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14 Years Later

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

It’s hard to believe it’s been 14 years since Shameless began it’s little Saturday night dance party downstairs at the Alibi Room. Since then the city has changed faster than sub genres of electronic dance music. We originally started out in 2003 to fill a niche of music that wasn’t being represented at the time. Almost a decade and a half later, as the city overflows with creative talent, we continue to hold the torch high in an attempt to light the way. We still have so much to learn, but one thing is for certain, we do this for the art, for the community and yes, as cliche as it may sound, for the love. In other words, for the beautiful creative mutants that don’t always have a place to call home. In our fragmented society, regardless of the styles of music being represented, we believe it’s a niche that still desparately needs to be filled.

Thank you Seattle! You’ve been so kind to us. We look forward to celebrating 14 years of LOVE on February 10th with our dear friends from Berlin. This will be a smaller, private, invite only event. Please reach out to your Shameless family for more information on how to RSVP. <3

Shamelessly Bringing the Winter Heat

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Breakfast Club

It’s a veritable Winter Wonderland of shows and fun times over here at Shameless HQ, and our crew of promoters, DJs, supporters and elven friends is working hard to bring the heat to the coldest months. We have three amazing shows planned between December and February, along with our new series of Shameless Audio podcasts and prep for future releases.

Up first is The Breakfast Club, our fourth annual New Year’s Day ritual at the Monkey Loft that starts at 5am and goes all day long. TBC has become a Seattle staple over the last few years, and our special edition during Decibel Festival weekend was the biggest and best yet. We expect New Year’s Day to be even crazier, particularly with dirtybird stalwart and Anabatic label boss Worthy at the helm of two rooms of total madness. As usual, we’ll have a solid selection of the Northwest’s best and brightest performers. Come early and stay late!

Up next is Shameless Hijinks at the Monkey Loft on January 23rd. We are diving back into clubland with a series of occasional one-offs, reminiscent of our crazy parties back in the day and our four-year stint with the Shameless Social at Electric Tea Garden. Our first edition will be headlined by our old pal Mozaic from SF. He is by far one of our favorite DJs out there and crosses that gamut from deep and funky to psychedelic and left field. Shameless residents will be supporting proper.

Finally, we have the 12th annual My Bloody Valentine is Shameless on Friday, February 13th. We have hosted the party at a new space every year, and this time we are honored to be doing it at Seattle’s favorite new underground digs, Kremwerk. This is our flagship costume party and a legendary Seattle institution for good times and outright shenanigans. We will be announcing our lineup and all the other juicy details soon. Prepare to be unprepared.

We’re also cooking up all sorts of good stuff for our new record label, Shameless Audio, with a fresh new podcast featuring Christian Martin’s 3-hour headlining set from the Decibel Festival Breakfast Club. This follows up on Joe Bellingham’s premier podcast, both of which should be in heavy rotation. We’ll feature other podcasts from Shameless producers and DJs in the coming months. Also be on the lookout for new releases on Shameless audio (and release parties, of course) early next year. 2015 is gonna be a big one.

Happy holidays from everyone at Shameless HQ! Keep it weird for us!

Looking Back & Looking Forward

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

This Valentine’s Day, Shameless is excited to be celebrating not one, but TWO huge events: The Beatport debut of our first release AND the eleventh year of our flagship event. Join us in celebrating on the dancefloor… and the interwebz!


Joe Bellingham’s highly anticipated first release, the “Our Reflection Blues” EP, will be dropping on Beatport on 02/14. The release features Joe’s original, plus remixes by Smash TV, Ghosts on Tape and Shameless residents. Those of you who attended our official label launch party in September or purchased our special USB copies of the release know that every mix is extremely hot and that they will surely blow up. The EP has already received positive reviews from Sasha, Richie Hawtin, Pig & Dan, John Selway and others. We hope you dig it, too, and support Shameless and friends by buying your copy right after it drops!


