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Pictures from ‘My Bloody Valentine is Shameless’ #5

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

In terms of the amount of time and effort so many different people poured into this event, it was incredible. We are so grateful to everyone that came that decided to be a participant rather than just a spectator. That’s what this party is all about. There are a ton of people to thank and you all know who you are. Passions and Star Eyes killed it. So did the locals! Much love to the Seattle peeps holding this thing down. You rock!

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PICTURES! (Thanks Dave!)

Plus we’ll have live video from the Pinata smashing and some live audio recordings from some of the performers as well coming soon. Check back!

WIN FREE TICKETS TO MBV#5

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

NAHA & EVA ON C89FM- [Saturday, January 26th]

That’s right, two of Seattle’s most bad-ass ladies will be playing live/on air in the C89FM studios Saturday the 26th from 10-12pm. Tune in and win tickets to next Friday’s MBV#5 Party!
http://www.c895worldwide.com/web/

Here are the party details again…
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The 5th Annual…
‘My Bloody Valentine is Shameless’ party
Friday February 1st

The trouble started back in February of 2004 when Shameless hosted its Saturday night weekly at the Alibi Room. Rather than fall victim to the annual Hallmark holiday the crew turned Valentine’s Day upside down by literally wearing their heart on their sleeve. Costumes were encouraged, make-up was generously applied and a raucous anti-Valentine’s Day party has ensued each February since.

This year the 5th annual ‘My Bloody Valentine is Shameless’ grows in size and yet remains underground. The two room, all night party takes place under Interstate 5 at Hengst Studios. With Brooklyn’s Trouble & Bass crew mates flying into Seattle for an exclusive appearance, a star studded local DJ line-up and a fashion show by Hot Shit Design, the cold month of February will heat up for this one night.

Passions (Trouble & Bass, Kitsune) returns to Seattle with a live set after his smashing debut at Broken Disco last year. Star Eyes (Trouble & Bass, XLR8R) joins him, returning to the west coast where she started DJing over 15 years ago. She regularly played with local veterans Eva & Naha who are also on the bill. Add to the mix a live breaks set by Novatron & Shapeshifter plus DJ sets by members of Shameless, Club Pop, Innerflight, Naha Army and Fourthcity and you have yourself an underground party that will be talked about for months.

However, with all of the great music lined up, the 5th annual event is more about people getting dressed up for ‘Halloween in February’ and taking a ‘tongue in cheek’ attitude towards the mid month holiday. To assist there will be a beautification/gorification station on hand to help everyone get festive. Hot Shit Design will be presenting a fashion show early on and there are rumors of another heart shaped pinata being present again this year. Watch out for hipsters, sex toys, old school heads, singles, sheep, ravers, heavy bass, lovers, burners, and goths…

See you on February 1st!!

‘My Bloody Valentine is Shameless’ #5

Hengst Studios
1506 Franklin Ave. E.
Seattle, WA
9pm-5am, 21+, $12 at door
Fashion show is scheduled for 11pm (subject to change)
Pictures from last year: www.flickr.com/photos/davematthews/sets/72157594528312146/
Video from last year: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhlKBAkZMw8

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www.simplyshameless.com or www.myspace.com/shamelessinseattle.

PASSIONS Live! (NYC) [Trouble & Bass, Kitsune]
Passions was formed in the summer of 2006 by Ben Deitz after attending a rave in Berlin. While Ben is the only band member who will reveal his name and face, each member of Passions brings a unique history to the band; from Deitz’s being mentored by a former member of Snap in high school, to another band mate’s experiences in the the early 80’s LA punk scene and with Chaos Magick. All of Passions however, share a love of dance music, from 90’s hardcore, to electro-house, to grime and anything in between. Recently, all of these styles came together on Kitsune’s 2007 release entitled “Emergency”. Some know Ben as Mathhead. Others know him as Passions. For this year’s Shameless party, Passions will deliver a specially crafted live set. Those that caught him performing at Broken Disco II for his Seattle debut know there will be equal parts disco, grime & bass.
www.troubleandbass.com

