29 Sep 17
Claude VonStroke - "Barrump" (Billy Kenny remix) - (5:21) 124 BPM
Will Clarke & DJ Funk - "Booty Percolatin" (Radio mix) - (5:50) 124 BPM
Eats Everything & Lord Leopard - "War Rhythm" (original mix) - (7:14) 127 BPM
Shiba San - "Up & Down" (extended mix) - (5:48) 124 BPM
Justin Martin - "Back To The Jungle" (feat Will Clarke - Chris Lorenzo remix) - (5:54) 124 BPM
Walker & Royce - "Hit Dem Draws" (original mix) - (6:33) 125 BPM
Gene Farris & Riva Starr - "After Dark" (original mix) - (7:24) 124 BPM
Sacha Robotti - "Melato Nina" (original mix) - (8:36) 121 BPM
Christian Martin & Ardalan - "Flight Of The Pterodactyl" (original mix) - (5:48) 124 BPM
Claude VonStroke & Jesse Rose - "Bare Mountain" (original mix) - (5:36) 122 BPM
Don Rimini - "Planet Earth" (original mix) - (5:10) 126 BPM
Fancy Fux - "Stripper" (feat Katie Got Bandz) - (4:10) 135 BPM
Sirus Hood - "Babylon" (original mix) - (6:00) 123 BPM
Claude VonStroke - "Aundy" (DJ Marky & S.P.Y. remix) - (6:30) 86 BPM
Lux Groove - "Gee Up" (original mix) - (5:17) 124 BPM
Ardalan - "Dirtybird Campout West Coast Compilation" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:04:51) 124 BPM
Played by: Fort Knox Five
Review: San Francisco's Ardalan Noghre-Kar serves up this year's eagerly awaited annual Dirtybird Campout compilation, which is now into its third edition. Happening in the beautifully idyllic surrounds of Bradley in Monterey County on October 6th - 8th, 2017: get your camping supplies packed as they gear up for the Great Outdoors with a proper soundtrack. Von Stroke & Co. reached deep into the Dirtybird vaults for a 'super sized' version of this year's mix. Featuring 15 tracks from featured artists you will see perform live at the event, including many past Dirtybird favorites. They also added two special bonus tracks: the previously unreleased remix of head honcho Claude VonStroke's "Barrump" and his collaboration with the recently retired veteran Jesse Rose "Bare Mountain", which was originally released on Rose's A-Sided label back in 2015.
09 Jun 17
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.
26 Feb 16
Played by: Kissy Sell Out
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.
15 Feb 12
5-10-15 (original mix) - (4:34) 118 BPM
Warsaw By Night (original mix) - (5:43) 120 BPM
Only For The Moment (original mix) - (4:12) 138 BPM
Relaxation Is A Skill (Club mix) - (4:38) 125 BPM
Far Away (original mix) - (5:19) 120 BPM
Doimek Na Prerii (original mix) - (2:20) 80 BPM
I'm Free (feat Paul Randolph - extended mix) - (3:42) 120 BPM
I'm The One Who's Crazy (original mix) - (6:01) 120 BPM
Pets Gone Wild (original mix) - (4:24) 83 BPM
Poranek Organek (feat DOP - original mix) - (7:33) 120 BPM
Everything Is Sexual (original mix) - (5:19) 100 BPM
Long Way (original mix) - (4:11) 50 BPM
Long Way (feat Nicholas Ryan Grant - Tanner Ross remix) - (5:31) 123 BPM
I'm Free (feat Paul Randolph - Carl Craig remix) - (4:36) 128 BPM
27 May 16
Who's Afraid Of Detroit? (10 Year Anniversary mix) - (6:37) 124 BPM
Who's Afraid Of Detroit? (Marc Houle remix) - (5:42) 125 BPM
Who's Afraid Of Detroit? (Octave One remix) - (6:08) 125 BPM
Who's Afraid Of Detroit? (Visionquest remix) - (7:42) 128 BPM
Who's Afraid Of Detroit - (6:04) 125 BPM
Review: It's hard to believe that it's been a decade since the release of "Detroit". To celebrate double figures, its author has released a sprawling "10 Year Anniversary mix", alongside the original version. The party doesn't end there though, and Dirtybird has also selected some impressive producers to rework it. Unsurprisingly, Marc Houle's take is a slinky, stripped back affair, while Octave One's interpretation mines the kind of tribal, percussive sound that the Burden brothers have made their own over the past two decades. Fused with the original version's brooding synths, it makes for a intoxicating techno groove. Finally, Visionquest bring the curtain down with a laid back, groovy house take on this modern-day classic.
