With the distinct lack of a summer jam—though the Baltimore Sun suggests Abdu Ali's 'Did Dat' and the song Baltimore seems most obsessed with is Lor Scoota's 'Panda' remix—we've looked to summer-themed mixes from local DJs that range from fast-paced club bangers to mellow soul and even, some old school Baltimore disco-funk.
First up, James Nasty dropped a 30-minute Summer 2016 Bmore club mix that incorporate Miss Tony, TT The Artist., and others It's ideal for a hot August night before you hit the party. Play it loud.
On the smoother side, DJ Fleg, one part of the super popular 4 Hours of Funk Party, dropped his annual Summer Mix For the Soulful. "My summer mixes are mixes that include tons of soulful tunes that I love," Fleg wrote on the Soundcloud page. "I love a wide range of music, so there's soul, funk, hip hop, house and disco in here." This slow funk's close to perfect for mid- August night on the stoop with your neighbors by your side, a pool party, or rolling through the city in midday heat.
The third mix isn't season specific, though it debuted in late June before the weather really got steamy and is fitting for summer. It's Secret Weapon Dave's "Baltimore Boogie Down - Disco & Synth Funk 1977-1986." According to his statement on his Soundcloud account, all of these obscure or seemingly lost local tracks come straight from the original vinyl.
And then there's DJ Genie's Summer Glow mix, which CP's Brandon Soderberg earlier in the summer described as "45 minutes of songs that seem to all somehow suggest summer, kicking off with a track by Sinjin Hawke, along with Lil Boosie, Cardi B, and Sade, among others."