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.
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. Hannah & Chris kicked off their year with the mighty ‘Dappy‘, a crew favorite from Food recordings. Hannah has been red hot on tour throughout the UK and Chris is finally stepping out of the shadows of being a ghost writer for over 6 years, now working on several projects including Cause & Effect, collabs with Pete Graham and countless other productions. “Kneadin” has provoked more reaction than almost any other track in the sets of dirtybird this summer hitting a pinnacle at Hideout festival in Croatia when it was played 5 times in one day (over two events) by Justin Martin, VonStroke & Eats Everything! Listen below and grab it today on Beatport.
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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!
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- Comment below that post with your full name and @tag the friend you wanna bring!
… We will pick a winner on Saturday @ 4pm PST!
OKAY, OKAY… before you go “Really? Another ‘Jack’ remix?” – take in mind that we thought the same thing and the ONLY reason why we’re posting this for you guys is because its well worth it. The artwork doesn’t help the argument either, I know… But throughout all the heavier to groovier versions put out, the DC badman Tittsworth has teamed up with co-producer Alex Eljaiek to bring something far off his own beaten path – and its insatiably deep. They don’t stray far from the original, but rather evolve into a tech house spirited rolling bassline that sends this into “after hours” territory. It was even approved by the big wigs at Dirtybird! Grab it below for FREE
As we lie in the heart of summer, BONES brings us the 4th installment of THE DEEP END, another refreshing hour of the underground to quench the heat of the season. Featuring new and classic tracks from the likes of SBTRKT, Torren Foot, Hot Since 82, Justin Martin & Eats Everything, Dusky, MK, Pleasurekraft, Mark Starr, Louie Fresco, and many more…
TRACK LISTING HERE
*Don’t miss BONES @ HARD Summer Music Festival, performing Saturday (Aug 3) on the SUMMER STAGE and Sunday (Aug 4) on the MAIN STAGE!
Coming off a huge Radio 1 Essential Mix debut and a widely supported Dirtybird anthem for 2013, Ben Westbeech aka Breach has finally dropped the Jack Remixes EP today, landing a huge release on Atlantic Records. Our GDD familiar and fellow UK native Low Steppa (aka Will Bailey) wanted to add to the excitement with his own VIP edit, jazzing up the original with some more funky-ness to the bunch. Grab it for FREE below, and pickup the Remix EP out now on iTunes and Beatport!
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NEW – WATCH THE JACK MUSIC VIDEO!
LAVO Las Vegas and Marquee Las Vegas have joined forces with Insomniac Events to host an unprecedented array of the world’s top-tier underground artists for the Las Vegas Loves Techno event series as a part of EDC Week, June 20th – June 24th. This series marks a new era in the Las Vegas music scene as LAVO and Marquee are pioneering the deviation from dance music’s status quo.
By hosting acts such as the Dirtybird label head, Claude VonStroke, the legendary Carl Cox, Sasha, and equally prolific Dubfire, among others, LAVO and Marquee Las Vegas display their all-embracing ideals that establish them as tastemakers with a forward-thinking mentality. They are pushing the boundaries of typical music programming within Sin City to bring something fresh and distinctive to their loyal patrons.
LAVO tickets/more information
Marquee tickets/more information
• Watch Rusko‘s animated Lift Me Up EP teaser video
• James Murphy Writing Music for Broadway Show Starring Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
• AlunaGeorge to tour North America
• GoldFFinch to Drop New EP via Dirtybird
• LOL Boys offshoot Heartbeat(s) announces debut album, Home Remedies
Zone Music is a haven for modern Techno. The imprint’s founders, Gesaffelstein & The Hacker, have carved somewhat of a niche alongside their fellow Frenchmen over at Bromance Records, pushing for the cutting edge, bouncy, bassy Techno that we’ve all learned to love. Forthcoming on Zone is a 3-track EP from Maelstrom — a promising young producer from the West coast of France with previous releases on Sound Pellegrino, dirtybird, and BNR Trax. The title track of the Resistance EP that we’re premiering today fuses a love of Detroit Techno fundamentals with a new age French twist, providing for a uniquely indefatigable production. Preview “Resistance” below and pick up the release on May 29th. √+
Kill Frenzy‘s storming debut on dirtybird, the addictive, juke charged brute with its ingenious hip hop breakdown, is back for re-release with a slew of remixes from some choice label affiliates. Not content with the originals genre-traversing legacy (including plays from Soul Clap to Skrillex and pretty much everyone in between), Belgiums booty obsessed Kill Frenzy has rallied the likes of The Martin Brothers, Zombie Disco Squad, Plastician and Mark Starr to deliver their own take on the track, bringing the work out to brand new dance floors in the process.
The Martin Brothers (Justin & Christian Martin) set the pace with a characteristically heavy house bass line, the twisted “make that booty clap” vocal sample dancing over the driving groove. Zombie Disco Squad let’s the buttock-smacking claps take centre stage, while a clever percussion score and perfectly timed ellipsis make for certified ghetto house dance floor material. Dirtybird debutant by way of Croydon, Plastician, focuses on the bass elements of the original, creating a swaying dubstep rhythm where booty claps become glock pops before your very eyes, while Mark Starr opts for a similarly languid groove, without losing sight of Kill Frenzy‘s playful genre-splicing.
“Make That Booty Clap” became an instant milestone in the dirtybird canon and its great to see Kill Frenzy’s debut receiving such masterful reworks a year on.” - Claude VonStroke
Kill Frenzy – Make That Booty Clap feat. DJ Funk (Remixes)
Available on DRIP.FM: 5/3/13
Available on Beatport: 5/6/13
Available Worldwide: 5/21/13