Tuesday, December 14, 2010


here is a blast of tropical weirdness from Portland duo Rude Dudes.
Winter Tropixx Mix by Rude Dudes by solomonb

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Samo Soundboy

Samo's new EP just came out on Palms Out Sound
We are very proud of Sam for another very solid EP!
Below is a tweaked out remix I did that didnt make the release.
Free Download!

Samo Soundboy - Five (astronomar remix) by astronomar


MASH HALL - Get Your Ass to Mars (astronomar remix) by astronomar


Thursday, September 16, 2010

FileJerks: Big Bang Theory by Trent Moorman

Last week, we were lucky enough to receive an email from Trent about doing this interview for The Stranger. We were given a handful of questions and a green light on answering however we wanted. Here's how it turned out.....

"FileJerks are the DJ tandem of Marlon Lumba (Astronomar) and Scott MacKinnon (Shorthand). They are mix-making fiends who feast on low-ended party jams. They form and re-form four-on-the-floor, club-beat knockers. FileJerks' specialty is..."

Read More Here.

We gave The Stranger an exclusive taste of our remix of MASHHALL's "Get Your Ass To Mars". Here it is on The Stranger's LineOut.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Better Friends mix Volume 1

There's a little collective here in Seattle known as the Better Collective made up of a handful of local artists, musicians, and photographers. They asked me to do a mixtape for them and this is what came out. Check out their blog for more Seattle goodness.

Better Friends mixtape Volume 1 by Shorthand

Upcoming in September!

Shells on the floor.....

A little art project during a beer at the Redwood....

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Say WHAT?!?!?!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

'Crack To The Future' - COMING SOON

The man himself, JCW. Maxin' in the lab with hair like whoa.

Currently working on the 'Crack To The Future' mixtape with JCW from Anchorage, AK. Born under the name James Chase Wilcox, all I can say is it's a pleasure doing business with this guy. Beats are nothing but feel good jams. Album art coming soon! Stay tuned for the release right here on the FileJerks blog!


Saturday, May 29, 2010

I'm still an animal

this is a brilliant track

heres the original

DrunkUnkle vs. Stevie Wonder

This track has been a favorite of mine lately. Download and play this as much as possible. After all, it's a pretty good summertime jammer for those that enjoy lighthearted bmore goodness. What more do I really need to say, just listen and love it.

You Are the Sunshine of My Life (Drunk Unkle Bmore Remix) by Drunkunkle

Turned On Vol. 1 compiled by DJ Neoteric

This compilation is already at the top of our list for 2010 and chances are good it'll stay there for awhile. Here's a teaser, but i highly recommend going to BEATPORT and buying the compilation in its entirety. Full of massive tunes, it'd be a shame to not have this on your daily listening regimen. That is all.

Turned On Vol 1 Sampler (Compiled by Neoteric) - Discobelle Records - Out May 18th 2010 by Neoteric



I felt compelled to post about this dude Ben Tactic after witnessing him destroy his set at the Shameless social at Electric Tea Garden last night. Still finding out more about this dude, but here's a minimix to get you going. it is fire! Not to mention the other few tracks I've found so far. I'd say he represented Portland in a big way last night. Don't be surprised to see Ben Tactic back in Seattle sooner than later!

Ben Tactic (Dress 2 Sweat, Think 2wice) on SoundCloud

Ben Tactic - Bubblin MiniMix by Tactic


Say OK @ HG Lodge EVERY Wednesday!

Every Wednesday with resident DJ's Caseone, FileJerks, and Darwin on the decks. Its a party y'all! Dont sleep!

The Red Eye schedule for JUNE

If you haven't been keeping up, Sundays at MOE bar are the perfect way to end a weekend with your good friends the FILEJERKS. This is the JUNE schedule. Don't miss this coming Sunday (5/30) with the homie DashEXP. Starts at 10 PM EVERY Sunday. Always free!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Fleet Foxes bootleg

Terry Radjaw exposed me to this track by local folk abouts the Fleet Foxes. Their song "Mykonos" was featured on Cafe Vita's GIVE compilation a handful of months back. I liked the tune and bootlegged that shit. yep thats about it, hope you enjoy!

