The Otakurave is a dance featuring local djs from the central PA, NY, MD, VA, and DC areas. Friday and Saturday night the DJs spin everything from remixed pop songs to drum and bass, anime remixes, and everything in between. The Otakurave occurs from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM both nights. Friday night we are featuring home grown Baltimore talent from up and coming to nationally known talent. Saturday we feature talent from the east coast with an international headlining DJ. If you like loud music, a great crowd, and dancing all night, then this is where you want to be!
||Additional Rules for Otaku Rave
|9:00PM||DJ Beast||9:00PM||Joe Kopasek|
|11:30PM||The Wetsteppers||12:30AM||DJ Icey|
|Visuals Provided by:||FaithintheGlitch||Visuals Provided by:||The Fourth Floor|
For the past three Years, Elemental has been the main name in the DMV Rave scene for PsyTrance. Always keeping his set unique and energetic, Elemental has managed to secure some of the largest gigs in the DMV area. Sharing lineups with massive artists including Infected Mushroom, Shpongle, Younger Brother, Emacipator, John 00 Flyming, Showtek, AngerFist, Dj Dara, Urban Assualt, Dj Rap, Figure, Venom, Heavy Grinder and many many more. Within the past 2 Years he has been the closing DJ for the Fort Stage at the Legendary Starscape Music Festival and also at events like the Past 4 Steez promo massives, all of the psychedelic rave events by Badass Raves, and one of the most memorable sets and the underground PsyRave "Third Eye". Over the past year Elemental started getting into the world of production. In his home studio within the year he has completed 10 tracks and is in the process of finding a label.
Tomas "DJ Beast" Moore is Baltimore's newest and most promising DJ, spinning heavy bass driven Electro, house and fidget. In his extremely short time as a DJ, he has already developed a small following and fan base. Spinning Shows From Sonar, Club Orpheus and Even Venues in Pennsylvania, He' Is Making His Presence Known That The is no other DJ That Can give you a Performance As Well As BEAST!
Gangsta Fun is a hard hitting Dubstep DJ/Producer from the glorious town of Baltimore. His tracks have been supported by such artists as Rusko, Datsik, Doctor P, Dieselboy, Figure & Reid Speed to name a few. Gangsta Fun has shared the stage with artists such as Pendulum, Planet of the Drums, Calvertron, Helicopter Showdown, Urban Assault, J. Rabbit, Terravita and is currently playing headlining shows around the US with plans for international touring in 2013.
Born in Baltimore and having spent most of her life in DC, Nvrsoft is a true DMV native. She began performing live sets in the fall of 2011. Since then, her upbeat tracks have been the subject of a lot of hype among local promoters. Fans from all across the DMV area travel to see her exciting performances and leave the venues satisfied with ears buzzing. Her rapid rise to local fame is not undeserved; her sets showcase her masterful talent and electrifying on-stage presence.
The Wetsteppers are a tag team duo based out of Baltimore, MD. Together they have been DJing for 12+ years. Having the chance to play many high profile events with lots of the veterans of the industry they sure know how to handle a crowd and get the feet moving! With an eclectic brand of Booty Bass they bring crowds from somber to WILD. They range anything from breakbeat, house, electro, dubstep, trap, and even drum and bass. No set can be replicated, as each time they play on the fly always conscious of their 1's and 2's. The duo started DJing together in 2007 and have been playing together all over the country ever since. Backed up by their local affiliations including: BADASS, Essence Productions, Light it Up Productions, 3D Productions, and Bass Tasty they are sure to put on a good show!
Faith in the Glitch
Year six of providing Pokemon-style-seizure-inducing visuals, Faith in the Glitch is a mangled pixel-punk media destroyer, datamoshed anime ruiner, live AMV alchemist, FitG with torture you with a turntable, and maim you with a mixer. Your ears will bleed technicolor opulence. VJ, DJ and producer, you can find more at:
Born and raised in Florida, DJ Icey has been mesmerized by electronic music ever since hearing the synthesizer breakdown on The Edgar Winter Group's "Frankenstein". "My mom had that album and I would play that middle part over and over wondering how they made that sound," Icey recounts. "I was little and thought it was so cool". J Icey - Producer, Remixer, Label Owner and DJ with an obsessive love of Breakbeats and Bass, he is a true Merchant of Boom.
Icey runs his Indie label, Zone Records, which is dedicated to the music he loves. When vinyl ruled the DJ'ing landscape, Zone sold over a quarter of a million pieces of wax up until the label went all digital in 2008. Zone Records release schedule is relentless and consistently garners Top 10 Beatport sales in Breaks and has expanded to include multiple musical genres in remix and original form.
Playing 100+ gigs per year, Icey is a touring maniac. But that doesn't keep him out of the studio during the week working on new tracks for his indie imprint, constantly trying to push the envelope to make his fans sweat on the dance floor. Icey's live DJ shows are legendary and always include massive amounts of originals, remixes and re-rubs exclusive to his sets, the output of his addiction to the recording studio.
Icey's remixes have garnered Top 5 placings on Hype Machine's Twitter Top 100 chart multiple times, most recently with his bass fueled re-working of Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Heads Will Roll" and Tyga's "Rack City".
DJ Icey has done a weekly satellite radio show in North America since 2006, first on Sirius's Boombox channel and currently on Sirius XM's Electric Area channel, entitled "Automatic Static" it is one of the most popular dance mix shows on satellite radio. His many legions of fans love his Soundcloud page, where Icey gives away full length mixes, remixes and original tracks often.
