Best Dance Night
Deep in the Game
Published: September 22, 2010
deepinthegame.tumblr.com, first Fridays at Club Hippo
Mark Brown’s been moving on up in Baltimore for years now. His Are We Not Men party was a classic, and actually got people psyched to go to the Depot for sweaty blowouts with touring party-starters and, sure, even some bands. With DJ comrades Cexman (Cex, aka erstwhile City Paper contributor Rjyan Kidwell) and the Schwarz, he started his new night last year at the Zodiac, moving it eventually to the spacious, decidedly non-hipster digs of Mount Vernon’s Club Hippo, trading creepy clowns for a dance floor best described as a ’70s gay disco mini-roller rink. Music? A lot of everything, from classic house to on-the-edge post-dubstep—though art-scene kids seem to be able to get off on anything.