Electronic Music Dance Culture

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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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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Eet is Here!

BLock Party Line up Announced!

Written by: Dark Matter on February 19, 2013

Finally! We get to lambast you with everything we have regarding Block Party. Well, almost. But the most crucial is upon us. The mutha funkin lineup! + 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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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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Annihilating Rhythm 4

DJ 2Rip: Free Download

Written by: Dark Matter on December 21, 2012

Thank god the end of the world called out sick today. DJ 2Rip has just dropped his fourth installment of Annihalating Rhythm. Check out this free 70 minute monstar truck rally of cheek wobbling drum & bass, drumstep, electro and progressive shananagins. + more input

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More Villains Join DM Empire

Welcome Hoopnosis and BassphreaK

Written by: Dark Matter on December 18, 2012

You hear from us all the time, DarkMatter for supporting ALL facets of the EDM scene, not just dancing. With that said we're pleased to announce the addition of 2 more members to our squad - bassphreaK and Hoopnosis. Both staunch supporters of what DarkMatter is trying and has been achieving. We’re especially excited for these additions because it’s another DJ and and Object Maipulator. + more input

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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

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Thien Thu Quan Am

Thousand Hand Guan Yin

Written by: Dark Matter on November 30, 2012

As practicitioners of liquid and digits, seeing this video for the first time does nothing but make us wonder what could be possible with so many hands! This video is just simply breathtaking. Behind the amazing precision and beauty exists one single amazing fact. All 63 performers are deaf and are part of hte China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe. As you watch this, try to really think about the de... + 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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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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Thunderdome DJs

Your One Stop Audio Shop!

Written by: Veek on October 17, 2012

With Thunderdome quickly approaching, the anticipation amongst Dark Matter, Symbiotic and Mushmouth for putting on one beast of a production for you all continues to grow. We won’t say we have been giddy like a gaggle of schoolgirls, but we will tell you that our excitement-schwartz is as big as yours! + more input

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Ode to the Mixtape v.9

DJ Dan: Warehouse Flashback 1992

Written by: LP Eric on October 02, 2012

One of my alltime favorite DJ’s. Dan has been around since the early days when RAVE first hit the United States. I have seen him many times and he never fails to leave a dance floor bent and broken. + 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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Anton & Two Face

Be Water My Friend

Written by: Dark Matter on September 06, 2012

This video right hurr is a create and fairly out of the box (or grid if your a tutting nerd) way of showing off the talents of Germany's "Two Face" and Sweden's "Anton." Maybe we should all practice on a boat. Why not? Without digressing too far, we can definitely get into their digits like use of fingers integrated into their tutting. + 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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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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A-Trak Short Cuts

Ghosts N' Stuff Routine

Written by: Dark Matter on August 23, 2012

Let's be short and sweet here. A-Trak is the fucking shit! Check out this cut up of Deadmau5's "Ghost N' Stuff". Let's just thank God that his wizard beiard didn't tangle on deck. + 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 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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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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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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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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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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Music is Powerful

The Story of Henry

Written by: Dark Matter on July 16, 2012

Anyone who dances, DJ's, produces, or just listens to music knows how powerful it can be. In just seconds a song can invoke emotion and feelings inside of you, completely changing your mood. This amazing video is the story of Henry, an elderly man within a nursing home, who "lights up" the moment he begins listening to music form his era. + 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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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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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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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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MicroControlUnit

The System E.P.

Written by: Dark Matter on April 30, 2012

If you have a fancy for electro, then this release is for you! We have known Starrie, from FBI Recordings since back in the early Liquid Pop Collective days, when Facebook was yet to be born and online Forums (for us it was reflective.net) ruled the interwebs. This release off of FBI Recordings, by MicroControlUnit, brings heavy, bass driven electro to your dome piece. Take a moment to check out other relea... + 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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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

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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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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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An Exclusive Mix by jLush

Presented by Expansion Broadcast

Written by: Lush on April 04, 2012

I am very excited to announce that Expansion Broadcast is featuring one of my new mixes that I made just for them. Its amazing how people find each other through the love of music, I really only met these guys within the last couple of months yet I feel like I've known them forever. + 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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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

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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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jLush's Virtual Crate v.10

New Year, New Music!

Written by: J Lush on January 28, 2012

Happy New Year, dear friends! I am ready to start this year off fresh with some new tunes, but also want to take some time to reflect. 2011 was one of the most pivotal years of my life. Becoming a member of the Dark Matter crew taught me a lot about myself & what I was capable of. It also inspired me to pursue djing and take my dancing to another level. + 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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Ode to the Mixtape v.4

Gonzo: It’s gettin' grimy up in here!

Written by: LP Eric on January 09, 2012

If you are an old school party kid like me you know about the grime, horrible food decisions at 5 AM (yeah Denny's I'm looking at you) and the late nights in some random party kids apartment for the “after party”. That's where I found this beauty right here and boy is it grimy. + 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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jLush's Virtual Crate v.9

Music to Ring in the New Year

Written by: on December 23, 2011

Oh man, this is long overdue. Forgive me for not being in writing mode, I’ve been living/breathing nothing but music lately. So without any further ado, please have a listen and enjoy the tunes :) Happy Holidays, everyone! <3 + 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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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

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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

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Axiom After Party Info!

Midnight Mass at the Paradox!

