by Leor Galil
Did you miss Jammin Gerald's free noontime set at the Chicago Cultural Center today? Same here. Fortunately the people behind Boiler Room—the online music series that put on last summer's Pitchfork Music Festival afterparty with with Nicolas Jaar—just posted footage from their Dance Mania night at hip new Logan Square speakeasy East Room. The Boiler Room showcased a handful of producers who dropped music through the beloved local ghetto-house label during its initial run through 2001. As I wrote in a 2013 B Side feature, Dance Mania has since relaunched, and Strut Records released a 24-track label retrospective called Hardcore Traxx just before the East Room event. Jammin Gerald is on that compilation, and you can check out his entire Boiler Room set in the above video—be sure to get a look at the folks awkwardly dancing and fumbling with their phones next to Gerald.