Claude VonStroke is a consistent sonic standout, and Walay (My Bae) positions the father of the Dirtybird flock at the very center of the slew of stirring releases that constitutes this week’s New Music Friday.
Steady rockin’ in the 128 BPM range, VonStroke’s Walay (My Bae) both whets and satiates listeners’ appetites for the rousing brand of house funk that the subgenre’s head honcho has developed through the course of his electronic career. The eponymous opening track of the EP taps into a darker tone that grows increasingly obscure in the production’s second and final song, “Raw Nerve.”
Campers at the inaugural edition of Dirtybird Campout East will recognize “Raw Nerve” as the stimulating ID defined by its deep, growling vocals, a focal point of Justin Martin and Claude’s sets during the weekend that was heralded as the biggest comeback in Dirtybird history.
Ever enlivening house music, VonStroke strikes again with Walay (My Bae).
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