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My Bloody Valentine is Shameless #9 Recap

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Thanks to everyone who made it out to our anniversary/vday party last month.  Because of you we raised just over $2,000 for Lifelong AIDS Alliance and the Space Virgins!

The energy created while collaborating with so many people in a fun house party setting was incredible.  We’ll see you all next year for our BIG ten year anniversary.

Shame off! Game on!


Decibel Festival Afterglow with Never Enough

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

It’s 5:15 am at the Rebar on Saturday night (or is that considered Sunday morning?) and the dance floor is packed. Cajmere, looking cool in his shades, takes a lively Seattle crowd on a trip through Chicago house before handing over the decks to Detroit’s Mike Huckaby. From there, Mike carries the dancefloor until the bar reopens when bloody mary’s and mimosas start flowing freely. Happy Decibel!!

Once again, Seattle proved to the world that electronic music has a home here. We here at Shameless have been honored to have played a part in Decibel Festival each year since it’s incarnation 8 years ago. It’s been an incredible journey watching the Festival grow and yet still remain solidly connected to the local underground music scene. This  year it was particularly exciting for us to return to the Electric Tea Garden for the recommended Friday night db afterparty. Our sincerest apologizes to those of you that weren’t able to make it in. The venue filled up faster than we had anticipated and the management decided to hold the door. But with our new friends from Rock It Science LabsMax Cooper and Cyanwave holding it down, the party kept going until past 8am so hopefully you came by later if you weren’t able to make it in right away. Much love to the ETG staff for hosting.

It was also a joy to collaborate with our good friends at Innerflight. Rebar hadn’t ever held a raging afterparty before and we’re so grateful they took a chance on us. Combining one of our favorite venues with one of our favorite local crews, meant magic was inevitable. Joe Bellingham set the stage with a live set (check out the link below to download) while Holger Zilske of Smash TV kept the crowd moving until 4am. From there…well, you needed to be there to know. Or wait until the official video recap which is coming soon.

In the meantime…Thank you to all of our friend, supporters and volunteers over the years. Thank you Decibel. Thank you Seattle.

Here is an exclusive LINK to the recording of Joe Bellingham’s Live Set.


Planes, trains, automobiles…and techno hippies.

Saturday, June 25th, 2011
Wonderful week with our friend Rick Bull aka Deepchild. Started off with a debut performance in Portland and then we took off for beautiful Twin Springs in Idaho for Esthetic Evolution.

Also, don’t forget tonight’s throwdown (The Social) at ETG is free before 11pm. Come get your PRIDE on!

Video from My Bloody Valentine is Shameless #8

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Thanks again to everyone who came out and made the night a hit! Here’s the video to prove it.

The Next Shameless Social (Portland vs Seattle)

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

You gotta get outta there!

Shameless/Innerflight Throwdown!

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Please join us on Saturday, March 26th for ROUND 2 of the recently revitalized Shameless Social! This month, we’re incredibly excited to be hosting our good friends from the ever-talented Innerflight crew in a tag-team DJ session of epic proportions. Each Shameless resident will be going head-to-head with an Innerflight resident of YOUR CHOICE! That’s right, you get to vote on the pairing!Our crews have been good friends for years, and most of us have played together at a variety of shows. But we’ve only gone head-to-head one other time, at Balls Out, an old Shameless monthly at the ReBar. Balls were out! Beats were dropped! Words were exchanged! Costumes were worn! Star-spangled banners were played! It was an outright deluge of dance music insanity. In the very end, there were no clear winners… except the dancers still standing when the lights were turned on. This time may prove to be even crazier…

J-Sun (AKA Frequent Flyer)
Kadeejah Streets (AKA the Wolfman’s Brotha)
Manos (AKA the hands of fun)
Rhines (AKA High hitpoint Harry)

Recess (AKA Our Fearless Founder)
Levi Clark (AKA Baby Daddy)
Joe Bellingham (AKA the Mad Baker)
Adlib (AKA Dr. D-vo!)

How will it turn out this time? Who will win? Shameless? Innerflight? one of the dynamic duos? The ETG barstaff? Your hangover? You? The answer is that nobody knows! And the only way you’re gonna find out is through voting (below), attending the show and getting down with your bad selves.


We will announce the results of the survey a few days prior to the event, then draw straws for time slots. Come early and stay late, because we assure you some awesome and unexpected shenanigans are gonna go down all night long.

Esthetic Evolution #6- Twin Springs, ID

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Ever wanted to party with a 1000 of your closest friends? Ok ok… maybe not all of them are your best friends, but there’s likely only a couple of degrees of separation between them. That’s how it works out here in the Northwest and that applies to Seattle, Portland, Boise and beyond. That closeness and cohesive network is one of the reasons our corner of the country has been gaining such a positive reputation for having an incredibly rich and creative music community. The folks at Esthetic Evolution in beautiful Twin Springs, ID have done a wonderful job building up their annual music and arts festival. So much so that they’ve almost sold ALL 1000 of their available tickets! As of this blog post there are less than 50 tickets available and they’re only located at record stores in Boise.

