Posts Tagged ‘broken disco’

Pictures from May’s Broken Disco

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Much love to all of the Broken Disconauts that came out in force to support our local line-up. Also, special shouts go out to the Sweatbox crew for help to make that afterparty happen. PUT YOUR HANDS UP FOR SEATTLE!!

(Click any of the pics below to see more)

Also, check out the line-up for June…. Mochipet returns to Broken Disco!!

BROKEN DISCO!! w/ Ghislain Poirier, Thomas Fehlmann, Soul Oddity, more! **4-17

Monday, April 13th, 2009

This line-up is unreal. Artists from Miami, London, Montreal, Berlin and of course Seattle. Both rooms are representing a slew of headliners. Get there before 10pm for a discount at the door.


Check out the pictures from last month’s Broken Disco. Click below to see them all!


Plus, a video recap through the eyes of the synth terror above that goes by the name Deepchild. Mad love to Lusine and DJ dAb for loaning the gear!

Hookerz & Blow

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

We know what you’re thinking. SF has plenty of both, right? Not this time. Hookerz & Blow refers to the exciting live/dj hybrd duo of Mozaic & EPROM. Check them out at a party in SF last Christmas. We had them up here once before for the Libra Luvshack party and are thrilled to be hosting them again.

Oh and when it comes to Broken Disco this Friday you’ll need to get there early. Not just because it’s $10 before 10pm, but because the locals on this bill represent the underground strong. Plus you’re not going to want to miss Deepchild. He’s going to be Broken Disco’s secret weapon. Live set with analog gear. Roland love. Check out his recent trip to Vancouver. We’re lucky to have him in town performing at Broken Disco.

Click the Broken Disco dude below for all of the details.

Broken Disco Fever!

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Get Physical has been on a tear the past few years. M.A.N.D.Y., Booka Shade & DJ T founded the label in 2002 and have pretty much defined the flavor of european tech house since then. Jona stands out with not just multiple releases on the highly respected label, but a reputation for slaying dancefloors across the world.

Oh yeah, plus it Broken Disco. You know the drill. Break that disco YO!!

What happened to the last month?

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Since our last post was almost a month ago it might take a moment to recap…

  • Shameless teamed up with Decibel to throw back to back afterparties. The first one at the Clubhouse was only for the hardcore since it took place nye eve (aka the 30th). Kilowatts was our special surprise guest and locals Adlib (P.O.E.), Andrew Luck & Nordic Soul all tore it up. As you can see below our photograper Dave Matthews was having fun with double exposure. Click on the picture to see more!

  • The second afterparty for nye almost never happened. At 4:15pm on nye, Shameless HQ got the call from the venue renter who sadly reported that his space wasn’t not an option anoymore. Since we were all still waking up from the night before, we sat around asking ourselves what we should do. Here’s the dilemma… both John Tejada and Alex Smoke are in town and want to play our afterparty. So we decided to shoot a text message out into the dark and our good friend offered to open up his loft space for our party. About six hours later after lugging speakers across the city, we’re cracking open a beer and toasting the new year with our friends while Tejada lays down an incredibly deep and beautiful set until 3:30am when Smoke takes over. An amazing night rose from the ashes of a party that got canceled last minute. With humilty and thankfulness for the strength of the local electronic music community, we here at Shameless considered our good fortunes as 2009 got underway.
  • On January 16th, Broken Disco returned with a vengence… Chop Suey installed a new sound system that helped stepped things up in the main room and we brought in a KV2 system for the Make Out Lounge. Yes we are sound snobs. Get over it! It seemed Frivolous and the Martin Brothers appreciated it too. Everyone that played stepped up their game. Thanks to everyone that came out!! WE *HEART* BROKEN DISCO! Check out the pictures by clicking below…

  • Speaking of pictures, Sparks Fountain (aka Recess & Kadeejah Streets getting ridiculous behind the decks) made another appearance recently at Produkt’s monthly event entitled Analog. Armed with about 15 mexican wrestling masks, a fog machine and a slew filthy bass jams they proceeded to pack the dancefloor while their tongues were painted orange from the frothy beverage (RIP Sparks). More pictures below…

  • Lastly… make sure you mark Feb 2oth on your calanders. Broken Disco is coming again!!

Want to keep up on what Shameless is doing? Check out the full calendar on via myspace…

Broken Disco for 2009!

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Here’s the official word from the BD family…

—————– Bulletin Message —————–
Date: Dec 23, 2008 5:41 PM

Gosh! We just can’t wait to see you all! The fishing was good but being together again is great.
Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to shake it!


**BROKEN DISCO 2.0**..
January 16th @ Chop Suey – SEATTLE, WA

After taking a break to go fishing, Broken Disco is back in the saddle again. To help start the New Year off right, Broken Disco is coming back to 3rd Fridays and the first show is January 16th at Chop Suey (Seattle, WA), featuring performances from international producers THE MARTIN BROTHERS (US) and FRIVOLOUS (DE) with outstanding DJ sets by talented Pacific Northwest locals CLAUDE BALZAC, NOISEMAKER, JISAAN + the LOVEVIRUS, and INTROCUT.


