its no secret that in recent years brazil has become a breeding ground of sorts for dirtybird talent, and two artists at the top, bruno furlan & dj glen, come together for the massive another planet ep. truly sounding like they were made in a studio from a different world, both the title tracks and the flip side, ducking, will stop your feet in your tracks when you hear it, and then get them going full speed when it comes back end. colossal basslines, mammoth breakdowns and a bunch of extra terrestrial sounds and rhythms make this one of our most unique releases of the year, and will surely be on of the biggest.
matthias tanzmann has released countless classic tracks on his leipzig, germany based label moon harbour. in the past he has played at claude vonstrokes birdhouse event in miami and claude always seems to run into him in ibiza. we have always wanted to work with him and then out of the blue a demo showed from on our doorstep! this two tracker has a great, jackin dirtybird sound and we are very happy to welcome matthias to the family.
april showers bring may flowers, but this april claude vonstroke brings you the rain break. inspired by two different songs from the 80s - (razes classic break for love and oran juice jones the rain), claude has replayed and re-sung all the music from scratch to make a special cover tune of both tracks changed and combined into a surefire dirtybird classic. to quote vonstroke, i kept singing the break for love bassline over and over again in my head but the vocal that always popped in over the top was from the oran juice jones. i cant explain why that happened but i just thought they went together so well that i ran with it.here comes the b is a much weirder affair. built with massive psychedelic effects, a huge kick and almost no hi-hat pattern, this is late night cavemen music at its best. this big release from cvs will have you wishing for a downpour so you can go walking in the rain.
with a knack for creating tracks that not only work well on the dancefloor, but also last long after the release cycle, the mighty shiba san returns to dirtybird with two unique bangers you wont soon forget.
catz n dogz are some of our oldest extended dirtybird family, spanning multiple eps, a couple albums, some remixes, and we even presented their very first release as catz n dogz as they transitioned from their old 3 channels alias in 2007. its been over 4 years since they ve been on the label, and we re ecstatic to have them back with the feelings factory. fine feelings features the legendary vocalist robert owens, and sounds like a classic deep house track from the late 90 s when no one called it deep house, they just danced to it all night in warehouses. factory settings includes additional production from londons joseph ashworth, and from the first note to the last its filled with driving intensity and an ascending cacophony of rhythms and voices.
our boss claude vonstroke is the busiest guy we know. when hes not traveling the world or curating an event, hes in the studio every day putting in hours upon hours, relentless in perfecting his craft. hes had a slew of hits the past couple years in the form of remixes and collaborations, and now with the walay (my bae) ep, claude gets back to some inventive and somewhat out of the box solo works. the title song leads with a melodic riff and an funky vocal that sounds like a defective cyborg is proclaiming love for his partner, walay. this quasi-human uses the slang my bae to try and pass for human and we almost believe in his passion. the sound harkens back to old classic rave tracks but also pushes very modern production techniques. on the flip, raw nerve is an emotional exploration in both sounds and lyrics. a melancholy vonstroke dives deep into his insecurities and fears with sonically mutated lyrics like im feeling so sad, im feeling real bad today. when i see you on the street i dont want to compete. you can feel the social instability oozing out of the vocal only to come back at the close with a violently hard bassline embodying the personal angst and frustration that goes along with not fitting in.
