Posts Tagged ‘Electric Tea Garden’

Video from ETG Closing Party!

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

The Shameless Social on November 23rd, 2013, was both the end of an era and a party for the record books. We spent over twelve hours saluting the legendary Electric Tea Garden, the longest lasting underground venue in Seattle dance music history. It was by far the most packed, crazy event in ETG’s almost 20 year history and a great send-up featuring friends old and new. The party started out strong and the dance floor was packed well before 11pm. It ended with bittersweet stories, smiles and tears from everyone in Shameless and ETG’s truly committed staff. Local videographer Cameron Jessup was able to capture some great footage of the peak hours at the event, including MC Anton Bomb performing over Adlib, our surprise impromptu marching band performance, and a glimpse of the mighty Donald Glaude, our surprise headliner for the night. Check it out!

Special thanks to Donald Glaude, Luke Mandala, Bad Pioneer and Nark for joining us on the decks, to ETG’s amazing staff and crew for all the years of hard work and, last but not least, to all the partiers and dancers out there who have supported both ETG and Shameless for so long. We love each and every one of you.

Pics, music and merch from our outrageous label launch party!

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Smash TV!

PICS FROM DAVE MATTHEWS OR ANDI DEAN

As most of you know, Shameless has started our very own record label, Shameless Audio, which premiered with an OUTRAGEOUS launch party at Seattle’s Electric Tea Garden on September 28th. We managed to throw a packed-to-the-gills blowout party from 9pm to 6am, despite it being a stacked Decibel Festival weekend with dozens of other events going on throughout the city. Our old friends and dancefloor heroes Smash TV played what could only be described as a completely ridiculous, totally face melting six hour set, with many attendees staying from start to finish. Those who showed up early got grab bags filled with all sorts of swag. Those there at the peak of the night got to hear Smash TV premier their remix of Shameless member Joe Bellingham’s “Our Reflection Blues,” the first release on the new label. Those there at the end got to order themselves a drink and stumble off into the sunrise sporting a new pair of Shameless sunglasses. It was an affair to be remembered.

For pics from the night, please visit Dave Matthew’s Flickr page page or Andi Dean’s pics on the Electric Tea Garden Facebook page.

To check out the release, please visit our Shameless Audio Soundcloud page.

To pre-order the release or pick up some of your very own Shameless swag, please visit our new Bandcamp site.

Thanks for ten years of love and support for our crew! Here’s to ten more for the label!

Shameless Social – ETG Love!

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Shameless is proud to present another awesome edition of the Social! This month, we are celebrating the four years of love we’ve had with the Electric Tea Garden (and Oseao before it) by booking some of the folks behind the other fantastic monthlies hosted there. As you all know, our connections to ETG and the crews throwing events there are deep. We were one of the first serious monthlies there when it was still Oseao, and one of the only ones to keep going after it officially became ETG. We have collaborated with the folks from Uniting Souls, Sweatbox, Innerflight and Proper on numerous occasions, and we love the stuffing out of everyone in ETG’s fun, competent and dedicated staff. We want to return the love they’ve all given us by hosting a special edition of the Social honoring all of them. We hope you come out and support!

FEATURING:

Derrick Deepvibez (uniting souls/mindshift)
Ctrl_Alt_Dlt (Sweatbox, SpaceRock, From 0-1)
Xan & Karl (De La Crème / Flammable / Proper)
Manos (Innerflight Music)
Sho’Nuff (Electric Tea Garden)
Gato Negro (Shameless)

Derrick Deepvibes (uniting souls/mindshift)
www.reverbnation.com/deebvibez
www.Unitingsouls.com/deepvibez
Itsmyurls.com/deepvibez

Ctrl_Alt_Dlt (Sweatbox, SpaceRock, From 0-1)

