Shadow Child - EP

Posted by Claude Vonstroke on Mar 28, 2012

1. Shadow Child - String Thing


2. Shadow Child - Rustic Chip
 

 

Title: Shadow Child - EP
Cat-No: DB070
Beatport release date: March 28, 2012
Release date: April 10, 2012
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Just having wrapped up the epic HATCHED compilation we roll right into the first original EP of the year. It seems like we’ve been blessed because Shadow Child has delivered an incredibly strong debut release. “String Thing” was given to me with support by Eats Everything and I’ve already seen it completely rip up several rooms on tour last month. I thought that was going to be the A-side killer and then “Rustic Chip” came in which I think could possibly be even better. The production style is kind of like old school Solid Groove meets drum n bass and I’m really digging this record. Super-fat, well-mixed sounds put in all the right places, this stuff really works.

Best,
VonStroke

 

dirtybird HATCHED Vol. 1

Posted by Claude Vonstroke on Mar 15, 2012

1. Claude VonStroke & Eats Everything - Ignorance Is Bliss


2. Sacha Robotti - The Major


3. Kill Frenzy - Booty Clap


4. Tom Flynn - Jerry’s Liquor Store


5. Christian Martin - Waiting


6. Kingdom - SFX


7. DJ Cra$y - That Amen Track (BrEaCh’s return to 93 Remix)


8. Samuel Dan - Bitch


9. Catz ‘n Dogz - Bring Me That Water


10. A1 Bassline - Why Do You


11. Worthy - Shy Look


12. Nick Monaco - Long Kiss Goodnight (Soul Clap Edit)
 

 

Title: dirtybird HATCHED Vol. 1
Cat-No: DB067
Release date: March 13, 2012
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Over the last seven years dirtybird has released an eclectic range of bass influenced house music. This new compilation is a glimpse into the next wave. 14 different artists deliver deep house, bass music, jackin funk, and ghetto filth.

 

French Fries - Yo Vogue

Posted by Claude Vonstroke on Mar 15, 2012

1. French Fries - Yo Vogue


2. French Fries - Yo Vogue (Claude VonStroke Remix)


3. French Fries - Yo Vogue (Leroy Peppers Remix)
 

 

Title: French Fries - Yo Vogue
Cat-No: DB069
Beatport release date: March 14, 2012
Release date: March 27, 2012
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I was finishing up a long extended set in Paris when the CleckCleckBoom crew practically ran into the club to get on the decks. They were playing a new sound, some nasty bits sitting somewhere between juke and bass music and and i knew we had to get this vibe on dirtybird no matter what.

“Yo Vogue” is hot property and i’m really excited to release it. The half time drop, the chopped and screwed vocal, the stuttering bass kicks, the creepy moog on top - it’s simple and complex at the same time and it wrecks shop whenever it gets played. I did a remix on the B side giving it some db flavor and dirtybird newcomer Leroy Peppers lays out his own bay area skeeze with hot sauce on top. Watch yer bass bins!

Best,
VonStroke

 

Claude VonStroke & Jaw - Le Fantôme

Posted by Claude Vonstroke on Mar 01, 2012

1. Claude VonStroke & Jaw - Le Fantôme
 

 

Title: Le Fantôme
Cat-No: DB068
Beatport release date: February 29, 2012
Release date: March 13, 2012

 

 

Claude VonStroke teams up with Jaw, lead singer of the notorious dOP crew for a trippy slab of modern funk. This marks the very first time VonStroke has worked with a singer and we think the results are great. Jaw’s smooth falsetto harks back to singers like Curtis Mayfield and the backing track is filled with trademark dirtybird flavor.

The record is a slow building jam that builds into an almost church-like resolution filled with spiraling space echoes and organs that is sure to set off all the right rooms.

enjoy…

 

Hatched - Part 3

Posted by Claude Vonstroke on Feb 22, 2012

1. Catz n Dogz - Bring Me That Water

2. Samuel Dan - Bitch

3. Tom Flynn - Jerry’s Liquor Store

4. Nick Monaco - Long Kiss Goodnight (Soul Clap Edit)

 

Title: dirtybird HATCHED (part 3)
Cat-No: DB066
Beatport release date: February 8, 2012
Release date: February 29, 2012

 

 

“Hatched” Part 3 is the final installment of this compilation series and the final 4 tracks are some of the best. Catz ‘n Dogz shake it to the ground with a booty-house anthem called “Bring me that Water.” These guys have been killing it on all fronts and this is one of their best efforts. After that, Samuel Dan, who is part owner of the Spanish Sicopat label, delivers a slow cooked sexual scorcher called “Bitch.” The track has a wide range of influences from 70’s funk to the Grand Pubahs and is a sultry dancefloor bomb. Next comes a real leap for producer Tom Flynn with “Jerry’s Liquor Store.” He abandons the confines of tech house and goes huge with an effort referencing everything from Pearson Sound to old school Chicago raves. This is a battle tested party starter for sure. Lastly, we say farewell with the “Long Kiss Goodnight” from the up and coming Bay Area producer Nick Monaco. Nick has been really working hard to get on dirtybird and this track is reminiscent of the unusual (and funny) releases like “the Southern Draw” we used to do back in the day when we first started the label. Eli and Charlie of the amazing Boston based Soul Clap duo lend a helping hand editing the tune for the dance floor.

