Halloween, everyone’s favorite month-long holiday is back.
And, as usual, there are a wealth of EDM events you can attend where you can go and act like you've never been out in public before. You know, standard Halloween modus operandi. When is Halloween anyway? Wednesday? Friday? Next week sometime? Every night has a costume party leading up to the actual holiday itself, so the streets are full of ghosts and sexy nurses. It's hard to keep track.
Anyway, Halloween brings out the best in the EDM scene: DJs play darker, more aggressive and underground sets, graphic designers get to break out the skulls and blood and get creative, and there's no shortage of freaks passing by to keep things interesting. You can’t make every show, of course, but for a quick rundown of the best events, trick or beat is here!
We’ll start on Oct. 25 with the Ignition crew at Firestone Live and Dance of The Dead, featuring international touring acts Mord Fustang and Doorly, and 15 local artists booked as supporting acts. If that isn’t enough, there are party buses shipping endless numbers of college girls dressed in their Halloween best, and how can you not like that?
The following night, Oct. 26, is Dub Factory’s Fear Factory at Grafitti Warehouse. Dubstep beast Emalkay is headlining and supporting artists will man the decks in the Vampire Bloodbath Room, the Zombie Biorave Room and the Horror Freak Show Room. Haunted tunnels divide the stages and Dub Factory says you will get dirty ... so don’t wear your church shoes.
For fans of Breakbeats, Suite B Lounge has two nights of costume-friendly shenanigans with Eric Berretta, Psychodelik and David Salgado for Fright Night on Oct. 26, and Funkbaby, Scarlett, and Jade Butterfly for Essence 3 on Oct. 27.
Shake N Bass, Orlando’s weekly Moombahton party, is bringing DJ Blass from Miami for their Halloween Party at Backbooth on Oct. 28. A free keg, super soaker shots and that hype Moohmbah sound will ensure that this party will quickly get out of hand, or "ratchet" as they say.
Not to be outdone, Orlando Weekly is bringing local legend Q-Burns Abstract Message and Captain Morgan Black to The Beacham Balcony from 7-10 p.m. on Halloween night. This one is invite only, but all you have to do is like Orlando Weekly’s Facebook page and RSVP on the event page to get in the door.
Skrillex’s label OWSLA has Jack Beats, Kill The Noise, Nick Thayer and The M Machine coming to Smile For Camera’s Takeovr on the Oct. 30 as part of their label showcase tour, and just because we all needed another party, Smile For Camera has Felix Cartal and Beltek on Nov. 1 for Electric House of Terror, their day-after-Halloween special.
So there you have it, an abundance of quality EDM events for Halloween. Find a good costume and remember where you parked.
Trick or Beat!