Ctrl_Alt_Dlt is a Seattle based DJ originally from suburban Detroit. He went to his first rave party in ’99 and was strongly influenced by the sounds coming out of the city. He started DJing in 2001 and naturally gravitated towards the Midwest’s dark, stark style of techno. Today, Ctrl_Alt_Dlt rides the fine line between techno and house, playing sets consisting of cerebral, psychedelic tracks that wring maximal power from minimal elements. In addition to a long standing residency at Seattle’s Electric Tea Garden, he’s also a founding member of Sweatbox, a strictly techno-based productions crew who’ve spearheaded numerous weekly, monthly, and one-off parties over the last 5 years, bringing the likes of Mark Henning, Derek Plaslaiko, Mikael Stavöstrand, Camea, and Dan Bell, to name but a small fraction. His production game is still in it’s infancy but he’s got early releases out on From 0-1, Peloton Muisque, Innerflight, and Mindshift Records, with more action on the horizon. He is also a contributing writer for Plasmodium and The Stranger.

Xan Lucero (De La Crème / Flammable / Proper)
www.umove.net
www.thecontrolfreeks.net

Almost 20 years in the dj booth doesn’t lie, and neither does the dance floor … which is where Xan Lucero has spent the last 2 decades playing House and Techno Music. He has spent the better part of the last 15 years travelling America exploring its dj booths and dance floors playing a global brand of Underground Dance Music ; both on solo adventures as well as with his partner, Atom Bryce as The Control Freeks . Together with Atom and on his own , he has held residencies all around America , made parties, had raves, run record stores, started disco’s, helped with various record labels and has generally lived his life playing music for people that want to hear it .

Xan has recently relocated back to Seattle and is enjoying a packed schedule of holding down resident duties for legendary West Coast House Music institution Flammable ,and has been picked up by the NW staple brand , De La Creme , as well as hosting his own monthly and weekly parties , and continues to guest and tour around America.

Karl Kamakahi ( (De La Crème / Proper)

Manos (Innerflight Music)
www.innerflight.com

An integral part of the Innerflight record label and music collective, dj Manos exemplifies a fresh and funky groove that pulses with prismatic energy to stimulate the mind, open the heart, and move the body. Known for dosing Seattle dance floors with everything from acid-laden techno and house to reverie-inducing experimental and starryeyed electronica, his musical adventures traverse divergent sonic terrains but nearly always venture into psychedelic territory. At once sensuous and sentient, bizarre and macabre, his motley assortment of muses include the mid 90s Minneapolis rave scene, industrial, punk, and hip-hop albums of the late 80s/early 90s, classical music, and The Beatles. Presently, this penchant for dissent and the transgressive has aligned with his bohemian spirit, awakening an enigmatic yet unmistakable artistic sensibility that resonates on multiple levels with dancers and heads alike. Whether rocking an all-night underground party at the break of dawn or sharing the bill with such diverse megawatt talents as: The Flashbulb, Juan Atkins, Pezzner, Proem, dj Three, Noah Pred, Phil Western, Freaky Chakra, or Luke Solomon, Manos consistently funks up the dance floor, shaking the booties and expanding the minds of the vibrant Northwest underground of which he is a passionate and deeply rooted element.

Sho Nuff (Electric Tea Garden)

Gato Negro (Shameless)

Gato Negro is really, really awesome. No, like, for real. Don’t miss him!

FREE B4 11PM

Doors open at 10pm / 21+ / Party goes late!

Electric Tea Garden
1402 E Pike St
http://www.electricteagarden.com/

VIDEO FROM PAST SHAMELESS EVENTS AT ETG
Deepchild: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjfdZOXsrNI
J.Phlip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqFAeeGouYY

Shameless – Keeping it weird since 2003.

Beats, Booze, Bacon and The Breakfast Club!

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

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This is Shameless HQ writing to remind all you Seattle freaks of where you should be spending your New Year’s Day. Whether you rest all of New Year’s Eve, get way too wasted before midnight and pass out in a gutter, party with Innerflight ’til the breaka-breaka dawn or are STILL UP from last weekend’s Shameless “Social” monthly, you would do yourself a favor by stumbling on over to the Electric Tea Garden, getting yourself an ice cold beverage, writing/speaking run-on sentences, and listening to some hot as hell dance music at about 6am until the wee hours of the afternoon on New Year’s Day. That’s right, we’re presenting another edition of our now infamous Breakfast Club party, featuring food, booze and two areas of music insanity from 6am-4pm.

