Electronic music festivals come and go (in light of the recent spate of drug-related fatalities, they may soon be doing more of the latter), which is what makes Decibel so special. Since 2003, the Seattle gathering has presented the best in fringe and not-so-fringe beats, from Deadmau5 to Deadbeat, Bonobo to Simian Mobile Disco. The fest’s 2014 line-up is no slouch, either, pairing veteran beat freaks like Richie Hawtin and Com Truise with upstarts like Son Lux and Kim Ann Foxman.
Fresh off the release of the gorgeous Arterial EP, Seattle resident Lusine, aka Jeff McIlwain, promises to be a Decibel highlight with his squiggly, melodious jams. On this mix, premiered exclusively on SPIN, McIlwain blends tracks from some his Decibel cohorts, including Blue Hawaii, Scuba, and the incomparable Andy Stott.