04 Aug 17
Claude VonStroke, Will Clarke - "Tiny Tambourine" - (5:55) 126 BPM
Claude VonStroke & Sebastien V - "Daylight Dark Room" - (6:39) 126 BPM
Review: After a relentless touring schedule during the first half of 2017, Dirtybird head honcho Claude Vonstroke hit the studio with a couple of ace producers in the form of Will Clarke and Sebastien V. They collaborated on two giant singles for the Works Well With Others EP. Claude Vonstroke & Will Clarke team up first on "Tiny Tambourine", a dark and filthy tech house groove on the deep and druggy tip. Just listen to that gnarly 'womp' build and build into utter dancefloor madness: this one is huge! Secondly we have Claude VonStroke & Sebastien V with "Daylight Dark Room" an epic dose of acid with a whole heap of bump in the bass and no shortage of jack in the rhythm department. Perfect for getting weird in the early hours, if you ask us!
24 Mar 17
Review: Edible head honcho and all round tech house superstar Eats Everything teams up with Cornwall's Lord Leopard here for some bumpin' and slinky grooves aimed squarely at the dancefloor. The Murk style tribal drums on "Song For" merge with diva vocals but soon give way to a bleepy bass driven jackathon. "War Rhythm" continues on with the bouncy sensibilities with its low end swagger that reminds you that these guys really are about a Bristol kind of sound.
03 Feb 17
Stripper (original mix) - (4:10) 135 BPM
Stripper (Kill Frenzy Acid Workout) - (5:54) 126 BPM
Review: They say west coast is 'best coast' and we're not going to argue. But they can certainly add 'bass coast' to the list of accolades with Dirtbird certainly leading the charge. Claude Von Stroke's label now presents Chicago duo Fancy Fux who serve up the frantic booty house of "Stripper" which successfully emerges elements of acid and bass music into one fierce people mover that features Katie Got Bandz dirty rhyming which is certainly NSFW. Up next on the remix is Belgian guy in Los Angeles Kill Frenzy with the "Acid Workout" which does exactly what it says on the tin on this gliding, modulating and resonating peak time groover that works that little silver box like a you know what.
10 Nov 17
Review: In his previous life as a surfer, Paul "Fish" Fisher used to ride waves. Now the Australian producer prefers to make waves of the sonic variety - with devastating effect. Fisher's latest release is on Claude Von Stroke's label and it's not hard to understand why Oi Oi would appeal to Dirtybird's owner. "Stop It" resounds to a powerful, pumping bass, a pitch-bent vocal and even some deftly arranged electro synths. All of these elements add up to the type of track Von Stroke would spin. On "Ya Didn't", he opts for a more classic house sound, with a looped soulful vocal fused with a tracky groove - but then a wall of electronic bass washes over the arrangement, consolidating Fisher's name as a purveyor of party house.
30 Jun 17
Ya Kidding (original mix) - (6:10) 125 BPM
Ya Kidding (Solardo remix) - (7:08) 126 BPM
Ya Kidding (Sebastien V remix) - (6:11) 124 BPM
Review: First brought to audiences by Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin in their back to back set at Miami this year, "Ya Kidding" by Fisher was the biggest track of the conference. The vocal says it all: it's all about 'moving on the dancefloor'. A former pro surfer from Sydney, Australia, Fisher's debut release is already generating big waves with early support from Pete Tong, Green Velvet, Eats Everything, Skream, Latmun, and more. The track's boompty, bass heavy groove is aimed squarely at main room, peak time dancefloors in all its druggy and rolling glory. Big drop on this one! Dirtybird also enlisted two mighty remixes from artists who have carved out their own unique sounds of late: the red hot UK duo Solardo and the mysterious up and coming Sebastien V.
