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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 Showcase Spotlight: BASS LOVERS UNITE

Posted in Events, Festivals, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2009 by worldromper
Nosaj Thing

Nosaj Thing

Around the globe a distinct new sound is seeping from fissures in traditional music production, and the bass bubbling up from the bins is catching the brains of audiences from London to Los Angeles. This music with no name heralds a fresh and formative age in abstract beat culture and its influential adherents champion the experimental, the instrumental, the street bass, the chopped-up and the future-funk. With beats that defy gravity as well as locality, this “bass music” is quickly infecting listeners with its swung-out, jazzy interpretation of electronic hip hop. Step into the warm circle of tomorrow-music (don’t trip on the bassline) and dunk your head in the refreshing waters of exploratory sounds, all connected by a love of innovation and by the heavy-thick lines of thundering bass.

Mary Anne Hobbs

Mary Anne Hobbs

Bass Lovers Unite brings together some of the most significant producers and DJs of this new sound from a few of the world’s strongholds: Los Angeles, Montréal, and the UK. The music heard at this showcase will affect what mainstream pop fans will be listening to in five years; these artists are shaping the future of sound with every button they press, every show they play, and every new earhole they penetrate.

Daedelus

Daedelus

Out of LA’s fertile beat scene comes one of the city’s finest producers, Nosaj Thing. This young noise conductor has received global acclaim for his recent release Drift on Alpha Pup Records, and opens the night with his disjointed funk beats and seamless sound mastery. From BBC Radio 1’s Experimental show comes Mary Anne Hobbs; this DJ, music journalist and evangelist for the underground brings dark and radical flavors together and then shoves out the next-generation animal onto airwaves around the world. Daedelus delivers an eclectic electronic interpretation using the futuristic monome device; he creates tactile performance experiences and music that everyone from indie rock devotees to instrumental hip hop fans can get sweaty to. Representing the twisted

Mala

Mala

turbo crunk sound of Montréal is Megasoid, whose live sets of dirty club bangers and remixes of top-rated productions have no compunction about killing dance floors and have made Montréal into a legit scene for street bass music. Finally it is back to the UK and to the frontier of dubstep with Mala of Digital Mystikz. One of the genre’s most famous producers, Mala is a central figure of dubstep’s evolution and an early champion of its rougher, clubbier side.

Bass Lovers Unite promises to connect a fresh Seattle audience with artists from around the world who are pushing forward the slicing-edge of electronic music as the pioneers of Generation Bass. Hop in and put your seatbelt on: it is going to be a bumpy ride.

Bass Lovers Unite takes place Saturday, September 26 at Neumos. Click here to buy tickets and for more information about the 2009 Decibel Festival.

10 DJS I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS WEEK

Posted in 10 DJS I AM IN LOVE WITH with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2009 by worldromper

DJs, Producers, Live Mad Scientists, MCs, All-Stars, you know…

In no order, and I am going to update this once a week.

  1. an-ten-nae
  2. Mike Slott
  3. Eprom
  4. Tim Xavier
  5. Sub Swara
  6. Megasoid
  7. Tom Encore
  8. Mimosa
  9. My Hollow Drum
  10. THE MOTHERFUCKING GASLAMP KILLER

there will be BLOOD!

Mary Anne Hobbs Tours West Coast in September

Posted in Artists, Events, Females in the Arts, Festivals, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2009 by worldromper

Mary Anne Hobbs is a hero of mine. She is your hero too if you like dubstep, as her championing of the wobbly genre on BBC Radio 1 is responsible in large part for the distribution of the sound out of the dank basements of the UK and into your earholes.

She heads out on a ten day US tour starting September 10 to promote her new mix release on Planet Mu called Wild Angels (out September 9), check the tour dates and follow along with her tour diary on XLR8R.com right here.

I heard Mary Anne Hobbs perform at Low End Theory with the Glitch Mob and Flying Lotus a few months back (read my review here) and that club was an inch away from complete obliteration. She returns to LA at Low End on September 23 and will also be at the 2009 Decibel Festival in Seattle in the super fucking sweet BBC Radio 1 Showcase going down Saturday night September 26 at Neumos with Daedelus, Nosaj Thing, Megasoid, and Mike Slott. Oh yeah, that’s right.

You do not want to miss this woman; she is an amazing force in the international electronic music community. And she absolutely rocks!

10 DJS I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS WEEK

Posted in 10 DJS I AM IN LOVE WITH with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2009 by worldromper

DJs, Producers, Live Mad Scientists, MCs, God’s Gift to the Dance Floor, you know…

In no order, and I am going to update this once a week.

  1. DJ Degree & Phatcat
  2. Eskmo
  3. Odeed
  4. Oscure
  5. an-ten-nae
  6. Megasoid
  7. Caspa
  8. ill gates
  9. Pretty Lights
  10. Pandai’a

Pandai'a at Dubtroit 28 JulyAnother sweet photo by Kelly Dean taken at Dubtroit July 28.

10 DJS I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS WEEK

Posted in 10 DJS I AM IN LOVE WITH with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2009 by worldromper

DJs, Producers, Live Mad Scientists, MCs, Anomalies, you know…

In no order, and I am going to update this once a week.

  1. Kito
  2. Daedelus
  3. Noisemaker
  4. Free the Robots
  5. Daddy Kev
  6. Glitch Mob
  7. Megasoid
  8. Juakali
  9. Ill Gates
  10. Adlib – who throws AWESOME parties!

10 DJS I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS WEEK

Posted in 10 DJS I AM IN LOVE WITH with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2009 by worldromper

DJs, Producers, Live Mad Scientists, MCs, Sly Devils, you know…

In no order, and I am going to update this once a week. 

  1. Octave One
  2. Robtronik
  3. PrEssHa
  4. Ctrl_Alt_Dlt
  5. Nosaj Thing
  6. Mimosa
  7. Jantsen
  8. Boreta
  9. Heyoka
  10. Megasoid

Sweet ass photo from Myspace- You know this shit was a good party