Electronic Music Dance Culture

Welcome Johnii to DM!

Vogue & Waacking & Oh My!

Written by: Dark Matter on January 08, 2015

It is with great pleasure that we officially announce the induction of our newest member into Dark Matter Squad. Johnii brings with him over 13 years of dance experience, with a core disciplines in Vogue and Waccking. He has performed and choreographed for some of the world’s largest dance events and maintained membership amongst the most respected Houses within the Vogue communities. Since his first per... + more input

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DM Adds 3 New Members!

Kenzie Frenzie, Dark Phoenix, Mina Bear

Written by: Dark Matter on September 24, 2014

Dark Matter is pleased to announce our newest members to the Squad; Kenzie Frenzie, Dark Phoenix and Mina Bear! Each new member brings a select set of skills, from hooping, fire, b-girl, hip hop, waacking and more, to further broaden Dark Matter's performance team and overall artistic diversity. Our newest members not only strengthen our core group of dancers and performers, but also bolsters our female con... + more input

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Japan DM Adds New Member

Masaya "Knit" Maeda

Written by: Dark Matter on May 12, 2014

Dark Matter is proud to announce the induction of our newest member, Masaya "Knit" Maeda! Knit has a long history within the Japanese Hip Hop culture that goes back to 1996 when he first began as a Bboy. Currently, Knit works for ADHP promotion company and is a writer for Japan's largest underground/urban based magazines, "Dance Delight". + more input

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Who Doesn't Like Free Shit

The raffle that made your mom wet

Written by: DarkMatter on April 09, 2014

What's up peoples! Our friends at Light It Up Philly put together a rediculous raffle package and you're invited to win some amazing goodies!  It's super simple and well worth the 2 minute effort! If you know what's what, you will want in on this this mamma jamma.  The Prize Package includes: 1 box set of our favorite Light It Up mixes. Including mixes from Jay Shok, DJ Nysus, Kyng Of Thievez, Tommy Hogun... + more input

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Welcome New DM Members!

Eastcoast to Far Eastcoast!

Written by: Dark Matter on January 22, 2014

We are at it again! Please join us in welcoming Hydrosphere (Knoxville, TN), DJ Nysus (Philladelphia, PA), Ryoga (Japan), DJ SaintLike ( Fear & Loathing, VA ), DJ Throdown (DC). Blessed with the ability to interact, befriend and collaboarate with some of the worlds best music and DJ talent, we are excited to drop this announcement that includes the induction of 2 new dancers and 3 DJ artists. + more input

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Dancer Highlight v.9

cTut

Written by: Dark Matter on November 06, 2013

Dark Matter's, Shenchi, recently linked up with CTut to get an inside look into the who's, the what's, the where's and all the weird things in between, that drives his passion for the art of finger styles. + more input

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The Mothership has Landed

DarkMatter & Symbiotic's Newest Journey

Written by: DarkMatter on September 18, 2013

DarkMatter and Symbiotic are at it again!  This time taking you to the outter edges of space to find the most funky kind!  November 30th at the legendary Paradox Night Club, Baltimore USA is ground zero for the landing of The Mothership!  We are very excited to also have the gracious support from UFO Jeans for this event.  Prizes for our 1st and 2nd place winners of the All Finger Styles contest an... + more input

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Dark Matter Japan Grows!

Nari Digitz & Liquid Kevin Join DM!

Written by: Dark Matter on July 02, 2013

Dark Matter Squad is honored to be able to announce the induction of both Nari Digitz and Liquid Kevin to the DM Family! Nari and Kevin exemplify the art, passion and dedication of true finger styles and liquid practitioners. + more input

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Dance Delight Interview!

