[dBx Boat Party] BEN UFO (Hessle Audio - UK) & AXEL BOMAN (Studio Barnhaus - SE)

Friday, September 27 at 1:30pm

at The Islander Cruise Ship
  • 21+

This year Decibel Festival will be partnering with Resident Advisor, Mixmag, High & Tight to present our 2013 boat party series. These feel-good afternoon cruises on scenic Lake Washington and Lake Union are the perfect compliment to the Decibel Festival experience. If you're looking for an intimate, aquatic setting in which to socialize, dance and soak up the beautiful September Seattle weather, look no further than the 2013 Decibel Festival Boat Parties!

Friday, September 27th

RA Boat Party

featuring DJ sets from…
BEN UFO
Hessle Audio / Rinse.fm - London, UK
http://dbfestival.com/dbx/artist/ben-ufo

AXEL BOMAN
Pampa Records / Studio Barnhaus / Hypercolour - Stockholm, SE
http://dbfestival.com/dbx/artist/axel-boman

Doors and Music at 1:30PM
Boat leaves dock at 2:30PM and returns at 5:30PM
$30 adv / $35 at the door / 21+ / NOT INCLUDED WITH THE DECIBEL PASS

The Islander Boat Cruises
1611 Fairview Ave E

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This year Decibel Festival will be partnering with Resident Advisor, Mixmag, High & Tight to present our 2013 boat party series. These feel-good afternoon cruises on scenic Lake Washington and Lake Union are the perfect compliment to the Decibel Festival experience. If you're looking for an intimate, aquatic setting in which to socialize, dance and soak up the beautiful September Seattle weather, look no further than the 2013 Decibel Festival Boat Parties!

Friday, September 27th

RA Boat Party

featuring DJ sets from…
BEN UFO
Hessle Audio / Rinse.fm - London, UK
http://dbfestival.com/dbx/artist/ben-ufo

AXEL BOMAN
Pampa Records / Studio Barnhaus / Hypercolour - Stockholm, SE
http://dbfestival.com/dbx/artist/axel-boman

Doors and Music at 1:30PM
Boat leaves dock at 2:30PM and returns at 5:30PM
$30 adv / $35 at the door / 21+ / NOT INCLUDED WITH THE DECIBEL PASS

The Islander Boat Cruises
1611 Fairview Ave E

ABOUT BEN UFO
As one of the co-founders of Hessle Audio, Ben UFO has been responsible, alongside Pearson Sound and Pangaea, for some of the most varied and ground breaking releases of recent years. Having become immersed in the still emerging dubstep scenes in London and Leeds in 2005, his musical taste was shaped primarily by the DMZ and Sub Dub nights taking place in those cities. However, as tastes have shifted and scenes have fragmented, Ben UFO’s approach to the music and to Hessle Audio itself has developed.

As BPMs have dropped and influences have broadened, so too has the vision of Ben UFO’s DJing. He remains one of the few DJs in the UK to have made an impact without a production career to fall back on, and as such his reputation is solely the result of his skill as a selector and as a mixer. As a result he remains in a position to fully explore sounds both old and new, across the worlds of house and garage, dubstep and grime, and further into the past. This level of commitment to the dance music of the last two decades has led to a collection of records which reflects the position London has long held as a city responsible for the constant development of forward thinking music.

This is not to say that his focus is primarily on the sounds of the old school, as Ben UFO is looked to as one of the leading figures supporting up and coming producers. He was the first DJ to play material by producers such as Blawan and Joy Orbison, both now scene figureheads, and his biweekly slot on London’s leading ex-pirate radio station, RinseFM, is considered to be one of the only places to hear the most exclusive new music by both new and established producers.

In addition to well received podcasts in magazines and websites as varied as Resident Advisor, XLR8R, Red Bull Music Academy and Fact Magazine, 2011 was the year that Ben UFO entered the world of commercially released mix CDs. His contribution to the respected RinseFM series was widely praised for its coherence despite the breadth of styles showcased, and he was placed #35 in a Resident Advisor readers’ poll to find the years best DJ. It’s a result which reflects Ben UFO’s ability to successfully present unfamiliar, experimental dance music to a diverse variety of audiences worldwide.

Ben UFO plays from 9PM – 11PM on RinseFM (www.rinse.fm / 106.8FM in London) every Thursday night.


ABOUT AXEL BOMAN
Axel is in fact the Swedish word for shoulder, but born and bred Stockholmer Mr. Boman could just as easily have been named Rumpa, the Swedish word for ass, since most of his life has been dedicated to moving just that body part.

Before developing his playful, warm, tech-house sound, Swede Axel Boman studied fine arts at GÖteborg – where a purple fountain installation project would eventually inspire his debaucherous 2010 breakthrough tech-house track, “Purple Drank”. Learning the ropes of irresistibly quirky 4/4 structures at Stockholm’s Fryhuset DJ school, Boman slowly mastered the subtleties of samplers and drum machines, before incorporating other instruments into his production arsenal – Roland synths, effects pedals and VST-type programs. One third of Stockholm’s famed Studio Barnhus label and DJ crew (with KornÉl KovÁcs and Petter Nordkvist), Boman also pursues a slew of peripheral projects, including his DFA-signed disco-pop duo Man Tear (with Nordkvist) and the experimental art project The Radioactive Orchestra, aimed at creating music using radioactive isotopes. Since securing a solid electronic standing with the Holy Love EP (2010) on Pampa Records, the Red Bull Music Academy alumni has built a mischievous and flawlessly executed body of tech-house work. His most recent work for the semial UK House label Hypercolour and his own Studio Barnhaus imprint show a continued development in Axel’s talent as a producer.



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The Islander Cruise Ship

1611 Fairview Ave E.
Seattle, WA 98102