CMJ PREVIEW: Drop the Lime

by Marcus K. Dowling

Goth-tinged club music with a rockabilly edge certainly doesn’t sound like a formula for success. Furthermore, gold toothed greasers with rockabilly roots certainly don’t belong in the world’s best respected nightclubs. However, if you’re Brooklyn-residing Trouble and Bass records chief Luca Venezia, the aforementioned blemishes are the strengths of a dominant dance music career.

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Drop the Lime’s debut artist album, Enter the Night is a most unique four on the floor electro experience. In the live realm, the artist performs the album with a rockabilly quintet. An in-the-pocket drummer, stand up bassist and pinup-styled background singers back the DJ/producer’s turn as a crooner in the vein of Gene Vincent  for a pulse pounding good time. Big room bangers like horn driven and sultry kickdrum crusher “Sex Sax” and harmonica break down screamer “Hot As Hell” make you feel like Jerry Lee Lewis discovered Baltimore club music.

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If interested in easily one of the most exciting and highly praised live shows at CMJ, Drop the Lime more than brings the goods.