925 E Pike St
Seattle, Washington 98122


Decibel Festival proudly presents...

The 5th Annual Decibel New Year's Eve Party

This year's dB NYE blow out will be featuring three of the best reviewed electronic music producers/performers of 2009's, all of whom will be returning to Neumos for a full on A/V dance assault in true Decibel fashion (custom sound, custom video/lighting, live performance, etc). Come out and celebrate what has been a monumental year for electronic music in Seattle with some of 2009's most talked about artists.

:: 2010 dB NEW YEAR'S EVE LINE UP - bios listed below ::

APPARAT [ Berlin ] - live dance set
Bpitch Control // Shitkatapult Records // aka Moderat

NOSAJ THING [ Los Angeles ] - live
Alpha Pup // Warp Records

LUSINE - live
Ghostly International




$20 advance tickets are available at Moe Bar, Rudy's Barbershop, select QFCs and online at TicketWest.com // $25 at the door
Doors open at 8pm // 21+

@ Neumos
925 E. Pike St, Seattle

Berlin’s Apparat (aka Sascha Ring) has been a sonic force in the Decibel arsenal for going on six years. Since blowing the roof off of a sold out Chop Suey back in 2005 (2nd annual Decibel Festival) this lanky, mop-topped Krautrocker has been fueling dance floor mayhem in Seattle with unparalleled ferocity and technical skill.

A true renaissance man, Sascha is an accomplished sound engineer, composer, visual artist, guitarist, vocalist and business man (co-founder of the Shitkatapult label) whose profound love of music and technology shine through in every aspect of his impressive music catalog going back to 2001.

His exceptional talent as a producer and composer has rewarded him with consistent work as a remix artist, including remixes for Moby, Royksopp, Boys Noize, Johnny Cash, Nathan Fake, Paul Kalkbrenner and Seattle’s own Lusine.

In addition to producing three critically acclaimed solo albums, nine EPs and over a dozen remixes for some of the world’s most prestigious labels; this 30 year old wunderkind has co-produced albums with follow Berliner dance icons Ellen Allien and Modeselektor (Bpitch Control). His most recent collaboration with Modeselektor as "Moderat" has gone on to become one of the best reviewed electronic music albums of 2009 and sent the two acts on a hugely successful A/V tour where they performed at some of the worlds largest electronic music festivals (Electric Picnic, Sonar, Pukkelpop, MUTEK, Melt, etc).

This New Year’s Eve, Sascha will be returning to form with a very special dance PA, similar to his 2005 and 2006 Decibel Festival sets, both of which were considered to be overall highlights.

After cutting his teeth by making music on various archaic computers and programs in his early years, Nosaj Thing is now, without a doubt, among L.A.'s finest musical modulators. His electronic soundscapes and wild beat tectonics play like vignettes that affect the listener's mind as deeply as he hits their soul. Nosaj Thing creates nothing less than the sound mastery of beat driven, experimental electronics from a gifted noise constructor.

His debut album Drift was released by Alpha Pup in June 2009 to unanimous global acclaim. Pitchfork awarded an excellent 7.9 rating, calling the album "gorgeously haunted... sonic Easter Eggs for a thousand listens." The album peaked at 5 on the iTunes Electronic chart, and went all the way to 1 on Bleep and Boomkat. The success of Drift led to Nosaj Thing being featured in magazines such as Spin, Fader, XLR8R, The New Yorker, Nylon and URB. He has received regular airplay on BBC Radio 1 and Los Angeles' KCRW, while his engaging live set has made him a staple of the worldwide underground touring circuit.

Nosaj's inspiring live sets before Glitch Mob and Daedelus earlier this year have made him one of the most in demand and highly regarded electronic music performers in Seattle.

Jeff McIlwain has been producing his visceral, melodic strain of abstract electronic music as Lusine for 10 years now. Originally a Texas native, Jeff attended CalArts in 1998, studying 20th-century electronic music and sound design for music and film. Soon after, he met Shad Scott and put out his self-titled debut as Lusine for Isophlux. Since then, McIlwain relocated to Seattle and began steadily releasing his music on Ghostly International (home to 2004’s landmark Serial Hodgepodge as well as its successful followup remix album Podgelism), Hymen, and U-Cover. McIlwain has also contributed tracks to various compilations and remix releases on Mute, !K7, Kompakt, Asthmatic Kitty, and Shitkatapult. His Language Barrier full-length on Hymen Records was something of a departure, as McIlwain focused less on jagged rhythmic detail and more on the layers of ambience that lay beneath the percussion of his previous releases.

McIlwain has performed throughout the US and abroad, including a set at London’s esteemed Fabric nightclub, and an ambient multimedia performance at Seattle’s Triple Door in which he collaborated with video artist Scott Sunn. McIlwain has recently been involved in two film projects, co-scoring David Gordon Green’s 2008 film Snow Angels (with Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell), and scoring Kevin Bray’s 2009 film Linewatch (with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Omari Hardwick).

McIlwain’s 2009 release, A Certain Distance, has gone on to become his best reviewed and best selling album to date. In addition, 2009 has brought Lusine several high profile festival performances, including DEMF, MUTEK, Sonar and the Decibel Festival.

Nordic Soul has long been enamored with artistic expression, the creation of music, and the technology that fuses it all together, much to the benefit and evolution of the world of electronica and the underground culture that surrounds it. His healthy obsession began at the age of eleven in Detroit with the gift of his first guitar, got a kick in the ass with the purchase of a keyboard and drum machine during his teenage years, and continues to the present as the king of Seattle techno exists as the founder and director of the Decibel Festival. Known to his friends as Sean Horton, this DJ, producer, performer, and programmer brought a distinct and dirty Detroit flavor with him to Seattle in the mid-90’s and the musical zeitgeist of the city has been forever transformed by his presence.

Nordic Soul has deeply impacted the electronic community not only through his work for the annual Decibel Festival but also by slaying Seattle dance floors year-round. His emotionally charged sets are infused with live instrumentation and ripe with the mélange of organic and synthesized tones, all riding on top of heavy bass lines. The resulting music is a living, hybrid creature with a rich sense of soul that delights in its own existence. A lover of many musical styles, Nordic Soul’s interest and roots in hip hop, IDM, industrial, and dub contribute to his current musical palette that straight drips techno into the mouths of the waiting audience, thirsty for the unrelenting madness and unabated aural penetration that is electronic music.

Since Nordic Soul's inception in 2003 he's shared the stage with a diverse cross section of international talent, including Modeselektor, Moby, Bassnectar, Trentemoller, Simian Mobile Disco, Green Velvet, Radio Slave, Derrick May, Boys Noize, John Tejada, Monolake, Thomas Fehlmann, Kraak & Smaak, Matthew Dear, Funkstroung, Cobblestone Jazz, Luomo, Miles Dyson, Tipper and Four Tet to name a few.

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Added by Nordic on November 9, 2009



Apparat, Nosaj Thing, Lusine & Nordic Soul!! Plus champagne toasts, fantastic bartenders, multi-screen projections with custom LED lighting, copious amounts of alcohol and dancing. The perfect place to kiss at midnight and party the rest of the time - especially cannot wait for Nosaj Thing. He was a huge Decibel highlight for me!