Code Red Invades Japan

Written by: Dark Matter on June 22, 2013

Recently, Code Red sat down with Masaya "Bboy Knit" Maeda of Dance Delight Magazine for an interview on Liquid and Digits. As Japan's largest and most reputable dance magazine and production company, this opportunity was by far one of the the broadest platforms of exposure for our culture to regarding the history and progeression of these EDM dances. + more input

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Dark Matter is now Global

Cham tapped to lead DM Japan Chapter

Written by: Dark Matter on April 16, 2013

Cham will be spearheading the Japan Chapter of Dark Matter Squad, taking a lead role in Chapter growth, crew initiatives and spreading information about EDM based dances into the Japanese region. + more input

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Liquid & Digits Contest

Stageme.com

Written by: Dark Matter Squad on January 30, 2013

Stage Me, the newest in online virtual video contests amongst friends and the world has partnered up with Dark Matter Squad to bring you their first Liquid and Digits contest! The contest is being judged by Dark Matter's Liquid Pop Eric! + more input

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808 Thoughts v.2

Roland Say’s Dance sucker!

Written by: LP Eric on January 29, 2013

Hey everyone, Happy new year! I know its late but forgive me. We here at DM have been working tirelessly with Symbiotic putting together our spring fling Lego Land, All Fluid Styles competition, and Helix Dance Workshop. While digging through Youtube for music that we would use during our all fluid styles battle at Lego Land, my nostalgia got the best of me, which it usually does, and came across a few trac... + more input

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Dancer Highlight v.8

Johnii Ninja

Written by: Code Red on January 14, 2013

Residing in Washington, DC, one of the many thriving dance scenes in the US, is an unsuspecting bundle of knowledge and talent known to many as Johnii Ninja. I first came across Johnii at a local battle in DC called ESS3. After seeing him get down there and than a few more times at events like "Four Hours of Funk" in Baltimore, it was clear this guy was well versed and studied in his dance arts. + more input

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Ode to the Mixtape v10

Gonzo vs XDream

Written by: LP Eric on January 08, 2013

Happy New Years! I'm kicking off the new year with a tag team set from Gonzo & X Dream. Two of the east coast's DJ staples for years. The tape features high energy acid trance and house that was popular in the 1990’s. I hope you enjoy! + more input

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Swing on Deez

DJ aMp: Free Downloads

Written by: Dark Matter on December 21, 2012

If you don't know this 6'3" red headed lumberjack named DJ aMp, we are offering you this opportunity to at least get to know his music. aMp is the second half of Baltimore's Malphunktion and also Symbiotic and has just released his 3rd volume of Swing on Deez, a collection of swing house pleasure for you true house heads. + more input

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Jam For Sandy: Review

An Amazing Show of Support!

Written by: Dark Matter on December 20, 2012

On December 15, 2012, Mike "Dynamike" Chau hosted a benefit jam for those affected by Hurricane Sandy, "Jam for Sandy: Charity Jam for New York Cares, Hurricane Sandy Relief!" Proceeds went to the "New York Cares" Charity. The contests included Bboy 2v2 and All Styles 1v1 battles. When we say the northeast and beyond showed up...Dayum, we ain't lying. + more input

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Thunderdome Recap!

Highlights, Vids, Music and More!

Written by: Dark Matter on November 13, 2012

The entire Thunderdome experience was one like no other, from beginning to end. Our combined teams gave every aspect of the event 110%, from coming up with the concept, decor, promotions, and sheer will and determination to give Baltimore one of the best damn parties it has seen in a long time! + more input

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DM will be on the UA Show!

Listen to us Live, Friday at 11am!

Written by: Dark Matter on November 01, 2012

Dark Matter is honored to have been asked by Urban Artistry to sit in on their live internet radio show this Friday at 11:00am EST. We will be bringing silky, smooth Tiev with us to discuss Dark Matter's mission, the state of EDM culture, dances such as Liquid and Digits and of course the AXIOM WORKSHOPS & THUNDERDOME! + more input

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Step Inside the Dome!

Theme, Performance, Contest Info!

