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Innerflight presents: RED EYE AFTERHOURS (Unofficial Decibel Festival Afterparty)

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , , , , , , , on August 23, 2010 by worldromper

One of Seattle’s premier record labels and production crews, Innerflight, welcomes you aboard a trip until dawn on Friday September 24 with bass cadets from the Nth dimension at the Red Eye Afterhours. Please bring your seats to the get-down position and prepare to get lifted. Continue reading

Decibel Festival 2009: Shilo’s Showcase Suggestions

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2009 by worldromper

Due to popular demand I am writing up my showcase suggestions for the 2009 Decibel Festival which begins TOMORROW!

I have been pimping for this festival for a while; I believe strongly in the smart curation of the party. These lineups are not just thrown together, but rather placed with precision into intelligent mixes of eclectic talent. In case you haven’t figured it out by now, I write for Decibel, and am honored to be a part of Seattle’s EDM festival.

I have bolded my top pick for each day, and added links in orange to the showcase descriptions that I wrote up.

Happy Decibel everybody!

THURSDAY 9/24:

FRIDAY 9/25:

  • dB DJ Lounge w/Produkt DJs (Goner, PrEssHa, Andrew Luck)
  • dB in duB Part 2: Dubstep Massive (Caspa, N-Type, Juakali, Boxcutter, much more)
  • Dirty Dancing International (Noah Pred, Rob Hood, Alex Under, The Wighnomy Brothers)
  • dB in duB Afterhours: Dub Mutants (DJ G, Pinch, Moldy, KJ Sawka, Dopelabs)
  • Innerflight Red Eye Afterhours (novaTRON, Nerd Revolt, Phil Western)

SATURDAY 9/26

  • Future Funk H20 – Boat Party (Pezzner, J-Sun, Packy, Ramiro, Jeromy Nail)
  • Bass Lovers Unite (Mala, Mary Anne Hobbs, Megasoid, Nosaj Thing, Daedelus)
  • Disko Cassé (Hookerz N Blow, CLP, Truckasaurus, Brodinski, Recess, MC Anton Bomb)
  • dB Afterhours: The Deep End Part 2 (Voodeux, Move D, Martyn)
  • Starborne Dirty Velvet Afterhours (Nalepa, Mimosa, Mike Slott, 3WS, Eprom, Skoi Sirius, Take, Kotchy)

SUNDAY 9/27

Shilo Loves Decibel Festival!

Shilo Loves Decibel Festival!

Decibel Festival 2008: A Review, A Reawakening- DAY 4

Posted in Events, Festivals, From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2009 by worldromper

Last year in between four straight days of partying and boarding a Tuesday morning flight to Thailand, I somehow wrote a review of the epic, amazing time I had at Seattle’s Decibel Festival.

A party like no other, Decibel is a city festival held in the clubs, bars, parks and museums of Seattle, an event for the people, by the people. I will be reposting my review from last year along with photos and links, in five parts: Intro, Day 1, Day 2….you get it.

Decibel Festival 2009 takes place September 24-27 and you can check the lineup and buy ticketshere.

DAY 4:

sun tzu soundAfter a respectable amount of sleep I was up on Sunday and made it to Havana’s just in time to catch Suntzu Sound, though not so for the barbeque from Austin which was long gone. This Texas girl was very sad, although the bartender had stashed some chicken back so I did get a little fix of homefood. I wasn’t expecting to dance, just to relax, suntzu soundbut the warm, tribal sounds echoing out of the parking lot had a different idea, and soon I was getting down with a few others in the shady pink parking lot- so perfect for a city barbeque. Jeremy Ellis was out chillin’ in his sweet yellow suit and red ponytail and jumped in for a minute to play along with Suntzu. People kept strolling by the gates, watching us dance and listening to the beats and wondering where they took a wrong turn in life. I think it was at the intersection of Mainstream Avenue and Live-For-Art Street.

Still hungry from my teaser barbeque experience, I drove over to the Triple Door to the Ambient Showcase for a little Deaf Center and a cheese plate. At the second door I ran into Akira Rabelais and we had quite the lovely wine experience all backed up with some creepy-ass music that would chill my bones right off if I played it late at night at my house, and would no doubt inspire me to turn on every single light that I had. I think they call this kind of music “haunting”.

I went to this Ambient Showcase on the recommendation of everyone who has ever told me in my life to slow down- which is like 80,000 people. I did, and it was as lovely as the wine I shared with Akira. I hung on for a little of Eluvium and then took my leave to go get down for one last night of Decibel. It was time to dance!

J-Sun & KadeejahOver at Sole Repair my favorite people in the world, Innerflight, were getting things started with J-Sun and then Kadeejah Streets up on the decks and swinging hard and low with their music- I don’t know who loved it more, the DJs or the crowd below. Upstairs once again in the gallery the dance freaks were rocking it; the crowd wasn’t as thick as it had been for the weekend nights but for those of us there it just meant more dance floor, because the music was definitely right up there with the best of the weekend.

Again, tough choices had to be made. I left Sole Repair to catch Flying Lotus who was incredibly entertaining and a gentleman to boot. He has to be one of the most talented and critically-acclaimed artists of the weekend, and for good reason. The Bug and the Warrior Queen didn’t entirely do it for me, I loved the heavy vibrating bass but couldn’t seem to get into it and found myself outside socializing more than dancing- which shouldn’t happen in Shilo World.

SupermayerSupermayer brought it back for me though with their adorably clever musical attitude and I would have rocked out until the sugar-sweet ending, but m.0 was on fire next door and I wanted to blaze with him. I walked into Sole Repair to see him in the middle of the dance floor with his trademark giant smile and seriously talented beat-mastery. Fantastic, beautiful, and epic. m.0 is the shit in this town, plain and simple, and he is only going up, up, up! Seattle will be right behind him with a big “Hell Yeah.”