2017 was the breakout year for fisher. his first single, ya kidding, was one of the top tracks of the year across the board, including 3 overall on sirius xms electric area for the year, and his follow up ep, “stop it” is still kicking around the top 10 and was dubbed the track of the ship on this years holy ship cruise, and with “crowd control” he went 3 for 3. for record store day we’re issuing this special vinyl release from fish, “ya didnt go and do it again did ya”. featuring the “oi oi” ep and “crowd control” available for the first time on vinyl
if you want something done right, sometimes you just have to do it yourself. in a world filled with false gurus and misguided leaders, so goes the mantra of the new york duo walker & royce. after a swift rise in recent years during which time they pioneered a sound that is often imitated but never replicated sam walker and gavin royce have used this mantra as the impetus for their debut album self help, on their label home dirtybird. in order to grow, one often has to look inward, and the pair set out on a trail of self-discovery and advancement. their journey has resulted in a diverse album that evokes a range of emotion and fervor, one that can be appreciated both on the way to a club as well as feverishly dancing to it in one. walker & royces signature production is in exceptional form on their solo tracks, such as why tho, warkin it, best track ever and sunday. the way they contrast heavy, low-end bass and beats with pristine melodies arises from the first thing they ask themselves when they fire up their studio: will we play this? the pair has also continued to push the boundaries of their minted formula for a bigger purpose, enlisting several distinct vocalists and collaborators to captivating effect. the legendary green velvet lends his vocal talent to rub anotha dub, and longtime friend dances with white girls appear on two memorable tracks, including the hit single take me to your leader. other collaborators such as sophiegrophy, oncue, forrest and mr. jpatt each introduce their own individual elements to the album, rounding out the varied tones and feelings that comprise the self help masterpiece. the road to self-discovery is filled with many bumps and obstacles, but with self help, walker & royce have proven that theyve got the keys and in the driver’s seat
2016 was a banner year for dirtybirds founder, claude vonstroke. he debuted his get real alias with green velvet in the winter, and followed up with another number one single in the spring with the rain break. he celebrated the 10th anniversary of whos afraid of detroit to kick off the summer, and finished in the fall by being crowned americas best dj by pioneer at a ceremony he shared with all the fans at the dirtybird campout. after a relentless touring schedule the first half of 2017, claude hit the studio with a couple ace producers, will clarke & sébastien v to collaborate on two giant singles for the works well with others ep. tiny tambourine is the product of will clarke & claude working together. its a bit of a misnomer, as tiny is the last word to describe the heavy bassline which starts to form immediately at the tracks outset. continuing to build over crisp and heavy beats and outbursts of drama before dropping back to the burly bassline, the result is monstrous. will clarke has been on a dirtybird hot streak having released 3 solo eps, 5 singles, an appearance on justin martins album, as well as a brand new collab with shiba san on the bbq compilation and a full takeover on the birdhouse radio show. on the flip side, claude teams up with one of dirtybirds freshest talents, sébastien v, for daylight dark room a light, melodic tone contrasts with a dark and funky acid resonance to create a truly unique masterpiece. the mysterious sébastien v was also featured on the dirtybird bbq compilation with his super-hot track funkulate, and there are rumors floating around that he is actually someone from the core dirtybird roster sporting a secret alias.
70% deal , last copies left.... sascha braemer s first record on dirtybird was a very big success gathering support from a wide array of djs. as our very first german artist, we were very happy when he sent over this super hot follow-up ep. true to dirtybird style both tracks on the ep are thematic, but these also show some restraint, not getting too silly or gimmicky with the themes. grounded in heavy funk kick drum grooves, sascha has delivered another set of bombs for sure. the train grows from a simple solid groove to a massive whistling peak, then back to the deep rooted funk. fly flip is a play on bug sounds, bringing a more laid back vibe to the table. both of the tracks are the kind of thing that could be played in any set from techno to deep house which really says a lot for the universal appeal of sascha s solid beats. we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
this is the one youve been waiting for. first broken by claude vonstroke & justin martin in their b2b set at miami this year, ya kidding by fisher was the biggest track of the conference. the vocal says it all - movin on the dancefloor. a former pro surfer from sydney, australia, fisher’s debut release is already generating big waves with early support from pete tong, green velvet, eats everything, skream, latmun, and more. we also enlisted two mighty remixes from artists who have sculpted their own unique sounds-the red hot uk duo solardo and the mysterious up and coming, sébastien v.
spring has sprung... which means bbq season is here! our annual grill-orientated tour is in full swing and as no dirtybird bbq would be complete without some tunes, this year s soundtrack is dirtybird bbq: secret ingredients . we kept it stacked just like our bbq plate, with music from dirtybird shiba san & will clarke, dj glen, sébastien v and seumas norv.
justin martin looks to the skies on hello clouds, his second full length album on dirtybird. building on the formidable foundation he established with 2012s ghettos & gardens, justin invites listeners on a high-flying journey through a rich musical landscape. one of the label s most beloved characters, martin lets his effervescent personality shine through on these 13 tracks along with an unexpected range of emotions.
back in 2015 our bearded dirtybird player, will clarke, needed a secret weapon for some of his festival gigs for the summer. he sampled the ghetto house legend, dj funk, who made an appearance on dirtybird back in 2013 for the kill frenzy smash, “make that booty clap”. will passed it on to the rest of the dirtybird crew, and before we knew it the track took a life of it’s own and quickly became one of the most requested tracks, even to this day. will ended up linking with dj funk himself, and they turned what was a quick bootleg into a full blown collaboration. ladies & gentlemen, “booty percolatin’” is officially here. for the flip side, we added will’s solo effort “house girl”, a bumpin’ ride with a contagious bassline and chanting vocals for all the ‘house boys’ and ‘house girls”
it s hard to believe an entire decade has gone by since claude vonstroke first released who s afraid of detroit but believe it or not, we ve reached the 10 year mark of one of the biggest hits of claude s career, and we felt its about time for some fresh takes on the track that helped launch vonstroke and dirtybird. for 10 year anniversary, we tapped into the motor city s outstanding talent pool and enlisted an amazing lineup of detroit artists to help us celebrate. besides claude vonstrokes brand new 2016 remix, we also included mixes from techno icones octave one, minimal techno pioneer marc houle (windsor is close enough!), and the accomplished trio visionquest. not limiting the detroit based artist package to just the music, the haunting release artwork comes to us from michigan illustrator dan may. in addition, a dark david lynch style music video comes from award winning detroit director, anthony ernest garth. whos afraid of detroit remixes,will be released on the 10th anniversary of the movement festival in what city? detroit, of course.
