Electronic Music Dance Culture

Where's the Party At?

October 2011

Posted by on September 27, 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.

Shakedown: Family Vibes

Saturday, October 1

10pm - 5am

Where: NYC: TBA at www.worshiprecs.com the day of

Event Info: Click Here

It was only a matter of time before the Philly & Brooklyn Shakedown events did a party together under the same roof. The gathering space will be at a underground East Village Manhattan venue to be announced the day before the event. We have assembled a group of DJ's that we consider our family for this first event. 

From the Philly Family: 

Rob Paine ( Worship Recordings, Shakedown Events ) 
Sean Thomas ( Sound Between Movement, Drumsong Events ) 
Lee Mayjahs? ( PEX , Playloop ) 

From the Brooklyn Family: 

Nutritious (SpinSpinNYC, Shakedown Events) 
Ralph Session (Seshified | NYC)

Percussion by Carlos Izaguirre 
Visuals by Jeff King + Disco Mike 
Sound by Solomonic Sound

Crafty Bastards BBoy Battle

Saturday, October 1

Where: Adams Morgan, Washington DC

Event Info: www.madeevent.com/ElectricZoo/

Crafty Bastards is one of the area’s largest ongoing bboy events hosted by Sonny from Lions of Zion. 2 vs 2 format, $400 to the winner, ton of dancers and Fleg on the tables. Bladow! Get busy.


The Meaning of Sound, According to You: SoundCloud Global Meetup Day

Wednesday October 5th

Where: Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
7:00pm - 2:00pm

Event Info:

Every day we encounter sounds that affect us in many different ways. We use sound to communicate, to connect with people all over the globe, to process information, to express ourselves. We create sounds for the same reasons, sometimes explicitly, sometimes implicitly.

Sounds can remind us of the past, of people we’ve met, they help us to connect and relate, they can define how we’re feeling and can make us want to get up and dance or just lay in bed all day. Sounds have a meaning.

On October 5th connect, meet and create for SoundCloud’s Global Meetup Day and let the world know what sound means to you. How does it fit into your life? What makes you remember a sound, what kind of ideas does it spark, how does it inspire you?

From Sydney to San Francisco and from Tokyo to Rio, we’re calling all SoundClouders and enthusiasts to join us for a global get-together. Let’s show the world the true volume of sound and shout it from the rooftops of the SoundCloud Community!

This Meetup will be broadcasted LIVE on www.deephouselounge.com


Wednesday, October 5

Where: Silk City, Philadelphia

Event Info: Click Here

Make a joyful noise as this trinity of Philly sound systems select the best in roots, culture & dancehall reggae once a month inside a legendary venue. Your resident selectors for the evening...

Rob Paine & Jahkey Chalice - Solomonic Sound

Adam West & Ras Heights - Ital Sound 

Leon - Rascul Int'l Sound 

special guest selector KENNY MEEZ - FEDERATION SOUND

SILK CITY - 5th & Spring Garden 

$5 Cover

9pm - 2am


Cypher Sessionz

Friday October 7th

Where: Savage Dance Company - Sykesville, MD

Event Info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=218728248180249

Ages 8+ No matter what your style of dance is, bboys, bgirls, poppers, lockers etc......you’re welcome to get down! Even if you prefer to observe, that’s okay too! This is a safe, positive, and fun environment. Our goal is to bring together all those who have a passion for dance and a celebration of hip- hop culture.



Dub Nation DC Vol. 15 w/ Downlink

Thursday October 13th

Where: U Street Music Hall - Washington, D.C.

Event Info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=270543212973051

Last time I head Downlink he was on tour with Excision and blew the roof of the place. He literally stole the entire show. Dropping Darude’s Sandstorm Dub mix had me cracking up for days. He returns to Baltimore in November in addition to this DC appearance, I’ll be at that one for logistical reasons.





Shakedown with Guest DJ Jimpster

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Where: The Barbary, Philadelphia

Event Info: Click Here

Jamie Odell aka Jimpster and Audiomontage has been producing, remixing and DJing for the last 20

years and co-running his Freerange Records label for the last 15. His musical upbringing and early introduction to production (his first release was on UK label Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ in 1990) and DJing have helped him forge a sound that is at once warm and deep as well as being innovative and club friendly.

With an emphasis on the deeper end of house, but not afraid to stray from the path, he retains an old school approach that has seen him booked for gigs all around the world. Please come welcome one of Rob & Will’s favorite producers to his first Philadelphia performance!


