If you’re at all aware of the Dirtybird crew (you should be), you’re more than likely aware of the various Dirtybird BBQ events they have been throwing over the past months. These shows have done wonders in combining the friendly atmosphere and bouncing bass the label has become so known for. Brooklyn, Detroit, Toronto, San Francisco, and now Los Angeles for HARD Day Of The Dead where they will be taking over an entire stage. Full preview after the jump!
With so much firepower at the Dirtybird BBQ stage, it’s tough to figure where to start. For authenticity’s sake let us follow the chronological order of set times. Enter Christian Martin, one of the four founding members of Dirtybird. It was under influence that the label grew its roots, thus fitting that he kicks off their takeover stage.
Kill Frenzy will grace the decks from 1:00-2:15. This Berlin-born bass slinger became widely known after his first release on Dirtybird: a little tune called “Booty Clap.” His forthcoming album, “Taylr Swft,” has quickly become one of the most anticipated tech-house projects in recent memory.
Next up is J. Phlip. From 2:15-3:30, expect to hear some mind blowing stuff from this lovely lady. An engineer turned techno technician, she has rocked crowds in Berlin, San Francisco and everywhere in between. Her latest endeavor,”Walls,” is a three track collaboration EP with house aficionado Chris Lorenzo. Check it out and get acclimated.
The 3:30-4:15 slot really needs no introduction. Over the summer, you could hardly walk into any club without hearing one of his bass-laden, ghetto inspired tunes. The Frenchman in question is Shiba San, and is set is sure to have you screaming “Okay.”
Next up is Catz ‘N Dogz. This Polish duo may have gone by many names in their long-spanning careers, but their sound is truly one of a kind. True house heroes, these guys have an infectious sound that you’re not going to want to miss at the Dirtybird BBQ stage from 4:45-6:00.
The 6:00-7:15 space is home to special guest, Cajmere. One of the true leaders of the Chicago house movement, this man (along with his alter-ego Green Velvet) has truly left his mark on the genre, all while piloting two of the most renowned labels of the era. Expect equal parts greatness and dance fever from his time-slot, where it will truly be time for the percolator.
You can’t expect Eats Everything to miss a BBQ! The British producer has been amongst the heaviest house hitters in the scene for many years now. His most recent highlights include the success of his “Edible” Podcast, his remix of “F For You” amassing over one million streams, and an animal of a remix for Tiga. Don’t miss his set!
Justin Martin will be commanding the dance floor from 8:30-9:45, get ready for this one! 2014 has been very kind to the other Martin brother, seeing a successful collaboration with Eats Everything, and a seemingly viral remix of “Stay” for Henry Krinkle. Expect the unexpected Justin Martin. Well.. expect bass.
Rounding out the Dirtybird BBQ stage is head honcho Claude VonStroke. The Detroit-born, Los Angeles-residing label owner has been ahead of the pack in basically all aspects of music over the years. Drop everything to see this set on Sunday *shivers*.