In December of last year, a dance music event held at Spacebar turned The Milk District venue into a rave of free people speaking the Queens. ORL DJs both fresh-faced and familiar played a night spanning Great Britain’s musical underground; genres like deep house and garage shared the speakers with the grime stylings of Dizzee Rascal and Skepta. The event was called TMD UK. And we were given access for $1.
Fast forward to now and the DJ collective–known only by three consonants “TMD” and their signature smile face–has greatly surpassed the vision its members began with. At least once a month, TMD holds a curated event where people lose their shit. These nights never stale due to the constantly rotating lineup of resident DJs, collaborators, and guests, all sharing their particular tastes. And because this group has always wanted to deliver the best and newest music to the most people possible, events have never cost more than $1 to attend.
This Saturday, TMD will hold their second event at The Social–the first branded entirely under their name–TMD Pop-Up: Premium Spirits at The Social. Two resident DJs will pair with guests from fellow ORL collectives LABWRK and Talk Yo Shit and trap producer, LanlordCollectin. Both fog and drinks will flow as we dance to the finest in premium spirits, served by six of Orlando’s best DJs. Dissect the lineup below. Enjoy.
Blair Sound Design (TMD)
Blair recently moved back to Orlando after some time in Tallahassee. He played TMD’s Combination 2 as the guest that night, but fell in love with our burgeoning dance scene, moved back, and joined TMD. As a Outsider house producer, Blair’s music has spread all throughout Europe, and he is set to have his first vinyl pressing later this year via French Press Lounge, his own imprint under London’s Lobster Distribution.
Beau R. (TMD)
Beau has better taste than you. He can pull music from any era of dance music and make you fall in love with something you never knew existed. He DJed under the moniker ’07 CHEV at TMD UK, and is ready to represent the smile boys with driving house and techno beats.
FIONA (Talk Yo Shit)
“Lanlord, what’s happenin’?” When I first met Lanlord he was promoting his then upcoming mixtape with local Soundcloud rapper, TEDD.GIF. He laid the ground that Ted went ape shit on; his tight, hype instrumentals pushed the MC to his most hype. As a DJ, he forces the crowd to perform similarily.
Grape La Flame (Talk Yo Shit)