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Open Air Season 2017

Monday, June 26th, 2017

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Since open air events take place outdoors, we don’t have a large window here in Seattle for sunny outdoor parties. So when summer arrives we tend to jump on every chance we can get to dance outside. Thankfully the Monkey Loft is able to provide a beautiful rooftop for us all to play on. Starting July 6th, we’ll be on the roof every Thursday from 7p-11p up until our closing party September 7th. This summer we’re joined about some of our favorite local crews, DJs along with a stack of international talent. Plus Yo Yo Yoga is back beforehand starting at 5:30p. Individual and season pass advance tickets are available now. Open air, see you there!

Memorial Day Hijinks – Desert Hearts Showcase – May 29th

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

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14 Years Later

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

It’s hard to believe it’s been 14 years since Shameless began it’s little Saturday night dance party downstairs at the Alibi Room. Since then the city has changed faster than sub genres of electronic dance music. We originally started out in 2003 to fill a niche of music that wasn’t being represented at the time. Almost a decade and a half later, as the city overflows with creative talent, we continue to hold the torch high in an attempt to light the way. We still have so much to learn, but one thing is for certain, we do this for the art, for the community and yes, as cliche as it may sound, for the love. In other words, for the beautiful creative mutants that don’t always have a place to call home. In our fragmented society, regardless of the styles of music being represented, we believe it’s a niche that still desparately needs to be filled.

Thank you Seattle! You’ve been so kind to us. We look forward to celebrating 14 years of LOVE on February 10th with our dear friends from Berlin. This will be a smaller, private, invite only event. Please reach out to your Shameless family for more information on how to RSVP. <3

The Stranger Recommends Deck’d Out Hush Hush Takeover

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016


Stranger love never goes unnoticed and this week’s recommendation is well deserving. Although we’re honored to be holding down what we consider is one of Seattle’s best rooftop parties every Thursday, it’s really the local Hush Hush label and Hannsen’s album release party that deserves all of the love this week. Dave Segal of The Stranger does a great job previewing the event and the music we’ll be celebrating on July 7th.

“Headed by KEXP radio personality Alex Ruder (aka DJ D’Nelski), Hush Hush has been a prolific font of beautiful post-club music for sensitive dreamers. This show serves as the release party for veteran Seattle producer Hanssen’s second album, Transit. Renowned for his role in the formidable left-field house duo Jacob London with Dave Pezzner, Hanssen here makes a logical follow-up to his 2014 debut full-length, Seven Years Week…” Read on here

13th annual My Bloody Valentine is Shameless

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

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Shameless celebrates art, love, community and music once again at the 13th annual My Bloody Valentine is Shameless party. We have a fantastic line up with two rooms of sound, screen printing, Yo Yo Yoga and a record release party on top! Dress to EXPRESS!!


13th Annual
Friday February 12th

Superfreq Showcase Room:
-Mr. C (Superfreq, The End, The Shamen)
-David Scuba (Superfreq)
-Live Visuals by Brandy Gray

Shameless Audio Room:
*Record Release Party SA004*
-Jon Cates (Shameless Audio, Monism, #RCU)
-Shameless residents: Recess, Adlib, Tyson Wittrock, Joe Bellingham & Moist Towelette
-Lasers by Radiant Lasers

7-10p Free Shameless Screen Printing!
(BYO article of clothing to get the Shameless logo printed on it)

7-9p Yo Yo Yoga with live DJs, visuals and a 30 guided mediation session following yoga (separate ticket required)

Location TBA DOS by calling 206-979-7740

***Advance physical tickets available at The Breakfast Club New years Day and from any of the Shameless crewmates afterwards.***

If you’re interested in getting involved and volunteering in any way please message us privately.


