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Memorial Day Hijinks – Yo Yo Yoga and daytime deck party at the Monkey Loft

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Shameless deck

In the spirit of doing ‘club land’ a little bit different, we’re planning a community focused day of music and dancing at the Monkey Loft on Memorial Day (Monday, May 25th). We are starting at 10:30 am with a special edition of our “Yo Yo Yoga” yoga and DJ event, similar to what we used to do before the Shameless Social at ETG, then hosting an awesome daytime dance party with some of Seattle’s favorite DJs.

Yo Yo Yoga will feature flow-based yoga with Datza Uldrike and tunes from Kadeejah Streets. In her classes, Datza strives to blend her love of music and movement with playful, yet challenging and creative sequencing, kind of like KDJ in his notoriously awesome and ecclectic DJ sets. We can’t think of a better place than the Monkey Loft to start a long day of dancing with some healthy celebration and detoxing.

The daytime dance action begins at noon! We asked 7 local crews to pick one DJ to represent them and as a result we’re thrilled to announce resident DJs from KEXP, Flammable, Studio 4/4, Starborne, Uniting Souls, Innerflight, 1L❤️V and of course Shameless. We realize there are many other fantastic hard working crews out there that we missed but hopefully this event will catch on and in turn we’ll have the opportunity to include others. Just not enough time in the day. In the meantime, read on for our inaugural Memorial Day Hijinks’ line up…

Riz Rollins, KEXP
Wesley Holmes, Flammable
Eric Allen, Studio 4/4
Michael Manahan, Starborne
Deepvibez, Uniting Souls
Rhines, Innerflight
Buckmode, 1L❤️V
Recess, Shameless

Happy Birthday Manahan!!

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Shameless Presents Bulls Eye Taurus Party with KMLN!

Friday, April 10th, 2015

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Are you a Taurus or ally? Tauruses seem to be just about everywhere in and around the Shameless camp. And since we have two Tauruses in the family both celebrating their 30th birthday, we decided to surprise them with one of their favorite out of town acts by doing what we do best. Bringing the people together to dance. This will be an event for fans of the underground…

BULL’S EYE
A Taurus Party
Happy 30th Birthday Annie & Joe!

Featuring:
KMLN (Berlin/LA)
(Kameleon)

Joe Bellingham
(Shameless)

Kadeejah Streets
(Innerflight/Dirty Ice Crew)

Sharlese
(False Prophet, KEXP)

Live visuals by Brandy Gray

KV2 Sound by Starborne

10p-6a – 21+

Presale tickets ware available now! (Tauruses half off – sun sign) and can be picked up IN PERSON by contacting one of the hosts listed on this event. There will be no online presales so make sure to make that connection in advance to secure entry.

SODO Location to be announced day of show by calling 206-999-6931

Interested in vending? Contact us via Shameless Productions.

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Want to learn more about KMLN? Read on…
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An international force and shapeshifting duo, KMLN (pronounced “Kameleon”) unites Italian
producer/multi-instrumentalist Christopher Tooker and Canadian DJ/fashion designer Shawna Hofmann into a genre defying electronic sound that showcases their pioneering talent and global inspiration. May it be a prime time or sunrise set, they adapt to any surrounding and deliver unexpected genre-bending performances often featuring instrumentalists and dancers on stage, bridging the electronic and live music worlds and creating an unparalleled dance floor experience.

As world travelers and cultural observers, KMLN creates an astonishing trip through time and music, blending elements of deep house/techno and global/future bass, moving through tempos with layers of intricate lush melodies, rolling basslines and organic rhythms. With releases on Crosstown Rebels, Endless, Touch of Class and its own label KMLN records, their music is played by many DJs including Acid Pauli, M.A.N.D.Y, Jamie Jones, Damian Lazarus, Thugfucker and Luca Bacchetti.
Birthed in Berlin in 2011 by Christopher and now ex-partner Alex Moaca, KMLN quickly rose to fame because of its innovative addition of live musicians, which previously wasn’t part of the Berlin electronic scene. Within six months, they played all of Berlin’s world famous clubs
followed by shows in Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Sweden, France and Italy throughout 2012.

