It’s 5:15 am at the Rebar on Saturday night (or is that considered Sunday morning?) and the dance floor is packed. Cajmere, looking cool in his shades, takes a lively Seattle crowd on a trip through Chicago house before handing over the decks to Detroit’s Mike Huckaby. From there, Mike carries the dancefloor until the bar reopens when bloody mary’s and mimosas start flowing freely. Happy Decibel!!
Once again, Seattle proved to the world that electronic music has a home here. We here at Shameless have been honored to have played a part in Decibel Festival each year since it’s incarnation 8 years ago. It’s been an incredible journey watching the Festival grow and yet still remain solidly connected to the local underground music scene. This year it was particularly exciting for us to return to the Electric Tea Garden for the recommended Friday night db afterparty. Our sincerest apologizes to those of you that weren’t able to make it in. The venue filled up faster than we had anticipated and the management decided to hold the door. But with our new friends from Rock It Science Labs, Max Cooper and Cyanwave holding it down, the party kept going until past 8am so hopefully you came by later if you weren’t able to make it in right away. Much love to the ETG staff for hosting.
It was also a joy to collaborate with our good friends at Innerflight. Rebar hadn’t ever held a raging afterparty before and we’re so grateful they took a chance on us. Combining one of our favorite venues with one of our favorite local crews, meant magic was inevitable. Joe Bellingham set the stage with a live set (check out the link below to download) while Holger Zilske of Smash TV kept the crowd moving until 4am. From there…well, you needed to be there to know. Or wait until the official video recap which is coming soon.
In the meantime…Thank you to all of our friend, supporters and volunteers over the years. Thank you Decibel. Thank you Seattle.
Here is an exclusive LINK to the recording of Joe Bellingham’s Live Set.