Tri Annual party types Eastern Electrics today revealed that Thomas Fehlman, Scuba and the Wighnomy Brothers are amongst the acts to share billing with Michael Mayer, Justin Martin and Joy Orbison for their London August bank holiday party.
Washington native Worthy is now an intergral part of the fabric of San Francisco’s dance scene, having co-created Dirtybird Records with house cohorts Christian Martin, Justin Martin and Claude VonStroke upon moving to the West Coast almost a decade ago. Since then he’s dabbled in numerous productions on labels including Leftroom, Curfew, OM, Utensil and also set up his very own imprint, Anabatic. We caught up with the man himself to find out a bit about his top tunes of the moment.
VonStroke’s girl Dirtybird chats to Juno Plus about Chicago house, moving to Berlin and her mother Carol. Making bass-heavy sounds on a tech-house tip such as tracks like “Rumble Rumble” and remixing the likes of Voodeux, J Phlip (aka Jessica Phillippe)’s track “Drop Bombz On Ya Momz” has been featured on the ‘Future’ CD3 of Dirtybird’s 5 Years of… Compilation, we can only expect big things…
Interview: Claude VonStroke
Claude VonStroke is a relentless innovator. Ever since songs like “The Whistler”, “Who’s Afraid of Detroit”, “Deep Throat” and “Chimps” were released, he’s carved a name as one of the most interesting producers in house and techno, combining quirky samples with irresistibly catchy beats. Bird Brain – his second studio album and worthy successor to 2006’s Beware of the Bird – combines house, techno and a myriad of other genres and influences – not least his San Francisco home – into a truly unique and original electronic album. He spoke to Juno Plus editor Aaron Coultate about nerdy bloggers, fatherhood and the influences behind Bird Brain.