Electronic Music Dance Culture
Jan. 9 - 10, 2015

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Time: 
9:00pm — 2:00am
Location: The 8x10, Baltimore, MD

The funk lovers and dance wonders known as Dark Matter Squad are returning in 2015 for a new series of events known as CONTACT and our newest competition, WAXED an all out 2 vs 2 All Styles Dance Competition. Grab your battle buddy, get to work and bring the kitchen sink! In typical Dark Matter style, Waxed is a little different than ordinary all styles comps.... more...

Jun. 28 - 29, 2014

Foundation: w/ Q-BERT, CALYX & TEEBEE, GRIDLOK, LEGION, FORT KNOX FIVE, DALI, QDUP & More!

Time: 
9:00pm — 4:00am
Location: Paradox, Baltimore, 21230

Symbiotic & DarkMatter return to the Paradox this summer to deliver the music, dancing and other art you have come to expect at these shows. We have assembled our largest headliner roster yet with an impressive support cast. Additionally, we are pleased to host our first ever All-Object Manipulation Styles Competition: NEXUS. This contest is open to everyone who dances with an object (Poi, Hooping, Hat Tricks,... more...

Mar. 7 - 08, 2014

Cohesion V1: Drumsound & Bassline Smith

Time: 
9:00pm — 2:00am
Location: Downtown Cultural Arts Center, Baltimore, MD

COHESION: The action of forming a united whole. This new series of events by Symbiotic & DarkMatter will feature headliners and our favorite local talent in the main room, along with an upstairs room takeover by one of the many talented groups in the local area each month. On March 7th we are bringing back DRUMSOUND & BASSLINE SMITH along with Gangsta Fun to crush the... more...

Nov. 30, 2013

Axiom 2013 Workshops

Time: 
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Location: , Baltimore, MD

Returning for its third year in a row, the AXIOM workshops are coming back yet again this upcoming Fall.  This year we are bringing you a special guest many of us in Dark Matter have known for quite awhile, Funktion from Animated Beat Mechanics. Funktion is well known for his highly detailed waves, and fluid looking cobra and snaking style.  

Complementing him... more...

Nov. 30 - Dec. 01, 2013

Mothership

Time: 
9:00pm — 4:00am
Location: Paradox, Baltimore, MD

Once again those crazy motherfunkers that brought you Thunderdome & Lego Lan-errrr I mean Block Party, are at it again! THE MOTHERSHIP; an intergalactic party that brings back the funk to the future. Held on quite possibly the biggest party night of the year, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, we're putting together another show that is out of this world. We are fueling the The Mothership to be... more...

Apr. 27, 2013

Helix: Spring Workshops

Time: 
12:00pm — 5:00pm
Location: Paradox, Baltimore, MD

Dark Matter Squad and Symbiotic present their newest Spring workshop series! Helix is the complimentary event to our Winter series, Axiom[sitetree_link id=77]. We will be bringing you a dance panel of instructors with knowledge so deep you'd have to dig to China and back just to get an idea of what they know in regards to movement. So, join us and get your learn on during... more...

Apr. 27 - 28, 2013

BlockParty

Time: 
9:00pm — 4:00am
Location: Paradox Night Club, Baltimore, MD

It’s that time again. Your friends at Symbiotic and Dark Matter are back again with another event aimed squarely at the dancefloor. After the success of Thunderdome, the DMV opened its collective eyes to the possibilities of dancer friendly events, and this will be exactly that. We’ve got the Helix dance comp for you all to show off your skills (All Fluid styles this time!) and... more...

Apr. 26, 2013

Time: 
10:00pm
Location: , ,
Dec. 1, 2012

Forward Winter Sessions w/ Distal and the Range

Time: 
7:00pm
Location: , ,

Those of you that were lucky enough to attend the infamous 1351 H St location during FORWARD 2012 have something to celebrate once again! We're kicking off our FORWARD Winter Sessions series with a very special night at a BRAND NEW SECRET LOCATION that captures the vibe/energy/feel of that very space! We're stoked to be bringing back a night of forward thinking music, art and digital culture... more...

Nov. 3, 2012

Time: 
12:00pm — 5:00pm
Location: , ,
Nov. 3, 2012

Axiom 2012 Workshops

Time: 
12:00pm — 5:00pm
Location: Paradox Night Club, Baltimore, MD

We are pleased to announce the second annual Axiom workshop series, brought to you by Dark Matter Squad, Symbiotic and Mush Mouth Media!  This year's workshops will focus on such dance style as House, Locking, Popping, Animation, Robot, Finger Connect, Liquid and also historical conversations on the history of both Baltimore's House dance scene and that of the international communities. Please join us we bring together this... more...