After picking up your new music, don’t forget to come down to the Monkey Loft for our annual anti-Hallmark freakfest, My Bloody Valentine is Shameless! This will be our flagship event’s eleventh year and will feature all the usual shenanigans, plus more! Dress to XXXpress! Play with our pornorrific piñata, visit the beautification station! And, while you’re at it, enjoy ridiculously sweet beats from Icee Hot’s Ghost on Tape and Avalon Emerson, along with a special opening set from Seattle to Santa Cruz transplant Drone Rivers. Shameless residents Recess, Joe Bellingham, Adlib and Gato negro will be rounding out the night with our special blend of bass, banging beats and badassery.

Thanks so much for supporting us for eleven years of Bloody Valentine, four years of the Shameless Social, and our new adventure into label-land. We couldn’t do it without all of you!

Shameless X Anniversary Video

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Proof that this amazingly awesome party went down. Big thanks to all our supporters over the last 10 years. Here’s to the next 10!

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!


My Bloody Valentine 2011 Recap, Pictures and Thanks!

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Thanks to everyone that came out to our 8th Annual ‘My Bloody Valentine is Shameless’ party last weekend. We had a blast and it looked like many of you did too! Chris Van Wick was kind enough to take some pictures during the event. Click here to view them all.

Also, Megan Dapper will be putting together a short video documentary soon. In the meantime, here are a few clips that Verse took with his phone. Great shots of the two giant walls of visuals! Check them out here.

A lot of time and energy went into this party and in turn there are many people to thank. First off, a huge thanks to Billy and the FRED Wildlife Refuge for taking a risk on us. It was the first event of it’s kind there and we were honored to be a part of it. Second, lots of love to all of our DJs and performers. Everyone brought their A game! That goes for Looptid too, who impressed many with his giant projections on both walls. Special thanks goes out to Jess, Tasha, Cara and the rest of the decorating crew, Joe McLean for setting up the lights/space shaping, SEAF, 4Horseman (for not just performing, but for making jello shots and holding it down at coat check), Starborne Sound, Castle Sex Shop for donations, Sugarcomb Salon and Alisha who worked the Beautification/Gorification Station, ProBooth for the photography booth and all of our amazing volunteers that helped promote, set-up/break down and worked various positions throughout the party. With everyone’s support we were able to make some cash for LLAA, celebrate our anniversary with our family/friends and kept the ‘My Bloody Valentine is Shameless’ tradition alive for 8 years running. Thank-you again for not just coming, but for participating! We hope to see you at some of our upcoming events.

Saturday February 26th – We welcome back The Shameless Social to the Electric Tea Garden (ETG). This fun filled monthly event returns after a brief intro last year at ETG and will be kicked off with a highly anticipated live appearance by !K7/Warp artist Jimmy Edgar. Come early and connect with your Shameless friends and then dance the night away at one of Capitol Hills most intimate venues. With support from Bubblin’s Lincolnup (PDX), DJ dAb and Shameless DJs Levi Clark and Joe Bellingham.

Monday March 21st – The long anticipated Night Slugs tour is finally coming to Seattle! Shameless will be teaming up with Decibel and Car Crash Set to present Bok Bok, Girl Unit, Kingdom and Ceeda at Chop Suey.


Saturday March 26th – The Shameless Social: Innerflight DJs will be paired up with Shameless DJs and YOU get to vote on the pairings! Cast your vote here…

Thank you for your support over the years! MUCH LOVE!!

Meet Fred.

Monday, February 7th, 2011

This Saturday. Shameless Anniversary Party at the Fred Wildlife Refuge. Sneak peek at the new venue below. Scroll a few blog posts down for more information about the upcoming shenanigans on Feb 12th. Santiago & Bushido will be headlining! Benefit for LifeLong AIDS Alliance. Dress to express!


