Decibel Festival Wrap-Up


Last weekend I had the honor of kicking off Seattle’s Decibel Festival, an influential and long-running electronic music gathering that featured such luminary acts as Moby, Amon Tobin, Oval, and Bonobo.  My set opened the Beat Prodigies showcase at Neumos, alongside Shigeto, AraabMUZIK, and DJ Krush.

There are a few reviews and wrap-ups popping up online – the picture above comes from the Verbicide Magazine blog, and my performance also got a favorable review from Portland’s Tyler Tastemaker.  My personal highlights of the evening were getting public props from Ghostly International’s Shigeto as soon as he took the stage, and seeing DJ Krush for the first time.

The rest of the festival was inspiring (daytime panels), exhausting (myriad acts in the evening) and a hell of a good time.  I also need to shout out Autonomous’ own Natasha Kmeto for playing, hands-down, one of the best sets of the festival!  Expect great things (no pressure).

Thanks again for everyone involved with putting together such a killer weekend!  I hope we’ll do it again next year…

Marley Carroll – 2011 Red Bull Thre3Style Routine

Marley’s set for the recent Red Bull Thre3Style DJ battle.  Competitors were given 15 minutes to do a party-rocking DJ set and were required to play at least three different genres of music. Download the mp3 below!

2011 Red Bull Thre3Style Routine (I Deed It) by Marley Carroll

Event : Exposure #26 MMA DJ Battle

Marley will be competing in the upcoming Exposure series DJ battle in Asheville!  The competition involves a 10-minute mix-off, judged by a panel of NC’s finest DJs.

Come support the local DJ scene and give it up for your favorites!

10:00 – 3:00am
$5 18 & up

The $5 cover also gives you access to all open clubs within The Grove House!!!!

$5 all you can drink beer specials

11 Grove Street
Asheville, NC 28801-3203
(828) 252-2838

Video : Mr. Invisible × Native Instruments

Last month, Mr. Invisible shot two videos in Los Angeles demonstrating the new Maschine beat machine and X1 controller from Native Instruments.

Mr. Invisible Performing Live with Maschine

Justin Aswell Maschine Solo

Mr. Invisible is:
• Justin Aswell (MC, production)
• Ill-Use (MC. production)
• Marley Carroll (DJ)

Mr. Invisible’s newly-revamped website (beta) has just gone up, with photos, videos, shows, news feeds & more:

Video : Mr. Invisible L.A. Roundup

June has been insane, which accounts for the lack of updates / Melanaster news as of late.  We’ll be back soon in full-force, new & improved.  Here’s a quick rundown of what’s been going on with my other projects:

Mr. Invisible spent a week in L.A. earlier this month as part of our sponsorship with Native Instruments.  We shot a promotional video for their Maschine workstation and played a show at Low End Theory, alongside Daddy Kev, D-Styles and Gaslamp Killer. Stellar.

Uncle Mountain just wrapped up a week-long residency in Manteo (outer banks, NC) with the ECU Summer Dance Theater.  Incredibly fun, miserably hot, days off in the ocean, bodysurfing among jellyfish blooms.

Modo is about to embark on a short southeast tour that will take us to the Pensacola Museum of Art, among other places, fresh from a killer show at the Lexington Ave Brewery.

Combine all that craziness with DJ gigs here and there and you can see why the blog has gotten little love lately.  But look forward to new videos, new music, show announcements, and more Melanaster goodness.