I don't know if anyone out there is aware of this, but Baltimore has one of America's last unique local brands of music. Over the years of non-progression and non-change spurred by Cajmere's "Percolator" Baltimore developed a club music sound completely it's own.
Back in the early 90's Baltimore was without a radio station that played rap and club music. We had 95.9 and 95.5 but they were dedicated to Al Green and slow jams. In 1990 92Q was born and all hell broke loose throughout the city and county. Frank Ski and Big Tony would play about 8 songs for every 8 hours. It was a heavy rotation of Wrex n Efex and Whitney Houston but then at night - - at night these two DJ's would come in and spin what was a strange mix of electronic, club, beat, and pop music. They had developed their own genre of music; "Baltimore Club"
I think that the songs really took off because they asked for participation from the crowd. "Put your hands up.", "Blow your whistle". " Let me see you..."
For me it all started with Doo Doo Brown:
The key to identifying Baltimore club music is the lack of base and the repetition of lyric.
This video with the Baltimore club music and our lovely street cameras is easily my fave - make sure you watch this.
Anyway - just wanted to let everyone know that we have our own brand of club music down here. And if you are in Baltimore and you see the hardest man in the world listening to Doo Doo Brown, don't snicker because it sounds weak, just remember you are in Baltimore and here - it doesn't get harder than Doo Doo Brown...lol