PHOTEK’s new album drops + BEATS ANTIQUE + DECIBEL Festival recap

By on October 17, 2012

PHOTEK –  Hot off his Grammy nomination for the Daft Punk remix on the Tron soundtrack, legendary drum and bass pioneer, PHOTEK, drops KU:PALM on October 23, 2012, his first album in over a decade. On our media partners page you can access items to share including the press release, a new track from the album, and a recent Photek mix that aired on October 6 on Pete Tong’s world renowned Essential Mix radio show on BBC Radio 1. “One of the most groundbreaking producers that the UK has ever seen… In 20 years, he has released some of the most influential drum & bass records ever made,” said Pete Tong. Get the scoop and share the news:  

BEATS ANTIQUE – San Francisco Bay Area’s Beats Antique, the highly acclaimed electronica and experimental world fusion music act, with a phenomenal live show seen at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Red Rocks and more, recently released a new EP, Contraption Vol. 2,  which shot up to #1 on the Itunes Electronic Charts and was voted as one of the top ten albums in Rhapsody’s world music category for Fall 2012. Got to love the crossover genres!! They are currently on tour promoting their new album throughout North America followed by festivals in Australia and Egypt. Get the scoop and share tracks from their new album here: Also, we can send you a copy of their new EP to review if you are interested or possibly get you passes to their show to review. Just ask.

SEATTLE’S DECIBEL FESTIVAL RECAP – We just returned from Seattle’s International Decibel festival and wanted  to share with you some highlight photos and video clips including video of Orbital, Erykah Badu and The Cannabinoids, Mimosa, Kimbra and many more. The programming of the festival was incredible.

Decibel Festival stormed Seattle from September 26th-30th with a diverse line up of artist showcases, industry conferences, and parties across 14 different venues from concert halls to clubs to boats. Decibel is known for its impressive curation that encompasses many facets of EDM. Attendees were schooled by an international lineup of over 130 artists from 19 different countries including headliners Orbital, Carl Craig, The Cannabinoids featuring Erykah Badu, DJ Shadow, and Kimbra. Other highlights included Matthew Dear, Emancipator, The The Great Mundane, Mimosa, Shlomo, Marty Party,  Demdike Stare, Nina Kraviz and John Talabot. If you are kicking yourself for missing this year’s Decibel Festival, all is not lost – visit their website to stay afloat of the best in Electronic Dance Music and you can always attend the 10-year anniversary festival next year.

DECIBEL 2012: FIVE DAYS OF IMAGES (slideshow link)

(Photo Credit: Galen Oakes courtesy of The Confluence)




Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.