Percussion by Carlos Izaguirre

Visuals by Jeff King

Sound Reinforcement by Solomonic Sound

FREE PBR & WELL VODKA – 10pm until 11pm. Come out Early!

$10 Cover / 10pm-2am


Ultrabass featuring Total Science

Wednesday October 19th

Where: Ultrabar - Washington, D.C.

Event Info: Click Here

"If Any Outfit Deserves To Wave The Flag Of 'Originator', Then Total Science Is The One. A True Pair Of Pioneers, Q-Project And Spinback Have Been On The Forefront Of Hardcore Jungle Music Since Day One. From Their Amazing Musicality Displayed On LTJ Bukem's 'Logical Progression' To The Unparalleled Rawness Of 'Champion Sound', The Charttopping 'Soul Patrol' Or The Andy C-Favoured 'Squash', These Guys Have It All. And Then Some.


Next To Producing And Setting All The New Trends, They Own The Record Labels That Set The Pace For Everyone To Follow: CIA, Deepkut And Advanced Have Spawned The Likes Of Hazard, Baron, Bungle, State Of Mind, Break, Calibre, Zero T, Digital, Spirit, Lenzman And Many More. Most Recently, Total Science Have Caused Enormous Waves With Their Releases For DJ Friction's Shogun Audio, DJ Die's Clear Skyz And Goldie's Metalheadz. All Three Of 'Gangsta', 'Testimony' And 'Legion' Have Been Played By Everyone That Matters.

Watch Out For Their Collabs With CJ Bolland And SPY Among Others In 2011."


Thursday October 20th

Where: Soundstage - Baltimore, MD

Event Info: Click Here

Porter Robinson Presents The Spitfire Tour

Saturday, October 22

Where: Baltimore, MD – Soundstage

Event Info: Click Here

"Unlikely doesn't even begin to describe Porter Robinson's rapid ascent to the forefront of the world of dance music. Hailing from North Carolina, 18-year-old Porter Robinson had never set foot in a club when his smash hit "Say My Name" shot to number one on Beatport's Electro-House chart, making people do just that on dancefloors and DJ booths across the globe. Complex yet catchy, and classic yet cutting edge, Porter Robinson's instantly recognizable sound has earned him the raving support of legendary producers such as Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, David Guetta, The Crystal Method and Armand Van Helden, and landed him shows across the globe – all before he had even had the chance to finish high school.

Some might call Porter a prodigy, but that label belies his musical maturity and ignores his years of production experience, which reveal themselves in the way he blends the best of seemingly distinct genres into a style uniquely his own. His massive electro hooks paired with nasty dubstep warbles and shimmering trance breakdowns transcend tired genre adjectives like "progressive" or "fidget", taking listeners into an uncharted territory of hard-hitting house music."

No Excuses Vol.1 - All Styles Dance Battle

Sunday, October 23

Where: Dance Connection Studio - Chicago, IL

Event Info: Click Here

Code Red from Dark Matter Squad will be a judge for this event as well as offering a workshop on Digitz. Event producer, Plain White Tom has a reputation for putting on strong, dance oriented events. Expect strong talent, good energy and an open forum for dances of all kind.

"Locking, liquid, popping, hip-hop, all types of footwork, wacking, I mean ALL STYLES.

This is the first of a series of battles I'll be hosting in the lovely windy city. The title says it all! For the preliminary rounds, dancers are allowed to bring their own songs in, and will be judged on their performance to songs. After the prelims are over however it's dog eat dog, every dancer for themselves, and all at the mercy of DJ Marcus Shadden & eclectic group of judges."


Liquid Lush Saturday

Saturday October 29th

Where: Dionysus Bar - Baltimore, MD

Event Info: Coming Soon

First time for our new monthly! A small gathering for the Squad and friends (as well as anyone else who would like to drop by) at the Dionysus Bar in Baltimore.

Lady Lush and some friends will grace us each month with their atmospheric beats as we jam and get our drink on. Stop by if your in the neighborhood: 18+, no cover.




Psychadelic Nightmare 2

Saturday, October 29th

Where: Washington DC: Location TBA

Event Info: Click Here

Dark Matter Crew rolled out to B.A.D.A.S.S. Raves' Big Dub Candy Mountain and we had the times of our lives.

If you are around for this event, GO! Awesome people dressed up in crazy costume, dancing that asses off...yep, going to be awesome!

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