For those of you were there last year, this should be a no-brainer. For those of you who weren’t, you’ll just have to come see if all the rumors are true. Will there be more phenomenal sets by some of Seattle’s favorite dance music legends? Definitely! Will there be incredibly awesome performance art? You betcha!… although this time it will be by Gaydolf and the Golden Showers, as Tons of F***ing Sequins are now signed to a major label and way out of our league… Will a man strangely resembling Zach Galifinakis blow us all away with his unique and only slightly creepy brand of awesomeness? Hopefully! Will Principal Vernon show up? Probably not. Will there be a metric shit-ton of bacon? Probably yes. Will there be at least some bacon? MOST DEFINITELY! Will there be booze-a-plenty? YES! It will be flowing like Manna from heaven (or, at least, from ETG’s exceptionally competent and tolerant bar staff)!!! Will Adlib be playing another exceptionally rad closing set? No… alas, he can’t make it, as he will be on a plane to Hawaii… but that means you guys all just have to get twice as stupid for him!

We guess at some point we should stop writing and share the details. Well, for those of you still around, here they are!

The Breakfast Club – New Year’s Day Party!

Cyanwave vs Sone (From 0-1)
Nordic Soul (Decibel)
Eva (Mastermind)
Wesley Holmes (Flammable)
Deepvibez vs Jeromy Nail (Uniting Souls)
J-SUN (Innerflight Music)
Sh6rl6s6 (KEXP, No Sleep)
DJ D’Nelski (Hush Hush)
Erin O’Connor vs Riff Raff (Soft Wall, Bottom Forty)
Recess (Shameless, Q)
Joe Bellingham (Shameless)
Withrock (Shameless)

6am-4pm, 21+
Electric Tea Garden
Seatlle, Washingsocks!
immediately proceeding: Innerflight Toasted NYE (GO TO THIS PARTY, TOO!!!)

New Years Day Club

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

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Want to keep the party going past afterhours? Or maybe get a good night sleep and then start your year off right with your favorite DJs? Join Shameless as we bring the community together on New Years Day 2013 for a very special event with two stages! Festivities begin at 6am following NYE with the Innerflight family and then go until 4pm. Plus! There will be a couple of special performances by Gaydolf & The Golden Showers throughout the afternoon on the second stage.

Full bar opens at 6am. We will have all types of your favorite breakfast drinks. We will also be serving breakfast at 8am. There will be tons of bacon so bring your chompers along with your dancing shoes!

Cyanwave vs Sone (From 0-1)
Nordic Soul (Decibel)
Eva (Mastermind)
Wesley Holmes (Flammable)
Deepvibez vs Jeromy Nail (Uniting Souls)
J-SUN (Innerflight Music)
Sh6rl6s6 (KEXP, No Sleep)
DJ D’Nelski (Hush Hush)
Erin O’Connor vs Riff Raff (Soft Wall, Bottom Forty)
Recess (Shameless, Q)
Joe Bellingham (Shameless)
Withrock (Shameless)

The 2nd Annual
Breakfast Club
6am-4pm, 21+
Electric Tea Garden

immediately proceeding: Innerflight Toasted NYE
http://www.facebook.com/events/261075700685207/

Friday the 13th Shenanigans

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Starts at the Living Room tonight for a slo, nu, italo…disco monthly with EOC and Verse. No cover and yours truly will be their special guest. Can’t wait to share some of the slower jams I’ve been collecting!

Afterwards it’s off to one of Capitol Hill’s best new monthlies…more information here.

Dance yrself clean

Friday, December 30th, 2011

New Year’s Eve parties usually involve some serious planning. Otherwise you may find yourself unsuccessfully attempting to hail a cab at 11:49pm with just minutes to get across town before the clock hits midnight. We’ve all been there. This year Shameless recommends the following parties and yes, if you plan accordingly you may even be able to hit them all! Either way, they each represent a piece of Seattle’s vibrant underground dance music community that’s like no other city in this country. Ok maybe we’re a little biased. But we love you Seattle. Have a safe and happy new year!

See you at breakfast!

