This weekend, Teddy Douglas, one-half of the bigger-than-Baltimore house-music production crew the Basement Boys (its early work was recorded in member Jay Steinhour's Druid Hill Avenue rowhouse, hence the name) that's best known for huge early '90s hits like Crystal Water's 'Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)' and '100% Pure Love' which helped house move into the pop realm, celebrates his 50th birthday at the Paradox. The event is a Bmore house reunion of sorts, with DJ sets from original Basement Boy Thommy Davis, who left in 1989, and DJ Spen, who was with the group from the early '90s until 2004, performances from Waters and Jasper St. Co. (one of many Basement Boys-related off shoots), and many more DJ sets. For the occasion, here is a race through the Basement Boys and Douglas' solo discography from the then-trio's first single in 1988 to Douglas' latest solo work--save for those Crystal Waters hits, which you surely already know. (Brandon Soderberg)
Teddy Douglas DJs at the Paradox on Nov. 22 with Thommy Davis, Karizma, DJ Spen, DJ Wayne Davis, and more, along with live performances from Crystal Waters and Jasper St. Co.