The Martin Brothers San Francisco

2×4 DJ Set / dirtybird, Utensil, Buzzin’ Fly Records
www. myspace. com/justinmartinsmusica
www. myspace. com/birdydird

Justin Martin is one of the few house DJs that successfully bridges the gap between being commercially successful and staying true to the underground. His sound has been described as both melodic and tough, with releases ranging from the dynamic “Cicada” on dirtybird to the slamming “Magnificent” remix for Iz and Diz on OM records. Justin first gained international acclaim for his single, “The Sad Piano,” on Ben Watt’s Buzzin’ Fly label. The single made its way into many A-List DJ crates as well as receiving many accolades from critics. Over time, Justin developed a more edgy sound in his hometown of San Francisco. He helped develop the local dirtybird label with his good friend, Claude VonStroke, releasing several amazing singles and remixes.

Christian Martin’s love affair with electronic music began in 1995, as an early attendee at Southern California’s now legendary Moontribe full moon desert parties. After absorbing late 90’s club life in New York, London, and Los Angeles, Christian settled in San Francisco in the spring of 2000. He started playing records in 2002 under the tutelage of his brother, Justin Martin, armed with a stack of Justin’s old vinyl and used Technics 1200’s from Sammy D. In 2003, inspired by the massive desert soundsystems of old, Christian founded the dirtybird soundsystem. Along with co-founders Justin Martin, Worthy, and Claude VonStroke, dirtybird’s Sunday afternoon BBQ’s have quickly become a Golden Gate Park institution.

Frivolous Berlin, Germany

LIVE! Scape / Poptronix / Karlof
www. frivolouslive. com

In 1996, won over by unified dance floors and the Detroit sound, the 16 year old Frivolous engages in a long term love affair with the loop and takes his first weekly residency at a downtown Vancouver after hours. After two successfully directionless years in electronics and then design, and after dabbling with some white label releases, Daniel decides to put his pride aside and send out a demo. A CD of incomplete works were sent out as an experiment to 5 of the most technologically innovative 12″ labels in Germany and received back were 3 requests to release the material. Today, after a long evolution in his sound, Daniel’s recording alter-ego Frivolous captures a romantically influenced montage of the most cutting edge production techniques with an old soul mentality. Along side his extremely bizarre performances, is the incorporation of classic instruments, home-made inventions and vocals into an environment built on experiments with glitchy cut-up funk, musique actuelle, and found sound.

Introcut Seattle

DJ Set – Fourthcity / Trashy Trash
www. myspace. com/introcut

Introcut is a member of the Fourthcity Crew (Seattle) and has been playing records for over a decade. He spins many different styles of music from hip-hop, downtempo, glitch, electronic, brokenbeat, house, techno, and dub to electro, 80s, space funk, punk, metal jazz, etc, as well as being a self-proclaimed super nerdy record collector that is also known for scratching Technics. Introcut has held a resident DJ slot at the Lo-Fi Performance Gallery’s Tuesday night, “Stop Biting” for the last 4 years and includes other Fourthcity members and talented locals. Introcut is also a resident DJ at Trashy Trash, a drunken monthly dance party at the Sunset Tavern. Introcut is one of the founding members of the Broken Disco parties and spends a lot of time hanging up concert posters for his local poster distribution company, PosterMidget. DJ Introcut is also featured scratching on the first track of the latest Truckasauras album, “Tea Parties, Guns, and Valor” and the Galactic Ionization Unit, which includes members of Foscil, BOB22 & Truckasauras. Find Introcut and you will find great music, good times, and happy, dancing people.


Claude Balzac Seattle

DJ Set – Trashy Trash
www. myspace. com/friquemusique

Claude Balzac is the crazy French alter-ego of Seattle based DJ/Producer Ben Meadow (aka Nominal I). Balzac’s first performance was in April 2007 doing a live set at the Fourthcity crew’s Laptop Battle: Teen Idol Survivor. Since then he has been setting dance floors ablaze all around the Northwest. Balzac’s style is rooted in electro and electro house but he frequently incorporates music from a variety of genres into his sets. He will do what it takes to make the party hot. Right now he is working on a series of Baltimore Club remixes. You can also check him out and download a mix from his blog. Frique Musique is Claude Balzac’s full frontal assault on the world of electronic dance music.

Noisemaker Seattle

DJ Set – Beatcon
www. myspace. com/206noisemaker

NoiseMaker ignites crowds like the anti-fireman of the sound revolution, a peaceful warrior and artist who sets to flames all who hear his unique and expressive style. His weapon is a smart-bomb of beats, an imaginative interpretation of music which is virtually an orgy of genres from glitch to hip-hop to dub step to 80’s pop hits to drum and bass to thug rap from the eastern suburbs of Paris. Unafraid to take risks, he chops up everything from Rage Against the Machine to Justin Timberlake with no apologies and with much love from his audience. You better hold on tight kids, this is the red pill. Besides being involved with the Seattle Underground DJ collective, the monthly dance mania and brain-killer Spy Party, and LiveNLove Productions, he has also performed alongside such talents as Glitch Mob, BreakBeatBuddha, VibeSquad, SoulEye, Novatron, and many others.The future of art is happening right now, and it sounds like NoiseMaker. This revolution will not be televised.

