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Nark- Night Moves (Decibel / B40 Exclusive)

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August 20, 2013


After a couple months in the making, and a years wait since the last mix release from Bottom Forty’s founder, NARK, comes the release of Night Moves. An exclusive mix for Decibel Festival and a buildup to our first Decibel showcase on Wednesday 9.25.13 with Ejeca, Pillowtalk, Riff-Raff and Pavone (RSVP HERE). This is Decibel’s opening showcase, pick up your tickets before it sells out! There’s more info after the jump below, but until then pop on and download Night Moves (recommended for some intimate afterhours…).

1. Borderline- Stay
2. Acterbahn d’Amour- Cardbox
3. Mash- Style is the Answer
4. Tornado Wallace- Thinking Allowed
5. DJ Pierre- Genesis Wave
6. Omar S- Ready My Black Asz
7. Crimea X- Floordance Track (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
8. In Flagranti- Effective Placebo Affect
9. The Revenge- MWI
10. Jacques Renault- Back To You (Fantastic Man Remix)
11. Stingray313- NKKK4_2
12. Chelonis R. Jones- 23$ Life (Toby Tobias Instrumental)
13. Tone of Arc- Goodbye Horses

More about the official Bottom Forty / Decibel showcase below…

Wednesday, September 25th as part of the 10th Annual Decibel Festival



Lift & Death / Wolf + Lamb Music / Kompakt – San Francisco, US

AUS / Tusk Wax / Last Night on Earth / 2020 Vision – Belfast, IE

Bottom Forty / Leshi Lounge – Seattle, US

Bottom Forty – Seattle, US

Doors at 9pm / 21+
Advance tickets $16 or FREE with the Decibel Pass

Chop Suey
1325 E. Madison, Seattle

PillowTalk is Sammy D, Ryan Williams and Michael Tello. Based out of the famous Lower Haight District in San Francisco, PillowTalk’s music fuses classic R&B, boogie and disco with underground house and techno with an original feel. With releases out on Visionquest, Life & Death and Wolf + Lamb, 2012 is shaping up to be a huge year as they hit the road with the live band.

It all started when they found themselves up late, gathered around the baby grand piano in Ryan’s kitchen. Tello would be strumming on guitar and Sammy would be fiddling around on the Wurlitzer. It all just came together organically…without knowing it, melodies would form, songs would appear and before anyone realised, Sammy would be singing some off-hand hook and, hey presto, you had what Arthur Russell would call; “first thought, best thought” compositions.

Soon, these impromptu and improvised jam sessions were recorded on iPhone apps before being taken to ‘the lab” (a space about two blocks away) and from there they were transformed into alluring, charming, dance-pop ‘songs’.

With experience of, and backgrounds in, so many genres, Pillow Talk are making some seriously inspiring and beautifully original music. If you’re trying to pin down their exact sound you may have to refer to their motto of ‘D.A.G’ (destroy all genres – a term borrowed from a famed underground San Fran DJ). With influences ranging from the Beach Boys to Sam Cooke, from Freddie Hubbard to Harry Nilsson, and from Larry Heard to Theo Parrish, you can tell these guys are ruled from the right side of their brains. Having just started composing, this trio are still finding their own true groove, with their full potential yet to be explored…

A delightful debut single (‘Love Makes Parks’ on the revered Visionquest imprint) is soon to be followed by a beautiful full length on Life and Death, before following that up with another finely crafted EP for NYC house darlings, Wolf + Lamb. As well as that, a live show is in the works, soon to be debuted later this year. We look forward to following this fresh and exciting new sound and realize some of your deepest secrets are revealed “Pillow Talking”, so we are just lucky to listen in…

EJECA may be based on the outskirts of the nu-house music mecca of Belfast, however his musical roots have been firmly planted from an early age being brought up on 90s garage house. Experimenting with many genres like disco, garage, deep house and techno his trademark vocal driven emotive sound flows in all of his productions. 2012 will see him release on AUS Music, Saints & Sonnets, W&O Street Tracks, Future Classic and more. With support on BBC Radio and from luminaries as diverse as Erol Alkan to Jackmaster to Sasha, the right heads are taking notice, it’s time you did too.

Controlling booties on the dance floor since 2007… Riff-Raff’s beats don’t quit! What can you expect when Riff-Raff’s controlling the decks? MAD LOVE! With solidarity in their heart and bass in their soul; combining their passion for music and people is what sets them apart.

Riff-Raff’s musical interests and influences, are as diverse as the crowds they captivate. Their sound ranges and blends everything from nu-disco to deep house, tech house to indie dance. TRUST… everything you hear will be proper.

Some of the various parties/places they’ve played include Seattle Pride Festival (Main Stage) and the Wildrose Pride Party, Bottom Forty, Soft Wall, the Playground, Butch Queen, Hard Times, Shameless Social and Breakfast of Champions, Artifakt, Fringe, Cherry, Lick, Q, Black Rock City, ETG, the Cuff, Havana, and the Leschi Lounge.

DJ Derek Pavone has been listening to and collecting music since the late 70′s. While having one ear focused on classic Disco and the other on Tech House, Nu-disco, Indie Dance, Electro, Funk, and Soul, his selections impart a musical narrative that keeps listeners engaged and the dance floor moving.

For more information on Bottom Forty and the 10th Annual Decibel International Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art and New Media please visit us online at

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