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Dirtybird US

Dirtybird US

Dirtybird has been dropping basslines and creating smiles on the dancefloor since 2005 and Barclay Crenshaw (aka Claude VonStroke) has A&R'd some of the most influential house music producers in the world. A shortlist includes Justin Martin, Catz ‘N Dogz, Julio Bashmore, Riva Starr, Breach, Shiba San, Eats Everything, J Phlip, Style Of Eye, Kill Frenzy and many more, most of whom had their very first records on Dirtybird and even created their artist names for the label. Today, Dirtybird has offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles and has expanded into events and tour production. As it grows, the brand continues to expand beyond music into merchandising, licensing and artist management.
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The Creeps
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The Creeps (original mix) - (5:56) 126 BPM
DB 293
21 Oct 22
Deep House
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Dirtybird Campout Compilation 2022
Various
   
Kevin Knapp - "Dope Kid Central" - (5:53) 129 BPM
   
Justin Jay & Lindsay Lohand - "Want" - (5:19) 125 BPM
   
Dipzy - "Waiting" - (5:15) 124 BPM
   
Maxim Lany - "Against All Odds" - (7:05) 122 BPM
   
Mark Farina & Homero Espinosa - "Falling Forward" - (6:11) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
E.R.N.E.S.T.O - "Shake N Drop" - (4:30) 129 BPM
   
Arnold & Lane - "Bing Bong Baby" - (7:07) 126 BPM
   
2Phargon - "Petrol" - (7:10) 125 BPM
   
Luke Andy - "Wussup" - (5:05) 126 BPM
   
Frivolous Jackson - "Swivel" - (6:09) 126 BPM
Review: It's Dirtybird's favourite time of year when their annual flagship event returns for another weekend long campout. As always, they have a brand new soundtrack for the 2022 edition featuring 10 new jams from a wide range of artists on the label. Berlin-based Kevin Knapp kicks things off with the druggy afterhours bounce of "Dope Kid Central", label staple Justin Jay teams up with Lindsay Lohand on the lo-slung and bass-driven groove of "Want", while legend Mark Farina teams up with Homero Espinosa on the emotive 303 acid of "Falling Forward" and 2phargon serves up the wonky dancefloor drama of "Petrol" among many more.
DB 292
30 Sep 22
Minimal/Tech House
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Freaks & Beaks Remixes
   
These Notes In This Order (VNSSA remix) - (6:02) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Youngblood (feat Wyatt Marshall - Rodriguez Jr. remix) - (6:56) 123 BPM
   
Flubblebuddy (Nikki Nair remix) - (4:56) 131 BPM
   
All My People In The House (Shiba San & Millad remix) - (6:18) 127 BPM
   
All My People In The House (Steve Darko remix) - (5:56) 126 BPM
   
Frankie Goes To Bollywood (Frankie remix) - (8:43) 125 BPM
Review: Freaks & Beaks was Claude Von Stroke's last artist album, released in autumn 2020 at a time when the world was grappling with the impact of the pandemic. Now, two years later, with clubs and festivals re-opened, Dirtybird drops dance floor-primed remixes of tracks from the long player. The VNSSA remix of "These Notes In This Order" is a tough, pulsating slice of techno, while in contrast, for the reshape of "Youngblood", Rodriguez Jr. drops a stripped back, bleep-heavy workout. Nikki Nair has shot to prominence over the past few years, and this version of "Flubblebudd" shows why - based on a frequency shifting sub-bass, it's a distinctive electro track. Frankie also delivers a fine, off beat minimal take on "Frankie Goes To Bollywood".
DB 291
09 Sep 22
Minimal/Tech House
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Gangsta
   
Gangsta - (5:34) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
GQ - (5:36) 126 BPM
DB 290
02 Sep 22
Techno
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Penguin Hit Squad
   
Penguin Hit Squad (original mix) - (6:46) 124 BPM
DB 289
19 Aug 22
Funky/Club House
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Boom Beat Heart Box
   
Boom Beat Heart Box (original mix) - (5:10) 124 BPM
DB 288
29 Jul 22
Minimal/Tech House
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Stay Strong
   
Stay Strong - (6:16) 130 BPM
   
In Your Eyes - (6:02) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
DB 287
08 Jul 22
Funky/Club House
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Dirtybird Heavy Heaters
Various
   