DJ Icey's current full length album is "One Big Room", featuring 14 solid, tour proven tracks of Electro Breaks and Bass from the road warrior and merchant of boom.
For over 10 years, Harrisburg DJs Jerramey Sin of Monsterz Under the Bed and Kevin Sheetz (DJ BitchSLAPhappy) were two of the leading figures in Central PA's Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene, performing at clubs throughout the mid-Atlantic. "I approached Kevin about a year ago about doing a collaboration as a production duo," recalled Sin "and Kevin decided we should do originals as well." The pair formed the DJ team YeahiLikeThat, and promptly began entering production and remix contests. They found early acclaim in February 2012 by placing second in the LucasLouwerse.com Remix Contest for Ellie White's The Power of Love, which quickly brought them the attention of producers and DJs worldwide.
Following their contest successes, YeahiLikeThat began releasing songs through American pioneer DJ Icey's label Zone Records, including the collaboration Sound the Alarm with DJ Fixx in June of 2012. Sound the Alarm was followed by a residency at Baltimore's Otakon anime convention in July, and the duo went on to release dozens of projects including remixes of Florence Welch, Lana del Rey, Ke$ha, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Lights and Bjork to name a few.
YeahiLikeThat's biggest project to date was announced in January 2013, when British EDM mainstay DJ Rap revealed their involvement in her newest release, Satisfied. "I had contacted DJ Rap through Soundcloud and asked if she was working with any remix artists, Jerramey explains." I told her about YeahiLikeThat and she sent us an a cappella chorus of Satisfied and said if we smashed it she'd look to getting it released," said Sin. "She ended up liking our version so much she wrote additional vocals."
YeahiLikeThat continues to collaborate on remixes, as well as producing original tracks and performing live. "We're still new as a group to the scene, and it's about getting the music out to people who don't understand it yet," said Sin. "It's not about the money, we're just trying to get people to dance. Music is emotional and when we look out at the crowd and see all the lit up faces, we know we are doing our job." YeahiLikeThat can be heard performing every Saturday night in the Moet Room of Club 20 formerly Privado in downtown Harrisburg as well as playing events up and down the east coast. Many of YeahiLikeThat's remixes can be heard on Soundcloud.com/YeahiLikeThat and the latest news and concert information can be found at Facebook.com/YeahiLikeThat. YeahiLikeThat's tracks can be purchased through iTunes, Amazon, BeatPort and other mp3 sites.
As one of the mid-Atlantic's leading break beat Deejay's, Joe Kopasek never fails to turn heads with a music selection unlike any other. Driven by a passion to find the latest and greatest sounds the world has to offer, Joe will go to great lengths to bring what he finds pleasing to his ears…to yours. Be it acid, funky, new school, or progressive, one thing is for sure…it will move your feet.
Beginning in the mid 90's with a set of 1200's and a Gemini mixer, Joe soon became a staple at the Full Moon Gatherings of West Virginia. In time he was a resident deejay for Family Productions, who were hosting some of the East Coast's biggest dance music events. As things picked up steam, Joe formed his own crew just before the new millennium, called "Kidz That Groove."
Soon, he was traveling across the nation from his hometown in Baltimore, MD to California and into Canada, spreading the funky sound everyone has come to expect. Corporations even picked up on Joe's reputation as a beat master. In 2003 he kicked off his first tour with Wrigley's Winterfresh gum. A few years later and after thousands of heads turned, he rolled out 2006 with entry into one of the nation's original and leading production teams and families, Buzzlife. Joe is proud to travel the globe, while still delivering on the one's and two's in his hometown spreading the break beats we all love.
Now nestled within the bee's nest in the heart of Washington, DC, time can only tell what is to come from an east coast native as strong, innovative, and freethinking as Joe Kopasek. 2012 shows great promise and we can only wait to see what tricks Joe has up his sleeve. One thing is for sure, with all the emotion bottled up inside this deejay, it's gonna be big!
Born in Zvornik Bosnia and Herzegovina on November 29th 1983, Jasko moved to Zurich Switzerland in 1991 due to War complication in his home country. Inspired by the enormous house music scenes in Zurich, such as Street Parade, Club OXA and Energy Raves. At age 13 Jasko started making mix-tapes , recording from music television shows. He attended several underground clubs with his friends, where his passion for DJing has emerged. Later at age 16 Jasko Kostjerevac "Jaskotech" yet again moved with his family to USA; chasing the American Dream. Inspired by DJs such as Laidback Luke, Dave Clarke,DJ Chuckie, Silvio Ecomo, Genairo Nvilla; Jasko had developed his favorite genre "Dirty Dutch." Being interested in electronics and cars, Jasko started working for Volkswagen as technician to support his DJ hobby which turned into his weekend entertainment. In mid 2012 Jaskotech took his DJ skills to the night life of Harrisburg Pennsylvania, becoming Friday resident DJ of Privado/Club 20 Moet Room.
The Fourth Floor
The Fourth Floor
The Fourth Floor (aka Tim Wingert), using his technical background in video production and passion for all forms of electronic dance music, he's found a new love for providing energy-inspiring visuals for rave-goers. His real-time, never-canned, live performance styled approach to visuals always create a vivid and energy-charged atmosphere.
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