)
DJ Tech Tools’ Midi Fighter : hosted by Ean Golden
Serato’s Scratch Live : special guest instructor TBA
Ableton’s Live : hosted by Dave Pezzner
Native Instrument’s Traktor Pro : special guest instructor TBA
Putting social networking and online promotions to work as an artist
*PANEL DISCUSSIONS* (Wednesday through Friday)
“Women in electronic music”
“Marketing your music in the digital age”
*LECTURES* (Thursday & Friday)
“The Age of Abundance” hosted by Robert Henke aka Monolake
“The Ill Methodology” hosted by Ill Gates
Just watch for vampires; I saw a documentary recently — oddly packed for such films — that suggested there are a whole lot in the area. Also, confusingly, it was named after a programming IDE.
I’m in Sweden that week (seriously, and not as part of a covert project with Propellerhead), but I’d love to have someone cover the week.