Review: Sao Paulo's Bruno Furlan makes the kind of bass-inflected minimal/tech house that has earned him worthy releases on the likes of Dirtybird. This time it's for French label CUFF and follows up a wicked one by London's Luke Larrell. "Rinoceronte" uses a barrage of booming kicks to effectively give you a bass fix supported by tightly programmed high hats and chopped up vocal samples but "Red Alert" is more our tempo: this is the kind punchy minimal you heard on early Hot Creations releases. "Ajuestes" is more of the same, this one enters the main room just before the peak hour and it's bleepy melody works a treat. Finally "Bang Bang!" hammers the message home in bass heavy fashion like the first track; this one would make even Will Clarke stand up and notice!
Review: The self-proclaimed Dirtyboy from Brazil is back, for Dirtybird! Bruno Furlan has an infectious energy that carries through into his music. His highly distinctive style is based on a restrained economy of sounds. This minimal approach makes for some of the rawest funk beats on the label. Everything is in exactly the right place and all the grooves are perfect. First single, "Action" features a massive drop, into the most hard hitting simple beat with an even simpler bassline. On the other single "Orange Juice", the surprises are all masterfully held until the very end of the track: where it kicks into a frenzy of bubbling filth! At only 22 years old, Bruno Furlan has achieved his own distinct original sound. Who knows where it can take it from here.
Review: Claude Von Stroke's Dirtybird is back everyone, look out! This time it's more typical bass driven absurdity for hedonistic dance floors courtesy of Bruno Furlan of Brazil teaming up with Johannesburg's Kyle Watson and what a meeting this is! "Marshmallows" really nails the west coast label's sound perfectly on this down and dirty, bass heavy groove that is so tongue in cheek... It's not funny? Moreover "But Why" keeps on with the cheekiness but is more of a boompty joint reminiscent of the Windy City; you could imagine Derrick Carter throwing this one down for a pre peak-time dancefloor.
Dateless - "Dirtybird Campout East Coast Compilation" (continuous DJ mix) - (26:40) 124 BPM
Review: It's that time again kids: the Dirtybird Campout is coming up on the East Coast this January and will feature more low-end boompty biz than you can shake a Novation Bass Station at! Claude Von Stoke & Co. have been generous enough to provide a sneak preview of the potential soundtrack that will fuel your weekend of debauchery at this epic annual pilgrimage. The eight tracks on offer here are mixed to perfection by new signing Dateless - a Los Angeles native who's had previous releases on the likes of Snatch! Toolroom and Armada - so he's definitely got credentials! He even offers up a fine track of his own featuring homeboy Lucati on "Team Work", a sleek and bumpin' electro house groover. Elsewhere there's boss man Von Stroke with Bruno Furlan on the massive 'womp' factor of "The Book Is On The Table" which will be sure to cause a headrush or two at the festival, we bet! The Wolf + Lamb affiliated Nick Monaco makes a surprise appearance on the deep groove of "Drama" (after the massive drop of course) and wunderkind Justin Jay appears with the jacking old school energy of "Oii Oii Oiii".