Marcus Dowling is a freelance music journalist from Washington DC. Marcus is writing for The Couch Sessions, Brightest Young Things and Art Nouveau Magazine. From now on we’re happy he is also writing for baltimore-club.com.
Yesterday, Al Shipley of the Baltimore City Paper, a journalist whom I respect and look at as a definite and most appreciated peer in the industry of discussing club music, released his list of the top 10 Baltimore club tracks of 2009. Upon reading, I definitely felt compelled to drop my own version of a “Top Bmore Club” list as well, for the sake of adding more fuel for discussion about what was a year that saw the pool for the far reaching effects of club music deepen and widen significantly with the mainstream success of DJ Class, as well as nods to work by Bmore Original Records by the mainstream as well. Club music is at a definite crossroads, which you will tell by the content of this list.
James Nasty “Dance Motherfucker,” – Owes a lot to Griff’s “Chris Rock Joint” for its success, but the Katt Williams sample NEVER gets old. Track breaks down on the chorus in a magical manner.
DJ Class feat. Fatman Scoop “Dance Like a Freak,” – Before adding Scoop, was okay. With Scoop, outlandishly street and much harder edged.
DJ Pierre “Let Me Get That” – So minimal, so tight, and Pierre’s so young. I strongly feel that the entirety of Baltimore should get together and give this young DJ one hint each to being better han he already is. Protecting and developing the future is ALWAYS important. There’s an entire crew of solid young DJs in the Bmore club scene who deserve it, not just Pierre, but with him having the spotlight most often, he’s a solid place to start.
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