Claude VonStroke & EPROM - "Grenade" (Detroit edit) - (6:27) 126 BPM
   
Shaded - "Holla Atcha Boy" (original mix) - (5:58) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Marc Houle - "Min And Soda" (original mix) - (5:42) 131 BPM
   
BOT - "Feeling Good" (original mix) - (6:43) 126 BPM
   
Dimiz & Baley - "Raw Motion" (original mix) - (6:01) 123 BPM
   
Justin Jay - "Don't Trip" (original mix) - (5:04) 127 BPM
   
MDE - "Game Over" (original mix) - (4:33) 124 BPM
   
Claude VonStroke - "Tiny Tambourine" (original mix) - (5:55) 126 BPM
   
Lubelski - "Impulse Response" (original mix) - (6:23) 126 BPM
   
GetCosy - "Izzo" (original mix) - (5:05) 126 BPM
   
C.H.A.Y. - "Telegram" (original mix) - (5:34) 128 BPM
   
Emery Warman - "Bonesaw" (original mix) - (6:07) 123 BPM
DB 286
24 Jun 22
Minimal/Tech House
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It Knows
   
It Knows - (5:39) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rain Check - (6:14) 124 BPM
DB 285
03 Jun 22
Deep House
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Abyss
   
Abyss - (5:55) 127 BPM
   
Stay Awake - (5:43) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
DB 284
20 May 22
Minimal/Tech House
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Wormhole
   
Wormhole - (5:39) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Facelift - (5:42) 128 BPM
DB 283
06 May 22
Minimal/Tech House
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The World Is Always Ending
   
The World Is Always Ending - (5:12) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Escape - (5:01) 134 BPM
Review: Whenever we see the Dirtybird US logo appear in the store we know we are likely in for one hell of a ride, as they this time welcome the combined flavours of Nala & Nikki Nair inside for a beautiful two-track display. Following on from a blippy introduction, jam-packed with glitchy pad textures and synthetic dives, 'The World Is Always Ending' evolves into a custom-built breaksy barricade-buster, pulsing it's way through your speaker system with a combination of purposeful distortion and chilling vocal displays, giving the whole arrangement a very well thought out feel. On the flip, we take in the acidic drips and potent electronic landscapes of 'Escape', a very enjoyable back up bubbler that serves as a perfect B-side. Fiery stuff indeed!
DB 281
15 Apr 22
Breakbeat
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Deep Cutz
Various
   
Claude VonStroke - "Aundy" (original mix) - (7:52) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sacha Robotti - "Melato Nina" (original mix) - (8:36) 121 BPM
   
Julio Bashmore - "World Peace" (original mix) - (5:40) 125 BPM
   
Justin Jay - "Waves" (original mix) - (7:03) 120 BPM
   
Tom Flynn - "The Future" (feat Amp Fiddler - original mix) - (5:59) 122 BPM
   
Kill Frenzy - "XXX" (feat Astrid - original mix) - (5:38) 122 BPM
   
GoldFFinch - "Sultry Steel" (original mix) - (4:16) 125 BPM
   
Steve Darko - "Closure" (original mix) - (6:20) 126 BPM
   
SPQH - "State Of Mind" (original mix) - (6:22) 121 BPM
   
Pezzner - "The Hand That Feeds You" (original mix) - (6:24) 118 BPM
   
Scavazza - "Shake Your Hearts" (original mix) - (5:11) 124 BPM
   
Robot Love - "What I Lived For" (original mix) - (4:29) 123 BPM
   
Dernis - "A Conversation" (original mix) - (4:36) 125 BPM
   
Itzone - "Azul Magico" (original mix) - (10:11) 128 BPM
Review: Dirtybird showcase their deeper side on a new 14-track complation featuring some of the label's best loved artists (Claude VonStroke, Julio Bashmore, Sascho Robotti, Pezzner) alongside a host of more up-and-coming names. There's quite a variety of sounds on offer here, with cuts ranging from the dreamy, bassy minimalism of opener "Aundy" to the pop leanings of Scavazza's "Shake Your Hearts". The best bits, though, come largely from the deepest end of the spectrum: Tom Flynn's Amp Fiddler collab "The Future" is a late-night, jazzy delight while Dernis and Robot Love bring us a couple of proper deep house bullets.
DB 282
01 Apr 22
Minimal/Tech House
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Benja
   
Benja (original mix) - (7:00) 129 BPM
Played by: DJ Mau Mau, 1Farshad
DB 280
18 Mar 22
Minimal/Tech House
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Fast Forward
   
