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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). If you like loud music, a great crowd, and dancing all night, then this is where you want to be!

General Information & House Rules

  • Dance is in Hall E
  • No bags (of any size) will be allowed in the hall during dance hours
  • No large costume props allowed
  • Bag check will be provided
  • Must have a valid Otakon badge to enter dance
  • Concessions will be available for purchase and water stations (free) will be available throughout the hall
  • No bottles will be allowed into the dance.
  • No commercial grade photography or videographer equipment.

General

  • Location: Hall E
  • Approximate Time: Friday and Saturday nights 9:00 PM until 2:00 AM

Bag Policy

  • Bag/Coat check: Opens at 8:00PM.  There is a bag check available for a charge at the door. You must check your bag or you will not be admitted.
  • Otakon Staff will not hold, watch or in any way assume responsibility for member bags left out side, beside, or near entrance to Dance.
  • Check your coat at your own risk. The WEWCC and Otakon CANNOT be held responsible for items checked.
  • Must retain ticket to claim items checked

Note. This policy is to ensure member safety and prevent sale or distribution of prohibited substances.

Additional Rules for Otakurave

  • 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.
  • Hula hoops can only be used provided space is available, and may or may not be permitted into the event.
  • R.O.A.R. --> Right of absolute refusal

DJ Applications

Closes: May 4, 2019, 6 p.m.

DJ applications for 2019 have now officially been opened to the public, so click the link below to sign up and show us what you've got! Deadline to apply is May 4th, 2019.


Dance Schedule

Friday    

09:00 PM

Dee Jay Clutch

 

10:00 PM

Joe Kopasek

 

11:00 PM

Monsterz Under the Bed

 

12:00 AM

The Banditz

 

01:00 AM

Warp Zone

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Saturday    

09:00 PM

Confetti the First

 

10:00 PM

Proxxy & Lantern

 

11:00 PM

Taku 

 

12:00 AM

MØNIKER

 

01:00 AM

Champagon 

 


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Confetti The First

Having been called the "House Queen of the DMV"" [DC, Maryland, and Virginia], Confetti The First lays down Electronic music like it's encoded in her DNA. Her high-energy, fun sets light up the dance floor and will leave you a hot mess begging for more! Quickly becoming a household name in the EDM scene in the greater DC, Maryland, and Virginia area, Confetti The First brings the beats that will make you dance all night long. If you haven't heard her electrifying four-on-the-floor infectious beats, get out from under that rock you've been living under and get dancing to the DMV's favorite female DJ.


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Proxxy & Lantern

The past few decades have been strong for Proxxy & Lantern. Together they formed Essential Bass a local DC crew who develops and throws electronic music events in the DC / Baltimore Area. Essential Bass keep acts like Krafty Kuts, Deekline, Keith Mackenzie, Lady Waks, The Freestylers, Marten Horger, Stanton Warriors and DJ Icey on consistent rotation through the DMV. They've been pushing the break beat sound hard in the Washington, DC metro area and beyond. From Seattle to New York, London to Miami, Proxxy & Lantern have put in their dues over the years. They’ve played the iconic Ultra Music Festival in Miami for over 12 years and were residents at the legendary Starscape festival in Baltimore. Proxxy & Lantern along with their main man Bradley Drop, topped the Beatport breaks charts with multiple a #1 hits in the last few years. They even won a BBS dance music award for BEST BREAKS track of 2017 (Music Takes Control).  Lantern is currently one of the “behind the scenes” men at Transit (Give Productions), one of the longest running weeklies in the Washington, DC metro area - 15 years and counting. Keep an eye out for more choons, edits and mixes from Proxxy & Lantern in the near future! They are always bringing an old-school vibe while keeping the dance-floor current using a diverse track selection. Known for their energetic, booty bouncing sets, be sure not to miss these breakbeat US legends!


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MonsterzUndertheBed

Monsterz Under the Bed are a US based masked DJ duo. The DJ team have been across the country playing the biggest parties and festivals while gaining recognition and building their fan base up and down the East and West Coast for over a decade. They have gained a strong reputation for their blend of electro, grimey progressive house & dubstep sound. Keeping the crowds moving with unexpected twists and turns through their entire DJ set. Monsterz Under The Bed's trademark are the monster disguises they wear at each show. Catch this duo in the mix in a city near you.