Music & Video links:
Passions live at Smash and Crunch [Liars Club Sept 21st 2007]:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52BhbQSz-FI
Passions – Emergency (Kitsune):
http://www.zshare.net/audio/4867499e7921bf/

STAR EYES DJ (NYC) [Trouble & Bass, Syrup Girls]
Star Eyes is one half of the Syrup Girls and part of the raucous Trouble & Bass crew from NYC. Although she’s active in NYC’s music scene as a music editor for XLR8R, her 15+ years of experience behind the decks takes her back to another generation of DJs. In the mid 90s she was an active Jungle/DnB DJ in San Francisco playing regularly up in Seattle at places like Naf with Eva, Naha and many others. Her self described influences span more than just genres. Breakbeat hardcore. Staying up too late. Siouxsie. Raw spaces/places. Notorious B.I.G. Depeche Mode. Bass in yr face. The Prodigy. Strobe lights. 808s and 909s. Wizards & elves. Maker’s Mark. Dubplates. Boots n braces. The quiet storm. Ludacris. NY Times Sunday crossword. Andy C. Paper Rad. Fugazi. Fonts and lettering. Panda hats. White gloves. Love notes. DJ Hype. Jokes jokes jokes. Sharpies. Things that go bang. In other words it sounds like: Underground bass in your face.
www.troubleandbass.com

EVA – DJ [iO Music, Work it Baby!]
Raised in the Seattle area, Eva is considered to be one of the most promising DJ’s to emerge from the US. She is in constant demand to perform alongside the worlds top DJs… Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto, Oakenfold, Hernan Cattaneo, John Digweed, James Zabiela, Satoshi Tomeii, Adam Freeland, Hybrid and Sander Kleinenberg to name but a few. Her forward-thinking approach, superb A&R sensibility, and cutting-edge style has captured the attention of everyone from Pete Tong, and Felix Da Housecat to James Lavelle. It was Lavelle who gave Eva her first big break, an invitation to play at arguably the best club in the world, Fabric in the UK. Her unique diversity and natural ability to connect with her audience make her a crowd favorite. Eva has headlined the hottest venues across the globe in such destinations as Jakarta Indonesia, Seoul South Korea, Hong Kong, China, LA, San Francisco, Miami, New York and the UK. Not only is Eva an amazing DJ talent, she co-produced the sublime remix of UNKLE’s Invasion, with the legendary producer Medway, which features the vocals of Massive Attack’s 3D. “Invasion”, was featured on James Lavelle’s Global Underground Romania album, and received international critical acclaim, as well as high praise from her peers, and music lovers everywhere. For Shameless’ 5th annual event, Eva’s bringing it back to the underground with a rare set that pushes the boundaries of what electro sounds like today.
http://www.myspace.com/djeva

NAHA – DJ
It’s been a long time since NAHA’s original crew TRUSKOOL started bringing hardcore legends to Seattle and since then she has carried the flag for hardcore and breakcore in the NW. Add the elements of rap, grime, punk, ragga, and electro and you’ve got an amalgamation of sounds that has inspired an army. If you like rough and rugged tracks and bass-heavy mash-ups, then pull up those boot straps and grab your helmet because its time to get RAW.
http://www.djnaha.com/

RECESS – DJ Set
(Shameless, Broken Disco)
Raised on the industrial, new wave, and pop music of the time, in the late 80’s Recess found his second home at the now defunct Club Underground in Seattle’s University District. Using these early experiences as a platform, he started collecting records and honing his skills at various clubs around the Northwest; quickly establishing himself as a formidable performer. Recess is the main force behind local collective Shameless (responsible for Broken Disco, Electric Avenue, BootyLIB, the Official Decibel Festival afterparties and numerous other local one offs with artists such as Modeselektor, Drop the Lime, Egyptian Lover, Godfather & Tittsworth) and he continues to turn heads with his unique take on dance music. He’s played alongside heavy hitters such as Modeselektor, Green Velvet, Felix Da Housecat, Damian Lazarus, MSTRKRFT, John Tejada, DJ Assault, Ewan Pearson, Smash TV and could quite easily be caught playing electro/discopunk at one club, baile funk/bmore club/ghetto tech at another, or techno/house depending upon the crowd and party. His versatility has led to being nominated in 2006 for the Seattle Weekly’s Best Local DJ. Whether it’s an afterhours loft space, major club, mountaintop, or random BASSment; Recess consistently brings the sounds and energy to fit any dance party.
http://www.simplyshameless.com

