Thursday, February 24, 2011

SeXXXy Time!

Jimmy Edgar

On 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 underground venues.

:: Saturday, February 26th Electric Tea Garden : The Shameless Social ::


:: JIMMY EDGAR LIVE SET:: !K7, WARP : Berlin/Detroit

Jimmy Edgar in The Stranger

Listen to Hot, Raw, Sex (!K7)

Lover. Fighter. Prophet. Freak magnet. Time-traveler. Musician, photographer and designer Jimmy Edgar is a wayward star-child streaking across the cosmic dance-floor. Endowed with a supernatural feel for futuristic funk, the Detroit native has been bleeping and grinding about the Milky Way since he was a teenage humanoid. While his peers were worrying about their grades and popularity, Edgar was spinning alongside his hometown's DJ heroes and programming intricate beats that were unquestionably interplanetary communication disguised as dance music. In 2001 at the tender of 18, his hyper-sexed microchip stylings caught the ear of Warp, where he cranked out his brand of amped-up laptop funk for the next eight years, culminating in the full-length classic “Color Strip”. Now 26, Edgar is shaking things up at German beat boutique !K7. "When I was 18 and signed with Warp, my next goal was !K7 for some reason. I believe I attracted !K7 to me through the 'Law of Attraction'. I think this is going to be an incredible journey." The new album “XXX” is out at the end of July and its New Jack Swing winks as much at Minneapolis, Compton and Paris as it does Detroit or Berlin. On new turf, Edgar's sonic prowess takes on a leaner, more radio-ready shine. "Function of Your Love" zips and struts about like something Andre Cymone might have cooked up for Jody Watley in their chart-topping heyday. On "Hot, Raw, Sex" Edgar lets the synth stabs and hand claps fly fast and loose. "In My Color" has the percolating, crystalline bounce of I:Cube's late 90's French Touch. "Midnite Fone Call" is the kind of lush “Quiet Storm” that Alex Gopher might kill for. "Push", with its staccato rhythm and come-hither incantations would make Timbaland blush. The instrumental interlude "One Twenty Detail", runs Kraftwerk through a low-rider worthy break-beat filter and "Vibration" sounds like pornographic Morse Code tapped out by Egyptian Lover. While the album is largely a one-man show, “XXX” is not without accomplices. A Latvian girl named Anet sings on "Physical Motion" and a rising new R&B singer from NYC signed to XL recordings, Azealia, ad libs on the same track. "Whenever I have worked with women and art, they have this way of putting balance into everything." The album's sophistication should come as no surprise, considering the mix of elements that factored in its creation. "Celibacy. Love and Loss. A myriad of intense relationships. Home studio on mostly analog equipment, finished digitally. Some recorded on tape. Some recorded frustrated, sick, broke, pissed off, in love." Referring to other influences, Edgar adds, "I learned piano from black dudes at the Baptist church in Detroit. They taught me to extend my fingers and play from the heart." As for Kraftwerk, the Belleville Three and the rest of the early electronic pioneers he says, "Those guys were tryin to make Stevie Wonder more danceable. They were tryin to make Prince with that equipment. That is what I do essentially." What Edgar does essentially and very well is make your body move. Most of the time he does it alone, but there has been no shortage of willing partners. In addition to an array of remixes for everyone from pop acts like Will Smith and Scott Hardkiss to indie darlings like emo-electro duo Purple Crush and new wave soul man Theophilus London - including 2009's cruising-with-the-top-down jams "Blindfolded" and "Higher" - he famously turned Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" inside out into a blistering workout from beyond. Deeply inspired by Jacko and incapable of standing still for very long himself, the ever-restless Edgar is eager to take his musical peep show on the road this summer. As if his beats and dancing weren't enough, just to make his seductive intent perfectly clear, Edgar adds "I designed 12 florescent neon tubes to make an "XXX" on stage." Ultimately, the best thing about Jimmy Edgar's intergalactic funk is that for all its mystical kink, it's solidly the kind of music you could easily imagine today's pop tarts making. If Beyonce, Lady Gaga or Fergie had any sense, their million dollar booties would have Jimmy Edgar on speed dial already.

Support by:

:: LINCOLNUP :: (Bubblin') : Portland

:: DJ dAb :: Solidrate : Seattle

:: LEVI CLARK :: Shameless : Seattle

:: JOE BELLINGHAM : DJ SET :: Shameless : Seattle




Saturday, February 26th : The Shameless Social : Doors open at 10pm / 21+ / Party goes until 4am $10 before 11pm - Electric Tea Garden 1402 E Pike St




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

Friday, February 18, 2011

My Bloody Valentine 2011 Recap, Pictures and Thanks!

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!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Videos from My Bloody Valentine Is Shameless

Thanks to all who came to the annual My Bloody Valentine Is Shameless party last Saturday at the Fred Wildlife Refuge! Stay tuned for photos and a complete video documentary of the party, but here are some videos to wet your whistle for now!




Monday, February 7, 2011

A SPECIAL DJ SET FROM MOZAIC [Glimmer of Dope - San Francisco]

In anticipation to his return to Seattle this weekend. We wanted to feature a Mix from

[Glimmer of Dope - San Francisco]

Shameless had him out to headline the J Phlip After Party at The Monkey Loft last November 2010 along with Recess & The Perfect Cyn. This portion of the recording is all about Mozaic mixing down some fresh tunes for y'all shameless in Seattle!

You can catch Mozaic along with Santiago and Bushido, Kid Hops, 214 & more at the 8th annual "My Bloody Valentine is Shameless" at the Fred Wildlife Refuge, a brand new and totally OVER-THE-TOP arts venue in the middle of Capitol Hill. This year's event is raising money for the Lifelong AIDS Alliance and features our usual blend of stellar music, outlandish performance art and our always popular pinata-smashing.

VERY LIMITED DISCOUNT PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!!! Go to our Brown Paper Tickets event ASAP page for more info!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Meet Fred.

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!