Nov. 3 - 04, 2012

Thunderdome

Time: 
9:00pm — 4:00am
Location: Paradox Nightclub, Baltimore, MD

When men get to fighting, it happens here! And it finishes here! Two men enter; one man leaves. Symbiotic, Mush Mouth & Dark Matter welcome you to the THUNDERDOME If you’ve been to Symbiotic events, you’re aware they are known for vibe and atmosphere. On the flip of the coin, Mush Mouth are notorious for all out ragers filled with hands in the air till the early... more...

Sep. 22, 2012

Time: 
5:00pm — 8:00pm
Location: , ,
Aug. 19, 2012

Additional Dates/Times:

  • Aug. 5, 2012 | 1:00pm — 3:00pm
  • Dark Matter Open Practice Session

    Time: 
    1:00pm — 3:00pm
    Location: Jams Dance Studio, Pasadena, MD

    DarkMatter will be hosting some open practices for anyone who is interested; at least a monthly thing. Nothing crazy just plenty of open studio space to get your groove on while we throw on some tunes. This is open to everyone, from the absolute beginner to some of our more skilled friends who may make a surprise visit. Open format to teach, learn, boogie, pick your... more...

    Aug. 9 - 12, 2012

    Big Dub Candy Mountain Festival 2012

    Time: 
    3:00pm — 3:00pm
    Location: 4 Quarters, Artemas, PA

    Dark Matter Squad is excited to be participating in this year's Big Dub Candy Mountain Festival (BDCM). Last year's Big Dub was by far one of the best events Dark Matter attended and taught at.  Click here to read our review on the event.[sitetree_link id=82]  BDCM is held in Artemas, PA and is a 3 day long camping festival thrown by BADASS Raves, Grime Sugar, Slow... more...

    Aug. 5, 2012

    Additional Dates/Times:

  • Aug. 19, 2012 | 1:00pm — 3:00pm
  • Dark Matter Open Practice Session

    Time: 
    1:00pm — 3:00pm
    Location: Jams Dance Studio, Pasadena, MD

    DarkMatter will be hosting some open practices for anyone who is interested; at least a monthly thing. Nothing crazy just plenty of open studio space to get your groove on while we throw on some tunes. This is open to everyone, from the absolute beginner to some of our more skilled friends who may make a surprise visit. Open format to teach, learn, boogie, pick your... more...

    Apr. 21, 2012

    Workshop with Flat Top

    Time: 
    1:00pm — 5:00pm
    Location: Jamz Dance Studio, Pasadena, MD

    DarkMatter is pleased to bring the legendary street dancer, Flattop, to Baltimore for a workshop on his unique, animated style of dancing and street performing ability. Cost is $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Attendance to this workshop will be capped, we strongly advise you buy pre-sale tickets to ensure entry. More information will be forthcoming as details are confirmed. If you are interested to teach in... more...

    Feb. 25 - 26, 2012

    MANIFEST presents ARCHAIC REVIVAL w/ MINNESOTA + SUGARPILL

    Time: 
    10:00pm — 2:00am
    Location: Sonar, Baltimore, MD

    Brought to you By: Manifest. To better understand this New Age, Terrance McKenna urged his readers to find resolution in what he deemed the "Archaic Revival", a modern period infused by the magic of the past. Concepts of Shamanism, key psychedelic experiences and the return of the goddess create a foundation of understanding that has been forgotten over time. McKenna calls upon the ancient beliefs of mysticism, supernaturalism,... more...

    Feb. 16 - 17, 2012

    It's Casual

    Time: 
    9:00pm — 2:00am
    Location: E-Villa, Baltimore, MD

    Brought to you by: It's Casual.  Its time again for your new favorite weekly party :) Come have a drink & get your dance on to some good music with some good people. We are putting on a deep night for you guys, so we hope you like the bass driven line up we have in store for you. 9:00 - 10:30 ~ Lush [Dark Matter]... more...

    Jan. 7 - 08, 2012

    Liquid Lush // Get Funk'd

    Time: 
    9:00pm — 2:00am
    Location: Dionysus, Baltimore, MD

    Come out and get your dance and drink on with the Dark Matter crew and friends! Free entry, 18+, $1.50 Natty Bohs (Liquor specials TBA) and funky EDM all night long. Food is served till 10:00, so stop in early to catch everyone's set and munch on some grindage! A big Shout out to Jessie Hand [Jenn's b.f.f/partner in crime] who's birthday is the night of... more...

    Nov. 26 - 27, 2011

    Midnight Mass

    Time: 
    11:30pm — 6:00am
    Location: , ,

    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 Collectiveand 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. For those of you who have not been to Paradox before, or know little of its history, this club has... more...

    Nov. 26, 2011

    AXIOM: The Electronic Music Dance Conference

    Time: 
    10:00am — 6:00pm
    Location: Jamz Dance Studio, Pasadena, MD

    One Day Urban Dance Styles Workshop 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 &... more...