Read on below for more infomation about our headliners…

Richard West aka Mr.C was born in London in the late 60’s. He started MCing in London clubs aged only 16 & soon earned a reputation as a fast talking vivacious rapper working with LWR radio’s Ron Tom, Jasper the Vinyl Junkie & Jazzy M. Mr.C then hooked up with Colin Faver & Evil Eddie Richards to became resident rapper at the legendary Camden Palace in London, going on to MC for Colin Faver on the then illegal pirate radio station Kiss FM. Mr.C went into the studio to record his 1st house track with Eddie Richards as Myster-E which was released in August 1987. This inspired Mr.C to become a DJ to learn more about his beloved House & Techno music so in late ’87 Richard took to the decks. Mr.C has since organized, promoted & been resident DJ at: Fantasy (’88), Base (Dungeons ’89), Release (91), Harmony (92), Drop (93), Cyclone (94), Vapourspace (94 & 95), Flavour (The End 95 & 96), Subterrain (The End 95 – 2002), Superfreq (Worldwide 2002 – Present), Super Disco Freq (LA 2010 – present), Montage (London 2015 – Present).

Mr.C held down a weekly radio show called Future Music with Kiss 100FM in London from 1993-2002 & has presented TV shows for MTV, FH1, VIVA & BBC. To say that Mr.C is one of the most iconic DJs in the world would be an understatement.
In December 1995 Mr.C opened the legendary night club The End in London with Partner Layo Paskin of Layo & Bushwacka! fame & then AKA bar 3 years later, which celebrated its 13th anniversary in December 2008 & was lauded as one of the best night clubs in the world, which completely changed the face of clubbing in London & beyond. Sadly The End & AKA closed its doors for good on January 24th 2009. 1 Chapter closes & another begins.

Mr.C is founder & owner of Plink Plonk records, co-founder of End Recordings & founder & co-owner of the Superfreq label, which is now releasing music prolifically. He has recorded under the names, Myster-E, Unity 2, Nu Jacks, Bass Bureau, The Shamen, Mantrac, Somnambulist, Animus Amour, Killer Loop, Mr.C & Tom Parris, Mr.C & 16B, Sycophant Slags, Indigo Kidz & East LA Tek.

Mr.C is best known as front man, songwriter & producer of the pop group The Shamen with whom he notched up a string of top 10 hits including Move Any Mountain, Love Sex Intelligence, Boss Drum, Phorever People & the UK number 1 smash hit Ebeneezer Goode. These hits were hits the world over. The Shamen album Boss Drum went double platinum in the UK & they also won a highly coveted Ivor Novelo for Songwriters of the year UK in 1993. Richard’s currently recording solo as Mr.C & is also doing collaborations as the Indigo Kidz with Affie Yusuf & with Noel Jackson as East LA Tek & has recent releases on Poker Flat, Get Physical Records & Adjunct Audio as well as his own Superfreq imprint.

Mr.C runs & promotes Superfreq events, which celebrated being 13 years old in March 2015 & ran monthly at Mr.C’s club The End until it closed down in January 2009. Superfreq now functions quarterly in London including a bi-annual residency at the legendary nightclub Fabric & spends the rest of the time hopping around London’s popup warehouse venues & various clubs. Superfreq does regular events in Los Angeles as well as bi-monthly events in Calais France & one events in Brooklyn, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Miami, Dallas, Denver & Washington DC in the United States & also Vancouver, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico DF, Moscow, Ibiza, Bogota, Montañita & other one off / annual events the world over & has just competed an Asia tour hitting Manila, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Beijing & Shenzhen this summer of 2015.
Superfreq has accomplished 7 successful seasons in Ibiza, 3 at Club Underground, 2 at the legendary DC10, 1 season at Blu & 3 events at Aura & hosts annual events at BPM Festival in Playa Del Carmen as well as hosting events at WMC, Burning Man & ADE.

You can hear Mr.C’s current DJ mixes on his Soundcloud, check out many of his productions on his youtube channels & find all Superfreq releases on Beatport.

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Raised in New York during the ‘90s on a diet of underground house music, David Scuba came into his own as an influential A&R for labels like Timeless Groove and Real Music Deal. Now, his closest ties lie with the legendary Mr.C and their Superfreq label.

