[dBx Boat Party] KYLE HALL (Wild Oats - US) & MATIAS AGUAYO (Kompakt / Comeme - CL/DE)

Sunday, September 29 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!

Sunday, September 29th

HIGH & TIGHT BOAT PARTY

featuring DJ sets from…
KYLE HALL
Wild Oats / Rush Hour - Detroit, US
http://dbfestival.com/dbx/artist/kyle-hall

MATIAS AGUAYO
Kompakt / CÓmeme - Santiago, CL / Cologne, DE
http://dbfestival.com/dbx/artist/matias-aguayo

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!

Sunday, September 29th

HIGH & TIGHT BOAT PARTY

featuring DJ sets from…
KYLE HALL
Wild Oats / Rush Hour - Detroit, US
http://dbfestival.com/dbx/artist/kyle-hall

MATIAS AGUAYO
Kompakt / CÓmeme - Santiago, CL / Cologne, DE
http://dbfestival.com/dbx/artist/matias-aguayo

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 KYLE HALL
Kyle Hall is quickly rising to the level of the greats he studied under in his hometown Detroit (his mentors include Theo Parrish, Omar-S, Carl Craig, Rick Wilhite and Mike Huckaby), and is fast becoming on par with some of the most defiant, innovative DJs and producers in electronic music. The only thing that separates him is a handful of years – a decade or two in most cases: he’s still under the age of 20.

Born during the era of Detroit’s second wave of techno, Kyle grew up immersed a rich legacy of musicians and artists on both sides of his family. Jazz, soul and gospel came from his mother’s side (who is a professional singer), as well as his Uncle Ray (aka DJ Raybone, a local legend), while his father, on the other hand, owned a nightclub. From the age of 11, Kyle began producing wildly experimental electronic music, using basic software and found equipment to explore his imagination. By the time he was 13, record stores became his second home, spending most of his days at Rick Wilhite’s legendary Vibes store, the main headquarters for most Detroit DJs’ record collections.

It wasn’t long before Kyle was hopping Detroit’s DJ circuit himself – and in less than 4 years, he found himself traveling dancefloors around the globe. These days, he balances a world-spanning tour schedule – dotting from Singapore to Israel to Europe, and throughout North America – bringing his inimitable DJing style to world-class clubs (fabric, Panorama Bar, Space in Ibiza) and internationally renowned festivals (Coachella, Timewarp, Bloc, Outlook, Stop Making Sense, Source Festival). With a sense of intuition that spans far beyond his age, Kyle brings an energy to the decks that harks the generation before him, the real deal: strictly vinyl, and as gritty and raw as it gets.

By 2009, the name Kyle Hall was beginning to spread throughout various magazine pages and webpages internationally, off the back of his ‘Plastik Ambash’ (released on FXHE in 2007) and the radio mix Omar-S created for fabric (which was comprised solely of Kyle’s productions), as well as the distinctive records that started surfacing on his own imprint, Wild Oats, including ‘Worx of Art,’ ‘The Perfekt Sin’ and ‘The Dirty Thouz’. Kyle has since landed releases on reputable labels across the board – including Warp Records, Hyperdub, Moods & Grooves, Third Ear, and Objectivity – and has been prized by the likes of The New York Times, Spin, Pitchfork, DJ Magazine, Clash and The Fader.

Most importantly, he continues to expand the sound of Detroit through his own Wild Oats imprint, which acts as a platform for his prolific productions and captures the spirit of the city he represents.


