Baltimore Club Music, or BMore, is a style of club music based HEAVILY in sampling and formulaic drum patterns. The beat relies on a booming kick that's somewhere between four on the floor and Dutch house style. The kick is assisted by a big reverb'd (spelling?) clap and some classic BMore samples, known as the "chirp" and the "woo!...ey!", I'm not even making that up. The genre is dominated by a few heavy hitters but is flooded by hundreds of different djs remaking the same song with those Lil Jon "WHAT?!" and "OKAY!!!" samples. Here's a small sampling to whet your taste buds, expect a little artist spotlight soon. These are all a banana of some kind.
Let's Get Down (Original Mix) - DJ Punish (Golden Banana)
You may not know this song by name, but you will know it by the sample. Better lube up those ear pussies, this post is just getting started.
Hands Up Thumbs Down (High Powered Boys Remix) - Blaqstarr (Silver Banana)
A Classic BMore track that has all the aforementioned components. This song is particularly popular IN Baltimore for the "Hands Up, Thumbs Down" sample famous to classic BMore.
I don't particularly like "Fuck You" as a track but the addition of the BMore beat and some key claps make this song an INSTANT college panty dropper. All dem college bitches love dis shit. Yeeeeee, muffins.
I...ahem...also make a little BMore with my dj partner/hetero life mate Ian. We call ourselves gLAdiator, more on that later.
Another friend of the blog, Dirty Dumbo, puts a little BMore flair on a classic 90's hip hop track. Again, college panty dropper. Any time you can get the crowd to say anything it's a winner.
Okay, so you got through my first post. Not terrible, right? Sick. So my name is Danl and I'm part of the dj duo gLAdiator who you may have seen featured on this very site! The Bastille boys (Jumpman as well) have been nice enough to invite me to post on the blog. I'm a big Dub head with an interest in groovin' beats, things that stray away from the standard 4/4 (eg BMore). Look for more posts in the near future!