In the summer of 2015, Tittsworth & Friends brought a dream double bill to U Hall: MikeQ and Vjuan Allure. Baronhawk Poitier started the night with some prime Baltimore club cuts, I remember thinking “why would anyone ever listen to any other type of music?” during his warm up set. Vjuan Allure stepped up with a one-two punch: bootlegs insanely incorporating The Lion King and “Poison”. As MikeQ entered the
DC’s L.E.N.G. soundsystem comes through with a prime summertime party: London’s UK Funky badman Roska. Roska first landed on wax in 2008 with “Feeline” / “Boxed In” on his RKS label and, over the last decade, has continued to push the UKF sound through to the present day. For a taste, check out this recent stunner on RKS Dubz from TC4 & Bassboy. Roska has been a Rinse.FM regular, has
Unstopable Bmore club emcee TT The Artist has just released a video for the supercharged Thunderbird Juicebox and Mighty Mark remix of her track “Dig”. The original tune, produced by Snappy Jit, starts off the video which features dance crews shot on location in New Orleans, Atlanta, New York, Jersey City, Miami, Los Angeles, and, of course, Baltimore. The second half of the video pulls into top gear with Thunderbird
In 2017, starting a record label is easy. With a few keystrokes you can have a presence on Soundcloud or Bandcamp. What is much more atypical in 2017 is starting a record label that presses records. Mastering, plating, and pressing vinyl, upfront costs, and the time it takes to put a physical release together requires patience and a strong vision. Earlier this year, College Hill (a producer who has appeared
On a wonderful, muted cut from his latest album, Devout, Mr. Mitch links with Mixpak artist Palmistry on “VPN”. The heart-broken technological dread of Palmistry’s vocals meets Mr. Mitch’s hazy, half-erased digi-dancehall riddim. Your late summer nights in a time zone away from home just got soundtracked. Catch Mr. Mitch on May 19th at the DC Eagle, an event presented by L.E.N.G. and the Forward Festival.