26 Jan 18
Review: Slinky and tough rolling tech house with a serious emphasis on the bass, courtesy of Spanish scene hero German Brigante. This certainly isn't his first appearance for Claude Von Stroke's imprint and he's fast become a name synonymous with it. This follows up a killer release a few months ago in collaboration with veteran producer Thomas Gandey (aka Cagedbaby) on Manitox. Strap yourself in for the bumping peak time energy of "The Opposite" which we can imagine firing up audiences from The White Isle all the way to the East Coast - where they'll be having the annual Dirtybird campout of course! Cowbells glore in this one and loved every minute of it. Second offering "Keep Up" takes things deeper into the late night on this dirty and drugged up groove, featuring woozy pitch shifted vocals, furious toms and a razor sharp bassline. Top stuff from the scene's finest.
13 May 16
Review: Spaniard German Brigante is on a roll right now. Let's do the label roll call again shall we: Saved, OFF, Defected and of course Get Physical: who released last year's brilliant full length Bipolar. He now appears for Claude Von Stroke's' revered west coast institution Dirtybird for something a bit different. "Noose" has an almost early noughties tribal house groove about it with some druggy synth melodies for added sass. He's by now aware of his own success with the imaginatively titled "The Brigante Chronicles", a dark journey track sure to cause some serious dancefloor drama with its wonky synth leads, mysterious pads and emotional vocals. Finally "Samoa" is definitely the most Dirtybird sounding track here with its emphasis on the bass, big, trippy headrush sounds and some druggy vocal dialogues for added mischief.
20 Apr 16
Dive In - (3:13) 119 BPM
Hello Clouds (feat FEMME) - (5:18) 121 BPM
The Feels - (4:52) 123 BPM
Odyssey (feat Lena Cullen) - (3:21) 125 BPM
Upcountry - (4:31) 118 BPM
Rabbit Hole (feat Charlotte OC) - (3:33) 119 BPM
Be Mine - (4:01) 119 BPM
Back To The Jungle (feat Will Clarke) - (5:07) 124 BPM
Tropical Storm Mango - (1:02) 124 BPM
Wet Cat (feat Kill Frenzy & Ardalan) - (5:18) 124 BPM
Midnight (feat Christian Martin) - (4:17) 120 BPM
U R HERE - (1:06) 127 BPM
Hold Them (feat Mohna) - (5:59) 115 BPM
Review: Bay Area house hero and Dirtybird co-founder Justin Martin is back following up 2013's Ghettos & Gardens with his new full length LP Hello Clouds, a collection of fine moods and grooves that see him collaborate with some of his favourite artists at the moment. He's quoted as saying "I reached out to specific artists who currently inspire me". Highlights include the title track where he collaborates with London pop chanteuse FEMME on this low slung acid groove. More great talents from London appear such as Lena Cullen, lending her fine vocals to the dark futurism of "Odyssey" and Bristolian rising star and fellow Dirtybird alumni Will Clarke appears too, lending his midas touch to "Back To The Jungle" which is bumpy and as bass driven as you could possibly imagine. The Amen break on top is totally killer too.
24 Feb 17
The Feels (Walker & Royce remix) - (7:26) 125 BPM
Hello Clouds (feat FEMME - Ardalan remix) - (5:45) 124 BPM
Wet Cat (feat Kill Frenzy & Ardalan - Redlight's Damp Dog remix) - (6:39) 125 BPM
Odyssey (feat Lena Cullen - Kyle Watson remix) - (6:11) 124 BPM
Midnight (feat Christian Martin - Doorly remix) - (6:02) 122 BPM
Back To The Jungle (feat Will Clarke - DJ Marky remix) - (5:03) 85 BPM
Rabbit Hole (feat Charlotte OC - Lenny Kiser remix) - (5:49) 125 BPM
Hello Clouds (feat FEMME - Jakwob remix) - (5:00) 123 BPM
Midnight (feat Christian Martin - Soul Clap remix) - (7:28) 123 BPM
The Feels (Low Steppa remix) - (5:33) 123 BPM
Rabbit Hole (feat Charlotte OC - Little By Little vocal mix) - (6:39) 125 BPM
Rabbit Hole (feat Charlotte OC - Little By Little dub mix) - (6:41) 125 BPM
Back To The Jungle (feat Will Clarke - Chris Lorenzo remix) - (5:54) 124 BPM
Review: Bay Area tech house hero and Dirtybird Stalwart Justin Martin released his full length Hello Clouds to a great reception last year and now it's time for a remix package that is equally impressive. Featuring the likes of Walker & Ryce, Ardalan and Chris Lorenzo amongst several others; it is so hard to choose favourites among such a talented bunch. But for our money we'd bet on the following: South African Kyle Watson with his take on "Odyssey" which takes the track down even deeper and dreamy territory; if not for that serious grinding bassline. Brit in Los Angeles Doorly is here with a typically explosive remix: this time on the epic acid journey "Midnight" while fellow Brit Jakwob delivers deep tech house in fine form on his version of the title track. Also of important note: witness the return of legendary Brazilian drum and bass don DJ Marky who appropriately remixes the track "Back To The Jungle" and its all quite fitting really.
