Not content with arranging the biggest Decibel Festival in its five-year history back in September, Sean Horton (aka Nordic Soul) is resurrecting his elite electronic-music brand for one last heck-raising hurrah in 2008, filling the last two nights of this mostly sad annum with sizzling lineups. It's doubtful there will be a better New Year's Eve entertainment option for those who like their electronic music brainy, body-moving, and bacchanalian.

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Tuesday's bill, dubbed "Best of Bass: DB 2008 Highlights," kicks off with locals Seed and NovaTRON performing live. NovaTRON does that bass-samurai/dub-funk thing with panache—somewhere between Machinedrum and Scorn. L.A. producer Deru kills it every time he plays here, and somehow I doubt he'll forget his A game for this shindig. Deru's sexy-MF glitch-hop stands out like a, well, you know, in a morass of awkward-ass Poindexters working similar territory.

Philadelphian mellow electro-house seducer KiloWatts will likely not leave a dry pore (or panty) in the club. Headliner Jesse Rose (Dirtybird, Get Physical, Made to Play) jets in from Berlin to flaunt his leftfield house sensibilities for a DJ set sure to be on the quirky and rambunctious tip. Don't be surprised to hear Rose's collaboration with Hot Chip, "Forget My Name," and other highest uncommon denominator crowd-pleasers.

Wednesday's "Dirty Dancing" bill starts with Seattle stalwarts Nordic Soul and Michael Manahan dueling in a 2x4 DJ set. Their epicurean tech-house selections will transition nicely into Dave Pezzner's live performance. Half of the world-renowned Jacob London (the funniest house-music act in the biz), this local producer has been generating buzz for his punch-drunk tech-house productions. Check the three-part "Almost Here" for proof: It's deep yet playful dance-floor gold. Los Angeles techno legend John Tejada is one of those producers at whom other knob-twiddlers gawk in awe over his technical wizardry—usually done with old-school hardware. He's a master at subtly melodic, rhythmically intricate techno; Tejada's going to blow a lot of minds (but understatedly). His biggest club anthem is a self-fulfilling prophecy: "Sweat (on the Walls)." Last but most, Glasgow's Alex Smoke has been infusing minimal techno with maximal sound-design detailing and orchestral drama over the last few years to growing acclaim. You may wish you had a few extra hands to throw ceilingward while Smoke is onstage.

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Go to Micro Decibel and you'll be saluting Horton and company on NYE, but probably cursing them by the evening of January 1, when your bass-battered, beat-sozzled head realizes what hit it. But it'll be worth the bangover. Happy '09, champ. recommended

Jesse Rose, KiloWatts, Deru, NovaTRON, and Seed perform Tues Dec 30, Neumos, 8 pm–2 am, $15 adv/$20 DOS, 21+; Alex Smoke, John Tejada, Dave Pezzner, Michael Manahan vs. Nordic Soul perform Wed Dec 31, Neumos, 8 pm–2 am, $20 adv/$25 DOS/ $30 for both nights, 21+.