Thursday, December 27, 2007

5th Annual...anti V-day Shameless Trouble

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!


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.


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.

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.

Naha – DJ

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.

Recess – DJ

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.

Novatron & 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!!!

Dr.Mr.M – DJ

Schlage – DJ
[Naha Army]

DJ Glitterpants – DJ
[Club Pop]

Menami – DJ

Levi Clark – DJ
[Shameless, Space Virgins]

Danger – DJ

Packy – DJ
[Inneflight, Uniting Souls]

Along with...
MC Anton Bomb
VJ Killing Frenzy

Photos by...
Dave Matthews

Friday February 1st @ Hengst Studios
More bios and details to come...