get real is the new project from legendary producers, green velvet & claude vonstroke. the pair, hailing from chicago and detroit, headed out on the road together for a string of shows at the tail end of 2015. get real was born and vonstroke was soon heading to green velvets chicago studio to work on new music. the result of that trip is the debut get real ep featuring two slices of amazing future funk from two creative giants.
hes ridden us raw with his naked piano, made our booties clap so hard weve needed medical care, shown us his titsss and hes even taken us to the mo wherever that is. now belgian wunderkind kill frenzy is about to flip the biggest switch of his career and whisk us away on his most exciting, most extensive dirtybird adventure yet: his long-awaited debut album taylr swft.
less than a year since he served up his third album *urban animal*, claude vonstroke delivers more brand new original material! based on the personal experience of starting at the bottom selling fake perfume out of the the trunk of his car, *califuture* foretells the sunny-sided ironies experienced by the legions of fame and heat-seekers who head out to the golden state each year in the pursuit of the dream.
drawing from his inspirations like never before, urban animal is claude vonstrokes most personal lp to date. naturally this remix package has been curated with the same amount of passion and features some of the california birdmans favourite producers. solomon (diynamic) and dixon (innersions) - old friends and kindred bolster the original message of the album with clarity and creativity!
first they had a feather fight. then they did whats known in the industry as the gettup and proceeded to tear a hole into 2013. now san fran / bristols finest dynamic duo return with two more beastly jams.
fresh from supporting claude vonstroke on the massive 25 date north american urban animal tour, j.phlip, has finally stolen a moment to complete her latest and much anticipated release. her last appearance on dirtybird called *coefficient*, found the girl from illinois flexing her european techno muscles and adding the likes of surgeon & dave clarke to her rapidly swelling fanbase. her incredible dj skills on the road have been catching everyone’s attention and she is currently prepping to go back on the road with vonstroke for the europe leg of his tour.
kill frenzy, our belgian booty-loving jean-claude van damme look-alike returns with his latest ode to the female form. it never ceases to amaze us that the crew member with the tightest pants consistently turns in some of nastiest ghetto funk.
seems bristol may not be the only bass-built uk city to spawn true dirtybird talent. midway up the little island the city of birmingham is boiling its bins and splitting its subs with the sounds of hannah wants and chris lorenzo.
last spotted on dirtybird brandishing a switch-flipping, warehouse busting acid house remix of kill frenzys massive make that booty clap, zds (zombie disco squad,) aka nat self, returns with his very own full ep. ladies and gentlemen, make way for hands.
CLAUDE VONSTROKE - URBAN ANIMAL (3X12 INCH GATEFOLD LP)
3x12" Vinyl UK24.09.13
stuck in the 9-5 grind, stifled by the impersonality of constant social media and mobile interaction, contemporary urban life can be suffocating. for a certain breed, release cannot be found in the vast, unpopulated great outdoors. urban animals congregate in heaving warehouses, seeking solace in the liberating beats of the kick drum. they are bound not by association, but through a shared experience of primal relief felt in those shadowy, dance floor corners swelling with the sounds of low end frequencies and brazenly sculpted grooves. this is the urban animals jungle.
dood, the second single from claude vonstrokes forthcoming album, urban animal. dood is inherently dirtybird and the one youve been waiting for if you were expecting something nasty from the project. the heart-squeezing booty-bass-line smacks instantly, while the rumbling drawl of the stoned vocal perfectly encapsulates vonstrokes witty spirit. the track is an homage to the time claude spent in los angeles during the production of the album and really captures the fun, dark edge of that sprawaling so-cal metropolis.