Jisaan + the LoveVirus Seattle

DJ Set – Analog / Produkt / Booty Resin
www. myspace. com/jisaanwww. myspace. com/thelovevirus

Jisaan is the founder of Produkt, and host of Seattle’s musically-versatile events known as “ANALOG”. Jisaan has spent many years travelling all over the world and immersing himself in electronic music on many foreign dancefloors until his arrival in Washington in 1998. Known on the dancefloor as Spirit Dancer and behind the decks as Jisaan; his musical tastes are varied and include; Deep House, Techno, Electro, and even Downtempo and Dubstep. A lover of Seattle and the musical culture it fosters, Jisaan lives for inspiring others through his song…and his dance, and is always excited to share the music that makes him groove.
It’s Gruvytime!

The LoveVirus is nearly 4 years old. It was that many years ago when dj niugini aka Carter W*** made it his intention to infect the world around him with his positive love energy. Many of your city’s finest and most conscious minds and souls have been touched by the sounds of this atypical DJ. A founding member of the Burningman crew, “BootyResin”, the LoveVirus is also an Uniting Souls resident.
A veteran of FenixFest, Epidural, SIDW, Decibel Festival, Magnetic/Kinetic, and Spy, the LoveVirus uses flawless, meticulous, and aggressive mixing, and incomparable track selection to craft an electronic music experience that makes you want to do more than just dance, it makes you Love!

Live Art by Kinoko Seattle, WA

Powfox / Fourthcity
http://www. myspace. com/kinoko

Photos by Dave Matthews Seattle, WA

www. davematthewsphoto. com

Visuals by Scott K.
Seattle, WA

The Now Device
www. scottkjames. com

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Late April-May 2008


See Sound Lounge’s Anniversary bash!
Saturday April 26th

Bryce, Recess, Eva, Chloe and DJMb


Ellen Allien & Sascha Funke
Thursday May 1st

With Jacob London!


Friday May 2nd @ Nijo

Menami, Recess and guests

Sushi and Sake!


*Shameless* Taurus afterParty. *Innerflight*
Saturday May 3rd @ [ask around]
Special Guest?
Recess, Kadeejah Streets, Levi Clark and J-Sun!!


Thursday May 8th

Red Pony w/ Levi Clark and Miguel Alvarado

*Baltic Room*


Broken Disco Goes Fishing!
Friday May 9th


Ok Party’s…Fucking Rad! @ Chop Suey
Friday May 23rd

Treasure Fingers and Kill the Noise W/ Recess, Levi Clark and others!


Get Shameless @ See Sound
Saturday May 24th

Recess, Swank and TJ Gorton


Ready for summer?

Broken Disco Anniversary Party Pictures!

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008


Thanks for a year’s worth of good times. Let’s do it one last time before we take the summer off to “go fishing”. MOCHIPET NEXT MAY 9TH!!! Hope to see you all there!

Broken Disco – One Year Anniversary Party!

Friday, April 4th, 2008

This has been an amazing club night! Come celebrate with us on Friday. Click the image above for more information…

Also, check out this write up in The Stranger…

Bug in the Bassbin by Donte Parks

Broken Disco Celebrates a Birthday

That must be quite the comfortable rock you’ve been living under if you’ve somehow managed to remain ignorant of Broken Disco. In a short 12 months, the night has grown from an ambitious concept to a fixture in Seattle’s nightlife, placing a consistent spotlight on local talent while hosting a diverse range of headliners.

The Voltron-esque club night combines the promotional efforts of Decibel, Sensory Effect, Shameless, and Fourthcity—transforming Chop Suey into a destination on second Fridays. Instead of the usual lineup nitpicking, Broken Disco has established itself as a trusted brand, inspiring attendance even with artists who aren’t household names, quite the feat with Seattle’s fickle audiences.

For Broken Disco’s anniversary, the promoters have opted for an all-out party assault, guaranteeing both a sweaty ceiling and noise complaints from Chop Suey’s pesky neighbors. They’re going big, bringing in a slew of out of towners instead of the usual single headliner, representing a pretty wide swath of the all-inclusive Broken Disco sound. Topping the bill is Tittsworth, the D.C.-area DJ who drops a heavy dose of Baltimore club in his catch-all party-jam sets. Former Laptop Battle champion Starkey comes from Philly, roughed-up beats in tow. Portland’s Copy will illustrate the unironic usage of keytar, while Kansas City duo Tactic will kick things off with a set heavy on their own bouncy remixes.

Broken Disco @ Kinetic/Science Center Party! – March 22nd 2008

Monday, March 31st, 2008