NOVATRON W/ SHAPESHIFTER – Live
A man of peace, a man of truth and a man of some serious fucking wicked voodoo science. Nova blazes on– from dusty border towns to urban Utopia. Using/abusing the Korg Electribe line of outboard modules, our man brings the electro-breaks solid and deep. His sound is thick and highly danceable. Every performance is an improvised mixture of beats and bass; keeping the flow interesting as well as making the heads happy while they dance. This is not music for sitting back and scratching your chin. It is the dance floor that Nova has engaged and his audience makes it clear that they are grateful for the favor.
Of special note: DJ Shapeshifter will be performing with Nova on the scratch mix, so be ready for dance floor mayhem!!!
http://www.myspace.com/novatron
http://www.myspace.com/djshapeshifter

LEVI CLARK – DJ [Shameless]
Levi’s musical background started at an early age and varies among rock, electronica, hip hop, classical, blues and jazz. This up and coming DJ began performing music while still in his early teens. Only having recently begun to perfect his skills behind the decks, Levi Clark has already shared the stage with headliners such as Superstar Keoki, John B & the Institubes crew. Today’s focus is trained on electro oriented beats while also diving into breaks and techno. Levi Clark is passionate for all music that is “dirty” and makes people want to dance.
http://www.simplyshameless.com

DANGER – DJ [Spy]
Danger comes from Seattle’s old school electronic music scene. Over the past year she has revitalized the underground by throwing her notorious Spy monthlies and DJing throughout the local club scene.
http://www.myspace.com/youareindanger

MENAMI – DJ
Growing up outside St. Louis and NYC, Menami was exposed to many different types of music and developed a strong love for music and dancing at a young age. She eventually wound up in Seattle and later stumbled across Shameless crew late 2004, later becoming the requisite Jill-of-all-trades for the group. She enjoys and collects techno, electro, bass music, tech-house, ghetto tech, dirty club and party music as well as dreamy, domestic downtempo.
http://www.simplyshameless.com/

DRMR. M’ – DJ
[Fourthcity]
M’Chateau is a local destroyerator with an epitome of excellency, a city’s icon to say the least. As member of the FourthCity collective, he has been a leading force in the local Micro-Rave movement, spearheading parties like the infamous now disintegrated Triple Decker Pioneer Square loft series. Going on 4 years behind the decks, M’Chateau’s choice in style is stirred with allegiance for Detroit and Germany and unconditional love for Latin and Brazillian music. His sets will please even the most jaded electro-naut.
http://www.myspace.com/strikeharder

GLITTERPANTS – DJ [Club Pop]
Resident DJ of Clup Pop with Colby B, Glitterpants is fast becoming a local favorite. Often playing at Pop Rocks down at Viceroy and various other one offs, we welcome him to a Shameless party for the second time.
http://www.myspace.com/shawnevan

SCHLAGE – DJ
[Naha Army]
As Naha’s protege with over 10 years of DJ experiencee, Schlage is no stranger to the dirty beats. With ease he can spans genres of drum & bass, breaks, dubstep, electro and all things skanky.
http://www.myspace.com/schlagexxx
PACKY – DJ [Innerflight]
Currently hailing out of Portland, Packy brings an infectious love for music to each of his DJ sets. His technical skill behind the decks are often flawless so he brings the dirty, techy side of house music with ease.
http://www.myspace.com/innerflight
MC ANTON BOMB – HOST [Shameless]
As an MC or gracious host, this year Anton Bomb wears multiple hats. He’s always remained first and foremost a crowd motivator.
http://www.simplyshameless.com

VJ KILLING FRENZY

One of the most sought after VJs in the city. He won the first Optic Clash VJ competition and continues to unite the small but growing local VJ scene through various events including Broken Disco.
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5th Annual…anti V-day Shameless Trouble

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Shameless presents…
The 5th Annual…
‘My Bloody Valentine is Shameless’

