Last Friday, the "Baltimore Club Special" featuring Mighty Mark & TT The Artist, DJ Technics, Scottie B, Rod Lee, and James Nasty, who was added to the lineup last minute, streamed live on Boiler Room's website at 7 p.m. Boiler Room, a website that sets up live performances in an undisclosed place to be streamed on the internet, finally getting around to highlighting Baltimore club is exciting, even if it also makes you want to say "about damn time" to it, but the mix of legends and the best doing it right now was exciting and seems to speak to a moment where, finally, people outside of the city start realizing that Bmore club continues to spawn and mutate within the city's limits. It didn't pick up and totally leave for nearby Philly or Jersey once Blaqstarr went to the West Coast (and he's back now anyway).
Also, the "Baltimore Club Special" delivered in a way that other Boiler Rooms haven't. See, while the series is a really great idea, too often, these live streams devolve into DJs spinning their hearts out while a bunch of V.I.P. types that got invited or found out about it and made their way over are up against the wall dicking around on their phones. Not so here. This sounded and felt like a proper club music party. People were going nuts. In particular, check out Scottie B's set. Listen closely for his shouts to Jersey, Philly, and New York, and a touching dedication to Jersey's DJ Tameil, who Scottie credits for spreading the club sound early on and helping club music become an underground phenomenon.
Unfortunately, the show hasn't been archived yet (keep checking Boiler Room's archive, it'll be up soon enough), though you can download an EP released in conjunction with the Boiler Room event. Unruly Records has put out a free download compilation, "Boiler Room EP," featuring tracks from all of that night's contributors, including a few throwback tracks ('Think You Got,' 'Throw Ya Handz,' and 'Watch Dem Whores'), a remix of a throwback (Mighty Mark cutting up Scottie's 'Niggaz Fightin'), recent tracks from James Nasty and TT The Artist, and a bonus remix of Yo Gotti's 'Lebron James' by Shawn Anthony.