Fast Forward - (5:34) 63 BPM
   
Dynamic Symmetry - (5:35) 64 BPM
   
Quantum Mechanics - (5:37) 63 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Astral Waves - (5:18) 59 BPM
Review: The Dirtybird US team have pulled together a serious sizzler with this one as they invite the sumptuous sounds of Hugo Massien inside for a four track bubbler, kicking off with the spacey pad textures and lofi-style drum techniques of 'Fast Forward, which through its alienistic timbre delivers glittering introduction. From here, the beautiful chord progressions and padded backdrops of 'Dynamic Symmetry' combine beautifully with some warbling sub textures below for a very enjoyable creation, followed swiftly by the more acidic sounding moog sweeps of 'Quantum Mechanics' for a bit of a switch up. Finally, the stuttering synthetic designs of 'Astral Waves' gives us a smooth finale, rounding off a very impressive collection indeed!
DB 279
04 Mar 22
UK Garage
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Feel A Little Strange
   
Feel A Little Strange - (5:28) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Micro - (6:07) 124 BPM
   
Dwelling - (4:54) 124 BPM
Review: Here is the debut EP from 2phargon, which is actually the alias of veteran producer (and no stranger to Dirtybird) Lee Mortimer aka Friend Within. The Liverpool-born DJ/producer nails that proper, druggy west coast minimal tech-house sound on the fuzzy and bombastic "Feel A Little Strange" with its infectious vocal refrain throughout. Also on offer is the sensual and evocative mood music of "Micro" which goes down a far deeper route, as well as the wonky and slightly off-kilter closing cut "Dwelling" which ends things on a glassy-eyed and bittersweet note featuring those ultra dubby chords and that breathtaking breakdown.
DB 278
18 Feb 22
Minimal/Tech House
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Love & Give
   
Love & Give (original mix) - (7:28) 122 BPM
DB 277
26 Jan 22
Minimal/Tech House
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Alien Talk
   
Alien Talk (original mix) - (5:36) 126 BPM
DB 276
22 Dec 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Confined
   
Confined - (6:00) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
White Wind Hoodie - (5:02) 127 BPM
DB 275
10 Dec 21
Minimal/Tech House
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No Pressure
   
No Pressure - (6:06) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Come On - (5:33) 128 BPM
Review: Who better to represent the west coast sound of Dirtybird than San Diego native Dillon Marinez, who is next up on the label to follow up this year's hits such as "Dance For Me" and "Give Me Something" with this new one titled "No Pressure". This is as intoxicatingly minimal as you like it, with its wall of sound bassline sure to rock the party at the warm-up or afters alike. The second offering is the slinky and hypnotic tech house groove of 'Come On" which is rather evocative.
DB 274
26 Nov 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Happy Accidents
   
Happy Accidents (original mix) - (0:42) 64 BPM
   
Asylum (original mix) - (6:46) 64 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Macrodose (original mix) - (6:49) 64 BPM
   
Lubelski & Claude VonStroke - "Ice Cream Cone" (feat Life On Planets - original mix) - (6:38) 63 BPM
   
Why Do You Do The Things You Do (original mix) - (7:08) 65 BPM
   
Satisfied (feat Danke - original mix) - (5:31) 61 BPM
   
Just The Way (feat Ardalan - original mix) - (6:56) 62 BPM
   
Out Of Phase (feat Wyatt Marshall - original mix) - (6:52) 64 BPM
   
You Keep Me Up Late (original mix) - (6:09) 60 BPM
   
Diffuser (original mix) - (5:56) 62 BPM
   
Dreaming (original mix) - (9:24) 64 BPM
   
Hey Kid, I'm A Broken Computer (feat House Alias - original mix) - (3:21) 83 BPM
DB273A
12 Nov 21
Experimental/Electronic
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Sustain
   
Deliverance - (4:09) 70 BPM
   
Inchoate - (4:06) 68 BPM
   
Venality - (5:02) 70 BPM
   
Danny Goliger & Michael Fam - "Fog" - (5:07) 66 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: If you haven't heard by now Dirtybird's White Label series from 2021 is where it's at. For this latest unheralded drop comes an EP from the little known but clearly talented and inspired Danny Goliger. Very much a synth head before beats, Goliger's drums will by no means let you down, with stepping rhythms, boss claps and broken beat arrangements sequenced to a tee underneath the sweetly stair-sailing synths of tracks like "Inchoate" or the swathes of deep textures in numbers like "Venality". "Deliverance" opts for a positively arpy, Aphex-sound, with the track "Fog" looking to dope garage and post dubstep motifs in a collaboration with Michael Fam inspiring Ibiza sunsets of the mind.
DB 272
05 Nov 21
Experimental/Electronic
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Ice Cream Cone
   