Ms. Dank

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

“…the closest thing to a legitimate pop star from the Northwest, but still maintains something of a DIY aesthetic. That she is able to combine the two seemingly mutually exclusive ideas and has a knack for putting together catchy pop songs is part of what makes her so interesting and exciting to me.” ..
-Three Imaginary Girls 

We *heart* Lisa Dank and are excited to finally get her on the bill for one of our parties. Check out a recent release of hers on Shiny Disco Club’s Millennium Disco Comp. Vol 2. Loving the disco vibe!

Space Love

She’ll be performing live with DJ Nark of Nark Magazine at midnight this Saturday night at ETG.

Astronomar of Filejerks on Discobelle Records

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

 

We’re always proud to see our hardworking local DJs/Producers getting recognition outside of our little corner of the world. Big ups to Astronomar of Filejerks for his latest release off Discobelle Records.

Astronomar – Had to Move On (Hijack Remix) – Discobelle Records

 

Be sure to check out his Moombahton stuff on his soundcloud page too. He’ll be performing as one half of Filejerks this Saturday for The Social at ETG.

 

http://soundcloud.com/astronomar

FLEA MARKET REUNION at The Social Saturday Oct 22nd

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Shameless welcomes the reunion of the infamous DJ collective FLEA MARKET to Electric Tea Garden! Formed in 2004 by Brent Tactic & Verse (aka Josh Roberts), Flea Market was a DJ collective dedicated to blending a multitude of genres ranging from electro, IDM, hip-hop and techno to deep house, glitch, tech-house and ghetto-tech. The idea was not to simply play one genre all night, but to cross-pollinate multiple genres into DJ set and make it the end result sound fun and exciting. Resident DJs Kadeejah Streets, Greg Skidmore, and Scratchmaster Joe joined Flea Market during its 2 ½ year residency at Chapel, where crazy nights of mad tag-teaming DJ sets ensued. Curious? Listen to a recording from a Flea Market party back in 2006: www.soundcloud.com/flea-market

Five years later, Flea Market reunites for one special night with The Social resident Recess. Expect lots of crazy tag-team sets from the Flea Market DJs all night long! Tactic headlines with what promises to be a fierce set largely focused on the growing moonbahton movement.
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TACTIC = BEN TACTIC + BRENT TACTIC (Think 2wice, Bubblin – KC/PDX)
www.soundcloud.com/tactic
www.soundcloud.com/think-2wice
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Tactic is a DJ and production team made up of Ben Tactic and Brent Tactic. The pair started working together in 2002 and immediately began to build on the success of their individual music careers. Ben’s background is based in electronic dance music and he cut his teeth playing warehouses, lofts and clubs all over the Midwest. Brent experienced great success in the hip-hop scene and split his time between djing and running an independent hip-hop label.

The two found common creative ground with the burgeoning music scene that ignored genre boundaries. Their focus became the best possible music from a broad cross section of club culture. Their 4 turntable dj sets blur the line between hip-hop, electronic and club music to get everyone’s asses shaking.

Tactic has proven just as productive in the studio as they are in the club. Their remixes and original productions have garnered international attention with plays on NYC’s East Village Radio and London’s prestigious KISS FM and BBC Radio1 as well as getting in rotation in the dj sets of Diplo, Sinden, Tittsworth, Starkey, Jackmaster, Dave Nada, Cosmo Baker and Eli Escobar. To date they have had remixes and original tracks released on labels such as Mad Decent, Dress 2 Sweat (Numbers), Starkey’s label Slit Jockey, Palms Out Sounds, Datura Records and their own label Think 2wice. With Ben now living in PDX running the groundbreaking night Bubblin and Brent residing in KC, this is a rare chance to see them perform together.

SCRATCHMASTER JOE
www.famouswebsite.net

KADEEJAH STREETS
www.soundcloud.com/kadeejah-streets

GREG SKIDMORE
www.soundcloud.com/gregskidmore

VERSE
www.soundcloud.com/verse

RECESS (Shameless)
www.simplyshameless.com

http://www.fleamarketmusic.wordpress.com
http://soundcloud.com/flea-market

* FREE BEFORE 11PM *

Electric Tea Garden
1402 E. Pike St.