24 Jan
Producer unleashes four of his heaviest Baltimore Club bangers

Baltimore producer Blaqstarr — one of the DJs who put the Bmore sound on the map, but best known for his work behind the board (M.I.A.’s “World Town” and “The Turn”, and the smash track with Rye Rye “Shake It to The Ground”) — has just opened up the vault to Mad Decent’s Jeffree’s sub-label. From deep […]


5 Aug
69 minutes of very brostepish dubstep for weekend juice

Play Me label founder Reid Speed delivers a 69-minute opus of tuff dubstep to get your weekend in order. Not for the feint of heart, or those looking for some tepid background music to while away the afternoon calmly. Demonstrating her multi-genre past (D&B, breaks, 2-step,  bassline, electro et al) the mix lassos a wide […]


8 Feb
The musical tribute for Julian Assange

As a new year’s present to the world, on January 1st M.I.A. released a free Wikileaks-inspired mixtape titled the Vicki Leekx Mixtape. Featuring new productions from her trusty stable of producers (Diplo, Switch, Rusko, Blaqstarr et al), the 19-track 36-minute mix is a call of support of Mr. Julian Assange. This is the just-released video […]


25 Jan
"The Divine" EP out today

Baltimore producer/rapper/singer Blaqstarr drops a new video today, “Rider Girl”, to celebrate his latest EP, The Divine, which also drops today on N.E.E.T./Interscope. The B-more pioneer — who penned such dancefloor classics as “Hands Up Thumbs Down” and “Shake It to The Ground” (with Rye Rye) — has never feared spreading his musical wings, and […]


12 Aug
Maya Arulpragasam gets all freestyle on your ass

I seriously cannot figure out what everyone is smoking. I don’t care what the haters say, the new M.I.A. record is brilliant: the beats are sparce, complex, bad ass. I’m not sure — were people expecting 12 “Paper Planes” in a row? I can understand Perez Hilton, soccer moms and tweens that discovered her while […]


1 Jul
Bmore's Club Princess drops debut vid

3 weeks ago we posted that behind-the-scenes short doc of Rye Rye making her debut video with MIA (who directed) and Blaqstarr (who produced the track), and lo and behold it was released today. The 18-year old Bmore native laid down a Bodymore, Murderland homage that would make all of her home city tip their […]