Electronic Music Dance Culture

Where's the Party At?

July 9 thru July 15, 2012

Posted by on July 09, 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.



Thursday, July 12, 2012

Where: Paradox, Baltimore, MD
Time: 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
18+ | $10
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Come join the Hype! Hype will be a Bi-Weekly event aimed to bring our community together through music, dance, and commonality. These events feature some of the best DJ's and Producers in the area, along with original performances and live artists. We will be hosting local vendors to bring you amazing goods while helping showcase our community’s talents. Come out and get down with us in a place full of good vibes, amazing energy, and out of this world creativity at the legendary PARADOX! Want to come vend or showcase your creativity (live artists, dj’s, or producers) please feel free to contact us at EssencePromoBmore@gmail.com!



  • (12:45-2) GHOST
  • (11:30-12:45) N:SIDE
  • (10:15-11:30) Hazelnut
  • (9-10:15) Jessi Love



  • ( 1 - 2 ) LJ MTX
  • (12 - 1) Malphunktion
  • (11-12) Dantron
  • (10-11) Render One

Shakedown w/ Lovebirds, Rob Paine & Willyum


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Where: The Barbary, Philadelphia, PA
Time: 10:00 pm
21+ | $10 Presale / $15 Door
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THE SHAKEDOWN featuring special guest LOVEBIRDS (Freerange / Winding Road Recs- Germany)

Lovebirds is the solo project of Hamburg resident Sebastian Doerning. Following various excellent singles on high-respected labels such as Winding Road, Freerange, Buzzin Fly and OM Records, he is currently dominating all charts with his crossover deep house/soul anthem "Want You In My Soul" featuring Stee Downes. A favorite of the Shakedown crew, we are very excited to welcome him to his first Philadelphia performance!

Alongside Shakedown Resident DJs: Rob Paine & Willyum

Visuals by Jeff King / Sound Reinforcement by Solomonic Sound


Advanced Ticket Link...


$10 Advance Tickets / $15 at the Door - 10pm until 2am


THE BARBARY - 951 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia

*Afterparty at Inciting with Billy W, Ryan T, Rob Paine & Willyum*



Saturday, July 14, 2012

Where: TBA via Email List, Virginia
Time: 4:00 pm
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4pm Saturday to noon on Sunday

$25 @ door

3 year re-union celebration!!!

VIEW FLYER HERE: http://images.intuition-designs.com/DMT/DMT_flyerweb.png

location is in the state of Virginia (see below)


SIGN UP HERE: http://www.facebook.com/pages/BADASS-RAVES/182240747544?sk=app_4949752878

20+ DJ's & live acts

outdoor venue

camping permitted

30ft bonfire

drum circles & acoustic instruments

decorated forest

open invitation to shamans

psychedelic decorations stretched across the sky


  • Throdown
  • Dave Pulse
  • Notixx
  • Notorious Nino
  • Malphunktion
  • DJ 2rip
  • M-Pyre
  • Cutter
  • Massacat
  • Dancing Zombies
  • Mike Phear
  • Controlled Kaos
  • Alcrani
  • Rutch Dudder
  • Sugadadde
  • Tim Leary
  • JMungz
  • Elemental
  • Gabe Da Aphrikan
  • Reza
  • Soohan
  • Nix
  • Dreamworks
  • B.Rice


