Here's a tasty treat for the Vinyl Vault fam this special Memorial Day...
S.O.B Entertainment present Quiet Hit Men; otherwise known as Baltimore's DJ Technics and DJ Patrick (McDonald). This record doesn't jump out at you like its anything special - but within a few seconds you realize how the best things in life are usually simple and straightforward. Although they're all great tracks, I'm stuck on 'Look at Shorty'. Its got me and it won't let go.
I grew up with this stuff, and I can remember the first time I heard it on the radio - I just lost my sh*t. Records like this truly capture the essence of an unpredictable, 90's-era Baltimore - with its big booty bass and breaks that just destroy dancefloors.
One last thing - down here in the DC/VA/MD/PA area I've noticed a definite trend w/ the younger folks. Don't want to generalize too much but honestly it's mainly rich middle/upperclass white kids from the suburbs or whatever - and they've hopped on this bandwagon of hipstery bullsh*t music and fashion. I know some players in the game, and the real successful cats are the handful of players who stayed with it since the early days - and went through the good & the bad that comes along w/ dedicating your life to the music you love. Its a handful of older cats who carried their weight - stayed in the hood even if they got paid and could move to the 'burbs.
I don't post anything here on Vinyl Vault that I haven't painstakingly researched and respected, and I don't put anything out there I haven't personally converted and sometimes I go through waveforms like its neurosurgery. Because I want the best possible replication of what I hear on wax through a powerful soundsystem. This record was no exception! One side had all types of scratches and skips and I definitely do some reconstructive surgery. I edit alot of audio.
Whether you happen to have stumbled upon the Vinyl Vault either looking for club bangers from 'back in the day' you can't find in shops, or if you are one of the originators just doing Google maintenance to make sure your music isn't being exploited - hopefully you understand that we take pride in what we do and we treat this music and art with the respect it commands. Having said that, shouts to the entire Vinyl Vault fam - Rob, 12inchJunkie, Benz, Herk, Chi-town Jackin, SK, MasterChief - definitely one of the brightest blog fams on the planet! Also, shouts to the OGs who created this music and vibe that helps me get through the day.... Scotty B, Shawn Ceasar & the whole Unruly fam, DJ Class, Karizma, KW Griff, DJ Boobie, Rod Lee, Rod Braxton, Mike Crosby, Frank Ski, V103, Kenny B, Miss Tony, Booman, Kool Breeze, 2 Whyte Kidz, DJ Excel, DJ Technics, K Swift the club Queen, my man DJ Supa Dave - my man Big Titts, Tameil, Nada/Strom, JB the Video Killaz and of course my homey the DRJ Derrick Johnson - the Tape King!
peaceout - Steve PMX
Quiet Hit Men - Trans Europe (Too Much)
[A1] Quiet Hit Men - Tran Europe (Too Much)
[A2] Quiet Hit Men - Look At Shorty
[A3] Quiet Hit Men - Cra-Z So Pumped
[B1] Quiet Hit Men - Climb The Walls
[B2] Quiet Hit Men - No Music
No password requied - Happy Memorial Day.