Seattle’s sonic journey returns once again this coming September; as the first 60 acts of Decibel Festival 2012 are officially announced. This year’s focus is not just on the underground producers of today’s electronic world, but a slight focus bestowed upon pop and alternative acts, such as Canadian pop sensation Dragonette, the hauntingly epic Ariel Pink, or Kimbra, whose feature on a certain #1 tune has been rotating radio, YouTube and every coffee shop around the States. Along with that are notable acts such as: Actress (Honest Jon’s), Andy Stott (Modern Love), Carl Craig (Planet E), Kuedo (Planet Mu), Nina Kraviz (Rekids), Terrence Parker and many more. Check out the rest of the sixty acts lined up for Decibel as well as where the festival will take place after the jump.
The Burden brothers have been doing things their own way for 20 years, putting out seminal records on Transmat, Underground Resistance and their own legendary imprint, 430 West. It’s been Detroit love the entire way, naturally, even though the home base of Octave One has now switched over to another rich cultural center, Atlanta.
The premise still hasn’t changed; the Burdens are still putting out inspiring, indelible techno music that cannot be duplicated in the slightest. To celebrate the legacy of their long-standing career, Octave One released Revisited (Here, There, and Beyond), a remix retrospective of their classic tracks, carefully reimagined and revamped by artists from techno’s glory days (Luke Slater, Aril Brikha), to current representations of the genre (Sandwell District).
Along with the remix album, the duo have put out a mobile app for smartphones (which you can get at their website, 430west.com) with access to tour dates, exclusive news and media. To commemorate their remix retrospective, as well as show off their technological prowess, the duo offered us a live recording of their set in Bari, Italy, where they dazzled the crowd with a hardware-only live set that is truly stand-alone. Along with that, the brothers took the time to answer some questions about their move to Atlanta, their take on the current state of techno, and their journey to where they are now. Check it all out of after the jump.
It’s been finally announced that the New York edition of Krakow’s most adventurous and ambitious festival will return in early April. Unsound Festival New York 2011 will feature artists from all parts of the experimental and electronic spectrum; with previous Krakow performers making their NYC debuts (Lustmord, Alan Howarth) as well as an enigmatic lineup that will highlight the club nights at the end of the week (featuring Lone, Appleblim, Dorian Concept, Kink, Octave One, etc.) With more acts being announced in the coming weeks, people should start preparing for April now; because once you start with this festival, you’ll never stop. For all current information on Unsound Festival New York 2011, click here.
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