Friday February 1st @ Hengst Studios

Two Rooms of Music!
Fashion show by ‘Hot Shit Design’
Heart shaped pinata smashing at midnight
9PM to 5AM!
21+

****ALL STAR LINE-UP INCLUDING NYC’S “TROUBLE & BASS” CREW MATES….

Passions – live (NYC)
[Trouble & Bass, Kitsune]

Passions was formed in the summer of 2006 by Ben Deitz after attending a rave in Berlin. While Ben is the only band member who will reveal his name and face, each member of Passions brings a unique history to the band; from Deitz’s being mentored by a former member of Snap in high school, to other band mate’s experiences in the the early 80’s LA punk scene and with Chaos Magick. All of Passions, however, share a love of dance music, from 90’s hardcore, to electro-house, to grime and anything in between. Recently, all of these styles came together on Kitsune’s 2007 release entitled “Emergency”. Some know Ben as Mathhead. Others know him as Passions. For this year’s Shameless party, Passions will delivered a specially crafted live set. Those that caught him performing at Broken Disco II for his Seattle debut last year know there will be equal parts disco, grime & bass.
www.troubleandbass.com

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Star Eyes – DJ (NYC)
[Trouble & Bass, Syrup Girls]



Star Eyes is one half of the Syrup Girls and part of the raucous Trouble & Bass crew from NYC. Although she’s active in NYC’s music scene as a music editor for XLR8TR, her 15+ years of experience behind the decks takes her back to another generation of DJs. In the mid 90s she was an active Jungle/DnB DJ in San Francisco playing regularly up in Seattle at places like Naf with Eva, Naha and many others. Her self described influences span more than just genres. Breakbeat hardcore. Staying up too late. Siouxsie. Raw spaces/places. Notorious B.I.G. Depeche Mode. Bass in yr face. The Prodigy. Strobe lights. 808s and 909s. Wizards & elves. Maker’s Mark. Dubplates. Boots n braces. The quiet storm. Ludacris. NY Times Sunday crossword. Andy C. Paper Rad. Fugazi. Fonts and lettering. Panda hats. White gloves. Love notes. DJ Hype. Jokes jokes jokes. Sharpies. Things that go bang. In other words, it sounds like: Underground bass in your face.
www.troubleandbass.com

Along with…
Eva – DJ
[Work it Baby]


Raised in the Seattle area, Eva is considered to be one of the most promising DJ’s to emerge from the US. She is in constant demand to perform alongside the worlds top DJs… Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto, Oakenfold, Hernan Cattaneo, John Digweed, James Zabiela, Satoshi Tomeii, Adam Freeland, Hybrid and Sander Kleinenberg to name but a few. Her forward- thinking approach, superb A&R sensibility, and cutting – edge style has captured the attention of everyone from Pete Tong, and Felix Da Housecat to James Lavelle. It was Lavelle who gave Eva her first big break, an invitation to play at arguably the best club in the world, Fabric in the UK. Her unique diversity and natural ability to connect with her audience make her a crowd favorite. Eva has headlined the hottest venues across the globe in such far -flung destinations as Jakarta Indonesia, Seoul South Korea, Hong Kong, China, LA, San Francisco, Miami, New York and the UK. Not only is Eva an amazing DJ talent, she co-produced the sublime remix of UNKLE’s Invasion, with the legendary producer Medway, which features the vocals of Massive Attacks 3D. “Invasion”, was featured on James Lavelle‘s Global Underground Romania album, and received international critical acclaim, as well as high praise from her peers, and music lovers everywhere. For Shameless’ 5th annual event, Eva’s joining bringing it back to the underground with a rare set that pushes the bounderies of what electro sounds like today.
http://www.myspace.com/djeva

Naha – DJ
[Army]

Its been a long time since NAHA‘s original crew TRUSKOOL started bringing hardcore legends to Seattle and since then she has carried the flag for hardcore and breakcore in the NW. Add the elements of rap, grime, punk, ragga, and electro and you’ve got an amalgamation of sounds that has inspired an army. If you like rough and rugged tracks and bass-heavy mashups, then pull up those boot straps and grab your helmet because its time to get RAW.
http://www.djnaha.com/