Ice Cream Cone (original mix) - (6:38) 126 BPM
Played by: 1Farshad
DB 271
22 Oct 21
Deep House
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Dirtybird Campout Compilation 2021
Various
   
Claude VonStroke & Harry Romero - "House Stepper" (original mix) - (5:47) 186 BPM
   
Ardalan - "Road To Campout" (original mix) - (4:51) 188 BPM
   
Arnold & Lane - "Snooooo" (original mix) - (7:09) 189 BPM
   
Black V Neck & KrazySucio - "More" (original mix) - (5:50) 189 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cour T. - "Restless Thinking" (original mix) - (4:48) 64 BPM
   
E.R.N.E.S.T.O - "Not Again" (original mix) - (4:24) 133 BPM
   
Dipzy - "The Means" (original mix) - (5:02) 186 BPM
   
Teknicoz & JYNX - "Booty" (original mix) - (5:07) 63 BPM
   
Claude VonStroke - "I'm Solo" (Bachelors Of Science remix) - (4:57) 174 BPM
Review: A pretty sweet, always tongue-cheek-selection of tracks that takes in all types of club forms - Dirtybirds' Campout Compilations 2021 has arrived. Keeping it real for another year is real-time Dirtybird-vibes via the minimal club bangers of E.R.N.E.S.T.O's "Not Again" and Claude VonStroke & Harry Romero's "House Stepper". Keeping on key with the glitchy-trips is Cour T.'s "Restless Thinking". More tearout experimental dancefloor numbers come from Ardalan's "Road To Campout", with some hi-hat acid classics in Arnold & Lane's "Snooooo". For your serious surreptitious burners check Dipzy's "The Means" and for some mega Miami beats it's all about "Booty" by Teknicoz & JYNX!
DB 269
08 Oct 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Press Play
   
Press Play - (2:54) 155 BPM
   
BBQ - (3:39) 160 BPM
   
Dresden Codex - (3:17) 133 BPM
   
Options - (4:37) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: If you haven't caught up by now it's Dirtybird that's putting out the dopest in crossover club music at the moment, colliding the best in LA beat scene vibes with true UK rave ethics. Who else to represent such a sound as Ivy Lab, probably the best and most versatile in delivering a hybrid form to appease all ear; experimental and pop-minded. That's exactly the case here with a new school education of uptempo, acid and experimental breaks, with trippy beats to boot in "Press Play" and old school bass trips of "Dresden Codex". Get your anthemic UK liquid classics from "Options" while not forgetting to check ""BBQ" for your classic Flying Lotus looping gems.
DB 268
08 Oct 21
Bass
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Asylum
   
Asylum (original mix) - (6:46) 128 BPM
DB 266
17 Sep 21
Techno
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Everything Is Burning
   
Everything Is Burning - (5:55) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Wet State - (5:03) 120 BPM
Review: Enjoying a hot streak of hugely appealing releases at the moment is Dirtybird thanks to Claude VonStroke and the likes of a recent Nikki Nair drop and now the introduction of Nala. Keeping the elements balanced on this Everything Is Burning single is the deep and sweetly melodic "Wet State" featuring those undeniable "Who's Afraid Of Detroit" melodies and atmospheres, tipped by Nala's sweet vocal splashes. A choice for the mellow heads for sure. "Everything Is Burning" sees the duo head into heavier club territory on a harder electro tip, with Nala's vocals reminiscent of Cheap and Deep's legendary, "Words, Beatles, Pauses". Recommended!
DB 267
03 Sep 21
Minimal/Tech House
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More Is Different
   
It Goes - (7:18) 141 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Socket - (4:38) 83 BPM
   
Something - (5:11) 145 BPM
   
Want To You - (5:15) 160 BPM
Review: Nikki Nair's last outing for Dirtybird, last year's Power Tool EP, was a weighty, excitable dance through speaker-busting dancefloor heaviness that variously doffed a cap to B-more breaks, wobbly dubstep, two-step garage and downtempo synth-pop. There's a similarly energetic, fusion-fired feel to this similarly impressive follow-up, with Nair bouncing between sub-heavy two-step/deep house fusion (the rather good 'It Goes'), mutilated experimental drum & bass (the lo-fi treat that is 'Socket'), woozy breakbeat oddness ('Something', which sounds like Aphex Twin and Squarepusher after a bunch of happy pills) and skittish, all-action ghetto-tech sleaziness ('Want To You').
DB 270
20 Aug 21
Bass
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Uh Yeah (Thee Acid Song)
   
