Electronic Music Dance Culture

Where's The Party At?

November 2011

Posted by Dark Matter Squad on October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

NERO (Live)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Where: Soundstage, Baltimore, MD

Event Info: Click Here

NERO have become a big name in both the Drum and Bass and Dubstep scenes, often fusing both styles of music in their DJ sets. They started with DnB, joining DJ SS's Formation Records in the Summer of 2004. Since then Dan and Joe's tracks have caused quite a stir, gaining huge support from DJs like Andy C, Grooverider and Friction, as well as radio airplay from Zane Lowe, Jo Whiley, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Rob Da Bank, Steve Lamacq and Fabio & Grooverider, to name just a few. Nero's debut dubstep release, 'This Way', became one of the biggest dubstep tunes of 2008 and is still selling big units across the world. Since then, Nero's consistent releases have made them one of the most talked about acts in dubstep. Their remix of the Streets' tune 'Blinded by the Lights' was a massive radio hit as well as a dancefloor smasher played by DJ's from Chase and Status and Skream to Tiesto and Diplo. More recently Nero have remixed La Roux and Deadmau5 to devastating effect.

Breakers Delight 10 Year Anniversary

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Where: Silver Spring Boys & Girls Club, Silver Spring, MD

Event Info: Click Here

Competition runs from 3pm-10pm. Admission is $20 with $3,000 cash to the winner! Judges for the event are Ken Swift, Toyz and El Nino, with Fleg & Dadeo providing the beats.

Mushroom Jazz Shakedown w/ Mark Farina

Mark FarinaSunday, November 6, 2011

Where: The Barbary, Philadelphia, PA

Event Info: Click Here

"There is no need for introduction. Mark Farina has been rocking Philly for well over 15 years w/o disappointment. Every Shakedown he has performed at has been most memorable. This time he is coming in a different style on a different night for the Shakedown crew. His Mushroom Jazz set is the perfect end to any weekend."

FREE PBR & WELL VODKA from 10-11pm
21+/10pm start/ $10 advanced tix $12 at the door

The Scorpio Shakedown

ShakedownFeaturing // H-FOUNDATION REUNION with DJs HALO & HIPP-E & CHARLES LAZARUS (New Kicks, Jamaica)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Where: The Barbary, Philadelphia, PA

Event Info: Click Here

"Celebrating the release of Worship Recordings #29 – Rob Paine & Charles Lazarus featuring Lady Alma “Ho’s & Bro’s” - not to mention Rob Paine’s 40th Birthday! Who better to kick it up a notch than the legendary DJ duo H-FOUNDATION? No one in our opinion! Welcome HALO & HIPP-E back for another legendary Philly performance… Also gracing the decks will be Jamaica’s CHARLES LAZARUS- co producer of “Ho’s & Bro’s” and a multi-talented musician in his own right."

FREE PBR & WELL VODKA from 10-11pm
21+/10pm start/ $10 advanced tix $15 at the door

UltraBass featuring Aphrodite

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Where: Ultrabar, Washington, DC

Event Info: Click Here

"DJ Aphrodite: aka Gavin King’s career in DJing and production has spanned 16 years and under various guises, ‘Godfather of jungle’, ‘King of the Beats’ and more is responsible for introducing, entertaining and moving millions of Drum and Bass fans accross the globe. From Shanghai to Rio, UK to USA, Sydney to Cape town, Moscow to South Korea his travels are far reaching and is in constant demand to spread his own good strong dance vibe from clubs to large festivals. His productions find themselves into CD players, MP3 players, films, radio, TV and DJ record bags all over the world. Two successful artist albums, Aphrodite and Aftershock on V2 records with a third to be released very soon, numerous Mix albums, Urban Jungle, Overdrive, Urban Junglist and more with a new releases also planned soon, make DJ Aphrodite one of the most influential and most listened to players in the entire Drum and Bass world."

9:00 PM – 2:30 AM, 18+

Psychonaut Academy

Psychonaut AcademySaturday, November 17, 2011

Where: Jaxx Nightclub, Baltimore, MD

Event Info: Click Here

Join us on the 17th of November and train to become a true Psychonaut. Explore your psychic powers and travel through your own mind with us. Utilizing multi sensory stimulation we hope to guide you in unleashing your inner Psychonaut.Bubbles Foam Fog and Massive Blacklights altering the realm throughout the night. Big sound blasting and full lights shining!

AXIOM: The Electronic Music Dance Conference

AxiomSaturday, November 26, 2011

Where: Jamz Dance Center, Pasadena, MD

Event Info: Click Here

Axiom's primary goal is to bring larger awareness of electronic music based dance styles, but also to serve as a collaborative bridge to other modern urban dance cultures. Axiom will play host to several speakers and teachers that will educate attendees on the history and technique of Snaking, Digitz, Animation, Robot, Popping, Baltimore Dance History, Finger Tutting, Finger Connect, Liquid & Waving.

Join Dark Matter Squad for this full day event packed with knowledge and instruction from some of the most talented dancers in their respective styles.

Axiom will conclude with the first ever Digits/Finger Tutting/Finger Connect Battle with $100 cash prize to the winner!

Fall Massive

AxiomSaturday, November 26, 2011

Where: RFK Stadium Parking Lots, Washington, DC

Event Info: Click Here


Once again it’s time to come together for the Thanksgiving event we have all come to know and love.

This year Steez Promo has teamed up with their partner from STARSCAPE FESTIVAL, Ultraworld, to bring the THANKSGIVING MASSIVE back to the location where it was born, our nation’s Capitol, Washington DC. Together Steez Promo & Ultraworld Productions will be taking over Lot 8 at RFK Stadium and creating the area’s largest indoor venue with a complex of interconnected, heated tents filled with 5 stages, more than 25 of the dance music world’s top DJs & producers, and 15,000 of the areas dance music fans. Do not miss this unique club style experience as it is ONE MAGICAL NIGHT ONLY!"

4pm – 2am, 18+ to Enter

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