> cant wait<,is reminiscent of some of vonstrokes deeper classics while also pushing further into new territory. a sense of restraint and release play games throughout this melancholy tune with a fat bassline locking down the groove. >cant wait< has fleeting moments of euphoria that are both surprising and uplifting especially for a summer open air crowd. coming up strong on the b-side, >the clapping track< shows us the fun side of vonstroke where he cuts apart 16 claps and then brings them back together - building up to a standing ovation as a resonate organ sounds. this house anthem has already been destroying the dirtybird ibiza residency and summer festival circuit as well.
with what looks like a summer heatwave on the horizon, it seems right to call on dirtybirds european extension to deliver a sundrenched dance floor stormer to see in the new season. the two track love ep sees catz n dogz join forces with the everinnovative kink, a pairing that has proved striking in the past year after kinks beautiful follow the step release on the polish duos label, pets recordings.
ms. smooth socal soul meets mr. nocal dirtybird swagger and they have a baby together. that baby is justin jay and at 19 years old he is already making his 3rd appearance on dirtybird. i have a feeling this is justin jays breakout record. the a-side static is at 119 bpm and will sweep you up then rip your pants off. but even when you get hit with the massive bassline, an old school anchor stays intact. waves b-side has a classic deep dirtybird feeling, with tuned 808s and a surprising melodic element showing off the sweeter side of this up and coming young gun. justin jay has more potential than anyone i have heard in a while and if he continues to play like he has been lately, he has a long dj career ahead of him as well.
i had dinner with breach in london and he told me: hey, i have a track that is really dirtybird. i would put it out but its really sounding right for you guys. i took this with a grain of salt but then i heard lets get hot and i found out he was right. it has got the swagger and the sound. it makes girls grind their asses into boys crotches on the dancefloor. perfect. signed. so i then asked him to make something even more sexual, thinking it would be ages before i got something back. 10 days later the a-side came back to me as a 2 minute clip while i was on the train to warehouse project in manchester. i liked it so much that i edited it on the train to stretch it out to 5 minute. as expected, it slayed the room and the final version breach has delivered is one of the best records of the year in my opinion. with the simple title of jack you can see for yourself when you play it. this is the real deal. love, vonstroke
french fries delivers two originals on the cutting edge of modern bass. “space alarm” is right up in your face but artfully holds back right when you think it will go over the top. the inside “smoke wine” is more in the vein of last years smash “yo vogue,” yet more understated and deep which is rare for the genre. when i play these at the right time they always solicit an audible “ooooh” from the crowd at thedrops. remix #1 is by justin martin who really blows it up dirtybird style with almost a breakbeat old school electro beat. remix #2 is by dirtybird newcomers goldffinch via belgium who also deliver a really funk laden club version. both remixes are ace and the full release brings a very fresh sound to the label.
eats everythings forthcoming release for dirtybird continues to gather momentum. since first being showcased on diplo & friends radio 1 show by justin martin and claude von stroke, the track has been making the round and has since appeared on pete tongs show and annie macs mix for the channel 4 house party.
limited edition single sided white label. claude vonstroke teams up with jaw, lead singer of the notorious dop crew for a trippy slab of modern funk. this marks the very first time vonstroke has worked with a singer and we think the results are great. jaws smooth falsetto harks back to singers like curtis mayfield and the backing track is filled with trademark dirtybird flavor. the record is a slow building jam that builds into an almost church-like resolution filled with spiraling space echoes and organs that is sure to set off all the right rooms.
i was finishing up a long extended set in paris when the cleckcleckboom crew practically ran into the club to get on the decks. i had hung out with them before but tonight they had all new tracks and an incredible energy. so i stayed past the last ravers just to hear what they would play and that was when i heard “hugz” by french fries and bamabounou. this was a new sound, some nasty nasty shit sitting somewhere between juke and bass music and and i knew we had to get this sound on dirtybird no matter what. needles to say “yo vogue” is hot property and i’m really excited to release it on dirtybird. the half time drop, the chopped and screwed vocal, the stuttering bass kicks, the creepy moog on top - it’s simple and complex at the same time and it wrecks shop whenever it gets played. i did a remix on the b side giving it some db flavor and dirtybird newcomer leroy peppers lays out his own bay area skeeze with hot sauce on top. watch yer bass bins! best, vonstroke.
i first met ben westbeech (breach) at a dinner in london. he was sitting across from me and i found out he made >fatherless< a year ago which interested me right away. we got to chatting and the conversation took an unexpected turn and i heard the following story. as a kid breach grew up in hertford, north of london, where early uk rave pioneers like omni trio and 2 bad mice where from. his dad was friends with 2 bad mice and was surrounded by musicians and djs. 2 bad mice had a friend called paul, aka dj cra$y. he used to make tunes back in the early rave days but sadly did too many pills and went mad. when paul was taken into mental care his old dat format tapes got left at breachs dads house. 20 years later, breach found them in the garage in and old box marked music. he started listening through and found some cool old jungle vibes going on. the tracks >just e< and >i need you< are remixes of two of the tracks found on the old dj cra$y recording sessions… these are a rare hybrid crossover records between jungle and house and they are massive. so peace to dj cra$y wherever you are and respect to breach for putting these together. best, vonstroke.