Written by: Dark Matter on October 24, 2012

Ok post-apocalyptic ravers! Last week we gave you the DJ lowdown for Thunderdome. This week is your comprehensive guide to all of the shenanigans we have going on leading up to and during what will go down as one of the best parties you will attend this year! So much effort has gone into bringing you a unique, on-of-a-kind experience never done before at a party. So give this post a gander and see why Dark ... + 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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DarkMatter Pick of the Week

Medical Measure: Benefit Event

Written by: Dark Matter on September 05, 2012

One thing we love about our scene in the DMV area is people tend to come together and support each other when it truly matters. On Friday, September 7, Symbiotic and Beltway Bandits will be hosting a benefit to raise funds for a dear friend facing major medical expenses. + more input

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Dance Floor Fistacuffs

Greenteck/Devious vs Baby Bang/Spazm

Written by: Dark Matter on September 05, 2012

This battle was kinda fire! Big ups to all four of these guys, but my goodness was Spazm on another planet for this one. From the Streetstar 2012 Popping Finals & Juste Debout Prelims, enjoy this ruckus by Greenteck & Devious vs Baby Bang & Spazm. + more input

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Where's the Party At?

September 3 thru September 9, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on September 04, 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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2 Men Enter 1 Man Leaves!

Axiom Workshops and Thunderdome!

Written by: Dark Matter on September 04, 2012

Ladies and Gentelman: Be prepared for a mind blowing, ear loving, face stealing show. We are pleased to bring you 5 headliners of musical bliss and carnage: Elite Force, The Funk Hunters, Danny The Wildchild, Parallax & 2Rip along side 11 additional acts. You’re going to wish you had a clone to catch all of the sets. But wait there’s more! During the day, we will be offering a 5 hour smorgasbord of work... + more input

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Where's the Party At?

August 27 thru September 2, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on August 27, 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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Event Review

Big Dub 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on August 21, 2012

For the second year in a row, Dark Matter Squad was blessed with the opportunity to attend Big Dub Candy Mountain (BDCM). The anticipation for this event, the ability to teach workshops on Liquid, Digits and other styles and DM’s Lush being booked to DJ during the day while attendees kicked it near the campground’s natural swimming hole still has us buzzing over the event. + more input

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Where's the Party At?

August 20 thru August 26, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on August 20, 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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Where's the Party At?

August 13 thru August 19, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on August 15, 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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Where's the Party At?

August 6 thru August 12, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on August 07, 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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Dancefloor Fistacuffs

Lionz of Zion vs Knuckleheads-Cali

Written by: Dark Matter on August 03, 2012

Let's talk about what happens when things appear so wrong, they are oh so right. This battle is between Lions of Zions and the Knuckleheads. However, if you walked into this venue at the start of this battle you probably would have felt more like you walked into some weird corner of Hunter S. Thompson's brain and of awkward proportions. + more input

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Ode to the Mixtape v.8

Dieselboy: Director's Cut 1998

Written by: LP Eric on August 01, 2012

"THE DIESELBOY!" How many times have I heard that shouted out by MC Messinian over a sick ass set of good ole’ (the original face melting music) Drum and Bass provided by Dieselboy. He is synonymous with drum and bass in Philadelphia and was a driving factor behind the music during its infancy in America. + more input

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Bench

Liquid Kevin

Written by: Dark Matter on August 01, 2012

Recently Liquid and Digits dancer "Liquid Kevin" dropped a new video simply called, "Bench." He combines the art of Liquid and Digits with snaking, cobra and robot, while pulling off some great speed control. We love to see new videos come out of this caliber as it is a testament to the dedication the EDM culture is putting into their art form. Check it out! + more input

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Class is in Session

The Lockers, Reo Robot, Dre, Taco

Written by: Dark Matter on August 01, 2012

As artists, it is important to continually explore your roots, while learning about how to become "you."  We inspire from what those before us have innovated, accomplished and passed along. Like it or not, you are and will always be borrowing from something before you. This is a small homage post to some of the most influential pioneers in the urban dance arenas.  Expect more of this kind to come down the... + more input

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Axiom 2012

Workshop & Afterparty Update

Written by: Relic on July 31, 2012

Hey party people! Given the lack of information on Axiom so far, I wanted to give people a quick update on what we are planning and some other tidbits related to DarkMatter. + more input

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Where's the Party At?