In addition to producing original material for Superfreq, David has also dabbled in remix work, with one – his reinterpretation of Mr.C’s “I’m Gonna Give You Some” – going on to become the label’s best-selling track (his EP collaboration with Dance Spirit, The Wi_th, is a close second). His ever-growing portfolio extends beyond Superfreq as well, chalking up releases for notable labels such as Riff Raff and AA Trax. Artists such as Blondish, Adultnapper, Magda and of course, Mr.C himself can attest to Mr. Scuba’s talent in the studio, all of whom have supported his music throughout the years.

Ultimately, though, David Scuba shines behind the decks, and even more so behind the scenes. He’s taken on DJ resident duties at Superfreq’s wildly successful LA parties, for which he’s assumed additional roles as promoter, staffer and location scout, and his seasoned selection skills have carried him worldwide, from New York and Bogota to Mexico’s BPM Festival and fabric London. Along the way, David’s DJ sets have made fans out of peers like Layo & Bushwacka, Carl Cox, Nic Fanciulli, Loco Dice and Tiefschwarz.

The future is bright for this ever-rising star, with upcoming DJ tours and more productions on the rejuvenated Superfreq imprint in the pipeline. As such, the world should watch out for the ever-essential talents of David Scuba… and perhaps in the process they’ll discover their own inner-(Super)freq.

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Shameless Audio is proud to present “Wibbly Bibbly,” a spacey yet driving bass house affair by Jon Cates, with impressive and diverse remixes by MO7S and our own Caloris.

Cates’ original is a serious genre-spanning dancefloor crusher that bridges classic and contemporary house vibes. Cates incorporates the perfect combination of modern bass house low end and leads with classic deep house hihat grooves, vocal samples and filtered synth lines. The track starts super bass heavy and stripped down, but quickly crescendos into a tripped out, peak hour journey into some “really strange” and extremely hooky music.

The MO7S remix takes the track deeper and more melodic. It brings out some of the original’s lead and groove, then layers them with all sorts of
percussion and a rich, organ-like synth. Most of the track’s core drive comes from a warm and moving bassline and a subtle yet grabbing use of the original’s key hook. Like Cates, the M07S remix builds up in all the right ways, but is always DJ and dancefloor friendly.

The Caloris’ Reflection mix harnesses the original’s drive and channels it into a deep and stripped down yet totally big room tech house banger. A sonar-like synth, trippy filtered leads and deconstructed vocals from the original gallop over Joe Bellingham’s (one half of Caloris) signature spacey pads and driving low end. The interplay between the kick and baseline makes subs, DJs and dancers move in all the right way.

Due to be released exclusively on Beatport mid February 2016.

Shameless Presents The 5th annual Breakfast Club!

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

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Here we go again! For the 5th year in a row, Shameless is continuing our tradition of throwing a New Years DAY party and it’ll once again take place on our favorite rooftop rain or shine. Two rooms of music to start 2016 off right.

The Monkey Loft, Seattle
New Years DAY – January 1st 2016
4a-4p, 21+,

Hosted by Bubbles (Listed, SF)

With special guest…

***THREE (Hallucienda)***
Born and raised in a musical home in Pittsburgh, Christopher Milo then moved south where musical experiences at the roller skating rink gave birth to DJ Three steering him on a path to become a pioneer of the fertile Florida rave scene of the 90’s before rising up and relocating to New York City in the 00’s where he’s since held residencies at institutions like NYC’s Twilo, the famed Robots parties at Cielo and now at Output in Brooklyn all the while being a global regular at underground mainstays from Japan’s Labyrinth Festival and Get Lost to fabric in London and Club Eleven in Tokyo. He’s known and loved known the world over for his eclectic underground musical stylings both as a DJ, label head and artist having been involved in beloved U.S. imprints Hallucination Recordings, Hallucination Limited and now Hallucienda while at the same time having produced underground staples like the Three A.M. Burning Spear remix of Rabbit In The Moon – Out Of Body Experience in the 90’s and the perennial underground classic Second Hand Satellites – Multiple Mirrors E.P. in the the early 00’s. His stylistic range made him the perfect choice to curate and mix the “Laterna Magika” DJ mix portion this summers Visionquest Ultraviolet 1 compilation on which he draws upon the labels vinyl only material and the more hidden gems lurking in Visionquest’s own diverse catalog. Visionquest Ultraviolet 1 was released in late June and Three’s “Laterna Magika” mix is receiving rave reviews from Mixmag (Comp Of The Month honors), XLRR, Data Transmission, Ibiza Voice, RA, but, most importantly from you —- the dancers and music lovers —- setting the tone for even more adventurous DJ sets this fall and winter.

