Surefire is a name that lives up to the potential it promises. This year at Seattle’s own Decibel Festival, the Surefire team kept summer blazing all the way through to the last week of September with the DB Fest Surefire Boat Party. Suns Out Guns Out is one popular maxim that could describe the energy at this Friday afternoon cruise around Lake Union and Elliot Bay. The event featured some of the scene’s most filthy dance DJs including EPROM, Starkey, Ginz, Danny Corn and Tyler Tastemaker. For four hours this team of talented sound sorcerers manned the musical helm while a group of swagged out party people’s played crew. The expedition was led by one of the funniest ship Captain’s I’ve ever seen. It’s not often that the Captain of a commercial boat will spend the entire outing with a cigarette drooping from the corner of his mouth. Whether it was the beautiful people, the trippy beats, captain smokey or a combination – one things for sure… The Surefire Boat Party surely was FIRE!
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8 Days ’til Decibel and I’m itching like a monkey!
I need someone to come pick these creepy little bugs out of my hair that keep whispering in my ears, “Quit you job and just do Decibel.” Who knows, maybe that’s what needs to happen.
Speaking of monkeys, once again Bonobo will be bouncing around DB Fest this year making the dance floor go bananas. Last year I had the pleasure of seeing him with support from DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid along with Opiuo. Easily one of my favorites, Bonobo brings an eclectic sound that is sure to make you move. This year he will be playing alongside Eprom and the infamous DJ Shadow, with visual support by Zach Walker.
Check the event details here!
Tic, tic, tick. The new Pericles album drops at midnight and I feel like we’ve been waiting for ages!
For centuries the soul of Pericles has been searching; selectively sourcing incarnate bodies that have served him in his quest for a unified consciousness. As the arms of time swing into alignment on the cosmic course of creation, Pericles has found a vehicle with which he can finally share the ancient knowledge he has amassed during his travels. Ancient Desert tells the tumultuous story of a universe, torn from the ether and tossed into existence. Having become an ever expanding system of sacred beings, desperately drifting through the sands of time; our universe has created for us a key to unlocking the treasures of tomorrow. The vibrations that Pericles has channeled here will serve to share with us the lessons, learned over millennia, in order that we may one day return to that beautiful unity from which we were born.
Since his inception into the consciousness of Pericles in 2007, South Carolina’s premier bass producer has released two full length albums along with quite a few mixes and compilations from labels including Abstract Logic Recordings, Waveform Modulations, Glitch.FM and Vermin Street. With his heart burning a space in his soul, Pericles represents the Wondrous Temple of Boom, and has played at South East burns such as Transformus and Alchemy. Artists that have shared the stage with this energetic creature include Shpongle, Ott, The New Deal, Nasty Nasty, Freddy Todd, Ana Sia, Alex B, Ben Samples, Pretty Lights, Eprom, Mochipet, Big Gigantic, Ooah, Quetzatl, Eliot Lipp, Signal Path, and Conspirator.
With remixes by Freddy Todd, Charlie P, and Brad Bitt, Ancient Desert will not go unnoticed. Check out this teaser tune, and pick up the whole album when it releases on BeatPort tomorrow!
Also, check the links below for more music from Pericles.
Introducing Abstract Logic Recordings artist, Pericles! Heavy, glitchy, saucy, and slippery when wet… the music of Pericles is sure to please. Hailing from Charleston, South Carolina Pericles has toured the southeast with electronic festival favorites such as Shpongle, The New Deal, Nasty Nasty, Pretty Lights, Eprom, Mochipet, and Big Gigantic among others. His glossy melodic over rhythms tied with deep reaching sub bass create an atmosphere conducive to cruisin’ for cut up, if you know what I mean. The following track, Dolphin Crunk offers some splashy synths that make me want to strip down to my skivies and sit in the sun… carefree, cocktail in clutch. Plus – free promo MP3 download. Check out dude’s soundcloud page for more free downloads as well as the link below for a download of Pericles’ newest release Ancient Desert Vol 1. (right click to save link).