Written by: on November 16, 2011

We are pleased to announce Midnight Mass, the official after party location for Axiom on November 26, 2011!! Midnight Mass, presented by the Baltimore Music Collective and a collaborative production between CWPR, The Baltimore City Ravers and Dark Matter Squad is being held at the legendary Paradox Night Club (The Dox) in Baltimore, MD. + 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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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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The jLush Virtual Crate v.8

Where the Beat Junkies Are

Written by: jLush on November 03, 2011

Why, hello. Are you here for the beats and the bass? Looks like you’ve come to the right place. I have been mixing up a storm over the last two weeks to get ready for the Liquid Lush debut so forgive me for the delay. There has been so much good music I’ve come across lately, both brand new and older tracks that got lost in my collection but have now been found and reconnected with. + more input

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jLush's Lovestep Lounge v.2

A Dark Matter Exclusive Mix

Written by: Lady Lush on November 02, 2011

Hello, my peoples! Good news, I am sharing a mix with you all that I put together using Mixmeister studio & Fusion Live. This is just a chill-out mix containing some funky grime and deep dub. The vibes in the first half are chill sexy, funky, and even jazzy that say “baby, I’ma lay you down by the fire,” and then eventually progresses toward the darker, spacey side of dubstep. I call it the ‘Loveste... + 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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Lady Lush's Virtual Crate v.7

Music is what feelings sound like

Written by: Lady Lush on October 06, 2011

I love the east coast this time of year. The leaves beginning to change color, the crisp cool air wakes me up in the morning, breaking out all my favorite hoodies & hats. I find myself collecting and listening to all my beloved tunes more than usual and spin myself into a musical cocoon. + 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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Lady Lush's Virtual Crate v.6

Got Bass?

Written by: Lady Lush on September 21, 2011

Greetings, fellow beat shy floaters. My apologies for my belated post but trust me, I’m about to make it up to you. Even though I did couldn’t get this blog out in time, I still found some time to collect dope music. Here are my best digs of the last week and a half. Enjoy! + more input

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Artist Interview v.1

DJ Meeshu

Written by: Code Red on September 09, 2011

My first interview is with Eric "DJ Meeshu" Boltz. Meeshu recently came home to visit the Philadelphia/PA area after a long stint out in Hawaii. We've all missed him so! Before he could go back, I lured him into an interview by offering him a bounty of Pin-up models, cat gifs and Cheeze-its. Unfortunately, I only had Cheeze-its. Of course I didn't tell him until after the interview had concluded. + more input

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Lady Lush's Virtual Crate v.5

Is It Fall Yet?

Written by: Lady Lush on September 04, 2011

Summer may be over, but good music is with us all year round! I’ve got some real quality tunes up my sleeve, and I’m very excited to share them with you. My digs: + more input

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Lady Lush's Virtual Crate v.4

The Rapture is Upon Us!

Written by: Lady Lush on August 26, 2011

For those of you that also live on and around the East Coast, may have felt the earthquake from Tuesday. and Its not over yet... now a hurricane is coming our way! If shit is about to go down, lets at least go down in glory. Check out these tunes NOW for you may lose power this weekend! Below are some of my most recent digs, lets start off with a little dnb and then back to the dubsteps as per usual... + more input

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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

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From Russia With Love

24/7 music up in your earpiece

Written by: LP Eric on August 24, 2011

Hey party people! If you have even talked or met me you know that I am a house head through and through. It was the first type of dance music I was exposed to in the late 80's and early 90's when I first started going out. + more input

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Artist Review: Arkist

Deep Beat Thoughts, By Lady Lush

Written by: Lady Lush on August 22, 2011

While exploring the abyss of deep bass and the post-dubstep sound even further, I am very excited to document my recent discovery of a producer that goes by the name of Arkist. A couple weeks back, I was on turntable.fm when someone dropped a track of his called Fill Your Coffee and I immediately looked him up. + more input

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Lady Lush's Virtual Crate v.3

Liquid Drum and Bass, Tasty!

Written by: Lady Lush on August 21, 2011

I can’t believe its been about a month since I’ve listened to any drum & bass. What the hell??? Looks like I’ve devoted so much time to dubstep these days I almost forgot about my true love, liquid. For those of you unfamiliar or unaware, liquid dnb focuses more on the melodic and soulful side of the genre. + more input

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Lady Lush's Virtual Crate

Vol. 2: Loving that deep sound

Written by: Lady Lush on August 13, 2011

As you probably know, I’ve been on the deep tip for months. I never really considered myself a deep house head, or a fan of minimal/techno at all when in fact, I used to find it quite dull & boring. Yet, I find that as I’m getting older & every year I come back from Detroit my taste in EDM seems to be evolving and progressing toward that direction. I’ve started to appreciate house and techno on a whol... + 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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Lady Lush Mix Vol. 1

Your Monthly Audio Transmission

Written by: Jenn aka Lady Lush on July 27, 2011

Here's a little mix put together by yours truly. It is a small preview of some of the music I’ve been tuned into these days :) A lot of the tracks are available on Bandcamp from a couple of compilations that I picked up. The rest of the tracks are just a bunch of randoms I snagged from various channels on youtube over the last couple of months and even some I had from when I first started digging for dub. + more input

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The Deep Bass Effect

Whomps that you say?

Written by: Jenn aka Lady Lush on July 27, 2011

I started listening to dubstep only a little over 2 years ago. I couldn’t quite get into it at first, the tempo through me off and the few times I heard it live, I wasn't feeling the MC overpowering the track which killed my groove. After that I admittedly didnt give it a real chance for a while.

Once I discovered a deep tracks by artists like Mala, Ruckspin, and even some early Rusko I then realized... ... + more input

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