Jersey Club, also known as Brick City club, is a genre of electronic club music originating in Newark, New Jersey during the late 1990s. With roots in Baltimore club, bounce, and Newark's earlier house scene, Jersey Club is a staccato, bass-heavy style of dance music featuring breakbeats, rapid tempos around 130-140bpm, and heavily chopped samples often from hip-hop or pop music. Since its development, the Jersey club sound has received international attention.
Club Zanzibar in Newark, New Jersey, where DJ Tony Humphries began his residency in 1982, helped "spawn the sometimes raw but always soulful, gospel-infused subgenre" of deep house music known as the Jersey Sound. The club scene also gave rise to the ball culture scene in Newark hotels and nightclubs. "Queen of House" Crystal Waters and other house luminaries performed on the Newark scene.
Jersey club music developed more wholesomely during the 90s, specifically in the city of Newark (affectionately nicknamed "Brick City"). It was pioneered by DJ Tameil, DJ Tim Dolla, Mike V and DJ Black Mic of the "Brick Bandits Crew" who were largely influenced by the Baltimore club scene of the 80's.) was popularized by DJ Tameil (formerly Anthrax), Mike V, DJ Tim Dolla, and DJ Black Mic (Brick Bandits Crew); in the early to mid-1990s to the 2000s.
The basic musical structure is similar to Baltimore Club, but it differs in the use of the same beats and mixing. Brick City or Jersey club is popular in Jersey, Philly, and Florida. Some songs have been featured on the reality show Love and Hip-hop.
Now, the style and its direct derivatives are becoming known on the internet due to music sharing websites and social media such as SoundCloud, Vine and YouTube, becoming popular across the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. Popular DJs include Uniiqu3, DJ Frosty, DJ Jayhood, and DJ Taj (including his sister 'Lil E).