Descent Into Darkness 08: Relive Troy Crowder’s Set from Paradiso Festival

We all yearn for music to take us on a journey, to make us feel, and thankfully the Seattle scene has a DJ that does just that.


There was no way I was missing Troy Crowder’s set at Paradiso Festival. I’ve had my eye, or rather ear, on this Seattle local because he’s brave enough to DJ outside the box. His sets are always unique; populated by tracks rarely heard on dancefloors in the Northwest.

Troy expertly channels his passion for the darker sounds of electronic music via technical skills on the decks and intoxicatingly intelligent track selections. The ways in which he weaves song after song leaves a lasting emotional imprint on the body, mind and heart.


After chatting with Troy about his set he explained to me that’s he’s not afraid of people not dancing during his sets aka “dance floor tension,” he’s simply focused on how the sounds make him feel. I applaud that.

Descent Into Darkness 08: Troy Crowder at Paradiso Festival

“Enjoy this one. I’ve put every bit of my heart and soul into it.”

-Troy Crowder


Lauren Hruska

Lauren Hruska

Writer at Only The Beat
Self proclaimed EDM Ambassador, Hruska (silent H!), was born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and began listening to electronic music at a young age. Nothing brings her more joy than sharing the music she loves with all of you. Die hard trance lover and house head, she also has a weakness for drum and bass. A sprinkling of her favorite artists include: Aly & Fila, Bryan Kearney, NERO, Netsky, Simon Patterson, and The Neptune Project.
Lauren Hruska
- 11 months ago
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