OG Poppers Picnic


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Where: Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California
Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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"If you like/LOVE PICNICS,PEOPLE,POSITIVITY...and the 'OLDSCHOOL WAY',then THIS is WHERE you need to BE!!!!!If you know someone that NEEDS to know about this TELL THEM ...If you HAVE KIDS-BRING THEM.This is a VERY FAMILY FRIENDLY GATHERING,and they WILL learn something positive from this GATHERING...I dont have ANY sponsors,big corporations,big budget.... Just ME, a BIG BOOMBOX RADIO w CDs, and YOU the PEOPLE. THATS IT. NO DJs,NO BIG STAGE,NO MAINSTREAM STUFF.This is non-industry,no-hollywood,non-commercialized .This is the REAL !!!! Ok-I CALL OUT/INVITE/IMFORM/ASK ALL th OG/OLDSCHOOL POPPERS,ROBOTS,BOOGALOOS,BOPPERS,STRUTTERS,TUTTERS,TICKERS,MANNEQUINS,MIMEs,GLIDERS,CREEPERS,WAVERS,ANIMATERS,SNAKES,ect,ect!!!-And ANY/ALL NEWSCHOOL Poppers/other STYLES of Dancers of ALL Ages/Levels/Styles..AND their familys,friends,students,proteges,ect ..and also ALL OG/OLDSCHOOL/NEWSCHOOL LOCKERS.....And ofcourse YOU YOURSELF,and all YOUR FAMILIES n friends......ALSO various ARTISTS,DJs,MODELS,PHOTOGRAPHERS,ACTORS ect,ect,ect,..I ASK EVERYBODY to bring YOUR OWN F's : FOOD(PICNIC BASKETS,SNACKS,BBQ PITS), FAMILY,FRIENDS, FILM/VIDEO,PICTURE CAMERAS, FULL BLANKITS/FOLDING CHAIRS, FUNK MUSIC (BOOMBOXES,CDs,IPODS...).So here you can come ,BE YOURSELF,get together,SHARE,mingle exchang pictures,information,history,SHARE FOOD,all that.(Theres a playground nearby for kids that want to swing,slide,all that..there will be a dominoe,card,chess tables,jumprope to double dutch if you want) ...And ofcourse LET the POPPERS " DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO"-with NO EGOS,POLITICS,or PERSONAL AGENDAS, DRINKING,DRUGS OR DRAMA!!!!!! I DONT ALLOW that at ANY of my PICNICS...My location in th park? Im at the HEART(GRIFFITH PARK is a HUUUUUGE park,So no one can just walk up and come lol.You had to have BEEN before or KNOW someone thats BEEN to know where Im at.If you dont know-ASK)..The LAST PICNIC ?? ALOT people thought it was OFF THE HOOK, and wanted another one( so now this is #5 ). ...And its ALL FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!.By YOU bringing your own F's you control your own costs/expenses. Ill post the details for any activities for that day-YES we will be busy....If you were planning a Family picnic,a crew picnic,a business or club picnic for the summer-you can just bring it HERE next to US.........So MARK YOUR CALENDAR for this date-JULY 14th ( and yes my bday is the 13th,maybe ill do a little bday cake or something mot sure)......REMEBER- this is not about me -ITS ABOUT YOU THE PEOPLE , POSITIVITY , AND THE 'LOVE' OF THE DANCE!!! So-LEAVE AAALLL the FUSSIN,the POLITICS,the BITCHING,the HATE behind............So just this ONE DAY, Come ,SMILE,meet someone,"REPRESENT" WHAT/WHO YOU ARE, THE STYLE YOU DO or LIKE,and just DO WHAT YOU DO!!!! Or just watch the others do what they do.....Its about time people to SHOW EACH OTHER SOME LOVE WHILE WE ARE STILL HERE TO SEE and FEEL IT-right?????????

...........GOD BLESS YOU,and I honestly hope you can COME. -MIDNIGHT"

DonnaMation and PopNTod Back to Back Classes in SEA


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Where: , Seattle, WA
Time: 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm
All Ages | $15 single class / $25 for both
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Donna's Class Description

Time: 12:30-2PM

I will teach some fun basic foundational steps that you will be able to build on with variations. I will include steps that have their roots in Cuban and Brazilian dance that have been integrated into house dance. I will also includes some drills of the farmer with variations.

PopNTod's Class Description

Time: 2:15-3:45PM

I feel like going over the 'Pole' and 'Look, I'm grabbing invisible objects in the air!' styles and how to combine some waving w/ them. Oh yeah, and some mechanical popping. Not pure robot though, but mechanical popping!



Saturday, July 14, 2012

Where: Paradox, Baltimore, MD
Time: 11:00 pm - 6:00 am

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Ultra Nate's monthly afterhours DEEP SUGAR presents "CONNECT" Saturday, July 14, 2012. Taking place at the infamous Paradox - Deep Sugar bridges the gaps in underground dance culture - multiple rooms with independent sound systems cater to the diversity in people that come to dance - in one house. In the Mainroom the "Sugar Girl Squad" Ultra Nate' & Lisa Moody are on the decks with their special guests ForQuarters Collective! Taking advantage of the warm nights this summer - The Elders with Mookie Brock are outside in the Courtyard with everything from deep tech to electro to classic house (and we're BBQ'ING AGAIN - in case you missed it) with their special guest - Benoit Benoit of Deep Secrets DC! Full blast in the Chamber we welcome for the first time - spinning hiphop/rnb grooves break beats, dubstep & more - New York City Super DJ Crew "Upstairs At Eric's" where art, music, fashion & photography collide! The "Upstairs" crew are coming to Bmore with their collective of dj's, vocalist and mc's. Most important at DEEP SUGAR are the dancers who never find it hard to "connect". On Saturday, July 14, 2012 - Baltimore, New York & DC are fully represented and blending their own particular styles of dance culture. Let's get connected ya'll...

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