Monday, January 26, 2009
Bmore Gutter Music
I will admit I can be late to the party on things sometimes. Not that I front about it, but don't ever consider this blog to be a head of the pack on EVERYTHING. Save for maybe the dancehall stuff and that's mainly due to America's general apathy towards the genre and I can just phone up Unite when I don't know the latest tunes.
But, I have to admit that I completely missed the party when it comes to bmore club music.
Here is the Wikipedia definition:
"Baltimore club is based on an 8/4 beat structure, and includes tempos around 130 beats per minute. It combines repetitive, looped vocal snippets similar to ghetto house and ghettotech. These samples are often culled from television shows such as Sanford and Son and SpongeBob SquarePants,, though can also be simple repeated calls and chants. The instrumental tracks include heavy breakbeats and call and response stanzas similar to those found in the go-go music of Washington, D.C.. More often than not, the breakbeats are pulled from two records: "Sing Sing" by disco band Gaz, and "Think (About It)" by Lyn Collins. Much like the rave-era sub-genre of techno music known as breakbeat hardcore, Baltimore club sounds as if the music was intentionally hurried, as each song is made with a limited palette of sounds and is based on similar frameworks."
I think it basically blends the faster elements of electro, house, hip-hop, rap, and booty bass and uses a lot of call and response type samples. At any rate it goes does well if you're in the mood, but might be a bit too much for those still stuck in the backpacker mentality.
BMORE Gutter Music