Along with two rooms of music by favorites from all across the Northwest…

J Alvarez/214 (Frustrated Funk, Shipwrec)
Kid Hops (KEXP, Get Physical, Ninja Tune)
Stimmhalt (Peace & love)
Andy Warren (Believe You Me)
Recess (Shameless)
Brian Lyons (Flammable, Studio 4/4)
Joe Bellingham (Shameless)
Trinitron (Bounce Brunch)
Riff-Raff (Night Crush, Bottom Forty)
Pinky Promise (Studio 4/4, Q Nightclub)
Tyson Wittrock (Shameless)
Aaron Daniel (DJ/Live Set)
Shelrawka (+PLUS Techno)
Adlib (Shameless)
Sharlese (False Prophet, KEXP, TUF)
Miles Mercer B2B Kinjo (Grounded)
Josh Verse (Fifth Beatle)
Tons of Fucking Sequins (InnerShame)

Just Ups & Stay Ups unite!

We have VERY LIMITED discount early bird tickets AVAILABLE NOW!

Free Shameless Swag for Early Breakfast Clubbers!

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015


Greetings Breakfast Clubbers! This is Shameless HQ writing with another stupidly awesome update about this year’s Decibel Edition of Seattle’s favorite day rave!

We’ve got a bunch of great Shameless swag for the Breakfast Club, including a whole new round of our stylish Shameless shades, this time in metallic silver and red (seen here on one of our tantalizing models). We’ll be giving a limited number of Shameless shades away FOR FREE to the first folks through the door. For everyone else, we’ll have a few other tricks, freebies and merchandise goodies up our sleeves throughout the day, not to mention two stages of stellar DJs for 12 hours of day rave fun! Also, we start up outside just after 4am and the first 100 Decibel pass holders through the door get free admission. So remember… come early and stay late!

There is way too much ridiculous information to include in this post. Click the cat for the Facebook event link and all sorts of information!


The Breakfast Club – Decibel Edition II
Monkey Loft
2915 1st Avenue South
Sept 27th 4a-4p

The Breakfast Club Decibel Edition – Full Lineup and Decibel Collab Announced!

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

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‘Just Ups’ and ‘Still Ups’ will once again get together to celebrate the last day of the Decibel Festival Monkey style with this 12 hour annual event. Two rooms of sound, the best vibe Seattle has to offer and now PART OF THE DECIBEL FESTIVAL PASS!

Shameless has been throwing official and unofficial Decibel events since year one, including some of the most memorable showcases and after hours to date. Shameless has also been hosting the New Year’s DAY party (i.e., The Breakfast Club) for four wonderful years. This year Shameless and Decibel are teaming up to bring back ‘The Breakfast Club – Decibel Edition’ for the second year in a row.

The Breakfast Club will feature two stages of music from 4:00am-4:00pm on Sunday, September 27th (aka late Saturday night/Sunday morning & afternoon). BAR OPENS AT 6am. In addition to the indoor club, The Breakfast Club will also be host a stage on Monkey Loft’s PHENOMENAL rooftop deck with gorgeous views of the city. KV2 Sound by Starborne.


Sunday September 27th 4a-4p
Two Stages!