18 Aug 17
Lee Walker - "Rock Climber" - (6:41) 126 BPM
Weiss - "Bounce" - (5:49) 124 BPM
Lord Leopard - "As Gospel" - (6:47) 125 BPM
Bump Ugly - "Lost My Mind" - (5:51) 123 BPM
Played by: DJ Mau Mau
Review: San Francisco institution Dirtybird turn up the heat with their Summer Funk release, featuring four bangers from four different artists. Middlesborough's Lee Walker makes his debut on the label with "Rock Climber", a ferocious track with build-ups and build-downs that make you feel like you're on an unforgiving rollercoaster. Next up is another Englishman named Weiss, who has been a favorite of the label over the past year. He follows up his recent EP with "Bounce". It does exactly what it says, with his trademark mixture of jacking beats, underground boom and a bit of amusement. Lord Leopard first appeared with Eats Everything in March on one of the label's biggest EPs of the year. Here he goes solo with "As Gospel". The contagious lead line swirls in and out over a dark set of drums and bass that will certainly contribute to his rapid ascent. Bump Ugly's "Lost My Mind" rounds out the EP with animated beats and bass that dances along with quirky bleeps and blips for a funky summer ride.
28 Oct 16
Played by: Pezzner
Review: Seattle deep house hero Dave Pezzner's career is still going strong, making it big around eight years ago on big imprints of the time such as Neurotraxx and Freerange. Fast forward to now, he's right at home appearing on the imprint of fellow 'best' coasters Dirtybird, who present his new single Hand That Feeds; a deep tribal house journey that's bound to create some proper esoteric moments on a dancefloor near you soon. Second offering "Right Place Right Time" gets a bit more fierce, relying on a stripped yet functional groove with some woozy and tripped out loops on top, that's sure to hypnotise the crowd into submission.
14 Apr 17
Review: Italian dude in Los Angeles Sasha Robotti returns with a new killer release after representing on the likes of Snatch, Gold Rec and This Aint Bristol in recent times, but Dirtybird really is the label he calls home these days. On his new offering for the label "Melato Nina", Robotti goes for a dreamy and woozy groove that's perfect for dancefloor drifting at Californian desert raves or L.A. rooftop parties alike with its soaring, razor sharp bassline, ethereal pads, tight rhythm and seductive femme vocals.. On the flip, "Low Key Goddess" is a smooth and sultry deep house number that is perfect moodlighting for the warm up or the late night alike.
09 Dec 16
Review: They say the west coast is the best coast and if local institution Dirtybird can do anything to prove it; well they're doing a damn fine job. This time Claude Von Stroke presents the mysterious Shiba San from France who serves up the low down, bass heavy and dust covered jack of "Up & Down" that's sure to get the kids jumping. Followed by the drugged up bump and bounce of "You Know What?" featuring a rolling bass, hypnotic melody and a swing fuelled shuffle that will equally play the role of people mover just nicely.
01 Dec 17
Review: With releases on Kling Klong and Moon Harbour already in his catalogue, Vangelis Kostoxenakis is becoming a fast-rising name in tech-house. "Bills", released on Dirtybird, is exactly the kind of release that label owner Claude Von Stroke will play. The title track features a ghetto style vocal urging the recipient to 'pay my bills, bitch', as the Greek producer drops rolling snares and a jacking, percussive groove. The addition of hip-hop scratches only serves to augment the track's party mood. On "Gifted Generation", Kostoxenakis opts for a more contemporary flavour. Jarring riffs, a looped vocal sample and a dense, swinging rhythm all add up to create a vivid house track.
