Review: It is that time of year again down in the City Of Magic. Winter Music Conference, Miami Music Week or whatever you prefer to call it - we just wish we were there too! And this is as close as it gets, with San Francisco powerhouse Dirtybird doing an 11-track compilation featuring the likes of Franklyn Watts, Bode V Steve Darko among many more. The tracks also come as a continuous mix by Windy City legend Gene Farris: he of Farris Wheel Recordings who serves up an exclusive here with Frenchman Tim Baresko on the electric "Fly With Me", also the bass heavy bounce (right in line with the label's sound) is also heard on Jaksan's "LaLaLa", Belgian veteran Kolombo makes a surprise appearance with some dirty nu-disco on "O Ride O Ride" and Brazilian Scavazza gets deep down and dirty on the grinding "This Time".
Review: Literally descending into the dirtybird zone with weird twitches, fidget tweaks and poppin drums is Steve Darko's elastic synth splurge into the trawling underground of the Detroit label and its way-out sound. The title track snarling like a panther caught up somewhere in the acidic wilderness. "Red" featuring the vocal spirales of DJ/vocalist Nala again combines acid, this time with deep house and pop sentiments good enough for the Modular Cowboy label back in the day, Norman Nodge's remix to "Words, Breaths, Pauses", perhaps. Have a good trip!
Review: Bostonian Steve Darko has fast become a staple of west coast bass house institution Dirtybird in recent times. From his his viral hit "Fried or Fertilized" to his latest collab with VNSSA on "Wavy". He's back again with a new EP, featuring the much anticipated "That's Hot" - a boompty, bass driven and quirked out party starter featuring Oonagi and Big J. This is followed by the druggy minimal tech house groove of "I Miss Your Face" which is perfect tackle for the warm-up or afterhours alike.
Review: Boston based Steve MacKinnon aka Steve Darko has had a big year thus far, with releases on Box Of Cats, In/Rotation and Psycho Disco! He is the next ascendant producer to emerge from Claude Vonstroke's revered Dirtybird imprint and we are fairly certain that the druggy and bass driven groove of "Whistle Work" is going to be burning up dancefloors well into 2019. Second offering "My Hood" features Uncle Kev and is a woozy cruiser vibe more suited to getting weird during the morning set.
Review: It's that time of year kids, west coast bass house experts Dirtybird are presenting their unique multi-genre music festival with an adult summer camp vibe in Waterford, California again this October - and these massive tunes are sure to bang the party guaranteed! Highlights are not limited to: the explosive bump 'n'n grind of Pimpo Gama's "Let's Play It Again" (original mix), unstoppable Berlin duo Mat Joe with the rolling UK tech house style banger "Bentley" (feat Shermanology), Chay's super buzzin' "Telegram" and Ryan Forever 's mental and tunnelling "Volta" (original mix). Also comes with a continuous DJ mix by the ever reliable Worthy.