Tom Flynn of Birmingham, UK will be releasing his third solo EP on San Francisco’s dirtybird imprint tomorrow exclusively on Beatport, and his reputation precedes him once again as the Be Yourself EP is a prime example of Flynn’s incredible knack for House Music production and arrangement. While the title track “Be Yourself” will tickle you in all of your favorite places, it’s the B-side “Wild Flowers” that tantalizes almost to the breaking point before reaching a “euphoric resolution” that Claude VonStroke calls “absolute killer open air material and probably [his] favorite Tom Flynn track to date.” √+Continue Reading
Bring out your dry rubs and get ready to kiss the cook — dirtybird have just released their latest compilation, BBQ Trax, today featuring 4 new ones from Nick Monaco, Justin Jay, A1 Bassline, and Shadow Child & James Talk. Head honcho Claude VonStroke explains, “Before dirtybird was a record label it started as a San Francisco barbecue party based on sunshine, great music and carne asada. Friends playing good music out in the park for anyone who would show up. In celebration of the energy and spirit of the BBQ party we bring you this 4 track release with that summery open air vibe.” So fire up those charcoal grills and turn the volume up, dirtybird is bringing the fire. Pick up the release on Beatport now. √+Continue Reading
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