28 Dec 15
Sirus Hood & Ardalan - "Paris To SF" - (5:15) 123 BPM
Wood Holly & Sage Armstrong - "Ass Out" - (5:43) 123 BPM
Jaded - "Made In China" - (4:47) 130 BPM
David Keno - "Fallout" - (5:56) 124 BPM
Nick Olivetti - "Wet Dreams" - (5:57) 125 BPM
My Cat Snoop - "Bong Cant Stop" - (6:51) 124 BPM
Genghis Clan - "Crave Me" (feat Mikey V) - (5:52) 125 BPM
14 Jun 16
Doorly - "Neanderthal" (feat Marshall Jefferson) - (6:12) 122 BPM
Billy Kenny & Maximono - "Must Be" - (5:47) 123 BPM
Sven Lochenhoer - "Get Down To This" - (6:39) 125 BPM
Shiba San & Will Clarke - "Give It To Me" - (5:57) 124 BPM
Bruno Furlan - "GD" - (6:14) 124 BPM
Christian Martin & Ardalan - "Flight Of The Pterodactyl" - (5:48) 124 BPM
Dateless - "Meditate" - (4:58) 124 BPM
Justin Jay & Sacha Robotti - "Broke The Law" (feat Josh Taylor & Henry Was) - (6:44) 120 BPM
Whoami - "Dirty Cache" - (5:17) 121 BPM
Dankey - "Westside" - (5:18) 122 BPM
Sirus Hood - "Babylon" - (6:00) 123 BPM
Groove N Hat - "Free Your Mind" - (5:56) 124 BPM
Middath - "Aw Damn" - (5:45) 123 BPM
Born Dirty - "Check Your Bell" - (4:16) 127 BPM
Review: For those of you who can't make it, you can still enjoy these very tracks that will be thrashed on San Francisco institution Dirtybird's US tour this summer. This is the third edition of their Summer BBQ compilation titled Secret Sauce and it features an all-star cast. Starting things off in spectacular fashion with Chicago house legend Marshall Jefferson teaming up with L.A's Doorly on the wicked "Neanderthal', there's the wonky, bassbin rattling deepness of label mainstay Christian Martin (with Ardalan) on "Flight of The Pterodactyl" and rising star Justin Jay's pop-inflected epic "Broke The Law" featuring a bit of help from mates Sascha Robotti, Henry Was and vocals by Josh Taylor.
23 Dec 16
Ciszak - "La Bomba" (original mix) - (6:38) 126 BPM
Walker & Royce - "Hit Dem Draws" (original mix) - (6:33) 125 BPM
6Ftshort - "To My" (original mix) - (6:46) 124 BPM
Dateless - "Barbarian" (original mix) - (5:35) 123 BPM
Sirus Hood & Roland Clark - "I'm House" (original mix) - (8:22) 124 BPM
Sage Armstrong - "Turn You On" (original mix) - (4:50) 128 BPM
Weiss (UK) - "Walk With Her" (original mix) - (6:17) 124 BPM
Egopool - "Quartz" (original mix) - (7:16) 122 BPM
Elevator Musik - "Janky" (original mix) - (6:12) 124 BPM
Slow Jam - "Thizz" (original mix) - (5:32) 122 BPM
Walker & Royce - "The New Years Special, Vol 2" (continuous DJ mix) - (43:46) 126 BPM
Played by: Domshe
12 Mar 07
Riva Starr - "La Conga" - (6:56) 125 BPM
Monty Luke & Tasho - "Paranoid" - (6:19) 120 BPM
Voodeux - "The Curse" - (6:24) 124 BPM
Italoboyz & John Coltrane - "Bahia" (Party Swing) - (7:50) 124 BPM
Claude VonStroke - "Scarlett Macaw" - (7:57) 126 BPM
Voodeux - "Pina Colada" - (7:02) 124 BPM
Amyn - "Moonbird" - (6:04) 125 BPM
Tanner Ross - "G-Things" - (6:17) 112 BPM
30 Sep 16
Justin Martin & Ardalan - "Function" (feat PartyPatty) - (6:49) 124 BPM
Catz 'n Dogz - "Fixation" - (7:32) 125 BPM
Will Clarke - "Can You Funk" - (5:28) 124 BPM
Billy Kenny & Abby Jane - "I Operate" - (5:16) 123 BPM
German Brigante - "Noose" - (6:12) 123 BPM
Ciszak - "I Want" - (6:33) 124 BPM
Bruno Furlan - "Line Five" - (5:47) 123 BPM
Sirus Hood & Ardalan - "Paris To SF" - (5:15) 123 BPM
