Naeem Juwan AKA Spank Rock draws immediate influence from the Baltimore Bass movement. He met with the Diplo-helmed Hollertronix crew and began crafting the type of live performances that have become underground legend in the early 2000s. With production partner Alex "XXXChange" Epton, he released the seminal LP YoYoYoYoYo on UK label Big Dada in 2006, the album that many credit as the progenitor of the electro/rap/booty phenomenon. Since then Spank Rock has toured with everyone from Beck to Bjork to the Beastie Boys, made records with Santigold, KylieMinogue, Mark Ronson and Mos Def, and remains one of the most enigmatic and electrifying performers in music today. His sophomore album,Everything is Boring and Everyone is a Fucking Liar, which is almost entirely produced by Boyz Noise and features a litany of guest talent includingBig Freedia, Santigold and Mark Ronson, will be released September 27th, 2011 on his own imprint, Bad Blood Records.


Baltimore veterans .rar Kelly and Lemz come together as Normaling. They can read each other’s minds. They usually find themselves making music while in parallel moods. Call it chance or fate, but this conscious connection results in the kind of kinetic music and live performances that plays like a conversation between people who know each other very well. Their six track Corpus Callosum EP ties together strains of Baltimore club, house, techno, ambient, dancehall, hip-hop and Miami bass with some left-brain/right-brain tension.



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