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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!

Vitamin Dees’ and Dave Matthews’ TBCNYD pics!

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Christian Martin Pic TBC

Our good friends Dave Matthews and Vitamin Dee both did an incredible job documenting the madness that was the Decibel weekend edition of the Breakfast Club. We thought a few weeks before the New Year’s Day Breakfast Club would be the perfect opportunity to share them with you. Enjoy!

Dave’s pictures are here

Dee’s pictures are here

Also, check out some great video Joe Bellingham shot of Christian Martin playing his remix of Luke Mandala’s “Bacon Jam” here

Shameless Audiocast 001 Joe Bellingham

Monday, October 13th, 2014

We’ve been super busy over here at Shameless HQ with all our releases, parties and ridiculous promotion shenanigans over the last several months. If that wasn’t enough, we’ve decided to start celebrating the artists and DJs on our expanding Shameless Audio label roster with a new semi-monthly podcast!

The inaugural edition is a live set by the prolific and ever intrepid Joe Bellingham, featuring a selection of his classic, Joe B deep and spacey cuts, loaded with solid kicks, housey grooves and trippy vocal samples. It ends with Joe’s so far unreleased remix of our last outing, Luke Mandala’s Bacon Jam.

Look out for more DJ mixes and live sets in the coming months. Thanks for listening and supporting underground Northwest music. Share the love if you like it!

Breakfast Beatport Bacon Buildup!

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Shameless deck

(click the picture to check out The Breakfast Club!)

Join Shameless at the Monkey Loft on Thursday, September 25th and Sunday, September 28th as we wrap up two crazy months of buildup towards Decibel Festival weekend, the Breakfast Club, and the Beatport release of our latest track, Luke Mandala’s “Bacon Jam” (with a remix by Dirtybird’s Christian Martin)!

For the last eight weeks, the Monkey Loft has hosted Shameless’ outrageously awesome “Deck’d Out” Thursday happy hour, which we’ve been treating as an extended test run of deck party vibes. Add in the Monkey Loft’s great Wednesday happy hour and some amazing Sunday daytime parties hosted by some of Seattle’s best promoters, and you’ve got yourself a hot summer affair to remember!

For Shameless, all of the hard work and fun peaks next week with the Decibel edition of Deck’d Out on Thursday, the Breakfast Club on Sunday, and the Beatport release on Monday! Join us in welcoming Tara Brooks for Deck’d Out and Christian Martin, Pezzner, Luke Mandala, Codebase and a whole host of the Northwest’s best DJs for The Breakfast Club, our day rave tradition! Help us celebrate our biggest week in a long time and our biggest Shameless Audio release to date.

As always, Deck’d Out is totally free! Presale tickets to the Breakfast Club are likely to be sold out by the time you read this, but we will have tickets available at the door. We also have all sorts of Shameless swag and some great musical and non-musical surprises in store. Come early and often! And thanks for supporting Shameless, the Monkey Loft, Decibel and all of the great Seattle crews holding it down all summer long. We all love you!

To check out Deck’d Out (featuring Tara Brooks, Sappho and Moist Towelette) please click here!

To check out the Breakfast Club (featuring Christian Martin, Pezzner, Luke Mandala, Codebase and many more), please click here!

To show your support for the Bacon Jam Beatport release, please click here! (more…)

Support Shameless at Hempfest and win free tickets to the Breakfast Club!

Monday, August 11th, 2014

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Shameless members Joe Bellingham, Adlib and Gato Negro are joining some of Seattle’s best and brightest DJs at the Starborne stage of this year’s Hempfest, running August 15th-17th, 2014. Hempfest is the “world’s largest cannabis law reform event.” This year should be an affair to remember, given the huge reforms that have taken place in Washington since 2012.

We invite all of you to join in celebrating with us at this year’s “protestival,” and want to use it as an opportunity to thank our most committed supporters. We will be playing from 2pm-5pm on Saturday, August 16th. The first five people to take pictures of themselves with Joe Bellingham, Adlib or Gato Negro at the Starborne stage during our showcase and post it to our Facebook group will win free admission to the Breakfast Club, our insanely awesome annual daytime party, this time smack dab in the middle of Decibel Festival weekend!* The very first person will get some free Shameless swag, too (that’s promotional material, not the other stuff). Links for the Breakfast Club and our Facebook group are below.