continuing the amazing bristol / san francisco connection that we started with julio bashmore a couple years ago, dan eats everything has come out guns blazing with a multitude of hot tracks in 2011. but i feel like db059 is going to be eats evertyhings big breakout ep, the one that sets the tone for his career.
south of croydon raised christian sibthorpe (aka a1 bassline) sent over a few things over the last 12 months that really had me paying attention. but it was jessica (j. phlip) ended up being the first one to drop falsehood at the spring dirtybird party in sf which pretty much sealed the deal. it just smashed the room to bits. later on i met christian in person when he helped me do a live radio show at rinse fm in london along with ben westbeech and we agreed there that dirtybird would put these two tracks out.a1 claims to have been heavily influenced by early metalheadz and you can really here it on these tunes. while buoyancy is a smooth pulsing affair that really shines in the deeper mixes, falsehood (which we are re-releasing from a1s tighten up label) really buries the hatched in your brain with bits and pieces of 808s, breaks and house hi-hats all forged together like hot iron.
how do you follow-up last years monster mr.spock? of course with something even more ghetto, more dirty and more fun. lezgo is the 2nd collaboration between justin martin and ardalan, a curious bay area duo of master and apprentice that seems to be magic in the studio. this time they delve deep into the footwork meets house sound delivering cool r&b respites inside mega booty grooves for 3 minutes then letting down the hammer on the kick drum in the finale that kills every time. this is the type of tune that gets everyone moving and smiling and makes you wish you had 10 of them just like it in your bag. i ve played this to every type of crowd from techno chin scratchers to college kids, festival crowds, london know-it-alls, fund raising 40+ year olds, deep house heads, post dubsteppers, basement afterpartiers, hip-hop crews, disco kids and straight up ravers. it works everywhere and thats the sign of a big tune.
this new ep from j. phlip fits that description nicely. deep and dirty with filthy ghetto sample drops. in the 1840s a certain neighborhood in san francisco was nicknamed, the barbary coast. it was described as -the haunt of the low and the vile of every kinda dance-halls and concert-saloons, where blear-eyed men and faded women drink vile liquor, smoke offensive tobacco, engage in vulgar conduct, sing obscene songs and say and do everything to heap upon themselves more degradation, are numerous.- lots of people think they know about sf basslines but only a few actually can pull it off. jessica is one of those people. she is one of my favorite djs on earth and her new ep shows why she fits in so well with at dirtybird. big basslines, quirky ideas, and a general sense of mischief make this ep stick out from all the matchy matchy tracks out there.
the -makeovers- project is a compilation of some of claudes best re-twists, some of which are so far removed they can almost be considered original works. this special edition vinyl includes one of the most sought after remixes, -warpaint- originally by pocket 808 in australia, vonstroke turned this into a late night anthem in 2007. played by techno djs, dubstep djs, and everyone in between this track was never cut to vinyl until now. on the flip side claude remixed the nublu orchestra out of new york. he was never completely happy with the original version of the remix and hes gone back and re-made it into a very special piece of music including a new vocal sample from his wife aundy who also did the vocal effects in whos afraid of detroit? this collection was put together with the theme that a remix can be an inspiring starting point for an entirely new piece of music. these are two of the deeper and darker remixes but we think you agree they are also very special.
the three tracks for this release go through a wide range of our sound. >cyclone< by samuel dan and feygin is a throwback to the way dirtybird records sounded back in 2006, raw and fun with big drums. but >cyclone< sounds amazing compared to the sound quality of some of those old records we all love, a definite update to the old db vibe. b-jus >babbel net< is his follow-up appearance to last years bomb track >my sneakers< that all of us played 1000 times. this is more in the smooth 808 style of dirtybird while still giving you some punch and melody. this record works really well for me and this groove crossover into a house set no problem. last but not least is maelstroms >you play<. this is a real monster, not so much for the house heads but instead for those of you who like to cross genres and explore the bass regions during your sets. definitely not your friendly deep house record this one is a real db banger in the tradition of big dirty bass we love here in san francisco.
db049 is by two of the best new school groove specialists in the game, sascha braemer and philip bader. this is saschas third appearance on dirtybird and phillips first but the two have been friends for many years. both guys have their own amazing labels now (sascha runs supdub and philip runs dantze) so we are very happy to be able to still get a cool record from them on dirtybird. we will leave the title of this >friends and honey ep< up to your imagination but both trax are money in the bank. i welcome our friends from berlin to the san francisco family an we hope to see these two over here in the usa soon on tour.
