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by Dress Code

Funky Rocktronic Dance Music--an eclectic mix of breakbeat, electro, and house with rock, funk, and hip-hop influences.
Genre: Electronic: Breakbeat/Breaks
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2. 2. Sonic Boom
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3. Energize
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Dayton, Ohio's Derek Holley grew up during Dayton's rich funk music scene. Add that to years playing various local rock bands, along with an interest in electronic and dance music and you have a style for both the rock and club scenes.

"I get bored listening to just one kind of music all the time", Derek says of his eclectic influences. "I wanted a sound that would be a mix of what I liked most about music--something that could be groove based, be catchy, and have energy.

Derek co-founded Dress Code in the early 90s as a duo and "musical experiment" with a style that had rock, funk, dance, and pop influences. Dress Code later released their debut CD, About Time. Music from this release has been featured in various MTV, VH1, and independent film projects.

Now Dress Code has returned as a "virtual band", with Derek writing and performing all new material in a harder style than in the duo version of Dress Code--combining throbbing bass lines, crunchy rock power chords, funky rhythms with hip-hop delivery and banging electronic/dance beats.

Why the name Dress Code? Derek explains, "It's not about fashion itself. The name is sort of a play on words, since a dress code is basically a list of rules about style and/or appearance. I want to do the opposite and make music that's based from different backgrounds, but not limited to one particular style."


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Black Dog Promotions

Great Dance EP! Check it out today!!!
"Songs...celebrate dance-floor culture with booty-moving grooves.." Dayton Daily News
"A hard-hitting dance record" Dayton City Paper
"Punchy, danceable electro-pop" City Beat (Cincinnati, OH)


Man this EP is top notch! This is what's known as an "INSTANT CLASSIC". The electric guitars sound sick over those beats! I already ordered so I can play it in my store, and in the car. I'd like to see these guys live! check out Black Dog Promotions www.blackdogpromotions.com

Joanna- Black Dog Promotions

Its full of energy.
The music sounds really kool, and i would see myself hearing it in local clubs. I love it because its a mix of all the music I like.

Edward Douglas (Black Dog promotions)

Great dance songs with catchy beats
This CD displays Dress Code's talent. The songs are infectious, memorable and enjoyable, and the CD is well worth the money.

(Black Dog promotions)

Mandi Frodsham:

Very upbeat without being nauseatingly so
The songs are definitely in the techno genre, but not annoyingly so. This disc would be a good one to toss into a Saturday night party mix to liven up the dance floor. Loaded with energy, it keeps bodies moving.


very good. im gonna buy it soon.
its so good. i heard about it from black dog promotions. theyre going somewhere.

Big Daddy (Black Dog Promotions)

Slammin beats!!
Dayton should be proud! Derek has taken all of his musical influences and packed them into one helluva slammin' dance album. This E.P. makes an excellent soundtrack to a wild night out on the town! I would not be surprised to see Dresscode at the top of the charts in the near future!


Derek has done well, of course, having worked with him before at a retail music store, i heard older stuff, and this new stuff still kix, excellent sound, great stuff...keep it up ....

David Wittke

Great CD that really moves you GO BUY IT!
Hey im doing this reveiw because i got an email from: BLACK DOG PROMOTIONS
This CD has great beat and can really get you moving I thank BLACK DOG PROMOTIONS For emailing me about this CD I'd have to say this CD really kicks ass and get you going.

Dayton City Paper

A hard-hitting dance record
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