After two I headed out for my fourth afterhours of the weekend where once again the music was top notch, the crowd was off their heads with excitement, Flying Lotus was chilling on the windowsill and I danced until I was wringing out my shirt AND JEANS. Wringing out my jeans, people. I was in bed by 6:30AM which didn’t quite give me the sleep I needed to be all perky and Shilo-like by my office meeting at 10AM, but I sure as hell was still dancing on the inside, as I will be for a while, thanks to Decibel Festival.

SupermayerAnd thanks to you, everyone involved which is about a billion people, from the director down to the kids who shucked out money to see a show and over to the bouncer sweeping up cigarette butts. The electronic music community in Seattle is alive and well, full of passion and smiling faces, exploding with talent and gaining more momentum every day. We must harness the excitement and enthusiasm for our music that you are all feeling right now and use it promote the talented artists among us, to work for more and bigger music venues in Seattle, to support newcomers to our scene, and to share with others what electronic music has meant to us, which is more than can be put into words.

I too am inspired not only by all the new music and art in my head but by the fact that one person with a little help from friends can make a huge impact on the international electronic arts community which we are part of: mad mad props to Sean Horton. And thank you to everyone who handed out a flyer, reposted a Myspace bulletin, told a friend about the festival or simply showed up and danced. Rest assured that people returned home with respect for the Seattle electronic music community in their hearts, and I am honored to have been able to contribute to this epic electronic arts mania riot love dance fever weekend we like to call the Decibel Festival. Thank you.

And I seriously have a flight to Thailand in a few hours and should probably go home and start packing.

That’s it! Catch you on the flip-flop. And one last time until next year, Happy Decibel.

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OH SHIT! NEXT YEAR IS HERE!!!!

The 2009 Decibel Festival takes place September 24-27 in Seattle; for tickets and more information please click here.

Photosynthesis Festival 2009

Posted in Events, Festivals, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2009 by worldromper

Last year’s Photosynthesis Festival 1.0 was one of the best parties of the summer in the Pacific Northwest, held on a mountaintop about two hours east of Seattle with three stages and some of the finest people you will ever come across. It was the weekend that I traded my soul to become eternally enslaved to techno, and you can read my sweet ass review here.

LiveNLove throws the dopest parties in the Seattle area, and whether you find yourself blissed out of your mind in an abandoned milk factory, deserted restaurant or under a city bridge, these renegade shows bring out top-notch crowds and the very best DJs and music-makers that the Seattle underground  community has to offer. 

This year Kyle and crew is promising another spectacular outdoor event in August of this year and I may just have to get my ass back up to the Northwest for it. There is talk of a novaTRON lounge in the works and I must say I look forward to the day I will be hanging out with Ziggy and listening to dank wizard shit from the master.

Photosynthesis 2.0 is happening August 7-9 at Trout Lake Washington under Mount Adams will see the gathering of Ninja Tune, Sweatbox, From 0-1, Decibel, Innerflight, Sensory Effect, Epic Loot Guild, Transcendent Church of Bass, Buddhaful, and People of Earth to bring another epic celebration and collaboration of the international electronic community. GOD I LOVE MY FRIENDS!

Bring your tent, bring your volcano, bring your bacon and most importantly, be ready to get down and howl like feral children of the night all weekend long. Stay tuned on my blog for more information about lineups etc. or check back on PhotosynthesisFestival.com.

I have ONE photo from last year’s festival:

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D.I.M. @ THE Chop in Seattle March 14

Posted in Artists, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2009 by worldromper

OH, you like your techno THAT WAY, do ya? I know what you mean.

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Innerflight (who is the bomb shit of the entire universe just in case you didn’t know) and Decibel present:

Andreas Meid, or D.I.M. to you and me, scrapes the filth off the floor and crams it through the speakers and into your skull piece. His twisted bass and echoing bleeps are covered in stardust- all the better to grind up against the dark parts of your soul. D.I.M.’s thick techno and electro grabs you through the middle of the chest like Mola Ram and just when you think you can’t take any more, another fat, melodic layer drops on your head, contaminating you for the rest of your life. Producing two of the steaziest tracks of 2007 on Turbo Records, “Airbus” and “Sysiphos,” this in-demand artist has been hailed by everyone from Sven Vath to Justice, not to mention his production partner, Boys Noize. Having remixed The Presets, Chromeo, Midnight Juggernauts, Teenage Bad Girl and Franz Shape, D.I.M. is one of the nastiest, freakiest techno bangers on the planet, a statement with which the kids on his dance floor screaming “FILTHY!” will no doubt agree.

D.I.M. does it right on March 14 at Chop Suey along with Jerry Abstract, Anglo Satellite, PrEssHa, Recess, Levi Clark, & Menami.

Random Photo #3

Posted in Random Photos with tags , , on February 8, 2009 by worldromper

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Leaving Innerflight’s One Sky Festival

Washington Coast, Summer 2008

Innerflight Music Release on Beatport *NEW MUSIC*

Posted in LISTEN TO THIS, Music News with tags , , , , , , on February 6, 2009 by worldromper

Innerflight is one of Seattle’s premier music collectives that consistently throws great shows with tight music and a golden vibe. The morning after an Innerflight party I always have a serious case of face-ache from smiling like an idiot for the entire night.

Their new music release on Beatport features Mynus, Gel-Sol, Nick Douglas and novaTRON whose track I tipped you off to in an earlier post. Click below and have a listen!

LEFT COAST SAMPLER

HOW THEY DO in Seattle. Photo by the AWESOME Dave Matthews

HOW WE DO in Seattle

Photo by the AWESOME Dave Matthews