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Champagon

David King known by his stage name “Champagon,” is a DJ and Music Producer who has curated his life long love for music, anime and video games into the art of DJing. With a passion for pumping up the crowds along with his energetic personality, Champagon is beginning to make waves in the Washington, DC area. His unique mixing of Drum and Bass, House and Techno transports his audience into a broader horizon of sound. With a goal to convey his inner thoughts and emotions through his music; you can expect fast breaks, melodic flows, recognizable samples and tribal undertones. Champagon is a current member of the “Deep Tech DC” House Music Group and has played at Zeba Bar, Local 16 and 9:30 Club Backbar.


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Dee Jay Clutch

Dee Jay Clutch (Camille Sévigny) has been DJing in the Washington, DC Metro area for over 15 years. Playing up-tempo disco and funky house, he's always ready for whatever the night has in store, drawing influences from dance music legends DJ Dan and Charles Feelgood among others.


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MØNIKER

Tristate's very own DJ and Producer, Simon ""MØNIKER"" Lee is performing! A master of creating just the right vibe in the room, he is a purveyor of deep, infectious dance grooves and a feel-good atmosphere. Recently having opened for EDM sensation Modern Machines, he is also often found often playing in New York City in venues such as Marquee, LAVO, TAO, Vandal, Avenue and Red Rabbit Club. He has quickly become one of the youngest talented DJs in the Tristate area. IT Professional by day and DJ by night, he has over 8 years of experience DJing all over the east coast for nightlife events and corporate events for companies including Fujifilm, Pfizer, Deloitte, etc, and even working for organizations such as Subtle Asian Dating, and AnimeNext (2016).


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Taku Takahashi

Taku Takahashi launched his career in 1998 as the DJ/Producer of the J-pop music group “m-flo”. The group quickly rose to prominence, and over the last decade have sold over 2 million copies of their 30 singles and 10 albums. Taku Takahashi is also well known for his solo work as a producer/songwriter, remixing music for prominent artists such as Calvin Harris, The Ting Tings, Morgan Page, and SMAP, spanning various genres from all over the globe. Winning the “Beatport Music Awards 2011 Top Tracks” with his “Incoming... TAKU Remix”, he has proven himself as an elite player in the Japanese dance music scene. Taku Takahashi also served as supervisor to the soundtracks for the hit Japanese anime “Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt” as well as making waves in the music industry for his work with the drama/movie ‘’Nobunaga Concerto’’. In 2011, Taku Takahashi embarked on his most ambitious venture yet, establishing Japan’s first and only Dance Music Radio Station “block.fm”. Currently boasting upwards of 40 programs including exclusive mixes from world-famous international DJs, block.fm is gaining strong attention as it’s fan base rapidly continues to grow. Praised for his prominent role in the Japanese dance music industry, Taku Takahashi was voted the number 1 DJ for three years straight, by Japan’s most well-known dance music publication “iLOUD” for their annual “DJ 50/50” top DJ list.


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The Banditz

Hailing from Washington DC, the iconic nation’s capital at the forefront of the electronic scene, The Banditz has spent nearly a decade spreading his multi-faceted bass heavy sound through the city and beyond. In the subsequent years, The Banditz has ascended through the ranks of the highly competitive local scene to make a name for themselves as one of the most highly regarded and requested acts in the region, emerging as one of the true scene leaders, and bringing a unique and celebrated sound that can get every dance floor moving. This bass music heavyweights can flawlessly work a crowd everywhere from the backroom of a warehouse, to huge club dancefloors. All the while, injecting a unique sense of personality and into his sets, knowing not to take themselves too seriously, while still letting the music speak for itself. 

Lately, as further evidence of his critical acclaim throughout the area, they have been touting a residency at the legendary Echostage, recently ranked the number 1 club in the United States and number 2 in the world by the DJ Mag Reader’s Poll. They have been showcasing their talents at this internationally renowned space, opening up for acts like Skrillex, Flux Pavillion, and Diplo. Additionally, they have been taking their distinctive sound outside of the club, holding down the dancefloor at festivals such as Moonrise, Big Dub, Katsucon, Hyperfest, and Nightmare Festival.

Throughout the years and all the various identities and iterations of The Banditz, and all of their success and notoriety throughout the DC area and beyond, they are currently at the height of their careers and are poised to continue their meteoric rise through the ranks and destroying dancefloors near you.


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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.


Warp Zone

Want to take your dance floor to the next level.? Warp Zone! The duo of Dj Obscure and Dj amp have taken dancers down that warp pipe into a world bass and funk up and down the east coast. Over two decades of djing, as well as their love for anime and video games has given these two the lead profile to follow into a new world of good times and low end level bosses the likes of which will leave your feet shaking for more! So jump through the ceiling and run along the roof until you hit the Warp Zone!