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August 8 - August 10, 2014
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Events: Dance

Thank you to everyone who submitted a demo. The Demo submission period closed May 1, 2014. We are in the process of reviewing all submissions and will be releasing the final list in the next few weeks. As always, we have a lot of awesome submissions so please be patient while we work through all of them. Thank you again for your continued interest and we look forward to seeing everyone again soon!


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 around 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM both nights (times will be finalized closer to the event). Friday night we feature 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!


  1. Dance is in Hall D – Entrance is located in the Sharp Street Lobby

  2. No bags (of any size) will be allowed in the hall during dance hours

  3. No large costume props allowed
  4. Bag check will be located in Sharp Street Lobby
  5. Lines for dance will begin in Sharpe Street Lobby, in the same manner as concert lines
  6. Must have a valid 2014 Otakon badge to enter dance
  7. Concessions will be available for purchase and water stations (free) will be available throughout the hall
  8. No bottles will be allowed into the dance.
  9. No commercial grade photography or videographer equipment.

General Information & House Rules

General
  • Location: Hall D
  • Approximate Time: Friday and Saturday nights 9:00 PM until 2:00 AM
  • Bag/Coat check: Opens at 9:00PM on Friday, and 9:00PM on Saturday
    • Check your coat at your own risk. The BCC and Otakon CANNOT be held responsible for items checked
    • Must retain ticket to claim items checked
Bag Policy
  • No bags will be permitted within the dance.
  • Otakon Staff will not hold, watch or in any way assume responsibility for member bags left out side, beside, or near entrance to Dance.
  • There is a bag check available from the BCC for a charge at the door. You must check your bag or you will not be admitted.
*Note. This policy is to ensure member safety and prevent sale or distribution of prohibited substances.
Additional Rules for Otaku Rave
  • Must purchase an Otakorp membership to gain entrance
  • Must display badge at all times within the dance.
  • No glow sticks on strings (to avoid potential injury)
  • No excessive public displays of affection
  • If you are under the influence of ANY substances, you will be asked to leave.
  • No fighting.
  • R.O.A.R. --> Right of absolute refusal

2014 Dance Schedule


Friday Saturday
9:00PMSol Clarity (formerly Dj EzDuBz) 9:00PMNvrsoft
10:00PMVoltic 10:15PMJoe Kopasek
11:00PMBassdread 11:30PMProxxy & Lantern
12:00AMLJ MTX 12:45AMYeahiLikeThat
1:00AMPulse Voyager

Friday Night:

Performing DJs:


Bassdread

Baltimore's own Bassdread's DJ performance sets are highly infused with ever-present conscious raw energy and filled with a high range of sounds melding genres seamlessly, covering spirit quenching drum & bass and juke, heavy weight future bass to soulful and hard hitting dubstep. He has been featured on FILTH.FM, 88.9FM in Baltimore and many coastal festivals as well as the founder of VIBE Baltimore; he has also shared the stage with world famous acts such as Skream & Benga, Moby, Infected Mushroom, Datsik, Excision, Zeds Dead, Big Gigantic, DJ Hype, Kill the Noise, 16 Bit, Dillon Francis, WEEZER, Stephan Marley and countless others! SPREAD THE DREAD.
www.facebook.com/bassdread
www.facebook.com/whatsgoodmixtapes
www.soundcloud.com/bassdread




Sol Clarity (Dj EzDuBz)

Japanese American Eric Otani has been djing for 6 years playing a huge variety of different styles of EDM throughout stages in the DMV sharing the stage with acts like Obscure, NVRSOFT, The Wetsteppers, Nysus, Run DMT, Proxxy & Lantern, Throdown, Plaeground, Naughty Nutz, Bassdread, Mindfeed, Megadrives, Dirty Nitrous, Madam Bliss, Monsterz Under the Bed, Kyng of Thievez, Lj MTX, Bortz, Ciconte, Scottie Makin Moves, Karma, Nick Shades, Jay Shok, Elemental, J-me, Render One, Rutch Dudder, DTL Contraversy, Grime Syndicate and many more. Most noted for playing Trance, and Drum and Bass, EzDuBz blends music into a journey through the inner self, pushing for concepts of Peace, Love, Unity and Respect, Love being at the forefront of his arsenal. With an ear for electronic music, a love for video games and anime, and bringing a steady supply of new and unheard tracks as well as good old ones, EzDuBz is sure to leave an imprint on your mind of his performance for an eternity!