Uh Yeah (Thee Acid Song) (original mix) - (7:26) 114 BPM
   
Uh Yeah (Thee Acid Song) (Lubelski remix) - (8:18) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Uh Yeah (Thee Acid Song) (Salva remix) - (6:39) 131 BPM
   
Uh Yeah (Thee Acid Song) (Acappella) - (7:28) 130 BPM
Review: In the words of Fatboy Slim 'everybody needs a 303', but few people can meet this need better than Thee Mike B. On the title track, the LA DJ/producer drops a searing, gurgling 303 as the backdrop for a hazy, frazzled tale about real-life acid indulgence. Lubelski's version is more linear and dancefloor-focused, with the 303 lines woven into a chord-heavy, niggling techno rhythm. Meanwhile, Salva veers in an electro direction for the second remix, with crisp break beats and shuffling 808s providing the basis for a combination of dazed vocals and raw acid lines. If you emerge with your sanity intact, there's also a tripped out acapella to contend with.
DB 265
06 Aug 21
Techno
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Enthusiasm
   
Enthusiasm - (5:33) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The End Of The Lime - (5:59) 125 BPM
Review: Kicking it off with an undeniable Claude VonStroke 'uhh' on B-side track "The End Of The Lime", the Dirtybird boss hooks up with US house duo Walker & Royce, uh!. Keeping it mainstream and peak time of course is the lead cut with its burning synthlines and bass mechanics that burst with percussive hype and that trademark trippy sound Dirtybird have purported for a generation. Mainstage DJs check this out - but moving to the switch up is "The End Of The Lime" which throws down a laid back, lowly groove with crystal clear bleeps and explosions of detuned rave perfect for that ghostly back room set. Dirtybird. Happy days.
DB 264
23 Jul 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Best Of The Birdfeed: Launch Edition
Various
   
Andreas Henneberg & Beth Lydi - "Slap Clap" - (7:07) 126 BPM
   
Mauro Venti - "Get It Around" - (6:09) 125 BPM
   
Case Of The Mondays - "All I Got" - (4:24) 124 BPM
   
Chambray - "Laurel Em" - (5:13) 124 BPM
   
Ekoboy - "People Goin' Crazy" - (6:06) 126 BPM
   
Borgez - "Underwater" - (3:18) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kitobwoy - "Acid Drop" - (5:06) 127 BPM
   
MADDIMAN - "Dat Rave Booty" - (7:31) 126 BPM
   
Confesser & MKJay - "Work It" - (5:15) 125 BPM
   
Get Bad - "VAI" - (4:34) 126 BPM
Review: With Dirtybird launching the latest version of their 'Birdfeed' (their online home for label fans), they are releasing 'Best of the Birdfeed: Launch Edition', featuring some of the exclusive tracks that they made available each week. The compilation features established artists such as Mauro Venti with the acid house tunnel vision of "Get It Around" and Case Of The Mondays with the deep down and dirty groove of "All I Got" along with rising artists who made their debut on the feed such as Borgez with the tripped-out minimal funk of "Underwater" and VAI with the seriously jacking drums of "Get Bad".
DB 263
09 Jul 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Sick Motor
   
Sick Motor - (4:19) 126 BPM
   
Izzo - (5:05) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
DB 262
25 Jun 21
Techno
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Oh
   
Oh (original mix) - (4:51) 134 BPM
   
Oh (Pearson Sound Shuffle mix) - (5:24) 134 BPM
   
Poison (original mix) - (3:44) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Woo (original mix) - (3:18) 127 BPM
   
Nucleus (original mix) - (4:48) 150 BPM
Review: As the story goes, a late night conversation about the past and future of dance music elicited this surprise left field collaboration from Justin Jay and Claude VonStroke. Jay's mission was simple: push VonStroke to the fringes. As Dirtybird express, VonStroke jumped at the idea of challenging creative expectations, with the result five and leftfield club tracks featuring the fine curation of a Pearson Sound remix which keeps it 'oh-so-minimal' - excuse the pun. An EP influenced by UK jungle, Detroit electro, Chicago juke and deconstructed hip hop inspirations that shaped much of the early Dirtybird sound, numbers like "Nucleus", "Poison" and "Woo" may differ radically but find themselves strung together by a sense of experimentation in polyrhythmic drum programming and dynamic, left of field arrangements. Originally distributed as a white label vinyl only release, this digital version is not to be missed.
DB 260
25 Jun 21
Bass
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Come On Time
   