In 2013, Christopher relocated to Los Angeles and a new evolution of KMLN was born when he joined forces with Shawna Hofmann, a trend-setting architect of the Bay Area and West Coast music/art scene. Drawing from a wide range of influences, the new union of KMLN quickly won crowds over at some of the biggest festivals and clubs in Mexico, West Coast USA, Canada, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan including BPM, Time & Space, Secret Island, Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis Gathering, Burning Man, Shambhala, Bass Coast, and KMLN’s own world-
traveling party “Electric Safari”.
About Christopher Tooker

Christopher grew up in a very unique environment. His Finnish/American father authored several books on unconditional love, and his mother owns the first fully sustainable bed & breakfast on the island of Sardinia, Italy. Much of his youth was spent traveling with his dad on magnificent journeys worldwide to witness sacred sights throughout England, Ireland, North Africa, France, and 3 coast to coasts in America. At the age of 9, his passion for dance brought him to perform Italian shows as Michael Jackson. As a self-taught musician from the age of 14 with years spent in bands and extensive touring, Christopher was part of two successful Italian bands (Sony BMG – Warner), with several albums and videos that had rotation on MTV and All Music Italy. During 10 years of experimenting with genres and instruments, he created a 7 piece jazz-improv act, was the singer of a stoner rock band, a guitar and bass player in a successful electro-pop group and the drummer of a “Tool” inspired Italian heavy metal band. In 2010, upon moving to Berlin and hearing its innovative electronic soundscape, he immediately became inspired to merge his musical past with the sounds of the future, creating KMLN.

About Shawna Hofmann
Shawna’s passion for music began in early childhood attending the Winnipeg Music Folk festival in Canada, where she was exposed to musical genius from all over the planet, refining her ear for the origins of all types of music. At the age of 16, she hitchhiked throughout Mexico supporting herself with carving found materials and seeds into jewelry. Next came Thailand where she learned to fire dance and tattoo, then India to follow her passion for Vipassana meditation and eventually lived and traveled throughout Europe. Upon her return to America and settling down in the SF/Bay Area, the art of fire dancing, which was still unseen to most, turned her from being an introverted hermit to a sought after performer. Constructing her own costumes lead to her own fashion line that became a vastly trend-setting force in the underground festival scene worldwide. In 1999, she began performing as a DJ brewing eclectic fusions of future/global bass, moombahton, dancehall, cumbia, house, techno, disco, UK funky and tropical. She quickly became a favorite West Coast DJ and for 15 years, has been an inspirational force, cross-pollinating through various West Coast scenes and pioneering the cutting edge.

Cascadia Tickets On Sale Now!

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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Shameless is honored to be hosting the Sunday late night showcase at the inaugural Cascadia Festival, taking place this July 23rd-26th at the absolutely breathtaking Masonic Park outside of Granite Falls, Washington. Those of you who attended the final Photosynthesis festival at the same location last year know what a treat it is to be going back there. They’ve already announced their first run of headliners, including the mighty Tipper, among a bunch of others, and a second round will come in mid April. Throw in showcases by Starborne, Decibel, Uniting Souls, Deep-N-Bass, Activated, Dreamdance and others, and you’ve got yourselves a helluva party! Shameless hasn’t announced our lineup yet, but will be doing so in the coming weeks. In the meantime, get your tickets ASAP. They went on sale this evening (April 1st), and rumor has it they are flying off the digital shelves! Join us at the Technosis Village, or explore any of the other amazing options they have.

