The Bunker presents a Decibel Festival Showcase with Nordic Soul and Kristina Childs at Galapagos
The Bunker presents a Decibel Festival Showcase with Nordic Soul and Kristina Childs at Galapagos 70 North 6th Street 21+, 11p-4a
Nordic Soul is the solo moniker of Decibel Festival brainchild Sean Horton (Db founder, director and curator). More that just a moniker, the name Nordic Soul describes Horton's production aesthetic, which fuses the soulful sounds of Detroit's urban landscape (Horton's upbringing) with the ethereal textures and melodies associated with Northern Europe (Horton's heritage). Nordic Soul's solo releases, remixes and collaborations range from instrumental hip hop (Emergency Breaks on K-Records, 1998) to deep techno and often pay homage to multiple genres within a single track. As a producer, Horton's vast array of influence spawns from almost 20 years as a musician (guitar, bass, and keyboards) and 15 years as a DJ and avid music collector. Since Nordic Soul's inception in 2003 he has shared the stage with a diverse selection of talent including; Trentemoller, Modeselektor, Derrick May, John Tejada, Matthew Dear, Monolake, Funkstroung, T. Raumschmiere, Richard Devine, Bruno Pronsato, Outhud, Tipper, Four Tet and Lusine to name a few. Known as "the busiest man in Seattle techno," Nordic Soul is a key member of the growing U.S. electronic music scene and clearly here to stay.
"I'm not the type to just sit there and listen, I want to be involved," says Kristina Childs. "The first time I heard this music, I knew I wanted to play it." Starting in 1999 with a mixture of house, techno and drumnbass, Childs quickly evolved her style into the eclectic mix of genres she now brings to clubs and parties around the world. As well as being a guest DJ at many clubs in the Seattle area, Kristina has performed in Frankfurt, Bogotá, Medellin and various major US cities, sharing the stage with such notable artists as John Tejada, Joel Mull, Dan Bell, Mike Grant, Akufen, Minx, Brian Aneurysm, Lusine, Jeff Samuel, Thomas Fehlmann and Marcus Nicolai. She is a resident of Tost Lounge and Krakt, runs Plasmodium and is the Sponsorship Coordinator for Decibel. Her diligence in the Seattle scene has made her a popular Northwest DJ, combining excellent track selection and mixing skill with the energy and charisma it takes behind the decks to get dance floors moving.