July 30 thru August 7, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on July 30, 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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Dark Matter Pick of the Week

ESS3: Popping, Locking, All Styles Battle

Written by: Dark Matter on July 26, 2012

Studio G, DCDC and LifeXHipHop.com have teamed up to bring the DMV area one banging battle on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at DC Dance Collective. With over $1000 in prizes, expect to see some of the areas best competitors and dancers to come out of the woodwork for this one. + more input

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Dance Floor Fistacuffs

Tiny vs Future

Written by: Dark Matter on July 25, 2012

Back in July 2011 at Stepyagameup, Tiny Love (Dark Matter/Liquid Lights) and Future (Urban Artistry) had one hell of an exchange. The exchange went off during one of the battle intermissions. It went for so long that the host had to actually get on the mic and have them stop so the battles could continue! This exchange, as Future notes on the YouTube video was "All dance and no talk....leading by example." ... + more input

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Where's the Party At?

July 23 thru July 29, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on July 25, 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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Digits Framework Discussion

Houdoken // Axiom 2011

Written by: Dark Matter on July 19, 2012

At Axiom 2011, Dark Matter's Houdoken gave a lecture, along with visual demonstrations on several theories, concepts and techniques he had been experimenting with during that year. In this video, he discusses triangle-space finger techniques for Digits and the concept of the triangle grid vs the square grid. He ended with with unveiling of Dimensionality framework (1 point flow, 2 point flow and 3 point flo... + more input

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The V Motion Project

We live in a Computer World!

Written by: Dark Matter Squad on July 19, 2012

We won't lie. We are jealous, envious, and seriously considered getting locked up just to sneak into the vault that this baby is stored in just to have a go at it! This amazing project combined musicians, dancers, programmers, designers and animators who collectively put together one of the more amazing audio/visual symphonies of awesomeness we have yet to see. Our hats are tipped! We are inspired! + more input

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Dj Craze

How to Crush the Traktor Scratch Pro 2

Written by: Dark Matter on July 18, 2012

Sure, this video is from March 2011. But holy what the moly! 5 times DMC Wolrd Champion Dj Craze simply anhialates it on the Traktor Scratch Pro 2. + more input

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Where's the Party At?

July 16 thru July 22, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on July 16, 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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The DMV has it Goin' On!

Op-Ed of a Recent Transplant

Written by: Code Red on July 12, 2012

I could easily start this op-ed with some undercutting, my scene is better than your scene, comment or observation. However, I am not writing this to try and tell you the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) is better than any other location. What I want to tell you about is my take on why I think the DMV in so many ways, well, just has it goin’ on. + more input

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Tutorials v.1

Salah

Written by: Dark Matter on July 10, 2012

Time to get your learn on! This blog topic is all about tutorials and lessons. We will be using these entries to highlight various online tutorials, ranging from foundational concepts all the way to the WTF category! First up is Salah! + more input

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Where's the Party At?

July 9 thru July 15, 2012

Written by: on July 09, 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 her... + more input

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Where's the Party At?

June 25 thru July 1, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on June 26, 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 her... + more input

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Dancer Highlight v.7

Tiev

Written by: on June 19, 2012

Tiev is most noted for his footwork, sharp isolations, unique competition dance names, origami skills and far out gear. It’s no surprise that when he begins dancing his movement captivates onlookers. He maintains a fresh character, a special wit and humor, and an undeniable presence of internal personality. + more input

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Where's the Party At?