Recess – DJ
[Shameless]

Raised on the industrial, new wave, and pop music of the time, in the late 80’s Recess found his second home at the now defunct Club Underground in Seattle’s University District. Using these early experiences as a platform, he started collecting records and honing his skills at various clubs around the Northwest; quickly establishing himself as a formidable performer. Recess is the main force behind local collective Shameless (responsible for Broken Disco, Electric Avenue, BootyLIB, the Official Decibel Festival afterparties and numerous other local one offs with artists such as Modeselektor, Drop the Lime, Egyptian Lover, Godfather & Tittsworth) and he continues to turn heads with his unique take on dance music. He’s played alongside heavy hitters such as Modeselektor, Green Velvet, Felix Da Housecat, Damian Lazarus, MSTRKRFT, John Tejada, DJ Assault, Ewan Pearson, Smash TV and could quite easily be caught playing electro/discopunk at one club, baile funk/bmore club/ghetto tech at another, or techno/house depending upon the crowd and party. His versatility has led to being nominated in 2006 for the Seattle Weekly’s Best Local DJ contest. Whether it’s an afterhours loft space, major club, mountaintop, or random BASSment; Recess consistently brings the sounds and energy to fit any dance party.
http://www.simplyshameless.com

Novatron & Shapeshifter – Live
[amBASSador]


A man of peace, a man of truth and a man of some serious fucking wicked voodoo science. Nova blazes on– from dusty border towns to urban Utopia. Using / abusing the Korg Electribe line of outboard modules, our man brings the electro- breaks solid and deep. His sound is thick and highly danceable. Every performance is an improvised mixture of beats and bass; keeping the flow interesting as well as making the heads happy while they dance. This is not music for sitting back and scratching your chin. It is the dance floor that Nova has engaged and his audience makes it clear that they are grateful for the favor.

Of special note: DJ Shapeshifter will be performing with Nova on the scratch mix, so be ready for dance floor mayhem!!!

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PLUS, LOCAL LOVERS…
Dr.Mr.M – DJ
[Fourthcity]



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Schlage – DJ
[Naha Army]


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DJ Glitterpants – DJ
[Club Pop]


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Menami – DJ
[Shameless]


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Levi Clark – DJ
[Shameless, Space Virgins]

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Danger – DJ
[Spy]

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Packy – DJ
[Inneflight, Uniting Souls]

Along with…
MC Anton Bomb
VJ Killing Frenzy

Photos by…
Dave Matthews
www.thedavematthews.com

MARK THE DATE!
Friday February 1st @ Hengst Studios
More bios and details to come…

Pictures from Broken Disco – Episode II

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Knifehandchop! Passions! Plus more…(including your ass bRaving on the dancefloor!)

Click the pic to see more compliments of Dave Matthews.

Broken Disco II-29.jpg
MC Anton Bomb in his space suit!

Press for Broken Disco II

Friday, May 11th, 2007


Hope to see you out this weekend!

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Bug in the Bassbin
Knifehandchop
By Donte Parks

Dance music is supposed to be fun. Which isn’t to say that there’s no artistry or thought that goes into it, but a lot of musicians get so caught up in their “grand vision”—in inherently geeky production techniques and mountains of jargon—that they forget what inspired them to create in the first place. Overthinking isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it is odd when discussions of dance music leave out any mention of dancing. That’s what makes producers such as Knifehandchop so refreshing: His intelligent genre amalgams hide within a sweet candy (raver) shell, appealing to both headier and dance-oriented sensibilities.

Knifehandchop (real name Billy Pollard) rose to fame out of Toronto, with early tracks such as “DanceMix2000,” an indulgent work that coupled pop-music snippets with raved-up hardcore. His string of sometimes-legal releases led to KHC becoming a staple of Oakland’s Tigerbeat6 label, where he combines electro, breakcore, hiphop, and ragga on his most recent full-lengths.

