Following an impressive second wave lineup announcement, the Decibel Festival Lineup is already quite significant. For electronic music connoisseurs who know the artists that will be playing, this is a real treat. But maybe you like electronic music but you don't know much about who's who? How are you going to decide where to spend your time during the festival?

It's important to us to really broadcast the opportunity to get acquainted with some of the best DJ's and producers in the world when they come to Seattle for Decibel in September. So with that in mind, over the next couple of months we're going to be spotlighting some artists that we think can't be missed. Hopefully this will help inform you guys who are curious about some of the artists coming to Decibel, and remind electronic vets that for five days out of the year, London, Berlin, New York, and the rest of the world's electronic offering arrives right at your doorstep.

With that out of the way, on to the music.

"Berlin born DJ, producer and label owner Ben Klock is without a doubt one of the most significant characters in techno’s recent history... Playing techno sets full of hypnotic, deep and heavy grooves, releasing records on Ostgut Ton and last but not least the aesthetics of his own label Klockworks (founded in 2006), have earned him an excellent international reputation over the last few years... His music is free of crippling nostalgia and rather wins you over with consistency, tension, and dynamics and time and time again with a sensibility, one would usually expect from house music. In this vein, Klock pursues an unexacting fusion of quantum jumps and tradition – including effortless melodies or hook lines. Being able to harmonize this method of industrial austerity, natural musicality and an impressive physicality is Ben Klock’s great art and skill." - from Decibel Festival


(extracted from a 10 hour set)