ABOUT MATIAS AGUAYO
Matias Aguayo, born 1973 in Santiago de Chile and for many years now simply a citizen of the whole world, is one of the few artist that can nowadays claim true originality in the music they make, offering a unique vision that since its first inception has been challenging the common expectations on electronic music performers and composers.Passionate about an impressive variety of music genres and rhythms, schooled in Transllusion as much as in The Jackson 5 or The B-52’s, Aguayo is well positioned from an early age to make unusual connections in music. He moves his first music steps in Cologne, Germany, where all along the 90ies the Kompakt people, Wolfgang Voigt, Michael Mayer and Jurgen Paape to name a few, were reimagining and shaping the future of German techno. Aguayo takes a plunge into that rising and exciting music scene and takes active part by organizing events, djing at the legendary Liquid Sky parties and making his first attempt at producing music, together with Mayer, in the group Zimt. But it’s not until the beginning of 2000, when he teams up with Dirk Leyers as part of the project Closer Musik, that Aguayo reaches proper fame. In a time where techno was dominated by clicks’n’cuts aesthetics, After Love, the album they released for Kompakt in 2002, was a truly epoch-making album, nothing sounded like it and soon Closer Musik became the inescapable reference for the growing pop minimal scene to come.Ten years have passed since but tracks like One Two Three (No Gravity), You Don’t Know Me or “Maria” are still holding up, which is a rare thing in techno. Aguayo could have understandably rested on these laurels, instead he chooses the path of reinvention and resisting to be trapped by some certain ‘profile’ he distances himself from the Eurocentric techno scene and restlessly makes his way from Europe to South America looking and longing for new inspiration and unfamiliar contexts that could move him and his music forward. It’s during these years of constant and healthy change of perspective and latitudes that Matias Aguayo hooks up with Gary Pimiento, Pablo Castoldi, LadyBumBox and other friends in Buenos Aires and starts with them a project of temporary free club spaces, as “juventud clandestina”, that would in proper time lead to the more structured experience of the BumBumBox parties, free street parties taking place all around South America as a way to ignite a new, refreshing approach to club music or music production and, most of all, to the relationship between artists and audiences.
It’s with this experience in his pocket that Aguayo pursues his solo career, returning to Cologne’s Kompakt in 2005 with Are You Really Lost (an album that also marks the beginning of a creative partnership with Marcus Rossknecht, that will eventually flow in a project together known as Broke) and making his appearance, first in 2007 with the Ep A Night at the Tilehouse and then again in 2009 with The 99 Seconds Ep, on another well-known and hugely respected label, the London Soul Jazz Records. Notwithstanding the fact that his voice and his productions have somehow become a trademark of electronic sexiness and deep techno grooves, Aguayo’s music is more and more hard to pin down; whether he humorously flirts with chart success, taking the piss out of the “minimal techno” phenomenon in his hit from 2008 Minimal, or he turns to the more underground sounds and grooves of his own imprint CÓmeme, Aguayo eludes clichÉ of any sort. His gigs, half live-half dj sets, with their intoxicating mix of house music, swing, italo disco, kwaito, techno, electro, tribal huarachero, cumbia and Colombian champeta, add even more bewilderment.

Serving as his real biggest inspiration nowadays to make music, CÓmeme is the natural evolution of the BumBumBox parties’ experience and the concrete realization of Aguayo’s dream to put the community aspect back to the center of things. His last album on Kompakt, the utterly ambitious Ay Ay Ay released in 2009, and his more recent live gigs with the band, clearly shows the effect of this new choral dimension. In Aguayo’s world, making music has always evolved around making contact with an audience, communicating and interacting with people, more than closing oneself up for weeks in a studio. In the same way the BumBumBox parties became a way to connect with other local djs and musicians (Rebolledo and Daniel Maloso in MÉxico, Diego Morales in Santiago de Chile, Ana Helder and Djs Pareja in Argentina, to name a few), who were similarly motivated by the idea of sharing and enjoying music on a street level and who, thanks to Aguayo’s encouragement and expertise, were spurred to make music free of any constraint or conventional adherence to a specific style or genre.

Aguayo’s latest adventure is the label CÓmeme. Not only or not just a music label with some random artists, but also a community of people and musicians who seek, through participation and sharing of common interests and ideals, to reinvent the ways we think about the making and the distribution of music, showing that, in the prevailing music industry crisis, there are also great opportunities to search for new choices and ways. A bet that Matias Aguayo has successfully won as it is proved by the countless good reviews and praise falling on the CÓmeme releases and the success of his recent European tour with Rebolledo, Daniel Maloso and Diego Morales and others.

One sure thing is that, be it on Kompakt, CÓmeme or other labels, Aguayo has still lots of exciting surprises up his sleeve.



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The Islander Cruise Ship

1611 Fairview Ave E.
Seattle, WA 98102