Rockstopper, KHC’s collection of new and previously released Tigerbeat6 material, buckled under the weight of its excesses, its relentlessness making for an exhausting yet entertaining listen. The 2004 follow-up, How I Left You, maintained the same ambition but made for a more cohesive listen, taking cues from dancehall and techno on some tracks, bludgeoning with its crazed snares and chopped samples on others.

Since then, Knifehandchop has moved away from the album format, returning his attention to the world of singles and 12-inches and giving the breakcore tendencies a rest. “Dirty New York” replaces the dancehall of many KHC tracks with hypersexual hiphop, hinting at ghettotech but existing as a booty breed all its own with its repeated refrain of “How you know dem hos?” “Weed Wid Da Macka,” a split release with party favorites Modeselektor, is a return to form, with Ninjaman’s vocals forming the basis for the nerd-ragga gem. Most recently, KHC released his remix of Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip’s “Thou Shalt Always Kill,” an accessible dirty electro number that should find popularity outside of the traditional Tigerbeat6 demographic. The creative departures are no doubt informed by Math Hooker, and the post-genre dance parties he’s been throwing in Toronto for the last two years.

One of the most obvious elements of Knifehandchop’s music is his adoration for each of the genres that compose his tracks. Treating those genres as musical Legos, Knifehandchop’s live performances are incredibly dynamic affairs, showing off a more rave-informed mashup experience by touring his entire catalog. Knifehandchop played as part of a Tigerbeat6 showcase on his last visit to Seattle, upstaging label head Kid606’s booty-IDM with his varied set and causing a rush to the merch table. Expectations are high for his return, but between the new material and increased party-rocking experience, Knifehandchop is all but certain to please, whether your purpose is to dance or deconstruct.

The Stranger

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The Stranger Suggests
Broken Disco II
By Eric Grandy

(Club Night) Last month’s debut of Broken Disco was a blast. But it was just a taste of what Seattle’s electronic scene—represented here by Decibel, Fourthcity, Shameless, and Sensory Effect—can pull off. Tonight, the bass and the BPMs will pump courtesy of booty-breakcore prodigy Knifehandchop and NYC’s low-end maestro Passions. With local support from SunTzu Sound in the main room and ndCv and Nordic Soul in the 21-plus “make-out room,” this month’s installment should be even more off-the-wall fun than last time. (Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8000. 9 pm—4 am, $10/$6 after 2 am, 18+.)

The Stranger Suggests

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The Seattle Weekly
Broken Disco II
By Rachel Shimp

OK, we were wrong about British rock band the Klaxons, who were said to be bringing rave culture back into the spotlight, but you can’t blame aging partiers for hoping that pop culture can again take on that futuristic sparkle. But judging from the pages of fashion mags like Nylon, where models in neon sport multicolored stars on their eyelids, or from the tangible energy I felt in the dance tents at Coachella this year, it already has. Last month’s inaugural Broken Disco party—a rager thrown by four local promotion/DJ crews—really galvanized electronic music lovers and dancers beyond the usual crowds at venues like the Baltic Room and CHAC. Two factors, an 18+ policy and after-hours that ran until 4 a.m., brought a massive crowd bent on having a good time, glowsticks and all. It was the first party of the year to carry the electrical current of a Decibel Festival event, where unfamiliar faces smile at you and world-class DJs (John Tejada last time) get the dance floor cracking. Tonight’s on the “Idol Worship” stage are headliners Knifehandchop, an innovative Tigerbeat6 producer with a strange name; Passions, who’s helping lead the charge of French electro/new wave on the Kitsune label; and local MVPs SunTzu Sound. The “Cozy Make-Out Room” has live sets from Nominal I, ndCv, and Nordic Soul, and the “Fucking Afterhours!!” goes off in style with Kris Moon, Naha, and MC Anton Bomb. If you think the rave scene is for kids, the techno scene for geeks, and the Belltown scene for bros, but love the hell out of dance music, this is the night you’ve been waiting for.

The Seattle Weekly

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Friday May 11th
Broken Disco – Episode Two!
Click pics below for details

Get tickets now!

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ALSO>>>

Saturday May 12th
Shameless @ The See Sound Lounge
Click pic below for more details

Surprise Guest DJ (NYC)
Recess (Shameless)
MC Anton Bomb (Shameless)