Pezzner’s Last Night In Utopia

Dave Pezzner will seek to continue his success when he releases his sophomore album Last Night In Utopia in December. Pezzner got his start back in the late 1990’s when he was known as one-half of the musical pair known as Jacob London.

The musician who resides in Seattle, Washington, had his own breakthrough in 2008 with melodic sounds and deep house techno that was on the edge of mainstream house music.

The roamer doesn’t stick to one music label having hits across the board. Among the labels that have produced his songs are Crosstown Rebels, Smoke N’ Mirrors, 8bit, and Freerange Records. Freerange released his 2010 debut album The Tracks Are Alive.

Pezzner wrote much of Last Night In Utopia in 2011 in the island of Malta and in Italy’s capital Rome. During that period he was travelling.

Last Night In Utopia has 15 tracks and will be released through Marc Romboy‘s Systematic Recordings. Pezzner debuted on the label earlier this year with the single All Night Dancing Party.

Tracks to look out for include Birdsong, One Up, Prey, Bell And Whistle, and Step Away.


Decibel Festival ten years on…

It’s been ten years since the Decibel Festival (read here other news) first hit the airwaves. In the last decade, what was intended to be a festival to help Sean Horton’s city club scene has become a globally recognised electronic music event.

Decibel is staged in Seattle, Washington during the last week of September with more than 100 of the top artists in the business show up to entertain an eager audience.

Pezzner, Lusine, Kid Smpl… those are the acts that grace the stage in Seattle. Sean Horton started the festival in 2004 after exuberant reaction to the Dreaming In Stereo parties.

“There wasn’t much really going on at all in the way of electronic music events”,  he told Electronic Beats. “ The people that were coming out were basically thanking me and saying there was no other way for them to experience this music live. Those people are still what I’d consider to be our core audience today”.

Decibel moved from being called the Northwest Electronic Music Festival to its current moniker and according to Horton that title helped the festival grow leaps and bounds.

Decibel is a big attraction for club goers. What a way to enjoy a great afternoon with the family!