The story of dirtybird Records is the quintessential "come up" tale of a few friends with a dream who started small and made it big...really big. What began in 2003 as an effort to push the boundaries of house music in San Francisco quickly grew into a movement and style of its own, into what we now know as that funky, ass shaking dirtybird sound. With the original core members still going strong, the label has expanded to include talent from across the globe, from fresh, young faces like Justin Jay, as well as seasoned vets on the path of [...]
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Claude VonStroke, Dirty South, Chuckie, and more. 1. "Wut," via @louisahhh 2. "Life," via @dirtysouth 3. "Happy birthday to my little man @joshuanarain !!! 6 years old already! What a boss...LOL," via @djchuckie [...]
Catz ‘n Dogz & KiNK – Good Love (Preview) Forthcoming on Dirtybird.
This summer, the Dirtybird crew will be traveling from San Francisco to Ibiza for a highly anticipated residency at Sankeys Ibiza . Their club night doesn't kick off until June 27th, but labelhead Claude VonStroke gives listeners a peek with his aptly titled Back To The Island Mix. The bass-heavy set is short, but packs a groovy enough punch to lift our spirits and keep us pressing replay. Maintaining the tropical vibes throughout, he mixes now classic vocals like " Make That Booty Clap " with more surprising selections like a Kendrick Lamar sample. After this [...]
Chicago's North Cast Music Festival has revealed its 2013 preliminary lineup. The festival takes place between August 30th and September 1st in Union Park. The lineup includes Wu-Tang Clan performing 36 Chambers , Nas, Disco Biscuits, Afrojack, Gary Clark Jr., Purity Ring, AlunaGeorge, Just Blaze, Flatbush Zombies, and JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. Also playing are Big Gigantic, Lotus, Mac Miller, Laidback Luke, Datsik, Madeon, Paper Diamond, Skream, Claude VonStroke, Rebelution, Aloe Blacc, Capital Cities, El Ten Eleven, Cherub, Poolside, On An On, and more. GA and VIP tickets are [...]
Like the infamous peanut butter and jam combo, we find two likewise peas, Eats Everything & Justin Martin , in their own strange pod. Judging by years of listening to these two, I could probably hazard a guess as to who contributed what elements to this track (put all your money on Justin for the dry, droll, upright bass sample). Now, don't jump to the conclusion that these two are predictable - I just compared them to a PB&J sandwich. And like a PB&J, you may have more peanut butter one time and more jam [...]
In hot anticipation for his upcoming Thursday night residency at Sankey's Ibiza with the likes of Justin Martin, Catz 'n Dogz, and Eats Everything, head honcho of the Dirtybird label, Claude VonStroke delivers 30 minutes of gritty, island-ready techno in his Back to the Island Mix uploaded on his Soundcloud page . For those of you who might be new to Claude VonStroke (which I hope isn't many) this Detroit-raised bearded dj and producer is known for his energetic sets with music [...]
VonStroke likes going in different directions, such as this dubby collaboration with 6 Stroke which can be found on his Dirtybird Players, Volume 2 compilation. Also, his new Back To The Island mix, where I heard this. - Follow Claude VonStroke: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud
The L.A. dance festival Hard Summer is back for 2013 with a colossal line up. You know when you see Flat Eric walking a dog and getting tweets from Dog Blood, that it's going to be good. Beside the awesomeness of dogs dressed up as some of the headliners, continual flashing of big name acts attending this years festival will leave you drooling throughout the trailer. Hard have shown they know how to throw a party or two from the likes of Hard Haunted Mansion and of coarse epic Holly Ship . And this years Hard Summer [...]
HARD Summer has revealed the lineup for its 2013 festival, which takes place August 3rd and 4th at Los Angeles State Historic Park. The lineup includes Justice (DJ Set), Bassnectar, Empire of the Sun, Crystal Castles, Flying Lotus, Skrillex and Boys Noize's side-project Dog Blood, Disclosure, TNGHT, SBTRKT (DJ Set), Azealia Banks, Ryan Hemsworth, Flux Pavilion, Julio Bashmore, and Rudimental. Also playing are Knife Party, Duck Sauce, Zedd, Baauer, 2 Chainz, Dillon Francis, Gesaffelstein, Busy P, Flosstradamus, Mr. Oizo, Breakbot, Claude Von Stroke, Brodinski, Justin Martin, Tommy Trash, Kill the Noize, Just Blaze, RL Grime, [...]