June 18 thru June 24, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on June 18, 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 her... + more input

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Where's the Party At?

June 11 thru June 17, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on June 12, 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 her... + more input

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Ode to the Mixtape v.9

A Higher State of Josh Wink

Written by: LP Eric on June 12, 2012

What can I say about this guy right here. You old heads reading this blog know he needs no introduction and you young bucks listen up. Coming up in the Philadelphia party scene, I have seen Josh Wink perform many times. I used to frequent a club called 1415 in Philly where Josh was a regular fixture. + more input

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Where's the Party At?

June 4 - June 10, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on June 04, 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 her... + more input

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Dancer Highlight v.6

Liquid Kevin

Written by: Dark Matter on May 30, 2012

Liquid Kevin continues to progress at the dance styles of Liquid and Digits, along with many forms of popping, waving, cobra, robot etc. We are honored to know him, to have met in person and look forward to see him stealing faces on the international front in the future. + more input

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The Rave Scene Funnies v.3

AWWE SNAP This is my TRACK!

Written by: Dark Matter on May 22, 2012

Awwwwe yeeeah! We're back with another edition of the rave scene funnies. Fasten your Tiger backpack, strap on your fuzzy boots and tighten your binkie! We're about to make it rain glowsticks up in herrr! + more input

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Dancer Highlight

Liquid Rush

Written by: Dark Matter on May 21, 2012

16,000 miles away, and according to Google, a possible 6,635 mile kayak across the Pacific Ocean (at least you pass through Hawaii), is a guy most of Dark Matter Squad, and the old LPC has known for quite some time now; Liquid Rush. + more input

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Where's the Party At?

May 21 thru May 27, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on May 21, 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 her... + more input

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Ode to the Mixtape v.8

Richie Hawtin AKA Plastikman

Written by: LP Eric on May 16, 2012

If you are involved with the electronic music scene and don't know DJ Richie Hawtin is you are straight up wrong! Born in England and growing up in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, across the river from Detroit, he was perfectly placed in the late 1980’s to help the North America Rave movement come into being + more input

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Where's the Party At?

May 14 thru May 20, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on May 14, 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 her... + more input

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Where's the Party At?

May 7 thru May 13, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on May 07, 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 her... + more input

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Where's The Party At?

April 30th thru May 6, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on April 30, 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 her... + more input

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Ode to the Mixtape v.7

The Curious Case of DJ Z Trip

Written by: LP Eric on April 27, 2012

So sue me, it's technically not a mixtape, but this mix from 2001 is so dope I have to share it! The first time I heard Z-Trip’s “Uneasy Listening, Volume 1” mix I thought I was tripping. As a child born in the 70’s and raised in the 80’s I witnessed first-hand the explosion of so much good music. + more input

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The Rave Scene Funnies v.2

Comical Humor and Satire

Written by: Dark Matter on April 26, 2012

Smack the Raver: Yes, someone went there. This flash game is probably going to remain a timeless gem forever to be discovered, no matter how hard we try to forget it even existed! "Do you know where the glowstick stand is?" Sorry iPhone users, this baby is was built in Flash before there where even iPhones. + more input

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Beatbox EDM Style

Dave Crowe of Heymoonshaker

Written by: Dark Matter Squad on April 19, 2012

We have all seen the likes of Rahzel and Dougy Fresh. Recently we even posted some crazy highlights of the World Beatbox Championship from 2012. But what do you get when you drop extreme beatbox talent into the world of EDM. You get this freaking guy: Dave Crowe. Actually, it would be unfair to say he is an EDM beatbox artist. Dave Crowe covers it all working as a duo Beatbox/Blues group called Heymoonshake... + more input

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The Rave Scene Funnies

Comical Humor and Satire v.1

Written by: LP Eric on April 17, 2012

his blog entry has been created with the sole purpose of tickling your funny bone with a wide array of rave satire I know you will enjoy. Some of these items are straight up hilarious and some are just plain wrong. + more input

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Where's the Party At?

