It’s time to shake your shame off and get your game on as
SEE SOUND LOUNGE PRESENTS
MC Anton Bomb
Happy Hour w/
Aurora Driving Club
No cover before 10pm
115 Blanchard Street
Seattle, WA 98121-2020
before 10 – free
10-11 – $10
after 11 – $15
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It’s time to shake your shame off and get your game on as
I don’t know if it’s the spiked egg nog, the upcoming days off from work or maybe the impending doom of relatives coming into town that often makes the last Saturday before Christmas a serious contender for party night of the year.
This year, we’re thrilled to be returning to the See Sound Lounge after a long hiatus. As a resident DJ since they first opened the doors over 6 years ago, I’ve watched the Lounge transform from a fresh new venue in Belltown to a well established and respected haven for quality electronic music. I’m sure it helps that one of the owners is a DJ himself. Details such as top notch equipment and good sound are obviously valued. A healthy balance of top local DJs and high profile out of town bookings helps to keep the vibe fresh, while consistently serving up one amazing party after another. See Sound Lounge is a one of a kind cosmopoliton venue with a clean, minimalistic design that appeals to a wide audience.
However, this Saturday December 19th it’s going to get dirty. Both Levi Clark and I will be holding down the decks while MC Anton Bomb brings his magic to the mic. Levi is also planning to bring down his electric guitar to use as a midi controller off and on throughout the night. We’re excited to be returning to the See Sound Lounge and hope that you’ll come join us in our BELLTOWN INVASION!!
Plus, we’ll be keeping the party going at the Monkey Loft later on. Resident Shameless DJs Menami and Adlib will be joined by special guests Kris Moon and Kristina Childs. Ms. Childs killed it at the last Hive Mind Halloween and we’re looking forward to hearing her throw down for us again.
Kris Moon is one of my all time favorite local DJs. Unfortunately he hasn’t been local for the past couple of years which makes this appearance even more special. He was the founder of Robo.Trash, a club night that inspired me to expand my own personal scope as a DJ. He started the Division email list years ago which has grown tremendously and represents electronic music DJs, producers and promoters all over the Pacific Northwest. He’s also one of the originators of the Laptop Battle, a concept that has caught on all over the country. The Laptop Battle is taking place this Friday December 18th at Chop Suey.
In addition, Kris Moon has a weekly radio show call Moon Bass every Wednesday on KBGA 89.9 FM Missoula. Here’s a link and tracklist from his show last week…
From Kris: “Invasion of the UK Funky! I’ve been keeping my eye on this sound and finally got together a nice little selection that I highlight in the first hour, then it’s on to some dubstep and the slow fade into mellowness. Remember Skylab? #1 is incredible, find yourself that album… enjoy….”
Four Tet “Our Bells”
STATION ID “SINPLANT DROP”
Shortstuff “A Rustling”
Bok Bok “Nntf09”
N.B. Funky “Riddim Box (Sami Sanchez Remix)”
Sully “Duke St Dub”
KP & Envy “Swing My Way (Solly Remix)”
Top Billin “Waiting”
Buraka Som Sistema “Restless (Julio Bashmore Remix)”
Blackhouse Project “Come Dancin”
Hardhouse Banton “Reign”
Karizma “Twyst This”
Attacca Pesante & Shea Soul “Make It Funky For Me”
Fuzzy Logik “Way You Move”
L-VIS 1990 “Run”
Altered Natives “Rass Out”
Aaron Carl “Oasis (Nick Holder Remix)”
Big Moe “Ill Do It (Go Go Garcia Remix)”
Midfield General “Coatnoise (Dave Clarke Mix)”
Adam Beyer “Forthcoming”
Jeff Mills “The Sin”
MLZ “One State”
Claro Intelecto “Peace of Mind (Electrosoul)”
STATION ID “COMPUTER SPEAK DROP”
Bassnectar “Cozza Frenzy”
Cotti Featuring Doctor “Rise The Temperature”
501 “Sure Shot”
Taz Buckfaster “20 Red”
Bionic Commando “Bionic Commando (Rusko Remix)”
Deadmau5 “Ghosts & Stuff (Nero Remix)”
Joker “Snake Eater”
Jaybird “Work Dat Box”
Untold “Stop What You’re Doing”
Jamie Vexd “In System Travel”
Tapes “Good Thing You Came Along”
Roof Light “In Your Hands”
Flying Lotus “Robo Tussin (Instrumental)”
Nobody does the rock/remix thing better than Tommie.