justin martin was playing somewhere and the typical scenario happened where a couple guys came up and handed him a cd demo. a few weeks later i went on tour with justin and i found myself always asking him what track is that? whenever he played this one cd. he gave it to me and i am happy to say we have our very first south african artists on dirtybird! introducing, the munnibrotherz.
a message from claude vonstroke: >sascha braemer has got the funk! i first heard him on the amazing thrill on kindisch which i charted in my top 3 tracks of 2008. after that i heard the even more amazing heinrichs and hirtenfeller album dark orbit, (my favorite album of 2009) on highgrade. i usually like to break new dirtybird artists but this time i had to go find this guy and beg him to make us something. sascha has got that tech-funk, caveman quality that is so elusive and hard for me to find as an a&r. and on this record you will hear why i went and found him. this is an absolute beast! both tracks are tried and tested club killers. truthfully, i cannot think of a better dance-floor record on dirtybird this year<
after several hot tunes on worthy’s anabatic imprint, birminghams tom flynn joins the ranks of the dirtybird crew. i ve battle tested the a-side of this record all around the world. >catch that bird< is a rare mix of deep rooted funk whilst also sounding like a caribbean jungle track pitched down to 126. my favorite!
i d play this ep just on the strength of the a-side but i feel like a lot of attention will also be given to the b-side called >rhode island<. this is a classic piece of deep house with all the melodic elements of a dirtybird jam.
tom sent me at least 7 tracks before i signed these so the guy is certainly prolific and i expect to hear quite a bit more from this up and comer this year.
the final chapter of vonstrokes limited vinyl album remixes features some seriously low end.
remix #1 is one the favorites of the entire project. claude met brazils dj marky on an artist bus at a uk festival last summer and gave him the track >aundy<. he asked him to do a mix and marky and his friend s.p.y. turned in this amazing drum n bass version. numerous artists have been dropping it even in the middle of house sets! it really captures the drum n bass feeling of the original track taking it back to the genre which inspired it.
remix #2 is from our up and coming bristol based bass prodigy, julio bashmore. he takes on >california< the co-production by cvs and j phlip to another level, adding smooth low end bukem style bass drops and shimmery vox/pad programming to the already insane track. bashmore is one of the few new breed of uk producers who cross over all the way from house to dubstep.
at the young age of just 20 years old, ardalan from the tch dolphin crew in san jose is quickly proving himself to be a leader in the next generation of bay area house music. justin martin quickly recognized his talent when ardalan sent him a 10 minute demo.
after one listen justin thought the track was genius but needed some additional editing and arrangement work. he took on the project and the outcome was >mr. spock<. this dancefloor monster was instantly charted #1 by myself and jesse rose as soon as we heard it. it works. for real.
dirtybird has always been synonymous with sweaty bass-lines, fun ideas, and bumpin funk. this 5 year label birthday package is a celebration of both individuality and achievement as one of americas quirkiest imprints arrives at its first big milestone.
features a wide variety of sounds and international talent from san francisco to canada to germany to brasil. but even though it showcases a very international roster, each track has that special freaky spark that makes it work on dirtybird.
limited to 300 copies only! two killer remixes of tracks taken from the critically acclaimed claude vonstroke album >bird brain<. bruno pronsato and stimming offer their own dancefloor takes on each track.
a salute to the boobs. claudes super low down, >big n round< gets a supremely filthy treatment by some of his favorite producers of the year. the a-side is maetriks smashing >feel dem boobies< mix, a relentless tech funk bomb with a heavy beat rooted deep in the earth. the flip is the amazing holger zilske, delivering a super freaky computer-flavored funk mix.
claude vonstrokes hit album >bird brain< has been remixed by some of the best producers in the world from carl craig to robag whrume. dirtybird has decided to release the majority of remixes on vinyl in a series of very limited pressings throughout the next few months. each record will have 300 copies only.
this time its >the greasy beat<, the famed cvs / bootsy collins collaboration. continuing with the theme of claudes favorite producers - robag wruhme steps in for his first appearance on dirtybird. we are honored to have him on this release as he has heavily influenced both claude and justin martin over the years.
the other side features the young j. phlip, delivering her mad breaks/house version that always raises the roof at dirtybird events.
also, a super cool appearance by dop who made their debut on mothership last year as guests on the catz n dogz album. we are very happy to have them back for this special record.