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in this project!

best,
VonStroke

 

Hatched - Part 1

Posted by Claude Vonstroke on Jan 16, 2012

1. Claude VonStroke & Eats Everything - Ignorance Is Bliss


2. Sacha Robotti - The Major


3. Kingdom - SFX


4. A1 Bassline - Why Do You
 

 

Title: dirtybird HATCHED (part 1)
Cat-No: DB064
Beatport release date: January 11, 2012
Release date: January 25, 2012

 

 

Over the last seven years dirtybird has released an eclectic range of bass influenced house music. This new compilation is a glimpse into the next wave. 14 different artists deliver deep house, bass music, jackin funk, and ghetto filth. The series will be released in 3 parts and as a full length cd.

Part 1 opens with the red hot Eats Everything, fresh off his live from Bristol essential mix. This is a first-time collaboration working with label chief, Claude VonStroke on a deep techy number with plenty of surprises. Second in line is a jackin funk gem by Sacha Robotti, who you might recognize as curator of the famed Berlin Kreuzberg Institut podcast since 2008 or by his label, Klasse Recordings. After that an unexpected deep house-bass influenced single comes from LA’s Kingdom, the bass/R&B maverick and label boss of Nightslug’s new U.S. sister label called “Fade to Mind.” Last but not least comes an elegant combo of Detroit style techno and UK bass from our good friend A1 Bassline, owner of Tighten Up records and overall club destroyer.

 

Hatched - Part 2

Posted by Claude Vonstroke on Jan 16, 2012

1. Kill Frenzy - Make it Clap


2. Worthy - Shy Look


3. Christian Martin - Waiting


4. DJ Cra$y (Breach rmx) - That Amen Track
 

 

Title: dirtybird HATCHED (part 2)
Cat-No: DB065
Beatport release date: January 25, 2012
Release date: February 8, 2012

 

 

Hatched Part 2 is where we pick up the pace from deep and groovy house into the bass and ghetto crossover sound dirtybird have been championing for the last couple of years. Kill Frenzy comes to us from Belgium having already recorded for the infamous Ghetto labels Dustraxx (Chicago) and Juke Trax (Detroit). He brings a legit juke joint that drops down into hip-hop for 30 seconds and is a filthy crowd favorite. After that, Worthy, head of the Anabatic imprint and part of the O.G dirtybird crew surprises us with “Shy Look,” a futuristic bass-house crossover track that really peaks in the right spots and smashes it every time. Third in line comes Christian Martin, also an original dirtybird member, roaring through with “Waiting,” a house-meets-breakbeat slayer. Get your subs ready because it’s got some big balls (and a really sweet vocal drop half way through.) Lastly, we have Breach/Dj Cra$y re-appearing after the epic New Years “Just E” debut on dirtybird. Ben Westbeech is firing on all cylinders right now. This is as close to 90’s jungle as you can get in a house tune. A superbly crafted homage to that old school LTJ Bukem vibe.

 

DJ Cra$y - Breach Remixes

Posted by Claude Vonstroke on Dec 29, 2011

A1. Just E


B1. I Need You

 

Title: DJ Cra$y (Breach Remixes)
Cat-No: DB063
Release date: Decemeber 28, 2011

 

 

I first met Ben Westbeech (BrEaCh) at a dinner in London. He was sitting across from me and I found out he made “Fatherless” a year ago which interested me right away. We got to chatting and the conversation took an unexpected turn and i heard the following story.

As a kid BrEaCh grew up in Hertford, north of London, where early UK rave pioneers like Omni Trio and 2 Bad Mice where from. His Dad was friends with 2 Bad Mice and was surrounded by musicians and DJs.

2 Bad Mice had a friend called Paul, aka DJ Cra$Y. He used to make tunes back in the early rave days but sadly did too many pills and went mad. When Paul was taken into mental care his old dat format tapes got left at BrEaCh’s Dad’s house. 20 years later, BrEaCh found them in the garage in and old box marked “music.” He started listening through and found some cool old jungle vibes going on.

The tracks ‘Just - E’ and ‘I Need You’ are remixes of two of the tracks found on the old DJ Cra$Y recording sessions… These are a rare hybrid crossover records between jungle and house and they are massive. So peace to Dj Cra$y wherever you are and respect to BrEaCh for putting these together.

best,
VonStroke

 



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