Motion Potion challenges America's DJs to a "Silent Soundclash"
Wireless headphones from Silent Events propel a 2-channel Silent Disco battle in U.S. clubs
For more than a decade, Motion Potion has been pushing "Electric Nostalgia," a style that unites the past 40 years of dance music with its present and future. This spring he'll be recruiting a battalion of DJs to help push the concept at "Silent Soundclashes" across America. With the help of hundreds of Silent Events wireless headphones, MoPo will be joined by DJs in 20 different markets for dance-floor excursions that put the choice in the hands of the listener. The Soundclash concept goes back to the earliest days of DJing in Jamaica and New York, where DJs would face off at free outdoor events in "winner takes the soundsystem" battles. "The "Silent Soundclash Series" updates this concept and allows the listener to choose with the flip of a channel switch.
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"The Silent Soundclash Series" is a step towards the potential fulfillment of the long-term promise of the "Silent Disco" concept. What started as a way for festivals like Bonnaroo and Glastonberry to run late-night parties is headed towards a day when an urban house party could rock on without waking the neighbors. Using Silent Events' patented headphones not only allows the best in wireless sound (on their own unique FCC-approved band) but also the ability to switch channels, allowing two DJs to rock a party head-to-head. The partygoer will no longer have to "choose with his feet" by leaving the dance floor but rather just change the station.
"Rocking the "Silent Disco" at Bonnaroo the past four years has been an incredible musical and social experience." said MoPo "With this tour we're bringing that amazing vibe right into people's hometowns and allowing their favorite local DJs to participate in the experiment and join the fun."
The "Silent Soundclash Series" will take place in the middle of Motion Potion's Spring 2010 "Electric Nostalgia" Tour, coinciding with the release of a series of three "Electric Nostalgia EP's" and the launch of the new online community at www.motionpotion.com. The first "Silent Soundclashes" will take place at WMC Miami and will continue on for more than a month across the Eastern United States. MoPo will then head back towards San Francisco to play a series of shows with electronic legends like Tipper, NAPT and Fort Knox 5.
"Electric Nostalgia" Spring Tour 2010
MOPO at SOUTH by SOUTHWEST
Tuesday, March 9 - Austin Tx – SXSW – The Red Fez
Wednesday, March 10 - Austin Tx – SXSW – The Parish with Brothers Past
Thursday, March 11 – Austin, Tx - SXSW – Mal Verde - with DJ Manny and DJ Bigface
Saturday, March 13 Austin, Tx – Creekside Lounge
Tuesday, March 16- Austin Tx – SXSW – The Red Fez – with J.Boogie, Shakey, Manny
SILENT SOUNDCLASH SERIES
Wednesday, March 24 DAY– WMC Miami – "Hush – Silent Disco" at K17 Beach Club
Thursday, March 25 – University of Miami – the Rathskeller
Friday, March 26 – WMC Miami - TBA
Saturday, March 27 - TBA
Tuesday, March 30 – Savannah Ga. - Live Wire Music Hall
Wednesday, March 31 – Boone, NC – Boone Salloon
Thursday, April 1 – Wilimington, NC – Green Light Lounge
Friday, April 2 – Athens, GA – New Earth Music Hall
Saturday, April 3 – Atlanta, GA – Purgatory @ Masquerade
Tuesday, April 6- Blacksburg, Va – Attittudes
Wednesday, April 7 – Charlottesville, Va – Random Row
Thursday, April 8 – Baltimore, MD – Quarter @ Bourbon St
Friday, April 9 – Philadelphia, Pa. – The Note
Saturday, April 10 – New York, NY – Rocks Off Boat Cruise
Tuesday, April 13 – Syracuse, NY – Wescott Theatre
Wednesday, April 14 – Rex Theatre
Thursday, April 15 – Grand Rapids MI – The Intersection
Friday, April 16 - TBA
Saturday, April 17 – TBA
ADDITIONAL ELECTRIC NOSTALGIA DATES
Thursday, April 29 – Sebastopol Ca – the Hopmonk - "Juke Joint"
Friday, April 30 – SFO – "Loose Joints" at the Makeout Room
Saturday, May 8 – SFO – Mighty - "Freqo de Mayo" with Tipper
Sunday, May 9 – SFO – Silent Soundclash TBA!
Friday, May 14 – SFO – Mezzanine – with the Breakestra & Fort Knox 5
Saturday, May 21 – SFO – Mighty – with NAPT