>i have always had close ties with fabric and this time they have really paid off. fabric were putting together a new cd called >elevator music< that featured a lot of the new uk drum n bass/house hybrid material coming out right now. they sent me a couple tracks by a new guy named julio bashmore which i really liked. literally the next night i had a gig in bristol and julio came to the show and gave me even more tracks. these were my favorite two tracks of his. i really like this mix of jungle and house. i also like this new breed of producer who isn’t scared or mired in tradition. i’m definitely feelin it!<
straight off the heels of his highly successful bird brain album teaser tracks, aundy and beat that bird comes the definitive claude vonstroke record everyone has been waiting for. the a side is classic genius cvs at work. he constructs a mad vocal pattern up and down through 4 octaves and all the vowel sounds of the live human voice. then he creates a chord out of the notes all coming together for en even bigger surprise in the 2nd half. this track is quite simply unique. there is nothing else like it. the b-side resembles the freaky side of cvs harking back to the tech funk sound of tracks like chimps. this time claude makes an ultra-wide filter sweep sound like a pair of humongous tits bouncing up and down on a trampoline. the boob jokes are there but the track is so filthy dirty its hard to even find time to chuckle.
>who is the person you would most like to work with?< for claude vonstroke, its definitely bootsy collins - the biggest personality in parliament funkadelic and funniest character the funk world has ever seen. we couldn’t be any more excited to have bootsy on dirtybird and this crazy collaboration of styles is the lead single on claude vonstroke’s 2nd album, “bird brain.” if you haven’t heard of bootsy we couldn’t write it better than rolling stone… “bootsy collins’ rubber band was the most entertaining and longest-running spin-off of george clinton’s eternal p-funk circus, and that’s because bootsy is a true star, the clown prince of comic, psychedelic, good-times funk – if he weren’t such a genius of the bass, you’d think he was jimmie walker in a sequined costume, star-shaped mirrored shades included. his career is like a horatio alger story based in chocolate city: plucked from teenage obscurity in 1969 to play with james brown, the former william collins of cincinnati brought a slap-happy zest to jb’s sound, then hooked up with clinton and was reborn in his image, with a little help from lsd.” it is certain that claude vonstroke is not nearly as accomplished as bootsy collins, but he takes the same tongue-in-cheek approach to his music and that’s why this collaboration really works. both claude and bootsy believe you got to get up for the down stroke and there’s no way to fake the funk or your nose will grow, pinocchio!
tim green first appeared on dirtybird with >revox<, one of our favorite releases. this time around he delivers another set of dirtybird club gems. >kitch in< has an incredible breakdown and i have been playing it for months. the music speaks for itself so i hope you enjoy it. claude vonstroke
in these >post-heater< days it is not so crazy to hear of a kazoo being used in a track, but when style of eye first released >the big kazoo< on dirtybird it wasnt just a sample loop, it was an incredibly innovative usage of the sound - mangled in all the right ways. in 2009 style of eye returns with 3 more monster club tracks. these are the kind of jams that simply work at the club. they arent hard to mix and they arent hard to understand. they are big dirtybird tracks that simply never fail the dancefloor
this is the first ep from claude vonstrokes new album due out october, 2009. it represents the deeper, moodier shades of the full-length project. the lead track, >aundy< is featured prominently as the closing music for claudes epic fabric 46 mix to be released on the same day as this vinyl. it is also a homage to the 90s drum bass sound of people like ltj bukem and good lookin records. on the flip, >storm on lake saint claire< is a vibing summer track that builds and sways with cascading melodies raining down on your ears. it is a perfect building block for bridging the gap between moody house and big room thunder.
slipping sliding bleeping chirping…the donk boys are well know for their innovative, freaky beats. the swedish duo have appeared on a multitude of great labels like frankie, floppy funk, trapez and kreatur. it was only a matter of time before they ran into the crew at dirtybird in san francisco. these three prime cuts are a little jazzy, a little odd, a little caveman, and a lot of fun. they fit in with jackin house and minimal techno just the same and will all be ass-wiggling party starters for sure.
remember when tracks used to be fun, and people smiled on the dancefloor and gave you a big hug, and were happy to see you, and girls shook their asses from left to right in a way that didnt seem possible based on the joint system of the human body? this two-tracker from new artists solo and zombie disco squad should put the smile back in your step
on her first release for dirtybird, chicago native j.phlip has created a track that is both intricate and massive. a wall of devastating bass anchors rumble rumble’s assault, bolstered by an effervescent rhythmic net of popcorn snaps, soda cans popping open, and seductive whispers and giggles at the very edge of audibility.
