Electronic Music Dance Culture

Where's the Party At?

June 11 thru June 17, 2012

Posted by Dark Matter on June 12, 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.

Hype Vol 7


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Where: Paradox, Baltimore, MD
Time: 9:00 pm
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!



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4 Hours of Funk: 3 Yr Anniversary


Friday, June 15, 2012

Where: The Windup Space, Baltimore, MD
Time: 10:00 pm
18+ | Free before 11p / $5 After
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ts here! The three year anniversary of 4 Hours Of Funk!!! Thank you so much to all of you who have supported us throughout these years!!! We have a fantastic party lined up for everyone this month, with some special guests of non-DJ Nature!!!

Here's the info:


Special guest singer: Tamara Wellons

Special guest drummers: The Timba Cartel


The Illest Ingredient


Friday, June 15, 2012

Where: U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Time: 10:00 pm
18+ | $10
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RED FRIDAYS at UHALL has quickly become the spot for dancers to get down in the DC Area. Old School and New School dancers alike share cyphers, circles, stages and floor each week to the sounds of a great line up of DJ's brought to you by the experienced and talented staff at U Street Music Hall.

Most importantly this venue supports dancers with guest-list, no dress code, reasonable drinks, food, great DJ's, a fantastic DANCE FLOOR and bouncers who actually help keep the cyphers/circles going rather than breaking them up!

Join Urban Artistry and UHALL for an ALL STYLES dance competition taking place at RED FRIDAYS!


10:00pm registration begins for The Illest Ingredient All-Styles Dance Competition.

11:30pm the TOP 8 dancers will be chosen to advance from a cypher style PRELIM to compete in a single-elimination tournament style bracket at 12:30am.

1st place $200 Cash!

Dub Nation Feat. Dirtyphonics (DJ Set) w/ Smash Gordon & Getter


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Where: Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD
Time: 8:00 pm
$10 Limited Advance
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Innovating in several styles of electronic music and bringing a live PA recognized as one of the most energetic and creative to be seen, Dirtyphonics is a worldwide phenomenon that you can't ignore.

With an incredible production level, a unique way to mix and blend different genres (electro, drum and bass, dubstep, hip hop, rock...) and a "best newcomers producers" award under their belt, Dirtyphonics is with no doubt one of the most exciting bands in today's electronic scene.

"If you've seen these five French originators live, you have witnessed the future of live drum & bass performance that leaves competitors in the dust." Knowledge Magazine

Charly, Thomas, Pitch In and Pho started traveling the world in 2006 with their incomparable live act, combining the efficiency of a DJ set to the spirit and energy of a rock concert. In 2008, the band takes a new scope when "French Fuck" gets signed to Shimon's label (AudioPorn). After its release, the 12" climbs the charts to reach the first place and stays number one for a couple of weeks, bringing them immediately forefront of the scene.

"In this day and age and with how far we've come with music, it's hard to do something new and that's exactly what they'd done right from the start." Shimon

"Parisian crew Dirtyphonics are bucking the trend with a tranche of heavyweight music and an incendiary live show." Mixmag.





Smash Gordon certainly lives up to his name. After a freak accident where a large tank of dangerous, destructive chemicals accidentally spilled on his head, Smash was born into a world of violence, anger, and fury. Smash Gordon is known for his inability to sleep, his infinite passion for throwing large objects, inhaling small children, and smashing every single aspect of his life into small pieces. Because of this Smash Gordon is a danger to himself and everyone around him.

Smash is kept in high security behind 7 inch thick titanium bars when not performing. Even the simple presence of a hater will send him into a furious rage, causing club banger after club banger to rain endlessly upon a concertgoers gentle face. Smash has performed on stage with the likes of POTD, Deadmau5, Kill the Noise, AC Slater, Rusko, Dieselboy, Bare, and countless, countless other names. You enjoy dancing, he enjoys blowing things to pieces, and leaving nothing but rubble.

Smash Gordon has a P.H.D in Filth and a Masters in Grime. Smash Gordon, Esquire; Attorney at Raw.




GETTER has taken the underground bass music culture by storm. This San Jose native has been taking over stages across the states for the last two years with a high energy stage presence and bass infused sets he is crushing the dance floor with each banger he drops you. Before he was 18 Getter had already grabbed multiple releases on some underground labels: Ultragore, Prime Audio, and Chronos. What he is best known for, are his signature guttural basses he has in his tunes.

Getter is currently being supported by the biggest names in the EDM scene. Rusko, Flux Pavilion, Datsik, Borgore, Inspector Dubplate, Funtcase, and Downlink are just a few or the producers that have been supporting Getter with his music. 2012 will definitely be an epic year for this young producer, and he is NOT stopping anytime soon! Keep an eye out for this young blood, bass slinger in your city!


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