Hempfest is world’s largest cannabis law reform event. Our good friends at Starborne Shows have taken over the mantle from Dancesafe in running one of the event’s TWO electronic music areas (the other hosted by Bassdrop). Starborne will also be hosting showcases by our friends with innerflight, High and Tight, Deep N Bass, Uniting Souls, Flammable and Decibel. In other words, some of Seatlte’s finest purveyors of dance music shenanigans. It should be all sorts of fun!

To join the Shameless Productions Facebook group, please click here!.

To check out the Breakfast Club (featuring Christian Martin, Luke Mandala, Codebase and many more), please click here!.

*We will only give out a total of five tickets and they will be first tag, first serve. This includes people in group shots.

Earlybird Tickets Now Available for The Breakfast Club – Decibel Edition

Friday, July 18th, 2014

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Who’s going to get them first?! They aren’t going to last long. However once the earlybird tickets sell out we’ll still have presales available so you can secure your spot in our 12 hour marathon day party. As our Shameless fans already know, The Breakfast Club is NOT an event to miss. Two stages of music, a beautiful deck and an incredible line up! Plus we’re thrilled to announce that Christian Martin of SF’s dirtybird fame will be joining us for a very special extended set. So now that you know we’re live, go grab those tickets so you can secure your spot on Sunday during Decibel Festival weekend.

Here’s the advance ticket link.

Shameless taking Photosynthesis 7.0 by Storm!

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

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Shameless is proud to once again be reppin’ hard at the Photosynthesis festival, Washington’s favorite underground gathering of hippies, ravers and freaky festie kids. We have a long commitment to the event, and co-produced its now legendary third year at the Dragonsphere Event Center in Randall. This year, Photo is wrapping up three inspiring years at the Hobuck Beach Resort on the Makah Indian Reservation and moving to a virgin venue, the Masonic Family Park, a gorgeous, sprawling, tree and creek-covered property just over an hour outside of Seattle. Prepare to be blown away!

Shameless residents Joe Bellingham and Adlib will both be performing prominent sets at this year’s festival. Joe will be playing a live project with a few exciting surprises at 3:00 am on Saturday night. Adlib will be playing the main stage at 10:15 pm on Friday, the first 4/4 set of the weekend. They are joining headliners such as Mikael Stavostrand, KiloWatts, Jay Tripwire, the Flashbulb, Ben Annand, Halo Refuser, and Shameless friends from throughout the Northwest and beyond.

General admission tickets are $145 for three nights of music and are going like hotcakes!. There is also a $20 parking fee and optional car camping. Photosynthesis encourages people to carpool, leave no trace and respect your fellow festival attendees.

Check the Photosynthesis website out here!.

Buy tickets here!.

Deck’d Out Sunset Hijinks

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

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It’s Seattle so we MUST embrace summer while we have it!!

Join Shameless and friends every Thursday evening for sunset hijinks on the beautiful Monkey Loft deck overlooking the city’s skyline as the day meets the night. We’ll bring the bass bins/speakers out for proper sound and your favorite staff will be on hand to serve up your early evening cocktails. Plus more! You’ll just have to come out and see for yourself!

Kick off party!
THURSDAY AUGUST 7TH
6p-10p

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The Stranger Suggests “Bullshit-Free Techno & House”

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Deepchild

We’re of course honored to have our little record release party featured in The Stranger’s coveted “Suggests” section. Many thanks for the local publication for the love. Hope to see you out this Friday June 27th!

Read on or click here to check it out…

What: House music that really means it and nothing else
Where: Kremwerk
Who suggests it: Emily Nokes
Why: Since our resident electronic-music expert Dave Segal is on vacation, I thought I would step into his vegan running shoes for the week and get my zeros and ones on. I remember he once described Deepchild as “bullshit-free techno and house,” and though my ears are not expert in this genre, the glowing warm space sounds oozing through a shimmering matrix of rhythm do, indeed, seem free of bullshit. Tonight celebrates the release of Seattle producer Codebase’s Down for the Count (on local label Shameless Audio), on which Deepchild, Distal, Aur0ra, and Adlib are featured. Plus, doesn’t Kremwerk seem neat? (Kremwerk, 1809 Minor Ave, kremwerk.com, 9 pm, 21+)