claude vonstroke returns with his first original record in over a year. this time he partners with long time friend and upcoming producer, christian martin. this is a melodic hybrid of techno and house with influences as far away as drum n bass. the flip side features a remix by super hot producer gabriel ananda and newcomer alice rose. they playfully twist the main theme throughout, sprinkling in stabs to the constantly building groove. many people have said the original record sounds like a follow-up to >whos afraid of detroit?< but we will let you decide what to think for yourself.
played by karotte , reynold... style of eye has delivered one of the most creative dirtybird releases to date. this is a totally fresh sound coming straight out of stockholm, sweden. >the big kazoo< is an epic tech-funk masterpiece that achieves ultimate ass shaking glory while also innovating at the same time. yes, in the past dirtybird has brought you animals, fart noises, bass blips, and strange breakdowns and now a kazoo??? well, all we have to say is that the big kazoo goes a step beyond any gimmicks and brings you the real shit. the beat is solid driving funk just how we like it and the track is destined to be a dirtybird classic. the b-side >hide< aint no slouch either. it mixes in really well with anything you got with congos or any kind of latin shuffle. but hide also has a really hot techno element that makes it very versatile. the beat is rock solid with a strong syncopated pattern and cool synth dropouts that will even bring the socialites and wallflowers to life. check it
riva starr is new on the house scene after a successful career as top breaks artist, >madox.< his first house release came out earlier this year on jesse roses frontroom recordings and he has also teamed up on remixes for john acquaviva. this new release takes dirtybird back to the big basslines on which it was built. the bubble ep is a collection of floppy gurgling bass, heavy stacked drums and slow cooked barbeque funk.
tanner ross and kilowatts come to us from boston, mass. their jam, kruger fingers sounds like matthew dear met miss honey dijon at a halloween party. rolling funky bass lines with a wicked popping techno synth make this something that can fit into a minimal or tech house set. a seriously hot piece of music.
and so we have, >irst_te?< the word is bay area fillmore slang for >thirsty?< worthy saw it painted on a fence somewhere and made a track about it. this could be a breakout year for worthy who has already had multiple plays on radio one of his >whistler< remix and >that funkin noise< from his digital label, katabatic. >irst_te?< is bouncy and fun and it sounds kind of like it was inspired by the band in the original star wars with the alien clarinet players and the blue elephant on keys. claude vonstroke takes it darker and more techno, with an epic sounding build that could fit into almost any set
christian martin joins the production ranks of dirtybird along-side his well established brother, justin martin. on the a-side, >stoopit< conjures up images of princess jasmine stripping f or lil jon in a lush arabian tent. on the b-side, >venus fly trap< tackles more serious issues, f ollowing the f inal journey of a simple house fly. these two tracks hav e a rare f lav or that will cross ov er into dj sets of all kinds. the martin brothers have taken elements from latin krunk and techno swing to make something fresh and wild
played by dj t, mandy, booka shade !!! the flagship track from the album that has been called both >bird brained genius,m8 a highly seductive affair.< dj mag. beware of the bird builds and falls like a techno electro carchase, working perfectly with a big sweaty dance floor. the ever so funky justin martin also brings us a rare mix of nice and nasty that is not often heard these days
we are proud for this repress !!! the album preview ep is claude vonstroke s long awaited follow-up to last summer s smash, >deep throat< which sold through 7 pressings and is still selling strong. claude vonstroke is positioned for an explosion this year and his debut album, >beware of the bird< will be the catalyst. on the a - >the whistler< is detroit booty meets jiminy cricket, a memorable hook that sticks to your shoes long after you ve left the club. it has already generated complete mania at the biggest parties in san francisco and now has big international support from the uk crowd like damian lazarus and nic fanciulli
ft. tracks by claude vanstroke, justin martin, eats everything, shadow child, catz n dogz....grandiose compilation von claude vonstrokes dirtybird-label aus san francisco, eine der derzeit führenden us-house-adressen! 14 exzellente tracks größtenteils erstmals auf cd!
claude vonstroke ist minimal house dj und produzent in einem. mit werken wie -bird brain- oder seinem Überhit -whos afraid of detroit- ist er aus der champions-league des minimal/house nicht mehr weg zu denken. der dirtybird-mastermind vereint auf -makeovers- seine besten remixe seit gründung seines labels. neben bekannten gassenhauern wie blaqstarr ft. rye ryes b-more-club-hymne -shake it to the ground-, seinem rerub von kenny larkins -glob-, katy bs -easy please me- oder -i am europe- von chilly gonzales, gibt es auch einige brandneue remixe.
>dirtybird< has been breaking new ground and dropping basslines since january 2005. this five year label birthday package is a celebration of one of americas quirkiest imprints. it is a 3xcd package with over 50 tracks and we hope you enjoy it.