by Brent Crampton
I'm making this week's column a quick one, so keep up.
Panos Releases Single
Local producer don Panos put out a glistening disco house track on a Nightshade Music EP. Buy it on Beatport and preview below ...
On Friday, March 25, Nerdtron & Re:Animated Productions teamed up for a two-room duo at Sokol Underground via the theme of Tranceformers. I heard positive things about the party, but more importantly, I keep hearing how the Nerdtron events are creating and sustaining a new pool of people. In fact, Chris Massara, aka Masaris, mentioned it reminded him of an old-school raver scene — the kind you might see in Denver. And with pictures of kids wearing candy like the one below, I'd save "rave" is a safe word to use.
When sub-cultures in Omaha's EDM scene come about, it's a sign that the scene is growing. Matt Warburton grabbed photos. Check them all here.
Exhale / March 31 / O Dining
O Dining in the Old Market is in the process of getting together a full-on night club atmosphere together alongside their dinner thing. Exhale is a nightlife industry party that'll be on a monthly basis. Kobrakyle is DJing alongside HN artist Kaitlyn Maria Filippini, who's been doing quite a bit of live-violin-DJ collaboration lately.
Aaron Lee, Myth, Natron, Zak C / April 1 / Bar 415
Lots of old-school love going into this night. If you're interested in who was rocking the dance floors during Omaha's rave scene/post-rave era, then you'd do yourself well to come to this. Many old-school heads will be out.
Omaha First Friday Wrap-up / April 1 / Nomad Lounge
You'll find me DJing at Nomad.
(photo by Matt Warburton)
Nerdtron Dance Party: NERDS gone Wild / April 1 / The Diamond
I'm really interested to hear how this one goes. I'm especially interested in this new venue. This party is a one-portion event aligned with the three-day Fashion in Detritus Art & Fashion Show by a new crew calling themselves EVENTgelical Productions. Not sure what to expect with this one, so check out the info here.
LOUD w/Sonic C / April 2 / Nomad Lounge
Saturday Masaris brings his LOUD party concept to Nomad Lounge with Sonic C from Dim Mak records — the label started by Steve Aoki. With a backing like Aoki, you know the kids got some electro bangers up his sleeve that will have the dance floor raging with sweaty fist pumping.
loom Weaves Master Kev / April 9 / España
(photo by Matt Warburton)
Throwdown at The Slowdown / April 9
J-Wreck, formerly of Ultimate Downhill Machines, is holding a massive going away party. He's piled together some superb DJs to do a versus themed clash, including J-Wreck, Mello Mic, Spence, Kobrakyle & Enso.
loom Weaves Cinco De Mayo / May 5 / España
Cinco De Mayo in loom celebration style.
DJ Diatribes & Dandies is a weekly column written by Omaha promoter & DJ, Brent Crampton, exploring the electronic dance music & DJ-related culture in his city. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.