Monday, January 24th, 2011

Shameless is proud to present the


Heartbreaker’s Hall
Santiago & Bushido (PottyMouth, Cajual Records -CHI)

Amidst the countless DJ’s and producers working in the burgeoning Chicago house scene, Santiago and Bushido stand apart from the rest with their unique blend of tech-tinged house beats and killer remixes that are becoming quite the sought-after commodity. Since teaming up as a production duo in 2003, Chris Santiago and Tim Bush have dropped numerous EP’s and remixes on some of the most well respected labels around including Potty Mouth, Om, Ultra, and have generated a significant following in the process. Their unique sound and flawless DJ sets have helped to establish Santiago & Bushido as one of the premier acts in dance music today.
Their track ‘Head Trick’ was one of the true dance anthems of 2008, a major crossover success receiving play and charting from many of the globe’s top DJ’s such as Moby, DJ Tiesto, Switch, Armin Van Buren, and Diplo. Head Trick was the 1 most downloaded song in January 2008, and the 8 most downloaded of the entire year on, the world’s top online site for electronic music. Santiago & Bushido followed the success of Head Trick with a number of critically acclaimed releases and remixes including a massive remix of Kaskade’s Billboard 1 hit single Move For Me, a reworking of Larry Tee’s Louis Vuitton, and their original single Can’t Be Wrong which has been licensed to numerous complications such as Ministry of Sound. In addition to belting out club tracks Santiago and Bushido have worked with Om recording artist Colette on her artist album “Push” for which they wrote and produced multiple songs including the album’s single, “If,” which was licensed for an episode of Real World for “MTV” and can also be purchased as a ring tone from Verizon.

Having been intimately involved with music his entire, life Bushido picked up his first pair of turntables and sampler on his 16th birthday and immediately went to work mixing, sampling, and cutting up any piece of vinyl he could get his hands on. His carefully crafted DJ sets caught the ears of some of Chicago’s nightlife elite and he soon found himself playing all over the city. Tim spent his days working at Chicago Recording Company, sharing the same recording space with the likes of R.Kelly and Smashing Pumpkins among others. By working alongside some of Chicago’s most well respected engineers at CRC, Bushido honed his engineering and production prowess until opportunity knocked.

While Bushido was mastering his craft, Santiago was working his way up the Chicago’s nightlife hierarchy. Within one year of playing live gigs, he secured a Friday night residency at Zentra Nightclub’s House Arrest, and within a year he would be playing to Chicago’s most musically educated and up-for-it partiers as an exclusive resident at “World’s Best Dance Club”, Smartbar, joining the halls of dance icons that have enjoyed similar slots there (including other current residents Kaskade and Justin Long).

As DJ’s, Santiago & Bushido draw influence from their Chicago house background and apply harder and heavier elements to their sound. Santiago & Bushido are regularly headlining and appearing at some of the best parties in the US and beyond including Avalon in LA, Decibel Festival in Seattle, and Bed in Miami. Recent shows have them playing along side some of the hottest talent around today such as Deadmau5, Crookers, and Kaskade. Their 2009 dates include a multi-city tour in Australia, multiple trips to Europe, and regular gigs in North America.


Mozaic (Glimmer of Dope) SF
Kid Hops

Shameless Residents
Recess & Levi Clark (Shameless)
Adlib (Shameless/POE)
Joe Bellingham (Shameless)

Cupid’s Cave (2nd Room of Music)

214 (Touchin Bass/Car Crash Set)
Jen Woolfe (Shameless) SF
Kadeejah Streets (Innerflight) w/ MC Anton Bomb
Moist Towelette & Riff Raff (Anti-Gravity Music)
Blondzie (Happy Days)
All My Friends Are Dead (Las Vegas)

Live visuals by Looptid Visuals

Proceeds to benefit Lifelong Aids Alliance

Performance art assistance provided by Seattle Erotic Arts Festival and The 4 Horseme

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Check out video and pictures from past Shameless V-day events…

My Bloody Valentine is Shameless #8

Monday, December 13th, 2010


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…