(Desert Hearts – LA)

(Desert Hearts, Subtract Music – LA)

+++ NOAH PRED +++
(Thoughtless, Concubine – BER)

(Activated Recordings, Selador, Tulipa)

+++ NANCY DRU +++
(Subversive,, VAN)

(The Funky Kind – LA)

(Modern Ritual – PDX)


+++ RECESS +++

(Studio 4/4)

+++ ADLIB +++

(From 0-1)


+++ ROB NOBLE +++
(Starborne/ DEEP N BΔSS)

+++ FOOFOU +++
(Studio 4/4)



Tix on sale at


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Monkey Loft
2915 1st Avenue South
Sept 27th 4a-4p

Mozaic In Seattle For Deck’d Out II

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Thanks to everyone that came out to enjoy our kick off with Dave DK and the techno team! You exceeded our expectations in a BIG way. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve got one of our all time favorite West Coast DJs flying in from SF to join us this coming Thursday. MOZAIC!

We get to invite to you to join us for FREE! Every Thursday from 6-11p. No sponsors, no “guest lists” that close early, no email sign up trickery…just your pretty face and summer lovin’ vibe. So tell your friends and lets come together to celebrate our beautiful city from the Monkey Roof!

Deck’d Out with Dave DK FREE!

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

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Seattle. We have so much love for you. There’s a reason we’ve been doing this for 12+ years now. So it brings us great joy (and admittedly we’re rather blown away) to announce that we’ve got Berlin’s Dave DK joining us for an incredibly special rooftop set this summer. And we’re pleased to invite you to this event for FREE! No sponsors, guest list closing early, email sign up trickery… just a gift from us to you. We really do love you. ♥ So tell your friends and let’s come together to celebrate our beautiful city from the Monkey roof!


Thursday July 9th
6p-11p No cover



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DJ & producer Dave DK has been making waves in the electronic music scene for a couple of years now. Since the early 90’s he was fascinated by the upcoming techno movement, which eventually led to his own active initiation. 1995 was the starting point for the then 17 year old. Together with a longtime friend, Dave produced his first tracks and was involved in the organization of underground techno and house partys, constantly trying to spread and push new electronic music.

Searching for new electronic sounds every day and having honed his skills as a producer in his chosen home Berlin, Dave released his first record on Müller Records in 1998. His DJ activities had been highly pushed since that time. In 1999 he became a resident DJ at Tresor/Globus club in Berlin, later on also at the legendary Panorama Bar. Beside his remix productions for Beroshima and Skiebäck he released records on raum…musik., Decore, Lifetime Music and Cadeaux.

As Dave is an open minded person who resents musical limits, he doesn’t want to be reduced to one style. His sound simply is the result of different styles that have influenced him throughout the years. “I have a passion for the wide range between house and techno as well as pop music and dancefloor stuff of the early 90’s”, says Dave.
Though he’s elegantly juggling a variety of electronic music to create his own style, in his tracks he often combines tragic melodies with kickin’ grooves that transform your body into a twisting stampede of electricity, with trademark swing and warm funk.

The year 2000 can be marked as the first highlight in his career: his debut album “sensory overload“ had been released on Müller Records and there were musical excursions on Cologne’s Television label as well as on the Barcelona based Regular label. Dave is now currently recording for Moodmusic and also on Playhouse (a collaboration with Holger „Smash TV“ Zilske) which brings him even closer to his idea of electronic house tunes.
In November 2007 Dave released his second album „Lights and Colours“ on Moodmusic.

For Dave DK, music is a model of living in which he’s able to enhance his skills in order to realise his vision of modern electronic club and home entertainment – expect more fantastic music in the very near future. Late 2010 saw the release of Dave’s first Mix CD on Moodmusic called RETAKE ONE.

In 2013 Dave has been signed by Kompakt, releasing his first 12“ on the Cologne based imprint in July. His latest Track “Woolloomooloo” got picked by DJ Koze and has been released on his Pampa imprint.