Oct 2, 2014
commented on Decibel Festival Director Sean Horton on This Year’s Highs and Lows
missy - You hit the nail on the head here. Decibel has been around now for 12 years and when I founded the organization in 2003, it was largely made up "post rave" fans of electronic music that didn't necessarily connect with electronic music culture. Over the years, our audience has grown younger, more diverse and more female. From my perspective, this is a healthy and natural progression of any organization. The vocal minority that seems to take issue with the audience at Q are largely made up of that older attendees that might be better served sticking to one of the other 11 venues that make up the Decibel program. At bare minimum, they shouldn't single out the one venue that they culturally don't feel a connection to, especially when the music, production value and thought that went into the program there were all spot on. Looking at the size of the crowd, the reviews of the events, the artist comments and the vibe I experienced in the room (particularly for the afterhours) Q was a complete success. I would venture to say 95% of the audience there felt the same. Here's to youth, vitality and the progression of underground electronic music to a new generation. I hope the avoid the same mistakes we did.
Nov 21, 2013
commented on Data Breaker
So looking forward to Lunice, Jon Hopkins, Clark and Nathan Fake. Both shows should be incredible.
Aug 9, 2013
commented on Full Lineup for Decibel Fest Revealed
Thanks Dave Segal and The Stranger for your continued support of Decibel Festival. You're the only partner that's been with us since year one and we won't forget that.