Monday, June 4, 2012

Baltimore's Finest: DJ Dog Dick & Lil Ugly Mane - "Lights Down Low" (Shawn Kemp)

Baltimore, Maryland is a metropolitan city chock-full of creative, artistically-inclined young people. On the Indie Rock side of things, WEEKENDS, Dog Leather, Dope Body, Beach House, and Dan Deacon are a few of it's BIGGER, attention-drawing bands. Townsman Brett Yale runs a cassette-pressing record label, Friends Records and a companion Baltimore-centric music blog, B-more Musically Informed. He really seems eager to help sign, promote, and assist local bands in getting their music heard on a much larger scale.

Recently spotted a short write-up about "DJ Dog Dick" (Max Eisenberg) from Dog Leather's new Jazz-inspired track. Pictureplane once said that Dog Leather "[weren't] trying to be rappers, they are just being themselves" ... with that said, "Lights Down Low" definitely has an underlying Hip-Hop feel to it. Richmond's very own Lil Ugly Mane is featured rapping alongside DJ Dog Dick on the Shawn Kemp-produced track. When it comes down to it, said track may or may not eventually end up re-appearing on DJ Dog Dick's upcoming album, "THE LIFE STAINS lp out 2012 on HOSS RECORDS."

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