Seattle's Decibel Festival sees its sixth installment this year, and the organizers are rolling out the details. The '09 edition will take place September 24 - 27, and it's going to be a recession-friendly event this year. In response to the economy, Decibel is offering discount passes through July 24, so plan ahead and knock 50 bones off the ticket price.
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Andy Hughes—DJ, producer, and former member of The Orb—passed away on Friday, June 12. According to a recent press statement, his death was due to "a short illness."
Hughes is considered one of the genius producers of the '90s, having worked not only with Alex Patterson and The Orb, but also Thomas Fehlmann, Nick Burton, Simon Phillips, and others.
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We know DJ T. for many things: his no-nonsense mixing skills, albums like 2005's Boogie Playground, and his long-standing affiliation with Berlin's Get Physical imprint among them. His influences, however, don't stop with minimal, 4/4 beats, and according to some recent press, there was a time when the man born Thomas Koch's musical tastes revolved more around rap, electro-funk, and hip-hop than they did around techno. Read more »
Baltimore's annual Whartscape fest is upon us, thanks once again to Dan Deacon and his Wham City crew. We haven't heard much on the actual details of this year's event, but we do know it's taking place July 9 - 12, and at least some artists are booked. According to Whartscape's official site, tickets will go on sale soon. Prepare for some exhaustively good times.
Dan Deacon w/ Ensemble
Vincent Black Shadow
Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez
Crazy Dreams Band
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