Following on from releases for Crosstown Rebels and Pets Recordings, Samuel Walker and Gavin Royce debut on Dirtybird. Boy is a noisy, punishing affair and is redolent of the rougher end of mid-00s electro house. The title track centres on a vocal sample of 'boy' forged to a pumping, pulsing disco groove and supported by a primal bass drum. "ITB" is based on a similar approach. Again, it sees the pair deploy a cheeky vocal sample - on this occasion it sounds like 'in the butt' - fused with an alarm-style bleep sequence and a spiraling electronic climax. It makes for one of Claude Von Stroke's most raucous signings - and that's really saying something.
DJ-friendly full length tracks