But fret not. Shameless has one ticket available as a giveaway for some lucky reader. Email with “EE Loves Me” in the subject heading and the first person to write gets the ticket. (EDITED TO ADD… Congratulations to AshleyZ who was quick to respond and won the EE ticket giveaway!)

By the way, we’ve written about Esthetic Evolution before. Click the links below to check out past pictures.


Also, check out the video from last year…

Lots of great content and more information about Esthetic Evolution here.

Hope to see you on the Potato Playa!

Video from Menami’s Music Madness

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Happy birthday Menami!

My Bloody Valentine is Shameless #7 – Video & Pictures

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Thanks to everyone that came out to celebrate Shameless’ 7+ year anniversary. So much love!



Dave Matthew’s once again captured some amazing pictures
from our party.

Click here to see them all…

My Bloody Valentine Is Shameless this Friday! Featured artist: J. Phlip (Dirtybird)

Monday, February 8th, 2010


It’s that time of the year – the annual My Bloody Valentine is Shameless party is Friday, February 12 at Chop Suey, and Shameless is very excited to have special guest J. Phlip of the Dirtybird crew as part of the action-packed lineup! Chosen as one of URB Magazine’s Next 100 of 2009, J. Phlip has quickly established herself as a tried-and-true party starter and swifly rising producer and remixer.

J. Phlip (Jessica Phillippe) spent her teens dancing at numerous clubs and parties in her hometown of Champaign, Illinois and nearby Chicago, where she enjoyed the Windy City’s iconic house and underground hip-hop scene. Her exposure to such legends as DJ Heather, Derrick Carter, and Sneak had a marked influence on her musical development and eventually inspired her to procure decks herself at age 19 while attending the University of Illinois, where she studied – and excelled – in the Systems Engineering program.

During her time playing out in Chicago about five years ago, she met Justin Martin at a gig. She traded one of her DJ mix CDs for his collection of his own tracks, which she eagerly started playing (and specifically learned how to use CDJs to play then out). A subsequent meeting soon afterwards with the rest of the Dirtybird crew in Miami – Martin, Sammy D, and Claude Von Stroke – solidified a friendship that eventually brought her out to San Francisco for gigs that, in turn, compelled her to make a permanent move to the Bay Area and join the crew officially. She loves the freedom of expression that the San Francisco scene offers to play however she wants, whether it be “weird or harder or deeper” and currently plays every Thursday in San Francisco at the legendary Endup and at quarterly Dirtybird parties in SF at Mezzanine.

Now a fully-fledged Dirtybird artist, she has toured with Claude Von Stroke and released solid remix tracks on the label. As her Soundcloud page attests, she describes her musical stylings in a myriad of ways – but usually attaches the prefix “hybrid booty” onto each description: “hybrid booty techno” and “hybrid booty electro.” She explains that Claude Von Stroke originally tagged the term upon her DJ mixes, so she decided to use it on the multifarious genres she favors. But, and more simply put, she just likes “to keep the music fun and BOOTY shakin’ whether it be techy or housey or dubby or whatever” in her DJ mixes and original productions.

J. Phlip’s productions fit in comfortably with the signature Dirtybird tech-house sound that launched her labelmates Claude Von Stroke, Tim Green, and Justin and Christian Martin into worldwide notoriety. Take her remix of Luca Lozano’s Berlinetta” – it maintains a solidly Dirtybird-like backbeat and bassline while throwing in waves of subtle yet powerful tribal syncopated beats and oceanic synth fills that weave in and out of the track. She takes this pattern a few steps further with her remix of the Claude Von Stroke/Bootsy Collins collaboration “The Greasy Beat.” Here, an incessantly funky and blippy beat and bassline is ever-prevalent and builds ever-so-subtle momentum, punctuated with periodic old school James Brown-esque that unfolds into a Bootsy-powered preaching to the masses that suddenly, drastically, peaks and unleashes the floodgates that is sure to make the dance floor go apeshit.

Her last appearance in Seattle was during last year’s Decibel Festival, where she rocked the waters on the Uniting Souls boat party (even while braving the flu through it all). Her appearance at My Bloody Valentine Is Shameless may be the last Seattle appearance of J. Phlip for awhile, as she’s planning to move to Berlin this spring for five months to spread her gospel even further. Based on what we’ve heard thus far, look for J. Phlip to do even bigger things in the next few years.

Listen to J. Phlip’s DJ mixes and remixes at:

Learn more about J. Phlip at:

My Bloody Valentine Is Shameless is Friday, February 12 at Chop Suey!!

This year it’s all WEST COAST LOVIN’!!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Drumcell (Droid Behavior) LA
J.Phlip (Dirtybird) SF
Recess (Shameless)
Menami (Shameless)

Jen Woolfe (Shameless, SF)
Robb Green (Shameless, SF)
214 Live! (Mikrolux, Pyramid Transmissions, Touchin’ Bass, SEA)
Levi Clark (Shameless)
Adlib (Shameless)

Live visuals by Loopid
Pics by Dave Matthews

Heart shaped pinata smashing at midnight!