Fleet Foxes - Mykonos (astonomar bootleg mix)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Thrill is gone baby....

B.B. King needs no explanation ..... here's a dance friendly edit for ya


B-B. King - Thrill is gone (shorthand edit)



Astronomar - Divine Pull Up (MOOMBAHTON)

Dave Nada invented MOOMBAHTON!

click here to read the story of how it all started and download his 5 track MOOMBAHTON ep

cover art by Canada's one and only RHEK

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

No Good Trips - JCW x SHORTHAND

A couple months ago our homie JCW came to me with some beats and asked if I could throw together a mixtape for him. I accepted the project without hesitation, this fools beats are ridiculous. Don't get it twisted, this collection isn't filled with hard slaps to raddle yo' trunk or slap yo' bitch up to.... but rather, perfect for a swisher on a sunny day kind of vibe. I can't say much else, besides that you should put somethin' in the air, throw this on the stereo, and max out to some feel-good beats courtesy of JCW. All mixes and scratches by ya boy (shorthand) ENJOY!

the first link is one track, the second is the zip file of the individual tracks...choose up!

JCW ft. shorthand - No Good Trips

JCW ft. shorthand - No Good Trips (zip)(individual tracks)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dj NEOTERIC in SEATTLE March 13 & 14!!!

March 13 at Chapel flyer coming soon!

Neoteric is a fucking beast.... I repeat.. A BEAST!
This admirable Canadian has been murdering the club music scene for a minute now.
He is the A&R for Switch's highly praised label, Dubsided; responsible for bringing out artists like Jesse Rose, Herve, Sinden, Harvard Bass, Sticky K, Nadastrom and many, many more genre redefining artists.

Neoteric will be joining FileJerks, Sam Demoe, Darwin at Chapel March 13th, and then March 14at The Red Eye at Moe Bar. BE SURE not to miss these nights!! Neo is famous for curating amazing music long before its release, so come catch a glimpse of the future hotness!

ALSO joining us both nights will be Vancouver's own Sam Demoe of Jumpstreet DJs!

VERY EXCITED about both nights!!!!
Hope to see you out!



Friday, February 19, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

SAY WHAT?!?!?!

Alas! A new all ages party at Chop Suey!
brought to you by Darwin of OFS and Recess of Shameless.
Bound to be a great night toppling with great tunes.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Red Eye jumps off proper with KatieKateMusic...

So the inaugural "Red Eye" popped off last week with the FLJRKS and Katie Kate. I liked my set so much I decided to record it two days later, in one take. Here's a link to the free download, enjoy!

Shorthand - Red Eye set #1


This was an unused flyer that I thought deserved some blog love. Designed by the good homie Mat Savage. Check out some of his work at MatSavage

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


click HERE to do her

DJ Swamp: Scratch Wax

DJ Swamp - Scratch Wax (zip)

ripped from vinyl for that warm fuzzy feel.

more battle records to come!


Lee Mortimer & Laidback Luke - Blau (Doorly Dubstep remix)


a new slew of quality shows brought to you by the big homies at
Feeding The Frenzy


DJ Semaj CD release party

the tracks I've heard thus far are bumpin..
see ya'll in the Tac

Monday, January 11, 2010

Joey Beltram - Energy Flash

said to be one of the first "techno" records....... ever!
still sounds great today
Joey Beltram - Energy Flash 192mp3

Alaska's Great White Hope....... JCW

since the tender age of 17 this kid has been making B-More bangers and tasty 808 laden beats that have bumped their way into many of my playlists and live sets. My personal favorite and a standout in his current catalog is Ask Paul, a cleverly hooked up lil b-morsel that samples Pimp-C and a Beatles tune. Last year he asked me to compile a mixtape of his beats; I started and somewhere along the way the session file got corrupted. Due to recording limitations I never got around to finishing the mix, but recent events have put Shorthand in command of the project, which should be done very soon.

Until then enjoy this zip JCW sent me of him newest jams!

JCW Club Anthems zip

JCW - Ask Paul 320mp3


Sunday, January 10, 2010

CROOKERS interview

via Schitz Popinov

Thursday, January 7, 2010


We are starting a night at Moe Bar, and we are excited!
Come out and say hi and enjoy da drink especials