It’s late July, festival season is in full swing, and the Beach is calling us all back for more photosynthesizing. Photosynthesis five takes place in just a couple short days and Shameless is honored to be part of the festivities. This year’s event is once again being held on the beautiful and awe-inspiring Hobuck Beach Resort in Neah Bay, the Northwest-most corner of the continental United States and heart of the Makah nation’s tribal land. The Photosynthesis production crew has been working closely with the Makah to create a forward-thinking, exciting and culturally considerate party featuring a wide variety of great music, performance and visual art, and workshops. This year’s lineup includes an incredible sampling of diverse and heady music, including folks like Random Rab, Kilowatts, Desert Dwellers, Apendic(s) Shuffle, the Moontribe crew and many others.
Shameless is a close and long-time supporter of Photosynthesis. At least one member of our crew has played every year since year two, and we co-financed year three (at the Dragonsphere Event Center). This year, we are extremely proud to have Joe Bellingham playing live on the Mandala Dome main stage (courtesy of our good friends at www.mandaladomes.com) on Saturday afternoon and Adlib playing a very special space disco set right on the beach Sunday afternoon. Please come support this amazing homegrown event and don’t forget to say hi!
Everyone at Shameless HQ is getting extremely excited for another year of attending, supporting and playing at Idaho’s sold out Esthetic Evolution festival, taking place over 06/22-06/24 at the Twin Springs Resort. As many of you already know, I (Adlib) am originally from Idaho and am a co-producer of the event. But I am just one of the dozens of Seattle-area folks who make the long annual pilgramage to Twin Springs. Whether playing one of the stages, running sound camps or just causing a general ruckus, Shameless and friends have repped hard at every Esthetic Evolution since 2006 and are an integral part of the event’s community.
In celebration of our long and ridiculously silly affair, we’re sharing our good friend Dave Matthew’s pics from last year. Please click the outrageous picture of Shameless resident Joe Bellingham to check out Dave’s Flickr set. You can also find pictures from every Esthetic Evolution over the last several years and MANY Shameless parties on his Flickr profile. For more information about the festival, please visit www.estheticevolution.com. This year’s event is sold out, but you can always start planning for next time if you like what you see!
Well, it’s true. Poster Giant gets you noticed. The company that has been notorious around Seattle for creating a monopoly on public space through numerous shady tactics is once again in the news. This time for blatantly covering up the art of commissioned work.
For years they’ve also directed their employees to cover up and/or tear down anyone else’s “non Poster Giant” event posters. Soon you’ll be noticed for doing business with them. Scratchmaster Joe has recently taken the lead on holding Poster Giant accountable. He’s organizing a boycott. To start, you can sign the petition below.
Psychedeliciouser is the follow-up to Adlib’s 2009 mix, Psychedelicious. Both are explorations into syncopated, trippy, weird and atmospheric techno. The first one was a little more peak hour and party jammin’, whereas this one starts out dark and deep, gets really trippy and ultimately moves into really atmospheric/ambient morning kind of stuff.
For this round, he chose two tracks each by some of my favorite techno producers. He tried to use one older track (more than a year old) and one somewhat newer one (less than six months old) for each artist and generally stuck to the rule. This helps cover the breadth of his more psychedelic stuff over the last couple years.
Maetrik – The Reason
Maetrik – Follow
Jill Bellac – Night Owl
Khainz – In the Jungle (Jill Bellac Remix)
Subtenants – Antarctic
Subtenants – Subtropic
Sebastien Leger and Joachim Speich – Nizboo
Gabriel Ananda – Hey Blop (Sebastien Leger Tropical Dub Mix)
Microtrauma – Circulate
Mictrotrauma – Blutenstaub
Max Cooper – Harmonisch Serie
Phil Kieran – Church Organ Nightmare (Max Cooper Remix)
An interesting and rare live in action look at the arts and nightlife world in NYC throughout the 80s. Ru Paul, Andy Warhol, Lisa E, James St. James, DJ Keoki, Michael Alig and his Club Kids and many many others were all captured on Nelson Sullivan’s 8mm video camera (he originally started off using one of those large clunky VHS video cameras). Art openings, concerts, trips to Coney Island, renegade parties at McDonalds, and reflective moments watching the sunset all seen through Nelson’s own eyes. He both captures and inspires all around him. Once the camera is on, the fashion, the music, the people all around him come to life. It’s as if the camera does more than simply document the world around him, but also brings out the more ‘over the top’ theatrical side of NYC’s cast of characters. And he does so while also establishing his own character narrating and often cutting back to himself as the videographer. He died on July 4th 1989 of a heart attack. Although if you pay close attention to the end of this video (shot the day before he died), you’ll catch an ominous tone and some subtle statements that might make you question whether or not he knew about his death ahead of time. “It’s July 3rd, and it’s the last day I’m going to have…not to be running.” Regardless, whether the timing of his death was intentional or not, he was certainly immortalized with his films.
The old is once again getting reconceptualized with the new and I’m loving it! Check out this new mix FACT mix MikeQ dropped yesterday. Plus there’s a little background on MikeQ himself. Vogue for a bit in your living room and then make plans to check him out at Lo-Fi this Saturday. And if you’re on that uk funky/future bass/house tip you already know the local support is fire. Make it happen.