Baltimore club music maven Blaqstarr just dropped a new video for “Feel It In The Air” which features some killer live footage from the early ’00s Bmore club scene. This track is from his recent Jeffree’s release The Blaq-Files EP, which features tightly remastered versions of his rarest early cuts. Check visuals for some of the best synchronised-dancing-in-sweatpants moments ever.
Notes From Diplo
[quote]Blaqstarr was the first U.S. artist I released on Mad Decent. He might have been one of the reasons I started the label. Bmore club was this faceless, crazy, frenetic and scary dance music, not unlike the city itself. I thought Blaqstarr was the real star of this world. Almost a decade ago, many times I traveled down to Baltimore and sat in Blaqstarr and his brother’s house, guns peeking out under the mattresses, blunt wrappers everywhere, computer guts laid out on what might have been a shelf turned into a desk, loose weights and blank cds all over the carpet. Blaqstarr would make his music with no chorus or verses, just chants, curses, girls screaming “Blaqstarr” and other random ideas thrown on the track – sounding the same way his brother’s house looked. There’s no rhyme or reason, it’s like the ghetto spontaneously combusted into music. If Bmore was a full fledged music scene, then Blaqstarr was Hunter S Thompson. While most producers were making records for the radio, Blaqstarr was making a soundtrack to murder people with by using a screaming Lil Jon sample played like a piano. Oh, and did I mention he could sing and in a crazy falsetto like Al Green. These are some of the records that got lost from that era before Hype Machine. We want to document what the real Bmore sound was about.[/quote]
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