MAXIMONO - "Sorry" - (5:53) 123 BPM
Kill Frenzy - "So Fine" - (4:52) 125 BPM
Justin Jay - "Hit It" (original mix) - (6:08) 125 BPM
Sage Armstrong - "Quest To The West" (original mix) - (4:50) 130 BPM
Pezzner - "Dirtybird Campout Compilation" (continuous DJ mix) - (48:31) 123 BPM
Played by: John smthg
Review: It's that time again; west coast institution Dirtybird announce this year's Campout Compilation featuring an all-star cast who serve up some seriously bass-heavy tech house party vibes for the real freaks! Opening proceedings in great style is label mainstay Justin Martin with Ardalan on "Function" featuring the naughty vocals by PartyPatty on this boompty, sleazy and downright funky groove. Petz head honchos in Berlin Catz N Dogz serve up the the rolling and drugged out "Fixation", Bristol electro house hero Will Clarke gives us the typically buzzy and bouncy "Can You Funk" and for Spanish progressive house hero German Brigante is business as always on his darkly epic journey "Noose". Their latest acquisition, the young gun Justin jay presents the stripped down and bouncy teen spirit of "Hit It (original mix)" too. If that was not enough, Seattle legend Pezzner compiles all the tracks in a continuous mix for your listening pleasure.
29 Jul 16
Review: 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.
20 Oct 17
Sunday - (4:01) 120 BPM
Role Models (feat OnCue) - (4:19) 126 BPM
Best Track Ever - (6:56) 125 BPM
My Own Thang (feat Sophiegrophy) - (4:37) 125 BPM
Take Me To Your Leader (feat Dances With White Girls) - (5:45) 125 BPM
Why Tho - (5:27) 125 BPM
Love & Marriage (feat Dances With White Girls) - (7:19) 123 BPM
Warkin It - (7:25) 125 BPM
Can You Pass That? (feat Mr JPatt) - (6:38) 126 BPM
Rub Anotha Dub (feat Green Velvet) - (6:55) 126 BPM
Need Ya (feat Forrest) - (4:39) 126 BPM
Review: Following on from releases on Relief and Crosstown Rebels, Samuel Walker and Gavin Royce have selected Dirtybird as the platform for their debut album. The US pair are sure to surprise with the gentle electronics of opening track "Sunday" and "Role Models", which sees them collaborate with OnCue to deliver a catchy electronic pop track, albeit one that is tethered in grimy bass. However "Best Track Ever" sees them revert to type and adopt the general approach of Claude Von Stroke's label with its cut-up vocals and bleeps bass tones. That said, their penchant for catchy hooks and pop influences is never too far away here and "My Own Thang", which features Sophiegrophy on vocals, is a bubbling, bouncy track, led by insistent, catchy vocals.
14 Jul 17
Review: Having recently tickled the fancy of Cajmere AKA Green Velvet - resulting in two solid EPs on his Relief imprint - Samuel Walker and Gavin Royce pitch up on Dirtybird with rapper and producer Dances With White Girls in tow. "Take Me To Your Leader" is deliciously difficult to pin down, sitting somewhere between hip-house, British bass music (check the powerful sub underpinning the loose and scruffy beats), eccentric deep house and twisted electrofunk. It contains a few stylistic ticks typical of Dirtybird releases - wonky electronics and so forth- but is far quirkier and less "in your face" than many of the imprint's titanium-clad bangers. Most importantly of all, it's really rather good.
