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Concert Thu Feb 15 2007

Charm City Loosies

For the uninitiated, Baltimore house is the reigning booty music of late. Unlike its Chicago cousin, it's fast, gritty, and lewd -- a distinction that's earned it a number of nicknames, perhaps none so telling as "gutter music." Fueled by a punchy, accelerated beat, it guarantees a full, sweaty, and (um) nasty dancefloor whenever it gets cued up. And in the D.C./Baltimore area, it's DJ Jesse Tittsworth who's really been bringin' it these past couple of years. He made his first Chitown appearance back around Thanksgiving, and this Friday night he'll be back for a return engagement at Spot 6. His noteriety rests on the relentlessness of his sets; where he blazes through tracks and remixes on the fly, laying a Bawmer ghetto-house beat behind everything from The Cars to Ray Charles to Gnarls Barkley.

The Bodymore bounce owes much of its energizing spark to the same style of pitch-shifted, sped-up breakbeats that made classic jungle cuts such a rush back in the day. With some of his recent tracks, Chicago's DJ Zebo splits the difference, tweaking his own old-skool junglist steez by mashing things up with some added gutter kick and remixed soul and hip-hop samples. He and his SES crew will be at the Spot as well, throwing their own selection of B'more club tracks into the mix. DJ Frankie Banks is also scheduled to spin. 3343 N. Clark St. Cover is $10.

 
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