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The Club Beat with DJ Kenny K and DJ Mike Crosby

February 17, 2011
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The Club Beat with DJ Kenny K and DJ Mike Crosby

“My first club was Odell’s, and for the first year I worked there I didn’t get paid a dollar,” DJ Mike Crosby says. “You gotta pay your dues in this business.” And after two decades of spinning records in Baltimore, Crosby and his frequent partner DJ Kenny K have definitely paid their dues, both...
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The Club Beat with DJ Patrick

October 8, 2009
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The Club Beat with DJ Patrick

DJ Patrick is perhaps one of the most unsung heroes of Baltimore club music’s early days. Just about any DJ that was active in the the late ’80s and early ’90s is likely to name-check him, but he’s rarely received much press coverage himself. So when I finally got to track down the local...
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The Club Beat with DJ Jonny Blaze

July 24, 2009
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The Club Beat with DJ Jonny Blaze

| Image by City Paper Digi-Cam DJ Jonny Blaze has been a key figure in Baltimore club for more than a decade. So when I contacted him for an interview recently, he was understandably curious about what took me so long to look him up. But the fact of the matter is, well, there’s...
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The Club Beat with James Nasty

May 1, 2009
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The Club Beat with James Nasty

“It surprises me sometimes, it’s like two different worlds 30 miles apart,” producer James Nasty says of Washington and Baltimore, two cities that the Maryland native has called home. Growing up closer to Washington with a passion for hip-hop and go-go music, the DJ became a hardcore Baltimore club fan while attending UMBC. “I...
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The Club Beat: The Year in Baltimore Club

January 2, 2009
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The Club Beat: The Year in Baltimore Club

King Tutt 2008 was a memorable and important year in the history of Baltimore club music, but not entirely in a good way. The shocking death of club’s most popular DJ, Khia “K-Swift” Edgerton, cast a dark shadow over the second half of the year, and it feels like things still haven’t returned to...
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The Club Beat With Jimmy Jones

September 29, 2008
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The Club Beat With Jimmy Jones

Jimmy Jones | Image by City Paper Digi-Cam Baltimore club is one of the few music genres where the producer is the star, and vocalists by and large take a backseat. Usually that’s either because the vocals on the track are sampled, or either performed by the producer himself or some anonymous kid who...
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The Club Beat With DJ Pierre

March 24, 2008
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The Club Beat With DJ Pierre

Baltimore club music is, in many ways, an old man’s game. Veterans of the genre’s ’80s and ’90s heyday still run the scene, and often when a new name shows up on our radar as an up-and-comer to watch, he turns out to be pushing 30 with a decade-long réesumé. So it was a...
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