Come On Time - (5:08) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Our - (5:05) 126 BPM
Review: Esteemed Californian label Dirtybird welcome WRDO to the family with the Come On Time EP. After a couple of appearances on their Birdfeed service, Claude VonStroke & Co. are excited about this first proper release from the Mexican up and comer, as his home region is said to be the label's biggest fan base. Get on your tunnel vision with the title track, an intoxicating minimal groove with hypnotic vocals that's perfect for getting weird at the afterhours. This is followed by the loopy and rhythmic DJ tool "Our" featuring chiming and jacking beats, reminiscent of Minus staples Run Stop Restore.
DB 261
21 May 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Dinky Whale
   
Dinky Whale - (5:37) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
That's House Music - (6:37) 127 BPM
Review: Following up promising releases on Box Of Cats, Elastic Rhythms and Teethy, Los Angelenos Arnold & Lane made their Dirtybird debut last year with their track "BayBay" on the Couchout Compilation. 2021 sees them bring a full EP full of oddball grooves on "Dinky Whale", a serving of wonky, bass heavy and boompty minimal tech house. Going for more of a UK tech house vibe is "That's House Music" up next, a tough rolling groove full of attitude that is aimed squarely at the main room dancefloor at peak time.
DB 259
07 May 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Small Things
   
Small Things - (6:40) 126 BPM
   
Droids - (5:57) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Still fresh off of his critically acclaimed album 'Midnight Swim' on Dirtybird, Boston's Steve Darko showcases his relentless studio work ethic once again, teaming up with homeboy (now San Diego based) Nik Thrine of Staybad, for two intoxicating and typically bass-driven tracks. First up the is the druggy afterhours bounce of "Small Things" which is the perfect musical accompaniment to knackered Sunday morning vibes, followed by the tough rolling UK tech house vibe of "Droids" which by comparison is much more upbeat and aimed squarely at the main room dancefloor.
DB 258
23 Apr 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Hidden Gems
Various
   
Monki - "On Course" - (5:00) 126 BPM
   
Josh Brown - "Jazzy Drummer" - (4:26) 126 BPM
   
Rebuke - "Dial Tone" - (5:31) 128 BPM
   
Claude VonStroke - "Flubblebuddy" - (6:06) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lubelski - "Ego Trippin" - (6:09) 125 BPM
   
JYNX - "My Wig" (feat Missy) - (4:35) 126 BPM
   
Westend & John Summit - "Detonate" - (5:36) 126 BPM
   
Pezzner - "The Hand That Feeds You" - (6:24) 118 BPM
   
Shiba San - "Moskito" - (5:23) 125 BPM
   
Gettoblaster - "Excited" (feat Fuzzy Cufflinxxx) - (3:48) 126 BPM
   
Pete Graham & Marc Spence - "Culture" - (5:23) 125 BPM
   
Cour T. - "Black Magic" - (5:43) 123 BPM
DB 257
09 Apr 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Sinking
   
Sinking - (5:32) 123 BPM
   
Cue The Rhythm - (4:19) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: It's a real taste of California dreaming on this new one for Dirtybird. Ascendant Los Angeles transplant VNSSA teams up with Bay Area producer, engineer and educator Lenny Kiser. The two artists got together to exchange some ideas, and they were said to be thrilled with the outcome. On "Sinking", they have crafted a dark and dirty main room floor shaker, where a seething Reese bassline plays centre stage alongside VNSSA's smooth vocal delivery. Second offering "Cue The Rhythm" goes further into bass heavy dystopia on this fierce expression in electro, featuring all the classic motifs of the genre.
DB 256
26 Mar 21
Deep House
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Psychic Attack
   
Psychic Attack - (6:28) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sun Is Hot - (5:38) 120 BPM
Review: Next up on Dirtybird is Miami born, now Los Angeles-based Nala, host of the label's TV Party on Twitch alongside friend and local rave legend Richie Panic of Lights Down Low. Following up some great collaborations such as with Tuff Ghost, and another one a couple of months ago with fellow label artist Steve Darko on "Red", she now serves up some seriously bass heavy bounce on the trippy vocal-led groove of "Psychic Attack". Second offering "Sun Is Hot" goes down a deeper and more emotive route, with its sunny, mellowed tones underpinned by some smooth meditative rhythms.
DB 255
12 Mar 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Monalisa
   
