Electronic Music Dance Culture

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


FWD Winter Sessions

Lush's Recorded Set // Free DL

Written by: Dark Matter on December 10, 2012

Recently Dark Matter's DJ Lush played at Forward's Winter Session party which headlined Distal & The Range. The party, set inside a cozy loft/warehouse style venue, brought on a personal feel and good vibes that lasted through the night. Lush recorded her set for you all to check out and download if it suits your fancy! Enjoy! + more input


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


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


Where's the Party At?

April 23 thru April 29, 2012

Written by: Dark Matter on April 23, 2012

This week has two multi-day events going on in the Washington, DC area. The Forward Festival runs From April 25 - 29, 2012 and the International Soul Society Festival runs form April 21 - 29, 2012. Both events have tons of programs scheduled during this week. We highlighted two of them below, but we recommend you visit their websites as well to learn about their other workshops, discussions, music events a... + more input


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


DarkMatter Pick of the Week

Shakedown 10 Year Anniversary Party

Written by: Dark Matter Squad on March 05, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012 is Worship Recordings 10 Year Anniversary of their renowned house music monthly, The Shakedown. This time, Worship Recordings is stepping up their already top notch game, by bringing in legendary artists Francois K , Josh Wink, King Britt and of course in-house sets by their very own Rob Paine and Willyum.

Additionally the event is being moved from its monthly location, The Barbary... + more input


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


Event Review: AXIOM

The Electronic Music Dance Conference

Written by: on December 09, 2011

26 cities, 15 states and 3 countries. This was the attendee list for AXIOM: The Electronic Music Dance Conference, held on November 26, 2011 at Jamz Dance Studio in Pasedina, MD. If you have ever spent a considerable amount of time planning for an event, there comes a point where it finally sinks in: It’s going to happen. + more input


DarkMatter Pick of the Week!

Manifest pres. Introspect w/ TIPPER!

Written by: Leslie Elmore: 88 production on December 06, 2011

Advertised as “An Epic Night of Creative Self-Expression”, MANIFEST brings Introspect with special guest, Tipper, to the Sonar & Talking Head Club. The layout for the evening seems to be ideal for welcoming such a special guest to the East Coast. The space offers a multi-faceted and conscious oriented environment that includes a huge variety of culture and arts. + more input


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


New Dark Matter Video

Big Dub Roundup Video

Written by: Dark Matter Squad on September 26, 2011

We are stoked to drop this new video promo for Dark Matter Squad. On September 15th, we went to Big Dub Candy Mountain, thrown by B.A.D.A.S.S Raves and Slo Kids, and had an opportunity to take some footage of us performing, teaching and getting down. If you haven't had a chance to read our review of the event, we definitely recommend it. These guys know how to throw an event, and we highly recommend not mi... + more input


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


Where’s The Party At?!

September 2011

Written by: Relic & Code Red on August 25, 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 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


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


DM Goes Candy!

Event: Big Dub Candy Mountain

Written by: Lucas aka Relic on July 27, 2011

On September 16th and 17th the Dark Matter Squad teams up with B.A.D.A.S.S. RAVES to showcase and teach Liquid, Digitz and other knowledgeable urban dance styles to all those attending the 2011 Big Dub Candy Mountain Festival in Artemas, PA. In addition to showcasing and rocking circles all weekend long, the squad will be teaching a workshop at 3pm Saturday afternoon. + more input