Over the past seven years, Seattle's Decibel Festival has expanded two turntables and a microphone into an incredible five-day, non-profit event, running this year from Sept. 22-26. To celebrate the shows, KEXP curated a mix of 180 songs by artists performing this year.
Hosted in different venues across the Emerald City, there will be performances from cutting-edge musicians — like Detroit techno pioneer Carl Craig, innovator Flying Lotus and Berlin's Modeselektor, a favorite group of Radiohead's Thom Yorke. That's just to name a few of the hundreds of artists performing. The festival also bridges the gap between creativity and technology, offering workshops on the latest DJ software, as well as live scratching instruction.
KEXP's DJ Alex shines a spotlight on select artists from this year's festival in the station's latest Music That Matters podcast, which you can grab by right-clicking here (or ctrl-clicking, for Mac users).
Artists featured in the stream include:
Alex B • Carl Craig • Catz N Dogz • Dinky • Distance • Emancipator • Eskmo • FaltyDL • Fennesz • Flying Lotus • Ben Frost • Gold Panda • Grouper • Headhunter • Ikonika • Ill Cosby • Kevin Saunderson • Lorn • Low Limit of Lazer Sword • Lusine • Machinedrum • Mark Van Hoen • Modeselektor • Monolake • Moritz Von Oswald Trio • Mount Kimbie • Murcof • Mux Mool • Nordic Soul • Oneohtrix Point Never • Pantha Du Prince • Pezzner • Plastician • Praveen • Samiyam • Scuba • Sepalcure • Shlohmo • Soul Clap • Splatinum • Starkey • SunTzu Sound • The Sight Below • Truckasauras • Trus'me • Untold • Vladislav Delay