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The great thing about doing a weekly radio show is that it gives you the chance put together special themes and styles. Last week was Nice ‘N’ Ripe celebrating that London bounce from back in the 90’s. We also paid homage to Dave Lee a couple of months back. This week we cross over the Atlantic to pay homage to Baltimore.
I’ll be honest I’ve never been there, but playing back to back with Kevin Anthony every week and hearing him mention all the great artists he knows in the Baltimore area it got me thinking, so here we are.
Just about everyone knows who we’re talking about.
The legendary Basement Boys (Teddy Douglas, Thommy Davis, Jay Steinhour, DJ Spen & Karizma)
Neal Conway who gave us the timeless classic “Gypsy Woman”
The incredible vocal talent of Marc Evans and in my opinion the finest gospel group in House music – Jasper St Company.
And of course we can’t leave out those Muthafunkaz.
The style of music is distinctive. It’s chunky and powerful but with a very rich production sound. At one point in the mix it feels more like a Sunday morning in church than a Thursday night on the radio, but it certainly gets the blood pumping.
There is sure to be another Baltimore House show later this year as it was hard whittling down all the tracks to just one two hour show.
Big shout to Stiletto Heels this week who stayed up through the night and made it through the show. Sure she’ll be sleeping for the next couple of weeks now 🙂
Thanks to everyone for your continued support for the first half of the year. Plenty more to come in the remainder of 2012. I’ve certainly enjoyed it so far, hope you have enjoyed listening too.
1 Cajmere & Dajae – Brighter Days (Spen & Karizma Mix Deepah Dub)
2 Jovonn – First Night To Love (Muthafinkaz Mix)
3 Karizma ft Spen – 4 The Love (Karizma Mix)
4 Karizma – Shades of K (Don’t Go Main 12″)
5 Elements Of Life ft Lisa Fischer – Love Will Know (Spen & Karizma Remix)
6 Jasper St Company – Smile (Deepah Mix)
7 Kenny Dope ft Josh Milan – Stay With Me (Muthafunkas Bare Bonez Mix)
8 Marc Evans – She Is (Muthafunkas Long Mix)
9 Kimara Lovelace – Misery (Spen’s Muthafunkas Mix)
10 DJ Spen pres Assurance – And Be Glad in It (Vocal Mix)
11 Luis Radio & Raffa Scoccia ft Su Su Bobien – Believe (DJ Spen Can’t Enough Dub)
12 DJ Spen & The Muthafunkaz – To The Rock (Praise Party Vocal)
13 Chieko Kinbara – Changed My Life (Spen Mix)
14 DJ Spen pres Jersey Maestros – He’s So Real (Muthafunkaz Gotta Tell Ya Bout Him)
15 Toni Granello ft Linda Lee Hopkins – Lift Him Up (Muthafunkaz 12″ Remix)
16 Terry Thompson – Magic (Thommy & Spen’s Club Mix)
17 Knee Deep & DJ Spen ft Biblical Jones – Gotta Have House Music (Knee Deep Original)
18 Thommy Davis – I Wanna
19 Mishal Moore – Oh Lord (Muthafnukaz Mix)
20 Neal Conway – Release the Anger (Spen Mix)
21 DJ Spen – Craze At Midnight (Spen’s Live CDJ1000 Mix)
22 Michelle Weeks & Dawn Tallman – We’re Gonna Make It (Muthafunkaz Mix)