08 Sep 17
Review: "Rub Anotha Dub" is the second single from Walker & Royce's upcoming album entitled Self Help. Featuring lyrics describing the joys of rave land from the one and only Green Velvet (don't worry they're not as cynical as classics "Flash" or "La La Land") they will have you singing along while your feet get busy to Walker & Royce's signature sound of beats, bass and melody. New York City's Sam Walker & Gavin Royce have been producing their emotive, subdued and groove heavy house since 2011 and will play at Dirtybird's annual Campout in 2017.
28 Apr 17
Review: First appearing on Dirtybird as part of a compilation late last year, UK producer Weiss now gets a full release on the label. From the outset, it's not hard to understand why Claude Von Stroke was attracted to Weiss' music; the title track is a rude, bouncy groove that has echoes of Chicago producers like Derrick Carter but also the cut-up, raw attitude of early Sinden and Jesse Rose. "Charlie Brown" uses a similar aesthetic, but is more focused on providing a heads-down appeal, as a system-leveling bass stab is combined with vocal snippets and a lo-fi Fisher Price bleep to create a rude and irreverent floor filler.
16 Sep 16
Will Clarke & DJ Funk - "Booty Percolatin" - (5:50) 124 BPM
Will Clarke - "House Girl" - (6:12) 126 BPM
Review: Bristol's master practitioner of boompty electro house returns for west coast institution Dirtybird with his rendition of DJ Godfather's 1999 classic "Booty Perculate" feat DJ Funk, but in the process sounds more like Cajmere's seminal "Percolator" with its stomping Chicago hard house groove and wobbly melody. Second offering "House Girl" sounds more like the Clarke we know with its massive bouncy baseline, tight rhythm and buzzing synth leads that fly all over the shop for perfect trippiness beneath druggy pitch shifted vocals. That's what we're talking about right here!
19 May 17
Sebastien V (BE) - "Funkulate" (original mix) - (5:29) 124 BPM
DJ Glen - "Move Your Bone" (original mix) - (6:16) 123 BPM
GAWP - "Prime Society" (original mix) - (4:24) 124 BPM
Shiba San & Will Clarke - "Don't Hate Me" (original mix) - (5:45) 124 BPM
Seumas Norv - "Wuvulu" (original mix) - (5:03) 123 BPM
Kyle Watson - "Creatures" (original mix) - (5:28) 122 BPM
Ciszak - "Vanilla Cream" (original mix) - (6:40) 125 BPM
Tekla - "Shake" (original mix) - (7:39) 126 BPM
Holt 88 - "Burn It Down" (original mix) - (6:07) 123 BPM
Wood Holly - "Lil Kitties" (feat Wally B) - (6:12) 124 BPM
Sam Swindle - "Disco Slut" (original mix) - (4:54) 124 BPM
Will Clarke - "Dirtybird BBQ: Secret Ingredients" (continuous DJ mix) - (48:27) 124 BPM
Played by: John smthg
Review: Dirtybird is having a BBQ and we're all invited. Hirsute selector Will Clarke is the man tending to the grill, liberally spreading around his "secret ingredients" for other DJs to taste. There's plenty of juicy, char-grilled goodness to be found throughout, from the warehouse-friendly hip-house revivalism of DJ Glen's "Move Your Bone" and sub-heavy, Afro-tinged tech-house tribalism of Seamus Norv's "Wuuvulu", to the mind bending electronics, wonky vocals and TB-303 driven madness of Tekla's "Shake" and Sam Swindle's throbbing, bleep-laden closer "Disco Slut". If that's not enough to get you drooling like a dog at dinnertime, Dirtybird has also included a killer DJ mix from Clarke.
16 Feb 18
Review: London born and bred Nat Self aka ZDS (Zombie Disco Squad) may not yet have the weathered features of a house music elder statesman, but his musical CV already reads that way. For his new one on Dirtybird, he serves up exactly what you'd expect for any release on the label. "Sweat" (feat KE) featuring all the hallmarks of their sound: thick boompty bass, jacked and druggy vocals and absolutely massive drops! "The Beat" features label staple Will Clarke and is a fierce 'n' tunnelling epic, that comes off sounding like Green Velvet/Cajmere's early Relief Records exploits. 2018 is already looking like another strong year for ZDS with EPs already confirmed on Food Music as well as an appearance at Dirtybird's new festival, Campout east.