LJ MTX

It is difficult to describe the feeling you get when you see your own tunes included in the set lists of some of your favorite DJs including Laidback Luke, Krewella, DJ Chuckie, Dyro, DJ Bl3nd, Morgan Page and George Acosta. Then when you receive props on your production from one of your musical idols in Rob Swire of the legendary band Pendulum and group Knife Party, you can most certainly chalk it up as a good year. In 2007, DMV's own LJ MTX established his first residency at one of the worlds most renowned weekly events: Glow in Washington, DC, and currently holds residencies with DMV's biggest promoters (DC/MD/VA) Steez Promo and B.A.D.A.S.S. Raves. Some of the international artists and DJs he has played shows with and/or provided support for in the States include: Zedd, Wolfgang Gartner, The Crystal Method, Pretty Lights, House Music Legend: DJ Dan, Breaks Legends: Freestylers and One More Time: Tribute to Daft Punk.




Pulse Voyager

With the aid of electronic computers, the composer becomes a sort of pilot: he presses buttons, introduces coordinates, and supervises the controls of a cosmic vessel sailing in the space of sound, across sonic constellations and galaxies that he could formerly glimpse only in a distant dream."" - Iannis Xenakis Join Pulse Voyager, as he pilots sonic constellations in a custom built cosmic vessel with intricate lighting and visuals to guide the way. Expect glimpses into a galaxy of music such as electronic, hiphop, orchestral, dubstep, world, and DnB, all curated with care and combined to make an amazing experience.




Voltic

Voltic is an experienced DJ based out of College Park, MD. He has been a local fan favorite and ignited crowds at numerous other conventions. He packs his sets full of energy, reflected not only by the tracks but his performance as well. In his eyes, not having fun with the music defeats the whole purpose to performing. His mixes are very highly regarded, earning respect and recognition from the likes of Prismatic, and international support by UKF heavyweight Koven.







Saturday Night:

Performing DJs:


Nvrsft

Nvrsoft (pronounced never-soft) is a 20 year old Baltimore-born DJ who has been rocking the decks with heavy drum and bass sounds since 2011. She has had the privilege of sharing the stage with industry heavy-hitters such as Andy C, Figure, and Gangsta Fun, played everywhere from warehouses to U Street Music Hall, and has been flown down to Florida to headline events. Her love for anime and otaku culture, however, is even older than her love for DJing, and one of her greatest musical successes has been the pleasure and privilege of being able to combine those two passions, gracing the stage for both Otakon and Katsucon's 20th anniversary conventions-both times in full cosplay, as only a true otaku would. Don't be fooled by her looks, ladies and gentlemen- her sets are as hard-hitting and intense as they come. You might even say her sounds are never... soft.
https://www.facebook.com/nvrsoftsounds
https://soundcloud.com/nvrsoft/




Proxxy and Lantern

Proxxy and Lantern, DC's bad boys of bass, are back at Otakon! Just back from gigs in Europe their locked and loaded with some of the freshest breaks, trap and bass music to destroy the dance floor. Currently pushing bass music like weight, sets can range from nasty breaks, electro, dubstep, drum and bass and everything in between. Two masters of their craft, they continue to push forward with countless dj gigs around the US and the world. Their live show is a sight to see as their resident MC, High IQ, spits out rhymes to go with the ill basslines.




YeahiLikeThat

YeahiLikeThat is the combined effort of Jerramey Sin and Kevin Sheetz. For the love and appreciation of electronic music, the two of them decided to combine their music knowledge as well as talent and form this production and DJ Team.

The duo has gained support and recognition from the top names in the underground dance scene such as DJ Icey and UK based artist DJ Rap, now residing in California. Their first release as YeahiLikeThat was supported by DJ Icey and his label Zone Records. They released the Beatport single "Fixx - Sound the Alarm (YeahiLikeThat Remix)" in June of 2012.

To date, their collaboration with the reputable DJ Rap, "Satisfied" was released in January, 2013 and DJ Rap - Freefallin on April 9th. The remix of Satisfied was featured in the MTV movie "Made 2: Ladies Man" on April 9th, 2013. Their third remix for DJ Rap - With You released August13th 2013. Also slated for a release this year is Beauty in the Breakdown - Around the World (YeahiLikeThat vs DJ Rap Remix). Beauty and the Breakdown is the side project from drummer, Chastity of Duran Duran.

YeahiLikeThat collaborate on remixes, as well as producing original tracks and performing live. "It's about getting the music out to the people. 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 PA as well as playing events up and down the east coast. Many of YeahiLikeThat's remixes can be heard on soundcloud.com/YeahiLikeThat, beatport.com, and the latest news and information can be found at facebook.com/YeahiLikeThat.




Joe Kopasek

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 dub, funky, new school, or progressive, one thing is for sure…it will move your feet.




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