Shameless Audiocast 004 The Black Madonna

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

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Shameless Audiocast is a monthly podcast featuring live shows, mixes and studio sessions presented by the Seattle based record label Shameless Audio. In this episode, we feature a live recording of The Black Madonna’s DJ set from Shameless’ 12th annual ‘My Bloody Valentine is Shameless.’ Those of you who were there will quickly recall how absolutely ridiculous it was, as this mix captures so, so well. Donkey Rhubarb enjoyed it! We hope you do, too!

Dance music needs riot grrrls. Dance music needs Patti Smith. It needs DJ Sprinkles. Dance music needs some discomfort with its euphoria. Dance music needs salt in its wounds. Dance music needs women over the age of 40. Dance needs breastfeeding DJs trying to get their kids to sleep before they have to play. Dance needs cranky queers and teenagers who are really tired of this shit. Dance music needs writers and critics and academics and historians. Dance music needs poor people and people who don’t have the right shoes to get into the club. Dance music needs shirts without collars. Dance music needs people who struggled all week. Dance music needs people that had to come before midnight because they couldn’t afford full admission. Dance music does not need more of the status quo.

A sublime technician behind the decks, The Black Madonna is known for fluent and dynamic vinyl sets, which span from disco to techno. And then of course, there’s her inimitable energy, an infectious joy and ability to connect with the room, which along with her skill has cemented her as a beloved regular and crowd favorite at revered venues such as Panorama Bar. Her DJ mixes for Beats In Space, Little White Earbuds and Bicep’s Rinse FM show remain highly regarded, selected from deep crates and executed with precision.

Shameless Audiocast 003 Mozaic

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Mozaic Esthetic

Longtime Shameless fans will know of our not-so-secret love affair with the veteran San Francisco-based producer, vocalist, and DJ Mozaic, who has rocked the decks at many of our events over the years. He is a true DJ’s DJ, with a highly eclectic ear for all manner of sexy house and techno, and a favorite of everyone in our crew. We are delighted to have him back to headline our Shameless Hijinks event at the Monkey Loft on Friday, 01/23.

In honor of this illustrious occasion, we are releasing our third Shameless Audiocast podcast, a live take of Mozaic’s sunrise closing set from Esthetic Evolution 2013. Shameless member Devin Kelly (AKA Adlib) is the co-producer of Esthetic, and Shameless was intimately involved with the festival for its duration. It was a huge honor for us to get Mozaic on the bill that year, and a privilege to revisit that set with our fans today! It was an absolutely perfect way to end the festival, and a great segue into next week’s party! Listen, share and get down.

Dave Matthews’ and Vitamin Dee’s Breakfast Club New Year’s 2015 photos!

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Dave and Dee

As usual, our longtime friends and collaborators Dave Matthews (no relation to the other celebrity) and Vitamin Dee took some pretty shamelessly awesome pictures at this year’s Breakfast Club.

Dave’s pictures are here! Check them out on Facebook and share with other breakfast clubbers and friends!

Dee’s pictures should be up soon, and we will edit this blog post when they are!

Don’t forget to support our other upcoming parties, Shameless Hijinks at the Monkey Loft with Mozaic on 01/23, and our 12th annual My Bloody Valentine is Shameless, at Kremwerk on 01/13, featuring an extended 3-hour set by the Black Madonna!

4th Annual Breakfast Club Speed Recap by Sienna

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Hello Breakfast Clubbers! Armed only with a weird prism toy and a camera, our good friend Sienna shot a bunch of amazing video over several hours documenting this year’s (4th Annual) “The Breakfast Club” daytime party at the Monkey Loft, then sped it up A TON. She captured footage of our headliner, Worthy, along with a few stellar NW support acts and tons of breakfast clubbers getting their day rave on! Thanks to Sienna, our almost 20 performers, all the volunteers and staff -and, last but not least- OUR AMAZING SUPPORTERS, for helping us start the new year right! Enjoy the footage, and see all y’all on the dance floor soon!