KUDOS to you Sankeys for locking the Dirtybird Records crew down for residency at your club in Ibiza. The franchise was most recently in the news for not letting Bieber into their Manchester club . Claude Vonstroke is ditching the increasingly trending "EDM" habit of turning down Ibiza for Vegas and gone the opposite way snapping up Thursday Nights on the island. So what is in store for the fashionable label and it's new partnership? “I've been playing Ibiza for 8 years from DC10 to We Love Space and I am [...]
The Saguaro Desert Weekender provides a classic spot for those 'to cool' for Coachella to hang during the daytime hours while the rest of the world sweats it out on the fairgrounds. Well we have the perfect chance for you to chill with the industry elite poolside while San Francisco's favorite booty-shakers man the decks. Claude VonStroke and the DirtyBird crew have sent us over a VIP package for two to their Coachella pool party. Since the desert is a bit to far from the ocean for us, we decided to pass along the experience to [...]
For Dirtybird's 91st release, the San Francisco label presents what just may be a breakthrough record for young Los Angeles-based producer Justin Jay. The 20 year old has appeared on the label three times before, including the most recent Dirtybird Players compilation, but nothing has left quite the same lasting impression as Static EP. On the title track, the most dominating element is his bass line and it will blow out your subs even more Justin Martin or Claude VonStroke could. "Static" only clocks in at [...]
19 year old L.A. producer Justin Jay has delivered just what you need to satisfy those deep house cravings. There's no surprise to find out this huge tune will be dropping on Claude VonStroke's own imprint Dirtybird. Although this you producer may still be in collage he is becoming quite the Dirtybird regular with multiple tracks on the label as well as being on Southern Fired Records . His latest track, one of two from his forthcoming EP, is a gritty ominous tune. That works perfectly with that classic Dirtybird-esc house groove. [...]
Justin Jay – Static Justin Jay makes some seriously overweight music. Every time he puts out a track we’re shocked to see that he is capable of not only maintaining but elevating the fatness of his sound. Claude VonStroke can consider himself extremely lucky to have someone with this prowess on his Dirtybird roster. A few months back the 19 year old producer dropped ‘Altitude’ on the Dirtybird Players Sampler as a prelude to his Static EP. The release will be out on April 15 and we are sharing the title track with you today.
Saw Breakbot in San Diego this week. Heard some funky disco that really inspired me for the upcoming mass exodus to future garage and tech house. The 70s are back and better than ever, minus the rollerskates and parachute pants. Actually, I've seen both at shows, so nothing really...
Following in the footsteps of fellow Dirtybirds Julio Bashmore and Eats Everything , British native Breach has crafted an incredibly sexy bass offering with his latest EP, Jack . Equal parts grimy and hypnotic, both the title track and 'Let's Get Hot' embody the groovy, bottom heavy sound that label fans have come to expect from the ever innovative Dirtybird Records . Although just officially released yesterday, both tracks have already become set favorites of the flock leader himself, Claude VonStroke , as well as the legendary Carl Cox [...]
Bowling may seem an odd choice for an extra-curricular WMC outing given Miami’s reputation for glamour and hedonism, but not so for the lovable mess of misfits at San Francisco's tech funk label Dirtybird . A sacrosanct safe haven for eclectic personalities and sounds, the label is known for being just as forward-thinking as it is, well, fun. On WMC Wednesday, a local Lucky Strike became ground zero for the label artists and lucky attendees aboard the MOX Bus , which featured such daily “takeovers” by various labels throughout the week. [...]
If musical terrorists existed, Grand Central would have been swarming with Secret Service agents last Thursday. It's not often that the bosses of arguably the three most forward-thinking dance music labels on the planet convene under one roof. With surprise special guest Boys Noize joining an already loaded lineup of Bromance buddies Brodinski and Gesaffelstein and Dirtybird owners Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin , Hard Miami's second night was akin to a diplomatic summit between techno, electro and tech funk pioneers. At least throw Kavinsky [...]
Breach is back with another handful of big & bouncey vibes for his new Jack Ep for the Dirtybird team. Two huge bassline bangers that will be destroying dancefloors everywhere come their release on the 1st April. From Claude VonStroke: [...]