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A list of songs by Baltimore artists tangentially related to Preakness

May 17, 2013
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This Saturday is the Preakness, and the InfieldFest this year features noted Bud Light spokesman Pitbull and those “Thrift Shop” dudes Macklemore and Ryan Lewis as the headliners, which we’re not too psyched about. Especially since there are plenty of artists with Baltimore ties who have written songs that kinda, sorta relate to the...
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A “Best Of” Rod Lee Mix Not Made By Rod Lee

February 22, 2011
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A “Best Of” Rod Lee Mix Not Made By Rod Lee

Uncle Jesse put together this Best Of Rod Lee mix for the Philly internet label Crossfaded Bacon (which also released Uncle Jesse’s Glen Tech EP). It’s a near hour of spare break-beats, hilarious/filthy lyrics, and lots and lots of Lee’s inimitable throaty shout-singing. And speaking of shout-singing, not sure how a Rod Lee “Best...
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The Club Beat: The Year in Baltimore Club

January 7, 2010
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The Club Beat: The Year in Baltimore Club

Ultra Nate | Image by Bart Everly 2009 was a big year for Baltimore club music to mutate and combine with other sounds, whether it was indie-rock duo Wye Oak’s tender take on Rod Lee’s club classic “Dance My Pain Away,” Cex’s IDM dissection of club breakbeats on his Battaille Royale, or Debonair Samir...
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Know Your Product: K-Swift, Greatest Hits (Koch/Unruly)

February 2, 2009
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Know Your Product: K-Swift, Greatest Hits (Koch/Unruly)

It’s interesting to chart the relative reactions to the announcement of this record and the record’s actual release. It’s been a month and a half since K-Swift’s final mix officially dropped, and it hasn’t garnered much discussion, at least nationally. It’s near enough to make you wonder how large the subsection of people interested...
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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 DJ Frie

November 7, 2008
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The Club Beat with DJ Frie

For the past few years, DJ Frie has been one of Baltimore club music’s most prolific mixtape DJs, issuing 17 volumes of his Da Club Tip series of mix CDs. But this week, when we caught up with him outside Rod Lee’s new Club Kingz record store, Frie noted that, like many in the...
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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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