Monalisa - (5:03) 127 BPM
   
Louvre Love - (5:47) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Ascendant Brazilian DJ producer Vinicius Bitencourt, better known as Cour. T, has fast become a staple of west coast tech house institution Dirtybird in recent years. The youngster returns to Claude VonStroke's esteemed label with his new groove called "Monalisa", featuring more of his bumpy and intoxicating minimalist vibes, mixed with more exotic sounds adding to its hypnotic mystique. Second offering is "Louvre Love" (Original Mix) with its wonky low-slung funk by way of a dusty hip-hop inspired production technique, that's just perfect for getting weird at the afterhours.
DB 254
26 Feb 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Midnight Swim
   
Descending - (6:14) 123 BPM
   
Smooth Like Butter - (5:45) 125 BPM
   
Steve Darko & Claude VonStroke - "How Many Times" - (5:54) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Euclidean Dreams - (2:44) 98 BPM
   
Oohs & Arps - (7:03) 126 BPM
   
Steve Darko & Nala - "Red" - (6:31) 125 BPM
   
Steve Darko & Rachel Alix - "On My Own" - (4:44) 118 BPM
   
Steve Darko & Phlegmbuoyant - "Block's Last Trip" - (5:34) 124 BPM
   
Steve Darko & VNSSA - "Hypnotized" - (5:57) 124 BPM
   
Love 100 - (4:09) 100 BPM
   
Only Thing - (5:14) 124 BPM
   
Steve Darko & Beats - "Eelated" - (4:16) 126 BPM
   
Dominical - (7:03) 123 BPM
   
Closure - (6:20) 126 BPM
Review: Since making his debut five years ago, Steve Darko has rightly earned a reputation for the quality of his quirky, funk-fuelled workouts, many of which add foreboding, big room sounds and eccentric musical flourishes to bass-beavy tech-house grooves. You'll find more of the same - and plenty else besides - on debut album Midnight Swim, an excitable, mind-altering journey through twisted but accessible peak-time house. Fans and newcomers alike will lap up cuts such as 'Smooth Like Butter', acid-fired Narko hook-up 'Red' and the sleazy, sub-heavy growl of VNSSA collaboration 'Hypnotized', while the album's frequent diversions - see bubbly ambient/electro cut 'Eucildean Dreams', the deep house warmth of Claude Von Stroke co-production 'How Many Times' and the deliciously drowsy 'Eelated' [sic] - are often equally as impressive.
DB 253
05 Feb 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Take Flight
   
Dillon Marinez - "Dance For Me" - (6:12) 124 BPM
   
Freqish - "Let's Get High" - (6:04) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hypside/MNK4 - "UFO Technology" - (5:20) 127 BPM
Review: Claude VonStroke's ever reliable Californian imprint proves once again that west coast = best coast. Their new various artist EP entitled 'Take Flight' sees several artists who have been building a name for themselves among fans via their Birdfeed. These four selected upstarts have come up with new jams for the peak time in typically Dirtybird fashion. Get down to the low slung and bass-driven bounce of "Dance For Me" by San Diego's Dillon Marinez, or feel the truly sensual vibe of dubby deep house journey "Let's Get High" by the mysterious Freqish, while the pairing of Brazil's Hypside and MNK4 results in some trippy afterhours minimal funk on "UFO Technology".
DB 252
29 Jan 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Descending
   
Steve Darko - "Descending" - (6:14) 123 BPM
   
Steve Darko & Nala - "Red" - (6:31) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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!
DB 251
08 Jan 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Brack Down
   
Brack Down (original mix) - (5:48) 124 BPM
DB 249
28 Dec 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Another Redundant Question
   
Another Redundant Question - (6:42) 125 BPM
   
Da Ding - (6:37) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: An avid modular synth enthusiast and purveyor of minimal and deep sounds, Wyatt Marshall has been a part of the Dirtybird family for quite a few years. He is co-host of label chief Claude Vonstroke's Birdhouse radio show, and appeared on his album earlier this year collaborating on the track "Youngblood". Marshall makes his EP debut with "Another Redundant Question" which is a serving of slinky and mesmerising tech house with seductive vocals and infectious polyrhythms, which altogether makes for a perfect track for the warm-up or the afterhours alike. Finally, "Da Ding" is a functional deep tribal house tool in the vein of early Mountain People or Andomat 3000.
DB 247
18 Dec 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Need2Freek
   
