FESTY NEWS: 11th Annual Decibel International Festival Of Electronic Music Hits Seattle September 24th-28th (Our Top 3 Favorite Showcases)



The scene is set in Seattle. The music is a broad spectrum of electronic innovators up & coming and legends alike. The event is the 11th annual Decibel Festival, and it’s returning to it’s fitting Seattle home this September 24th-28th. Boasting a lineup featuring big dogs like Richie Hawtin & Pete Tong, plus crowd favorites like Paper Diamond, Soul Clap, Chet Faker, & Martyn, Decibel has once again curated quite the impressive & eclectic lineup for their 2014 programming. Truly one-of-a-kind, Decibel Festival is sprawled across 5 nights in 12+ venues throughout the city with a large emphasis on the audio/visual components of each production. From the nightclub, to the theater, to a bumping boat party, Decibel offers surprises around every corner.


With a lineup as huge as Decibel’s (well over 100 performers from almost 20 countries), it’s really tough to play favorites but below are the top 3 sets we WOULD NOT miss under any circumstance. 


3. Hot Creations Showcase with Lee Foss feat. Anabel Englund @ EMP Level 3 on Saturday
What could be better than a hot creations party in the middle of Decibel Festival?! Lee Foss always brings a huge party for his sets and with the addition of Anabel Englund, things are about to get real… Sexyyy! Don’t miss this!


2. Resident Advisor Showcase with Kaytranada & Lunice @ EMP Level 3 on Wednesday
This is the Resident Advisor showcase and it’s hotttter than the sun! Featuring the two Montreal natives, things are about to get real for this one. We’d have to hope that a little B2B action might just happen! Fingers crossed.


1. Crew Love Showcase with Soul Clap, Wolf + Lamb, & Nick Monaco @ Q Nightclub on Friday
Well, the only way to prep for a Hot Creations party on Saturday is to attend the Crew Love showcase on Friday! This is almost guaranteed to be the hottest music of the week. Expect to dance.

Richie Hawtin & Friends @ EMP Sky Church on Saturday
Friends of Friends Showcase with Salva, Nadastrom, Groundislava, and Deru + Effixx @ The Crocodile on Sunday
Bass Cadets 1 with Paper Diamond, Keys N Krates, gLAdiator, and Thugli @ Showbox Sodo on Friday
All Gone Pete Tong with Pete Tong, Tensnake, and ISIS Graham @ Q Nightclub on Sunday

2014 Lineup (In alphabetical order):
!!! DJs, 1979 feat Deru + Effixx, Alice Boman, Ana Sia, Andy Stott, Anna Lunoe, Anthony Parasole, Arca + Jesse Kanda, ASC, Atom, Avalon Emerson, Baryonyx, Baths, Bgeezy, Black Asteroid, Blue Hawaii, BRAIDS, Brian Lyons, Chet Faker, Christopher Wilits, Claptone, Clean Bandit, Cock & Swan, Com Truise, Demdike Stare, Denise & Pika, Deru, DJ Spinn, DJAO, Douglas Dare, Eden Hagos, Etdemin, El Ten Eleven, FaltyDL, Fluxion, gLAdiator, Greg Gives Peter Space, Groundislava feat. Rare Times, Guti, Hanssen, Isis Graham, J Alvarez, Jacaszek, Jamie McCue, Jon Roberts, JusMoni, Kangding Ray, Kastle, Kaytranada, Keys N Krates, Kid Smpl, Kim Ann Foxman, KiNK feat. Rachel Raw, Kode9, Kraddy, Kris Moon, Lauren Lane, Lee Burridge, Lee Foss feat. Anabel Englund, Letherette, Lindstrom, Loscil, Luke Mandola, Lunice, Lusine, Made In Heights, Manatee Commune, Marcel Dettmann, Martyn, Matrixxman, Max Cooper, Midnight Magic, Milie & Andrea, Mimosa, MK, Murcof + Simon Geifus [Antivj], Nadastrom, Natasha Kmeto + Effixx, Nick Monaco, Nordic Soul, Oneohtrix Point Never + Nate Boyce, Paper Diamond, Patrick Topping, Pete Tong, Pezzner, Recondite, Richie Hawtin, Rival Consoles, Robert Babicz, Rone, Rrose, Sabota, Salva, Sango, Sassmouth, Scratcha DVA, Scuba, Sean Majors, Segue, Shadow Child, Simian Mobile Disco, Slow Year, Son Lux, Soul Clap, South London Ordinance, Splatinum, Steffi, Survive, Sweater Beats, Ten Walls, Tensnake, The Sight Below, Thugli, Tokimonsta, Tomas Jirku, Total Freedom, Taso, Vatican Shadow, Vox Mod, Waldo, WIFE, Wolf + Lamb, Young Marco, Yppah