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James Nasty turns “Orioles Magic” into a club banger

April 5, 2013
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On your way to Opening Day? Take the time to get pumped up with producer James Nasty’s fresh take on the classic team anthem “Orioles Magic.” Nasty recasts the song as a pounding, bass-heavy stomp that includes the signature “O-R-I-O-L-E-S” chorus  as a chant that would blow the lid off Oriole Park at Camden...
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DJ Class Drops a Real Song and a Made-Up Collab

January 10, 2012
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DJ Class Drops a Real Song and a Made-Up Collab

During 50 Cent’s beef with Jadakiss, Jada memorably remarked that he did “real songs with Big, no made up shits,” referring to the fact that he had once collaborated with the living Notorious B.I.G., whereas 50 had only appeared on a song that posthumously sampled Biggie’s vocals. That lyric ran through my mind while...
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Going for a Ride in Midas’ “Velvet Limousine”

March 22, 2011
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Going for a Ride in Midas’ “Velvet Limousine”

Mania Music Group’s Midas (now going by the name DDM) has a hip-hop and club fusion record called American Graffiti coming out soon on Unruly Records. The project was first mentioned in City Paper a few weeks ago in a profile of Unruly borders-breaker Schwarz (he has a beat on the album) and, now,...
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Baltimore’s Ckrisis Gets Interscope Digital Deal, Collaborates With Mims

January 31, 2011
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Baltimore’s Ckrisis Gets Interscope Digital Deal, Collaborates With Mims

In early 2007, a rapper named Ckrisis started making some noise around Baltimore with the mixtape Muscle Up Vol. 1 and the single “Tore Up,” in which producers the Pornstars married a Baltimore club-inspired “Think” breakbeat to a saxophone riff that sounded like it was sampled from a 1950s rock ‘n’ roll record. More...
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On the Download: James Nasty’s The Truth About James Nasty

January 25, 2011
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On the Download: James Nasty’s The Truth About James Nasty

Somehow, we missed out on talking about James Nasty’s The Truth About James Nasty when it was released in early January. This pause tape-like mix of the Moustache Party DJ’s original productions, and a few from his club producer peers like Murder Mark and Benny Stixx, is a breezy, juiced-up journey through club music...
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The Club Beat with Sean Caesar

December 5, 2008
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It’s been a bittersweet year for Sean Caesar and Unruly Records, the definitive Baltimore club label that he founded with DJ Scottie B in the early ’90s. This summer, they signed a long-awaited distribution deal with the country’s largest independent label, Koch Records. But, almost simultaneously, the Unruly family also lost a vital member...
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“Raise Your Hands if You Got $20 In Your Pocket”: Artscape, My Crew Be Unruly party, DJ Culture Stage, and Paradox, July 18

July 22, 2008
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“Raise Your Hands if You Got $20 In Your Pocket”: Artscape, My Crew Be Unruly party, DJ Culture Stage, and Paradox, July 18

www.joshsisk.com Scottie B and K-Swift A funny thing about Baltimore club music is that you can listen to it almost endlessly and not get sick of it. By all rights you should–it’s technically repetitive as all hell, and there seems to be a mathematical law that demands that over the course of three DJs,...
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The Club Beat with Dirty Nation Entertainment

July 11, 2008
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Considering how much Baltimore club is defined by high energy and fast tempos, it’s no mean feat to make some of the most aggressive, in-your-face music the genre has to offer. But that’s just what’s being accomplished these days by Dirty Nation Entertainment, a pair of college kids making their own noise that DJ...
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The Club Beat with DJ B-Eazy

June 3, 2008
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Brandon Harris had been spinning records as DJ B-Eazy for nearly 10 years before he broke into the Baltimore club scene as a producer. And that breakthrough came partly as a result of advice from his cousin, the already established DJ Manny. “‘Baltimore has a thousand DJs, you gotta set yourself apart,’ that’s what...
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Dave Nada

March 18, 2008
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Dave Nada

| Image by Sexy Fitsum/iLLIMETER Taxlo fixture DJ Dave Nada has been busy spreading his rowdy blend of Baltimore club and hip-hop far beyond the East Coast. Despite a gnarly cold, Nada was kind enough to check in with Noise during a lull between touring, to discuss recent shows in California and Canada, his...
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