Need2Freek (original mix) - (7:08) 126 BPM
DB 246
04 Dec 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Power Tool
   
Power Tool - (4:59) 137 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
In My Car - (5:39) 131 BPM
   
3XL - (6:01) 123 BPM
   
Automatic - (5:29) 129 BPM
DB 250
27 Nov 20
Breakbeat
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Mr. Good - The Remixes
   
I Can't Wait (Electrocoustic remix) - (4:45) 137 BPM
   
I Can't Wait (Delano Smith Reconstructed) - (6:03) 128 BPM
   
Mr. Bad (Archie Hamilton remix) - (7:11) 130 BPM
   
Zombie Village (DJ Minx remix) - (5:57) 125 BPM
   
Osci (feat Claire George - Justin Jay & Danny Goliger remix) - (6:30) 132 BPM
   
I Can't Wait (Soul Clap remix) - (6:09) 133 BPM
   
Mr. Bad (DJ Deeon remix) - (11:38) 130 BPM
   
Strength (feat Erica Dee - Kill Frenzy remix) - (4:51) 132 BPM
   
Warped Soul (Lubelski & RYBO remix) - (6:14) 129 BPM
   
Orange Dreams (Pezzner remix) - (6:12) 124 BPM
   
Mr. Good (feat Party Patty - German Brigante remix) - (6:01) 124 BPM
   
Baba Cosmo (OMNOM remix) - (5:28) 125 BPM
   
Mr. Good (feat Party Patty - Bruno Furlan & DJ Glen remix) - (5:51) 124 BPM
   
Osci (feat Claire George - Kevin Knapp remix) - (5:33) 127 BPM
   
Mr. Bad (Garneau remix) - (4:02) 139 BPM
   
Zombie Village (Cour T. remix) - (5:32) 127 BPM
   
Lifted (feat Claire George - Martin Brothers remix) - (4:55) 86 BPM
   
Osci (feat Claire George - Kyle Watson remix) - (5:26) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: It has been exactly a year since Iranian DJ/producer Ardalan Noghre-Kar dropped his massive 'Mr Good' LP on the always reliable Dirtybird label. Now Claude Vonstroke & Co. serve up a series of remixes from the San Francisco-based artist's debut album, with highlights coming from: Bostonians Soul Clap who get deep down and dirty on "I Can't Wait", Dirtybird alumnus Kyle Watson with a suitably wonky rendition of "Osci", Brazilian upstart Cour.T with a tough rolling and druggy perspective of "Zombie Village" and Seattle scene veteran Pezzner handing in a mesmerising version of "Orange Dreams". The album was widely admired by critics, DJs, fans and industry alike, and these remixes chase up its success perfectly.
DB 231C
20 Nov 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Holla Atcha Boy
   
Holla Atcha Boy - (5:58) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Velvet Clouds - (5:22) 126 BPM
Review: West coast tech house hero Skyler Taugher aka Shaded continues with his successful run of releases on top labels such as Twin Turbo, Hot Creations and Desert Hearts, this time making his belated debut for Dirtybird - his fellow Californians. The Newport Beach native delivers a euphoric and adrenalised trip to set dancefloors alight on "Holla Atcha Boy", followed by the deep and mesmerising melodic house of "Velvet Clouds" which is perfect to wind things up in the A.M. hours. With support ranging from Jamie Jones to John Digweed, Tiga to Christian Smith, and DJ Hell to The Martinez Brothers, Shaded adds to his rich discography with this great EP.
DB 245
13 Nov 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Mooda Koopa
   
Mooda Koopa - (5:47) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
They Wanna - (4:53) 126 BPM
Review: After recent releases on Sixty6 Music and This Ain't Bristol, Birmingham's Marc Spence presents his next outing which is a milestone in his career. He's had a rapport with Dirtybird chief Claude VonStroke since his very early visits to the UK and it was always his ambition to release on the label. Years later, this dream has come true with the Mooda Kooba EP, and it was worth the wait. The title track is right in line with the label's signature sound, with its cheeky and boisterous groove that's equally worthy of the warm-up or afterhours alike. Second offering "They Like" is another fat and wonky minimal tech house jam, that certainly doesn't skimp on the bass frequencies either.
DB 244
06 Nov 20
Minimal/Tech House
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