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This week, Decibel Festival announced its 2012 program schedule --following the official line-up announcement here --along with some notable new additions to the line-up (DJ

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Well, That's My 2012 Decibel Festival Schedule All Sorted Out (Minus Just a Couple Conflicts...)

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This week, Decibel Festival announced its 2012 program schedule--following the official line-up announcement here--along with some notable new additions to the line-up (DJ Shadow, Tycho, Star Slinger, Dam-Funk, Clark, Jimmy Edgar, Sepalcure, Public Lover, Machinedrum, Jeff Samuel, Groudislava, Eprom, Keyboard Kid, and others), and as usual, there are a few clear choices, a few conflicts, and a couple surprises in its five nights of electronic music and festivities.

Wednesday looks like a slow start unless you're inexplicably a Kimbra fan; I'd go to the Warp Records showcase. Thursday belongs, obviously, to recently rejuvenated electronica giants Orbital, although if it's possible to slip out to catch Robag Wruhme at Re-Bar, do so--his delicate acoustic/electronic album Thora Vukk and DJ mix Wuppdeckmischmampflow were two underrated highlights of 2011. Friday, a lot of folks will be stoked for Erykah Badu (and some pitiable saps for Ariel Pink), but me I'll either be watching Detroit techno legend Carl Craig to his "69 Live" thing or watching "hipster house" upstarts Actress and Teengirl Fantasy at Baltic Room. Saturday is probably the toughest choice, with DJ Shadow, Matthew Dear, Max Cooper, Roman Flugel, Sepalcure, and Axel Boman all playing separate venues (including, and this is one surprise, the yet-to-be-opened megaclub Q at Broadway & Pike). Sunday, again easy, the Seattle debut of phantom house producer John Talabot at the Decibel Finale. (The daytime Optical audio-visual events are always a great way to rest and recharge while soaking up some sweet sights and sounds; I'd especially recommend Friday and Sunday's line-ups, but they're all good.) And there's more artists and events to come.

Full program schedule (with suggestions in bold) after the jump.

2012 Decibel Festival Schedule

Wednesday September 26

Kimbra

Kimbra // The Stepkids

Showbox at the Market // Doors at 9PM // all ages

dB in Dub

Monolake + Tarik Barri // bvdub // Cyanwave

Neumos // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Warp Showcase

Clark // Jimmy Edgar // MachineDrum

The Crocodile // Doors at 9PM // all-ages

Beat Prodigies

Dabrye // Katie Kate // Keyboard Kid

Barboza // Doors at 9:30PM // 21+

Global Selektors 1

Appleblim // Jeff Samuel

Re-bar // Doors at 10PM // 21+

OPTICAL 1 : GHOSTS IN THE SHADOWS

Robert Henke // Brock Van Wey // dalot

The Triple Door // Doors at 5:00PM // all-ages

Thursday September 27

Halcyonic

Orbital // Paul Chambers

Paramount Theatre // Doors at 8pm // all-ages

Shpongle presents The Masquerade

Shpongle // Phutureprimitive

Neptune Theatre // Doors at 8pm // all-ages

Starborne

MiMOSA // Tipper // Starkey

Showbox at the Market // Doors at 9PM // all-ages

Jet Jam presents

Star Slinger // Baths // Shlohmo (DJ set)

Neumos // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Pop Fusion

Houses // port-royal // k.flay // Kids and Explosions

The Crocodile // Doors at 9PM // all-ages

Surefire Presents

Objekt // Kuedo // xxxy

Baltic Room // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Dropping Gems Showcase

Balam Acab // Devonwho // Natasha Kmeto // DJAO

Barboza // Doors at 9:30PM // 21+

Global Selektors 2

DVS1 // Robag Wruhme // Peter Van Hoesen

Re-bar // Doors at 10PM // 21+

Modern Love Showcase

Andy Stott // Demdike Stare // Cut Hands

Melrose Market Studios // Doors at 10PM // 21+

OPTICAL 2 : ASCENSION

Maria Minerva // Julianna Barwick // Lulacruza // Anenon

The Triple Door // Doors at 5:00PM // all-ages

Friday September 28

Renegades of Funk

The Cannabinoids feat. Erykah Badu // The Starship Connection

Paramount Theatre // Doors at 8pm // all-ages

Shpongle presents The Masquerade

Shpongle // Phidelity

Neptune Theatre // Doors at 8pm // all-ages

Motor City Masters

Carl Craig 69 Live // Octave One

Showbox at the Market // Doors at 9PM // all-ages

Decadance

Dragonette // Icona Pop // The Knocks

Neumos // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Ariel Pink & Friends

Ariel Pink // Dam-Funk // Bodyguard

The Crocodile // Doors at 9PM // all-ages

XLR8R Presents

Actress // Teengirl Fantasy // Gulls

Baltic Room // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Midnight Shift Presents

Deetron // Terrance Parker // Basic Soul Unit // Norman Chung

Re-bar // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Raster-Noton Showcase

Byetone // Kangding Ray // EmptySet // AntiVJ

Melrose Market Studios // Doors at 10PM // 21+

How Deep is Your Love

Dixon // Oxia // Ripperton

Q // Doors at 10PM // 21+

OPTICAL 3 : TOUCH.30

Fennesz + Jon Wozencroft Present Liquid Music // Biosphere // The Sight Below

The Nordstrom Recital Hall // Doors at 6PM // all-ages

Saturday September 29

Pioneers of Rhythm

DJ Shadow // MartyParty // Eprom

Showbox SoDo // Doors at 9pm // all-ages

Ghostly International Showcase

Matthew Dear // Tycho // Lusine

Showbox at the Market // Doors at 9PM // all-ages

Cerebral Vortex

Max Cooper // Roman Flugel // Matt Tolfrey

Neumos // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Hotflush Showcase

Sepalcure // George FitzGerald // Braille

Baltic Room // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Global Selektors 3

Axel Boman // MANIK

Re-bar // Doors at 10PM // 21+

High and Tight Presents

Roman Flugel // Nina Kraviz // Dave Aju

Q // Doors at 10PM // 21+

OPTICAL 4 : Discreet Tones

Nils Frahm // Orcas // Sylvain Chauveau // CFCF

Broadway Performance Hall // Doors at 6PM // all-ages

Sunday September 30

dB Finale

John Talabot // Public Lover feat. Bruno Pronsato and Ninca Leece // Pezzner - World Debut Live Set

Neumos // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Autonomous Music Presents

Emancipator // Yppah // The Great Mundane // Anomie Belle

The Crocodile // Doors at 9PM // all-ages

FoF Music Showcase

Shlohmo (live set) // Salva // Groundislava // Lazy Brow

Baltic Room // Doors at 9PM // 21+

Nueva Forma Showcase

A Gap Between // The Bear and The Sea // IG88 // wndfrm

Barboza // Doors at 9:30PM // 21+

OPTICAL 5 : Undercurrent

Windy and Carl // Christina Vantzou // Loscil

The Triple Door // Doors at 5PM // all-ages

 
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