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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!

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.

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.

 

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.

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…

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

Repping SHAMELESS:
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.

TO VOTE, PLEASE VISIT:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V2KY5N6

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.

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)

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

Pictures from Balls Out! 4 America

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Well, we finally wrapped up our 4 part Balls Out! series with “bombs bursting in air”. This series of events have been a blast and we’re incredibly grateful to our team of volunteers and participants that have helped make each month unique. Here’s a little recap of the past 4 months…

  • We hosted AC Slater (NYC) and presented Seattle’s first (& probably only) ‘dunk the hipster tank’.
  • We also brought out A1 Bassline (UK) for his Seattle debut performance and smashed a disco ball pinata in celebration of all things ridiculous.
  • Finally got to throw a Warriors themed costume party. Those that know Recess personally know that he’s been wanting to do that for years.
  • Studio 75 Exclusive and friends stopped by last month to present one hell of a sexy fashion show.
  • A bunch of bad ass local street artists showed off their talents each month in a live capacity.

For last Friday’s family style event we welcomed our good friends from the Innerflight crew to get down with us. Kinoko, Eli Heuer & special guest Fu represented on the live art front. Killing Frenzy killed it on live visuals and Luvshack’s extra bass went boom. Thanks to everyone that came out!

Click on any of the pictures below to see more. Also we should have some video posted sometime soon so check back again.

Pictures & video from Balls Out! Series 1

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

So we had Levi Clark’s ‘Dunk the Hipster’ tank outside, Shameless warriors returning to the Rebar, Naha Army joining the campaign and a bad ass DJ/Producer (aka AC Slater!) flying in from Brooklyn to bass the place out. Yet it was August and in Seattle August usually means it’s time for BBQs, camping, trips to the ocean or preparation for a week in Nevada’s desert. For most club promoters August is a death trap. It’s the one month out of the year that even big name headliners sometimes have a hard time pulling the heads out. Yet on 08-08-08 Seattle represented BIG by catching onto the unpretentious spirit of Balls Out! and helped make our first in a series of monthly events one to remember.

As always there are a ton of people to thank. Rev. Killjoy who represents both Shameless and a new start up silk screen printing company called Beach Balls of Death (BBoD) brought it on many levels with his original drawings that combined mad ball imagery on post apopcalyptic hipster bodies. Be sure to look out for BBoD in the near future! Kinoko (Fourthcity), Eli and Marianne introduced a new level of live art to the party scene by deftly creating portraits on the fly while the beat pounded on the dance floor. Menami, Anton Bomb and friends always help make everyone feel welcome and once again proved themselves as some of the best party hosts in town. Seanny, Cara, Luying, and Eric all looked fabulous while holding down door duties. Thanks to Luvshack for getting the extra Shameless sound there and back. It sounded sooooo good in there! Swank surprised us by showing up and immediately pitched in to help out in any way that he could. We also have to give a shout to the Rebar staff for being so supportive. Not only did they let us keep the party going past 2am, but when we showed up early in the night one of the bartenders had made Mad Ball t-shirts for all of the staff. Also, much love goes out to Will and Devin for revealing their inner hipster and taking one (or two or three…) for the team!

Mostly thanks to everyone that came out to dance and have a good time. The support from our community has been amazing. We love you Seattle!

Click Levi Clark’s pictures below to view more…













Also, check out this video by Dave from Ok Party!


08.08.08 – Balls Out w/ AC Slater from OK Party on Vimeo.

Let’s do it again next month!


Check out the article in Seattle’s The Stranger magazine

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Bug in the Bassbin
Time to Go Balls Out

by Donte Parks

With all of the hassle from The Man, it’s getting increasingly harder to have fun on the Hill. But until we can elect a more nightlife-supportive administration, we’re forced to work around the limitations it presents. Shameless has found a solution that requires neither trekking across the city nor partying in some shady space. Instead, Shameless’s newest monthly venture (with the Naha Army) aspires to be a balls-out party, appropriately titled Balls Out, and it’s found the right venue for that to occur without any hassles.

“It feels like we’re in the movie Footloose,” says Shameless’s DJ Recess about the current nightlife environment, which has recently seen both Neumo’s and Chop Suey under constant scrutiny from law enforcement and liquor control. Shameless’s Menami adds, “No one wants to come to a party with cops outside. We’re not the only promoters that have had to deal with the draconian noise situation.”

To combat that concern, Shameless is throwing Balls Out at Re-bar. Host to Shameless’s My Bloody Valentine parties, Re-bar has remained off law enforcement’s radar, due in large part to its relatively isolated location. “Re-bar’s always been a red-headed stepchild [of a club], but now we can use that to our advantage,” says Menami.

Shameless is bringing in more than just a truckload of extra sound for the night. Fourthcity’s Kinoko will be curating live art performances for the event, and there’s going to be a “hipster dunk tank.” Don’t worry, it’s all in good fun. “It’s not about making fun of hipsters; it’s about making fun of ourselves. What does ‘hipster’ even mean these days?” says Recess. For the inauguration of the night, ex-hardcore DJ AC Slater is flying in; he’s a rave favorite who’s successfully transitioned to more contemporary bassline and electro, a favorite of the Palms Out Sounds blog.

Shameless promoters are optimistic that they’ll be able to keep having events on the Hill, like Broken Disco, the collaborative monthly they helped throw at the troubled Chop Suey. “We really want to come back strong with Broken Disco, but in the meantime, we’re going to see what we can get away with at Balls Out.”
http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/…d=636599&ms

BALLS OUT! 08-08-08 @ Rebar

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Shameless is returning to the Rebar! It’s been a few years, but we’ve decided to head back to one of our favorite Seattle clubs for a new monthly called Balls Out. One of our favorite producer/DJs will be joining us from NYC to throw down along with local favorites Kadeejah Streets & Schlage. We’re teaming up with NAHA Army so expect the unexpected with residents Recess & Naha. Reportedly Levi Clark is putting together a ‘dunk the hipster tank’ and we’ll have Kinoko & Eli Heuer on hand doing live art. Get hyped and come back home to the Rebar in August. We’ll even bring in some extra sound to bump the basslines.


Click here and RSVP for reduced cover.

More information coming soon!!