April 16 thru April 22, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on April 17, 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 her... + more input

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Where's the Party At?

April 9 thru April 15, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter Squad on April 08, 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. + more input

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Beat Box Battle Highlights

World Championship 2012

Written by: Dark Matter Squad on April 06, 2012

Scouring the interwebs, we came across this 4 part highlight reel covering various artists from the Beatbox Battle World Championships. Enjoy! + more input

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Sunday School v.2

Amen Brother!

Written by: LP Eric on April 05, 2012

When you hear people say "Amen Brother!" what comes to mind? When I hear those words I recall the 6 second drum break that single handedly gave rise to a whole new style of music. The break is from a 1969 song performed by the Winstons called “Amen Brother”. This break ( Amen Break) would go on to engrain its way into all forms of music and most notably it is the genesis sound for Drum and Bass, also kn... + more input

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Where's the Party At?

April 2 thru April 8, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter Squad on April 04, 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. + more input

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Event Review

Manifest // Archaic Revival

Written by: Dark Matter Squad on March 08, 2012

On February 25, 2012, Dark Matter Squad attended Manifest's Archaic Revival at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. We had such an amazing time, met so many awesome and very talented people, and even broke out our retro, Disco Bot suits. Below is a video recently released by Manifest highlighting the event. The video is produced by William Blucher with music provided by SugarPill, who might I add, killed it at Archaic... + more input

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Ode to the Mixtape v.6

Dedicated to 611 and the 215

Written by: LP Eric on March 06, 2012

If you were a party kid in Philly the numbers 611 were synonymous with rave culture. 611 was a record store located off of south street and was, for a time, the undisputed epicenter for all things rave in Philly. My first trip to 611 was in 1995 to pick up tickets for a party being held outside of Baltimore called Bassrush. For years, it became a place that I frequented to see friends who worked there, pic... + more input

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Sunday School v.1

This is Our House

Written by: LPEric on March 03, 2012

I am very pleased to share a documentary that goes all the way back to "year zero" in the evolution of dance music. This documentary is one of the few definitive guides to the history of electronic music . It's called Pump up the Volume " The History of House Music' and was made in the early 2000's by the BBC. + more input

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DarkMatter Pick of the Week

Minnesota + Sugarpill

Written by: on February 21, 2012

Since MANIFEST’s last noteworthy party, with headliner Tipper, the production crew has thrown a few warehouse parties intermittently in order to continue to build its growing fan base in addition to bringing more progressive acts including Vibesquad. However, next up in this series of high production events is “Archaic Revival” featuring northern California’s Minnesota with supporting acts Sugarpill... + more input

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Ode to the Mixtape v.5

Baltimore in the House!

Written by: LP Eric on February 16, 2012

DJ Scott Henry Download The Fever, time to get ILL, series of Mix tapes was a sensation along the east coast party corridor during the 90’s. The tapes are chock full of classic barn burner tracks that used to set dance floors off. This selection is a gumbo, chock full of various styles of electronic music from that era. I can't just give you one mix this month so I am including 5 full mixes to start your... + more input

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Where's The Party At?

February 2012

Written by: Dark Matter Squad on January 28, 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 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 ... + more input

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Where's the Party At?

January 2012

Written by: on January 04, 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 my pants. Most of the events we're mentioning are thrown in the Mid-Atlantic region and host EDM music of some type. + more input

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Ode to the Mixtape v.3

Hardcore Uproar: "Amnesia" 1990

Written by: LP Eric on December 12, 2011

This selection is truly old school ( 21 years old ) and features legendary rave DJ Frankie Bones. It was recorded live at a party called Amnesia held in the UK back in 1990. The music on this tape is truly classic rave music from that era and features hardcore breaks, house, acid house, and even hip house. + more input

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Ode to the Mixtape v.2

"Do it" 1995

Written by: LPEric on November 10, 2011

Holy hell where do I begin on this one? This was my first party in Philadelphia when I moved to the city in October 1995. I went with a bunch of people I met out at clubs in and around Philadelphia. + more input

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Axiom Event Details

Full Event Info Released!

