I DJed a basement party a few months ago with local up-and-comers the Starters DJs, and with what looked like a minimum of effort they turned the place into a rowdy pit of sweaty, happy humans. Their crowd-pleasing skills are in full bloom on their brand-new mix tape, Don’t Be Scared–a metric buttload of good-time jams running the gamut from party rap to electro to juke to Katy Perry. They don’t dig too deep in their crates, but the happy vibes the Starters put out might temporarily distract you from the meteorological hell that is Chicago right now.
Also helpful: The video for Tigerstyle’s “Balle! Shava!” I would like to climb into this video and live there forever, or at least well into May.