Although Bangers & Mash is still in it’s infancy as a weekly Thursday club night, big things are on the horizon. First off, Jesse Tittsworth and Shameless go back a few years. We were thrilled to host him for his debut Seattle appearance at BootyLIB (RIP both the monthly and the venue… Des Amis). Later we brought him back to help us celebrate our one year anniversary of Broken Disco. Since then, Titts has skyrocketed to the big leagues as a much in demand international touring DJ. Perfect example, he was recently booked to co headline with The Prodigy. Sold out show on a Monday night. SMACK MY TITTS UP! (Sorry, couldn’t resist).
We’re all really looking forward to his next visit this Thursday. Be sure to get there early as Shameless resident Recess and local mash up hero Tigerbeat warm things up!
Bangers & Mash is a new Thursday night weekly at the See Sound Lounge. Local DJs such as Fourcolorzack, Tigerbeat, Shameless’ very own Recess and more will holding it down each week starting April 30th. For the launch party our Trouble & Bass homie will be making a special appearance from NYC. Decibel’s own Nordic Soul will be joining Recess in the front room and Tigerbeat & Fourcolorzack will be mashing it up in the back. Two rooms and one hell of a party!! Thursday nights in Seattle just got a lot more interesting. Plus, mark your calanders as Tommie Sunshine & Tittworth will be making an appearance in may and June, respectively.
_________________________________ See Sound Lounge’s Anniversary bash!
Saturday April 26th
Bryce, Recess, Eva, Chloe and DJMb
Thursday May 1st
With Jacob London!
Friday May 2nd @ Nijo
Menami, Recess and guests
Sushi and Sake!
Saturday May 3rd @ [ask around]
Recess, Kadeejah Streets, Levi Clark and J-Sun!!
Thursday May 8th
Red Pony w/ Levi Clark and Miguel Alvarado
Friday May 9th
Friday May 23rd
Treasure Fingers and Kill the Noise W/ Recess, Levi Clark and others!
Saturday May 24th
Recess, Swank and TJ Gorton
Ready for summer?
CHECK OUT THESE PARTIES
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Disuko! @ Nijo
W/ Menami, Recess & Googly
NAHA, RECESS & ANTON BOMB @ PONY
Anatartic, The Stranger and Shameless presents…
Club Pop Bimonthly Kick-Off W/ Le Castle Vania
and Drop the Lime
BROKEN DISCO VIII
WE *HEART* SEATTLE
Knights of Neon in PORTLAND
W/ Recess and Jerry Abstract as special guests
Green Velvet w/ Red Pony, Nordic Soul, Recess and Maxinum Scott
Recess and special guest at See Sound Lounge
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June 29th – B_Tech’s Birthday Party @ Electric Avenue
(CHAC’s Lower Level)
Robo*Trash – The Redux
’til the crack of dawn!
Disuko! @ Nijo
Menami, Recess & Guests!
Friday, July 13th
Broken Disco IV!
Saturday, July 14th
Shameless @ See Sound Lounge
Recess, Levi Clark, MC Anton Bomb & Pixelflip on visuals!
Hope to see you out this weekend!
Bug in the Bassbin
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 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 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.
Friday May 11th
Broken Disco – Episode Two!
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Saturday May 12th
Shameless @ The See Sound Lounge
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Surprise Guest DJ (NYC)
MC Anton Bomb (Shameless)