Electronic Music Dance Culture

Where's the Party At?

April 16 thru April 22, 2012

Posted by Dark Matter on April 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 or there, as long as it's somewhere.

This weekend Dark Matter plays host to the legendary street dancer, Flattop which includes a 4 hour workshop on Saturday. Since a couple of folks are coming in from out of town, we wanted to communicate all the other wonderful events taking place this weekend in our area.

4 Hours of Funk


Friday, April 20, 2012

Where: The Windup Space, Baltimore, MD
Time: 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
18+ |
Click Here for Full Event Info

This Friday we urge you to stop in to DJ Fleg’s monthly, 4 Hours of Funk at the Wind Up Space. This is THE spot all the area’s dancers congregate - Housing, Popping, Locking, HipHop, Bboys, etc. It is nothing but a straight party vibe with solid music, solid dancing, cheap drinks and just an overall great time.



w/ special guest Franco De Leon (Chicago)

WHAT: FUNK, BOOGIE, DISCO, HOUSE and all that good stuff!

Dark Matter Presents: Workshop with Flat Top


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Where: Jamz Dance Studio, Pasadena, MD
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
All Ages | $30 Advance // $40 Door
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Saturday afternoon (1-5pm) is Flattop’s workshop. $30 in advance or $40 at the door, we’ll spend a couple of hours learning from one of the world’s most unique street dancers as well as throwing on some tunes to bug out to. Held at Jamz Dance Center in Pasadena, MD it’s just a short drive from either Baltimore or D.C..

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If you are interested to teach in Baltimore or collaborate with us on an event, please email Transmit@darkmmattersquad.com.

The Breakoff 5


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Where: Glass Pavilion, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
Time: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
All Ages | Minimum $3 Donation
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Occurring simultaneously that afternoon is The Break Off, a bboy event running from 1pm - 9pm at Johns Hopkins University. At an unbelievable door price of at least a $3 donation, this event has a bboy competition, 7 to Smoke Toprock battle and a popping exhibition battle featuring Baltimore’s own Talbot3000.


  • Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall
  • 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore 21218
  • Map: http://g.co/maps/wrn5j
  • Doors open at 1 pm

Prelims: 1:30 pm

Main Draw: 5 - 8 pm


Come out and support one of Baltimore's finest breaking events during the festivities of JHU's annual Spring Fair (http://www.jhuspringfair.com/ ).

Admission: Minimum $3 donation to Team Katie Oppo (http://teamkatieoppo.org/) - Join us in the fight against HYPERCALCEMIC SMALL CELL OVARIAN CARCINOMA, OVARIAN CANCER, and ALL RELATED CANCERS!


  • Franco de Leon (Chicago)
  • Fleg (LOZ, MD)


  • Gunjak (LOZ, MD)
  • Fatrawk (Arrive 2 Defy, VA)
  • Domkey (LOZ, MD)


1v1 Bboy Competition for $500

** Top 16 Bracket: half filled with invited pre-selects and the remaining spots open from Pre-lims


  • Debu Debu (Control Panel Crew)
  • Knuckles (Repstyles)
  • Tata (Beast Coast)
  • Roland (Battle Born)
  • Redkid (5 Crew Dynasty)
  • JFunky (Stylin Out/Crooks)
  • Wealthy (War Marchine)
  • Heat Rock

Seven To Smoke Toprock Competition for $100

Judge: Booda Monk (DVC)

Popping Exhibition: 4 rounds (1 min max)

Bolt3000 vs Skates (360 Flava)

WORKSHOPS on 4/21/12 (same day as the Breakoff): http://www.facebook.com/events/330235863692366/

  • House - Justsole in Glass Pav, 11:30 am - 1 pm
  • Whaacking - Princess Di in SDS Room, Mattin Center, 1:15 - 2:45 pm

$15 each or $25 for both + free admission to the Breakoff!

All registration will be done in person at the sign in table on the day of the event. First come first serve - prelims capped at 32 names for both the 1v1 and Seven to Smoke!


Top Notch


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Where: The Atlas, Washington, DC
Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Click Here for Full Event Info

Finally Sunday afternoon is Top Notch, a 2v2 Bboy competition thrown by D.C.’s WBL & LOZ. $2k to first place, music by Fleg and De Leon, it caps off a fun filled epic weekend of dancing.


Words, Beats & Life along with Lionz Of Zion presents: TOP NOTCH 2012

Sponsored by Graham Partners

WHAT: 2v2 B-Boy Battle


  • 1st Place - $2,000
  • 2nd Place - $1,000
  • 3rd Place - $500

On top of the prize money, winners will also receive some Biggest&Baddest Gear! Courtesy of TheBBoySpot!

WHEN: Sunday, April 22, 2012 4:00pm - 10:00pm

*Battles will start at 5:30pm SHARP! sign-up for the battles at the door, sign-ups will close at 5:20pm!



  • The Atlas
  • 1333 H Street NE
  • Washington, DC


  • DOMkey - Lionz Of Zion - Philly
  • Nemesis - Breaks Kru - NYC
  • Rival - Natural Born Killaz - NJ

HOST: Trus Real

On the 1's & 2's:

  • DJ Fleg - Lionz Of Zion - MD
  • DJ Franco De Leon - Chicago

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