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Features

How a New Festival for Female, Non-Binary, and Trans Artists Plans to Crush the Patriarchy (Eventually)

TUFFEST in Seattle is pushing marginalized communities into the spotlight—and asking cis, white men to step aside.
Amber Cortes
7.13.16
thump news

Seattle’s Decibel Festival Won't Be Happening This Year

The electronic music and arts festival inspired by MUTEK is taking an "extended break."
Greg Scruggs
7.11.16
Festival Season!

Meet ICAS—The Secret Weapon That's Keeping Independent Festivals Afloat

As experimental festivals proliferate around the world, a cadre of like-minded organizers are helping them keep the party going year after year.
Greg Scruggs
11.4.15
Festival Season!

Decibel Proves (Again) that DIY Festivals are Better than Corporate Mega-Raves

The week-long Seattle techno rager knows that it's not about getting big, it's about being fucking awesome.
Jemayel Khawaja
9.30.15
Festival Season!

Decibel Festival Stays Defiantly DIY Despite Seattle's Changing Tides

The techno-leaning electronic fest keeps it underground, no matter how many tech-bros flood the PNW.
Greg Scruggs
9.24.15
Interviews

Death Dealer: A Conversation with Choosing Death Author and Decibel Editor Albert Mudrian

In which a writer interviews his own editor and asks for a raise
J Bennett
4.29.15
tech

This Guy Invented a System That Lets You Play Music Really Loud Without Pissing Off Your Neighbors

A Spanish sound engineer talks about his new invention, which he says can make music sound better, sharper, and even louder without increasing decibel levels.
Iago Fernández
4.14.15
Listen

Anna Lunoe's Mix for Decibel Festival Will Have You Restless 'Till September

Check out this live mix recorded at one of her favorite, and one of our favorite NYC clubs—Verboten.
Amada Echeverria
8.12.14
Festival

Nadastrom's Mix For Decibel Festival Will Take You By Surprise

The moombahton masters break away from their genre on this one.
THUMP Staff
8.4.14
Words

Com Truise’s Exclusive Podcast for Decibel Will Have You Sprinting to Seattle in September

We’re partnering with the visionary festival for a rundown of auditory awesomeness.
David Garber
7.8.14
Words

Anna Lunoe, Chet Faker, Com Truise, More Announced in Decibel's First Wave Lineup

Seattle's electronic music mega-event is gearing up for a special year.
Lauren Schwartzberg
5.6.14
New music

Check Out This Video of Pig Destroyer from Decibel’s 100th Issue Show

Purple insanity.
Noisey Staff
12.4.13