Electronic Music Dance Culture

Dance Floor Fistacuffs

Bruce & Gator vs Nelson & Franqey

Written by: Dark Matter on October 11, 2012

So many amazing dance battles come out of Juste Debout. Hell, its one of the largest competitions in the world, what do you expect! This popping battle is between Bruce Ykanji (founder of Juste Debout) and Gator vs Nelson and Franqey. All four of these guys are beasts. The exchanges get rather heated, but take note the sportsmanship and respect given after the battle ends. + more input

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Beastmode

Best Dancers in the World

Written by: Dark Matter on October 10, 2012

Just give this video a full watch in order to understand the full effect of Beastmode. This video represents the full power of 4 total strangers who meet up at a dance studio in Bakersfield California. Without further delay, sit back and enjoy! + more input

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Houba Dance

With A Dash of Salah

Written by: Dark Matter on October 08, 2012

Salah is well known for having more bendable limbs than most species discovered to date. In fact if he met Gumby, it would probably lead to one epic battle. Salah has been touring with Cirque de Solel since 2011 for Michael Jackson's Immortal Tour. We stumbled across this video recently called "Houba Dance" which is part of a French film called Sur la piste du Marsupilami. We could be wrong, but if we had ... + more input

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Ode to the Mixtape v.9

DJ Dan: Warehouse Flashback 1992

Written by: LP Eric on October 02, 2012

One of my alltime favorite DJ’s. Dan has been around since the early days when RAVE first hit the United States. I have seen him many times and he never fails to leave a dance floor bent and broken. + more input

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DM Pick of the Week

Nite-Lite (UV Party!)

Written by: Dark Matter on September 26, 2012

Many of you in the DMV know that MushMouth Media doesn't let you down when it comes to throwing a party. Their events reach out to so many types of people they will make your baby's momma's momma want to strap on some UV reactive fishnets, crack a set of glowsticks, and glove your face off! + more input

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808 Thoughts v.1

LPE’s Memory Lane

Written by: LP Eric on September 19, 2012

Hello everyone! I am proud to introduce my new blog segment called "808 Thoughts" where I will be focusing on some of my favorite classic dance tracks. Whether you are a fresh faced newbie or a seasoned veteran reminiscing of dance floors long gone, I invite you to sit back relax and soak up the vibes. + more input

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Where's the Party At?

September 17 thru September 23, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on September 18, 2012

We thought it would be fitting to transmit all the upcoming shows (that we like) each month so you have a better idea of where the party will be, besides in our pants! If you know about a dope event on the horizon send us the link at transmit@darkmattersquad.com and we will check it out. Doesn't matter if its here or there, as long as it's somewhere. + more input

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DJ Shadow

Interview by The Cut

Written by: Dark Matter on September 12, 2012

Probably the king of record digging, DJ Shadow is a master on a set of turntables, and an innovator in sound sampling. Here is an hour long interview we came across produced by The Cut. + more input

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Where's the Party At?

September 10 thru September 17, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on September 11, 2012

We thought it would be fitting to transmit all the upcoming shows (that we like) so you have a better idea of where the party will be, besides in my pants. Most of the events we're mentioning are thrown in the Mid-Atlantic region and host EDM music of some type. If you know about a dope event on the horizon send me the link at transmit@darkmattersquad.com and we will check it out. Doesn't matter if its here... + more input

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Tutorials v.5

Funky Lia

Written by: Dark Matter on September 07, 2012

We are kind of hot and heavy over these YakFilms tutorials. Right now, they are bringing some of the best tutorial shorts out there. This is on top of their stellar filming of battles, major events, and showcases on individual dancers. + more input

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