Written by: Dark Matter Squad on November 09, 2011

Dark Matter is pleased to release the final details for Axiom: The Electronic Music Dance Conference! With only a little over 2 and half weeks to go we wanted to update you on schedule times, battle details and, for ticket holders; a secret squirrel private after-party! + more input

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Artist Interview v.3

Aligning Minds

Written by: jLush on November 08, 2011

I first found out about Aligning Minds on Turntable.FM in the deep dubstep/future garage room through a friend of theirs who dropped in and played some of their tracks. When this guy mentioned that they were from the Maryland/D.C area, I just had to look them up and reach out! + more input

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Event Review

No Excuses All Styles Battle

Written by: Code Red on November 07, 2011

On Sunday, October 23, 2011, I had the humbling opportunity to judge at No Excuses, and all styles competition at the Dance Connection in Chicago at the Dance Connection dance studio. No Excuses was put together by ally and friend Plainwhite Tom, and this guy's hard work did not disappoint. + more input

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Where's The Party At?

November 2011

Written by: Dark Matter Squad on October 31, 2011

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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Ode to the Mixtape v.1

Live at the Limelight 1994

Written by: LPEric on October 04, 2011

Ahhhh...the mix tape how I loved thee? You were the pre party, the after party, for so many years, the soundtrack for so many lives. Nothing says classic club/rave culture quite like the mix tape. In the days before the internet dominated peoples' lives music was spread by mix tapes. Especially when most, if not all, club and dance music was not yet supported by commercial radio. The only way to get your mu... + more input

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Where's the Party At?

October 2011

Written by: on September 27, 2011

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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Artist Interview v.2

Worship Recordings

Written by: Code Red on September 27, 2011

Once a month, Worship Recordings takes over this spot to throw the Shakedown, one of the longest running house music events in Philadelphia. Since its inception in 2002, the Shakedown has become a musical landmark for the house music connoisseur and is notorious for raising the air temperature of any venue to a, move your body, sweat your ass off and like it, level. + more input

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Event Review: BDCM

Big Dub Candy Mountain!

Written by: Dark Matter Squad on September 25, 2011

So, Where to begin? Let’s just start off by saying this event was absolutely magical. Great vibe, lovely people, fun tunes, beautiful location, kind groundskeepers, warm drum circles and clean bathrooms (3 days of camping makes this is very important!). A perpetual adventure - all of it, fantastic! If you weren’t there, you seriously missed out on an amazing experience. Yes, “you had to be there!” + more input

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Box Full of Influence v.1

Robot Invasion

Written by: Code Red on August 30, 2011

I will admit, I am not a digger. I wish that I had the time to scour the interwebs for music, videos, gifs and the like. But sometimes, I do get on a kick and this week, I had robot on the brain. I have a rather large affinity for robots and I know, I am not alone on this. + more input

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It Never Looks Good Enough

Achieve “IT” thru Creative Development

Written by: Lucas aka "Relic" on August 11, 2011

I often let my wife know how I feel about my personal development in dance after each practice. I’ve noticed my thoughts on progression usually gravitate towards a reoccurring theme: I’m still not there, it doesn’t look good enough yet, I’m nowhere near my goals, so much more practice is needed, UGH!, etc...Here’s an excerpt from Ira Glass on this type of struggle. He’s discussing writing and st... + more input

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Get Hydrated!

vitaminwater sponsors Dark Matter

Written by: Lucas aka Relic on July 27, 2011

The squad is extremely grateful to the folks over at vitmainwater for sponsoring us and fueling our mission to showcase and teach individuals applicable dance theory at electronic dance music events. + more input

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