One of the many reasons why I love dirtybird so much is because Claude VonStroke writes little notes about the releases he signs, and this one for Nick Olivetti‘s Looping Machine EP has to be one of my favorites.
I wish everyone was like Nick Olivetti. He sends tons of demos and doesn’t get discouraged if we don’t sign them. He keeps working, keeps getting better and never gives up. He came to ibiza and didn’t get to play at our party because the power went out. Did he complain? No…not a peep.
You would never know from meeting him that he is an accomplished audio engineer with releases on tons of labels from Trapez to Kling Klong to dirtybird. So why cant everyone in the world be as cool as Nick Olivetti? I Don’t know but for me, I’m very happy he turned in these sick bangers, because I want to hang out with this guy some more.
Agreed, Mr. VonStroke, agreed. Check this great new 2-track EP out next week.
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The Dirtybird label boss himself Claude VonStroke is making his SoCal stop on the ‘Urban Animal’ North American album tour this Saturday, October 5th downtown @ Exchange LA – and we’re giving you FREE tickets to the show! VonStroke just released his full-length ‘Urban Animal’ LP on his imprint Dirtybird Records, celebrating an experimental journey into tech house, booty bass, jungle, hip-hop and more: “Spanning genre, space and mood, Claude VonStroke’s Urban Animal is as unpredictable and bewildering as any living entity.”
This Saturday he rolls into DTLA with support from fellow Dirtybirds J.Phlip and Justin Jay, and an opening set from Insomniac’s resident La Muerte. This one is gonna get hot and heavy into the late hours, so make sure you don’t miss out on this one!
HOW TO WIN:
– Go onto our GDD facebook and share the ticket giveaway post
– Comment below that post with your full name and @tag the friend you wanna bring!
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It’s time for the weekend – and what better way to kick it off with a special HARD edition of The Dirt, bringing you (15) tracks to pump all the way through. We welcome the HARD bossman Destructo to the selection, along with his #2, mister D BELL himself and our very own BONES. Some of these you can download (where you see the DL link given), but some you just have to listen and wait because they’re either too good to be FREE or their quite frankily not even out yet. All in all, gems abound. Dig in, my weekend warriors.
Strap on those headphones because one of the coolest dudes and best DJs in the game has got your listening schedule covered for the next 100-minutes or so. Our good mate Doorly sent over an exclusive 80-minute mix chock-full of proper house tunes perfect for those summer after hour sessions. Up late with friends waiting for the sun to poke through the horizon? Throw this on. Get the trackilisting below after the jump.
Second off we have this fantastic two-track EP forthcoming on Toolroom Records, set to be released next week on May 15th. Excellent laid back house vibes, perfect for the impending pool season (sorry Southern Hemisphere).
Also, this remix of the all-time Chicago house classic Jack Your Body by Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, forthcoming on S&S Records. This one has recently been supported by dirtybird bigwigs Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin.
If all that isn’t enough or you just want to experience one of my all-time personal favorite DJs in person and you’re in LA, this Friday at the Avalon Hollywood will be Doorly‘s last US gig before he moves back to Ibiza (Ibitha) for his annual summer residencies at We Love Sundays at the infamous Space as well as Ibiza Rocks.
Yesterday, VICE announced the launch of their newest platform. An electronic music culture website and youtube channel called THUMP. To kick off the launch they debuted several videos covering artists, music and behind the scenes perspectives – one of which mirrored my post last week on Claude VonStroke at Marquee. Check out the video above to see what it’s like behind the booth and a glimpse into the mind of the master mixer!
The majority of the GDD™ crew attended Coachella last weekend and had an absolute blast, so we’re heading back out to the desert on Friday for another fun-filled weekender at The Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs. Beginning Friday afternoon, we’ll be poolside for the Urban Outfitters Love Me Pop-Up shop, where GDD™ DJs will play alongside a grip of sun-loving artists including Warpaint, Turbotito, Data Romance, and more.
Following Urban Outfitters event on Friday will be the highly anticipated dirtybird Desert Edition pool party on Saturday featuring Claude VonStroke, J.Phlip, Justin Jay, and Ardalan, as well as another fantastic Crew Love event on Sunday with Wolf+Lamb, Soul Clap, Nick Monaco, and more.
In another tasteful move, Claude VonStroke and the dirtybird imprint have launched a new release dubbed dirtybird Players, “a showcase of all the key artists and upcoming talent on the label” and “an up-front taste of the full length compilation and world tour coming this Spring,” according to head bird, Claude VonStroke. In this 3-track sampler, we hear tracks from the young bird, Justin Jay, the OG bird, Worthy, and a third track from Birmingham duo, Cause & Affect, which CvS actually played out for weeks as an unmarked demo before actually realizing who it came from. All three tracks, as you can imagine, are √+, so preview now and pick it up on Beatport next Wednesday the 23rd.
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