FREE “Bacon Jam” remixes from Joe Bellingham and Devin Kelly

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

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In true holiday spirit, Shameless Audio is giving away two previously unreleased remixes of Luke Manda’s “Bacon Jam.” Joe Bellingham’s mix features his classic sexy, deep house vibe, this time with a heavy dose of oldschool Underworld sounds. Devin Kelly (AKA Adlib)’s “Mimosa Makeover” takes the track in a more acidy, morning tech house direction. Listen to them on Soundcloud!

Both tracks are totally appropriate for our upcoming annual daytime New Year’s Day deck party, The Breakfast Club,” at Seattle’s now legendary Monkey Loft. It seems only fitting, given that the original Bacon Jam premiered at the Decibel edition of the Breakfast Club back in September, where headliner Christian Martin blew the party out of the water with his remix of the track. You can find Luke Mandala’s original and the Christian Martin remix on Beatport!

TBCNYD will be headlined by Christian’s dirtybird label-mate, Worthy, with a ton of great NW supporters and Joe, Devin and the rest of the Shameless gang opening the deck up at 5am. Come early and stay laaaaate.

Shameless Audiocast 002 Christian Martin

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Hello friends! For our second Shameless Audiocast outing, we are super stoked to be sharing Christian Martin’s headlining set from the Decibel Edition of the Breakfast Club. Christian threw down an epic, 3+ hour set of funky jams, bass house, dark psychedelic weirdness, and everything else we’ve come to love from him. The podcast is just in time for Claude Von Stroke at Q on Thursday, 12/04, and OF COURSE, for the New Year’s edition of the Breakfast Club, featuring Christian’s longtime pal, collaborator and label-mate, Worthy. Expect more podcasts from Shameless crew members and friends in the coming months!

For more information on The New Year’s Breakfast Club, click here!

Shameless… keeping it weird since 2003!

Shamelessly Bringing the Winter Heat

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Breakfast Club

It’s a veritable Winter Wonderland of shows and fun times over here at Shameless HQ, and our crew of promoters, DJs, supporters and elven friends is working hard to bring the heat to the coldest months. We have three amazing shows planned between December and February, along with our new series of Shameless Audio podcasts and prep for future releases.

Up first is The Breakfast Club, our fourth annual New Year’s Day ritual at the Monkey Loft that starts at 5am and goes all day long. TBC has become a Seattle staple over the last few years, and our special edition during Decibel Festival weekend was the biggest and best yet. We expect New Year’s Day to be even crazier, particularly with dirtybird stalwart and Anabatic label boss Worthy at the helm of two rooms of total madness. As usual, we’ll have a solid selection of the Northwest’s best and brightest performers. Come early and stay late!

Up next is Shameless Hijinks at the Monkey Loft on January 23rd. We are diving back into clubland with a series of occasional one-offs, reminiscent of our crazy parties back in the day and our four-year stint with the Shameless Social at Electric Tea Garden. Our first edition will be headlined by our old pal Mozaic from SF. He is by far one of our favorite DJs out there and crosses that gamut from deep and funky to psychedelic and left field. Shameless residents will be supporting proper.

Finally, we have the 12th annual My Bloody Valentine is Shameless on Friday, February 13th. We have hosted the party at a new space every year, and this time we are honored to be doing it at Seattle’s favorite new underground digs, Kremwerk. This is our flagship costume party and a legendary Seattle institution for good times and outright shenanigans. We will be announcing our lineup and all the other juicy details soon. Prepare to be unprepared.

We’re also cooking up all sorts of good stuff for our new record label, Shameless Audio, with a fresh new podcast featuring Christian Martin’s 3-hour headlining set from the Decibel Festival Breakfast Club. This follows up on Joe Bellingham’s premier podcast, both of which should be in heavy rotation. We’ll feature other podcasts from Shameless producers and DJs in the coming months. Also be on the lookout for new releases on Shameless audio (and release parties, of course) early next year. 2015 is gonna be a big one.

Happy holidays from everyone at Shameless HQ! Keep it weird for us!