Baltimore… We Have A Problem
October 3, 2007, 9:56 am
Filed under: bmore, MP3

Unless you’ve been living under a stone the past couple of years the chances are you will have had your ears assaulted by the Baltimore Club sound, the bastard son of house, miami bass and hip-hop. Since evolving in the clubs of Maryland back in the early nineties it’s spread out as artists across the US and around the world have incorporated elements of it in their music, though with it’s distinctive 808 kickdrum pattern, reliance on the Think and Sing, Sing breaks and smash and grab approach to sampling it tends to divide opinion more than Marmite.

Personally I love it, it’s fun to hear in the clubs and it’s even more fun to play but I can see how the haters might get themselves worked up, at it’s worst (and to be honest sometimes at it’s best) it sounds like most the tunes were knocked up in the space of a spare hour or two. So we had to ask ourselves could a decent bmore style track be made in 60 minutes, we threw out the challenge and below are the results.

What made this particularly interesting is that a large proportion of the entries were from people who hadn’t actually heard any bmore before and were basically working from a vague description of the sound. Most played it for laughs and seemed to base their productions on the Hollertronix school, some are frankly shocking, but there’s a couple of belters here that could kick some ass on the dancefloor.

Download: Bmore competition entries

Quite a large Zip file (80MB) which contains:

1. 7ape – Sexual Shooting
2. Chubby Cox – Marcia Bmore
3. DJ Wrongtom – Mourning B-More
4. DJ Tuco – Hide Again
5. Hint – Windryder
6. Huskiii – Be My Bmore Baby
7. Jelly Cool Man – Clocked
8. Jelly Cool Man – Can you Bmore It
9. John Totti – 4 Bmore of 4 Wirze
10. Jose Be – Stand & Delivermore
11. Peloton – True Bmore
12. Spectre AC130 – Talk 2 Ya Danc’n Shoes
13. Stas Werno – Junior Bmiore
14. Stas Werno – You Know They Dont Give a Fuck About
15. The Crane – Nice Women

If you havent chewed your ears off after listening to that lot and want to hear it done properly I’d heartily reccomend checking out the likes of DJ Blaqstarr, Tittsworth, Ayres, Scottie B, DJ Technics, Low Budget and Diplo.

Next week 60 minutes to make a Scouse House track…


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OMG! we have a late entry that pretty much wipes the floor with the opposition.

Prepare yourself for bonzomore!

Comment by h0tsauce

[…] a month ago (sorry Pretty Beat!) and was seven tracks deep of cheeky baltimore refixes (oh check H0t Sauce for more of this haha) speaker worrying drum and bass and some nasty low end synth house music with […]

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