HARD Summer at the LA State Historic Park in Downtown Los Angeles is right around the corner, and with 2 days, 4 stages and one of the biggest, most diverse lineups HARD has ever put together, it’s safe to say that this year’s festival may be the best HARD production (on land) to date.
Okay so I’ve been hoarding this since I was lucky enough to receive a promo after WMC, but for all that don’t already know – Daniel Pierce aka Eats Everything is back in the spotlight with his incredible follow up Jagged Elbow EP on Pets Recordings. The Bristol native exploded onto the record label last year with the massively supported ‘Entrance Song,’ earning him a BBC Radio 1 Essential mix and a capture into the DirtyBird family by label chief Claude VonStroke. The big man since then has been busy at work with tour dates across the world and stunning remixes setting him a cut above any other on their respectable releases (not to mention his production as one part of the duo Waif & Strays).
Officially released on Monday, the Jagged Elbow EP first features a-side ‘Jagged Edge’ – a darker toned blend of weighty bassline with haunting vocals, pinched guitar riffs and wet brassy chords . The b-side ‘This Elbow’ (originally titled ‘Food’ during WMC haha) is a more low end driven bouncy bass tune with uptempo hat swings and bobbing chord stabs to the spirit of soulful house music.
Without a doubt, dirtybird is one of the top labels in dance music. Their unique sound has infiltrated all corners of the globe, and the amalgam of Ghetto Tech, Tech House, and Bass has gained the attention of music lovers everywhere, and this Friday, CONTROL at the Avalon in Hollywood will host a label showcase featuring Justin Martin, Claude VonStroke, Worthy, and the young gun, Justin Jay. Expect good tunes and bring out your groovy dance moves — this one is going to be good.
Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5:30PM on Friday.
Pricing info and tunes from Justin Martin’s upcoming album after the jump!Continue Reading
The first original EP of 2012 on the dirtybird imprint comes from the new side project from London’s Dave Spoon — under the devious moniker of Shadow Child. The self-titled EP consists of two original tracks, ‘String Thing’ and ‘Rustic Chip,’ which blend genre lines between Solid Groove and Drum N Bass and have both already received support and air time from some of dirtybird‘s finest, Claude VonStoke and Eats Everything. To celebrate yesterday’s release, Shadow Child put together a fantastic mix including a number of TUNES from dirtybird, Pets, and Night Slugs, as well as a handful of unreleased jams that I can’t wait to get my hands on. Stream the EP before you buy it on Beatport and download the mix after the jump. Continue Reading
It’s almost Miami-time and you know what that means. Handfuls of parties hosted by the world’s finest artists, labels, and brands will be in effect next week, including the DirtybirdBBQ event at the luxurious Villa 221 in Downtown Miami next Thursday the 22nd. Over the past decade, Claude VonStroke, Worthy, and the Martin Brothers have been hosting parties in the park in San Francisco, and this year they’ve decided to take their grillin’ skills to Miami. Starting at noon, the event will feature DJ sets from Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Leroy Peppers (AKA Christian Martin), Catz N Dogz, Eats Everything, and more. For those going to Miami, we highly encourage your attendance at this daytime event, and to help out, we’re giving away a pair of guestlist spots.
For instructions on how to enter as well as a new mix from Worthy, read on…Continue Reading
We’ve been big fans of Italian-born, London-based House producer, Solo, for a while now. Since his original production, ‘Congaloid,’ was picked up by Dirtybird labelhead, Claude VonStroke, the man has only gotten better and better, and this Halloween, he’ll be releasing his new EP, Pumpernickel, on the Great Stuff imprint. Today, Solo was kind enough to put the EP up for stream on his Soundcloud as well as a fresh new October mix full of solid House tracks. Give a listen to the EP below and make sure to pick it up on Beatport on the 31st!
Solo feat. The Deepshakerz – Alki Bamba (Out on Congaloid Nov 2011)
N.Zube – Ruido
R.Gaez- Drunkin Preacher
Mendo- Old School
Solo – Take a Look (Out on Great Stuff Oct 2011)
D. Steinberg- On The Train (M.in Remix)
C.Special – Ain’t Nobody
Tripmastaz -Guess Who
Solo – Pumpernickel (Out on Great Stuff Oct 2011)
Taras Van de Voorde – The Game (Santos Remix)
Basti Grub – Simian Dance
This Friday, BLAP Productions takes their party schemes to the next level with the launch of Rebellion – a monthly electronic event @ The Parlor in San Francisco. To kick things off proper, your very own ///BONES will be hitting the decks alongside opening support by Chris Clouse and Danny G (I Love This Beat). The event will feature a newly installed sound and lighting system that will rock the bay bridges, courtesy of Top Shelf‘s ingenious design. The party kicks off @ 9pm, so get there early to avoid nutty-ness @ the door. SF – I’M COMIN FOR YA!
RSVPHERE (Free until 10pm / $5 until 11pm / $10 after)
LOCATION: THE PARLOR 2801 Leavenworth Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
• Friday, October 7th • 9pm – 2am • 21+ • MORE INFO HERE
Italian-born, London-based DJ/producer, Solo, has garnered much attention from House and Tech House music lovers in the past 3 years, including Claude VonStroke, who picked up Solo to his Dirtybird label in 2009 after hearing Solo’s get-on-the-map track, Congaloid. Since then, the band member turned electronic producer has also been signed to Deadfish, remixed the likes of Underworld, Depeche Mode, and Wiley, and was commissioned for the DJ Mag Mix last month. Can’t wait to hear more from this one.
Solo – Midgets Go Deep
Agaric – Who Made Up The Rules (Josh Wink Remix)
Hector Couto – Creampie
TradeMarq – Dirty Girls (DC Bonus Pass)
Housewerk – Clockwerk
Mousse T – Join (Butch Remix)
J.Bora Malohman – Jazz Extender
Big Black Boot – Vibrate 2011 (Zoltan Kontes Rmx)
Solo – Strawberry Swing
C. Silco, S. Lafonte – Tresenraya
Dennis Ferrer- Hey Hey (Atjazz Remix)
This weekend we’re gearing up for some serious talent here in Los Angeles. On Friday, May 13th, the Avalon in Hollywood will be taken over by Dirtybird Records. Yes you heard right, Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin and J. Phlip will be laying waste to the Avalon this friday, San Francisco style. My friends, this is not a show to miss. The EDM scene just hasn’t been the same since Dirtybird released it’s first track in 2005, and the unstoppable label still manages to set trends, release copious amounts of original hits, and now boasts one of the meanest lineup of house artists the dance community has seen.
Please RSVP names to JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM to be on our discount ticket list for the evening. Please have all names submitted before 5:30PM on Friday.
DENVER! Can you say… GOTTA DANCE DIRTYBIRD?
This Friday, Dirtybird records is coming to the Gothic Theatre with its captain, Claude Von Stroke, alongside the lovely J.Phlip. How does it get better? They’ve asked me to be the special guest for the night, so your very own ///BONES will be dropping the GDD noise upon the Mile High City. The show is 18+, so all you under 21 dirty dancers can come get down to the ghettotech bay area bass that is the Dirtybird showcase. Tickets are selling fast, so grab them before Friday and expect one dirty ass night.