Decibel Festival 2012 Lineup

Decibel Festival 2012

Decibel Festival 2012

Decibel Festival 2012 is an annual festival of electronic music, performance, visual art and new media. The Decibel Festival 2012 takes place in Seattle (as usual) from September 26-30.  The festival actually takes place at about a dozen different venues around Seattle for the 5 days of performances. The Decibel Fesitval 2012 Lineup is here with 30+ new performers added including: DJ Shadow, MiMOSA, Tycho, Star Slinger, Tipper, Dam-Funk, Clark, Jimmy Edgar, Sepalcure, Public Lover, Machinedrum, George FitzGerald, Peter Van Hoesen, Objekt, Braille, Jeff Samuel, Groudislava, Eprom, AntiVJ, B.Bravo, Keyboard Kid and more.

Decibel Festival 2012 Schedule

The initial Decibel Festival 2012 Lineup and schedule includes 38 individual showcases across 5 days: which is the electronic music festival’s most to date and more are still in the works. Most showcases are included with the Decibel Festival Pass though some events require an individual showcase ticket. Stay posted as the Decibel Festival 2012 Conference and Decibel Festival Boat Parties will also be announced.

Personally I think this music festival is stacked with talent and diversity. Some of our favorite showcases thus far include:

  • dB in Dub – Monolake + Tarik Barri // bvdub // Cyanwave
  • Warp Showcase – Clark // Jimmy Edgar // Machinedrum
  • OPTICAL 1 : Ghosts in The Shadows – Robert Henke // Brock Van Wey // dalot
  • Halcyonic – Orbital // Paul Chambers
  • Global Selektors 2 – DVS1 // Robag Wruhme // Peter Van Hoesen
  • Modern Love Showcase – Andy Stott // Demdike Stare // Cut Hands
  • Renegades of Funk – The Cannabinoids feat. Erykah Badu // The Starship Connection
  • Motor City Masters – Carl Craig 69 Live // Octave One
  • XLR8R Presents – Actress // Teengirl Fantasy // Gulls
  • Raster-Noton Showcase – Byetone // Kangding Ray // EmptySet // AntiVJ
  • Pioneers of Rhythm – DJ Shadow // MartyParty // Eprom
  • Ghostly International Showcase – Matthew Dear // Tycho // Lusine

Tell us what you think about the lineup, venues, artists of dB2012 and how they compare to other electronic music festivals by leaving comments.


Decibel Festival – Wednesday September 26

Kimbra
Kimbra // The Stepkids
Showbox at the Market // Doors at 9PM // all ages

dB in Dub
Monolake + Tarik Barri // bvdub // Cyanwave
Neumos // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Warp Showcase
Clark // Jimmy Edgar // Machinedrum
The Crocodile // Doors at 9PM // all-ages

Beat Prodigies
Dabrye // Katie Kate // Keyboard Kid
Barboza // Doors at 9:30PM // 21+

Global Selektors 1
Appleblim // Jeff Samuel
Re-bar // Doors at 10PM // 21+

OPTICAL 1 : Ghosts in The Shadows
Robert Henke // Brock Van Wey // dalot
The Triple Door // Doors at 5:00PM // all-ages

Decibel Festival – Thursday September 27

Halcyonic
Orbital // Paul Chambers
Paramount Theatre // Doors at 8pm // all-ages

Shpongle presents The Masquerade
Shpongle // Phutureprimitive
Neptune Theatre // Doors at 8pm // all-ages

Starborne
MiMOSA // Tipper // Starkey
Showbox at the Market // Doors at 9PM // all-ages

Jet Jam presents
Star Slinger // Baths // Shlohmo (DJ set)
Neumos // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Pop Fusion
Houses // port-royal // k.flay // Kids and Explosions
The Crocodile // Doors at 9PM // all-ages

Surefire Presents
Objekt // Kuedo // xxxy
Baltic Room // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Dropping Gems Showcase
Balam Acab // Devonwho // Natasha Kmeto // DJAO
Barboza // Doors at 9:30PM // 21+

Global Selektors 2
DVS1 // Robag Wruhme // Peter Van Hoesen
Re-bar // Doors at 10PM // 21+

Modern Love Showcase
Andy Stott // Demdike Stare // Cut Hands
Melrose Market Studios // Doors at 10PM // 21+

OPTICAL 2 : Ascension
Maria Minerva // Julianna Barwick // Lulacruza // Anenon
The Triple Door // Doors at 5PM // all-ages

Decibel Festival – Friday September 28

Renegades of Funk
The Cannabinoids feat. Erykah Badu // The Starship Connection
Paramount Theatre // Doors at 8pm // all-ages

Shpongle presents The Masquerade
Shpongle // Phidelity
Neptune Theatre // Doors at 8pm // all-ages

Motor City Masters
Carl Craig 69 Live // Octave One
Showbox at the Market // Doors at 9PM // all-ages

Decadance
Dragonette // Icona Pop // The Knocks
Neumos // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Ariel Pink & Friends
Ariel Pink // Dam-Funk // Bodyguard
The Crocodile // Doors at 9PM // all-ages

XLR8R Presents
Actress // Teengirl Fantasy // Gulls
Baltic Room // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Midnight Shift Presents
Deetron // Terrance Parker // Basic Soul Unit // Norman Chung
Re-bar // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Raster-Noton Showcase
Byetone // Kangding Ray // EmptySet // AntiVJ
Melrose Market Studios // Doors at 10PM // 21+

How Deep is Your Love
Dixon // Oxia // Ripperton
Q // Doors at 10PM // 21+

OPTICAL 3 : Touch.30
Fennesz + Jon Wozencroft Present Liquid Music // Biosphere // The Sight Below
The Nordstrom Recital Hall // Doors at 6PM // all-ages

Decibel Festival – Saturday September 29

Pioneers of Rhythm
DJ Shadow // MartyParty // Eprom
Showbox SoDo // Doors at 9pm // all-ages

Ghostly International Showcase
Matthew Dear // Tycho // Lusine
Showbox at the Market // Doors at 9PM // all-ages

Cerebral Vortex
Max Cooper // Roman Flugel // Matt Tolfrey
Neumos // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Hotflush Showcase
Sepalcure // George FitzGerald // Braille
Baltic Room // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Global Selektors 3
Axel Boman // MANIK
Re-bar // Doors at 10PM // 21+

High and Tight Presents
Roman Flugel // Nina Kraviz // Dave Aju
Q // Doors at 10PM // 21+

OPTICAL 4 : Discreet Tones
Nils Frahm // Orcas // Sylvain Chauveau // CFCF
Broadway Performance Hall // Doors at 6PM // all-ages

Decibel Festival – Sunday September 30

dB Finale
John Talabot // Public Lover feat. Bruno Pronsato and Ninca Leece //
Pezzner – World Debut Live Set
Neumos // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Autonomous Music Presents
Emancipator // Yppah // The Great Mundane // Anomie Belle
The Crocodile // Doors at 9PM // all-ages

FoF Music Showcase
Shlohmo (live set) // Salva // Groundislava // Lazy Brow
Baltic Room // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Nueva Forma Showcase
A Gap Between // The Bear and The Sea // IG88 // wndfrm
Barboza // Doors at 9:30PM // 21+

OPTICAL 5 : Undercurrent
Windy and Carl // Christina Vantzou // Loscil
The Triple Door // Doors at 5PM // all-ages

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Decibel Festival 2012 Lineup

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