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Claptone transfixes in newly released Dirtybird Campout East set [Stream]

A new Dirtybird Campout East set has arrived, and it comes ‘straight outta’ the St. Cloud sonic archive. As the Dirtybird collective sets its sights on the 2018 edition of its flagship event — the San Francisco-based West Coast Campout —organizers of the newly bi-coastal festival released Claptone’s Campout East set, spun live from The […]

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DA Premiere: Mikey Lion & Sacha Robotti fire up the grill with ‘Glide,’ from forthcoming Dirtybird BBQ compilation [Full Tracklist]

Summer is upon us — and with the scorching summer heat means it’s barbecue time… at least for the Dirtybird crew. This year, Claude VonStroke has announced plans to roast up three lucky U.S. cities with house music mischief as Dirtybird BBQ plans to touch down in Los Angeles, Austin, and Oakland. To celebrate the annual summer affair, Dirtybird Records is releasing a […]

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Do LaB and Dirtybird end Dirtybird Campout partnership

Los Angeles-based festival producers Do LaB officially announced that they’ll be ending their longstanding partnership with the bass-bumping house label, Dirtybird Records. Since the hatching of the Dirtybird Campout back in 2015, both the event and the organizations have each grown considerably. With three years of sold-out events, star-studded lineups, and over the top summer camp inspired programming […]

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DA presents: 10 sets you can’t miss at Movement 2018

Words by Bella Bagshaw and Grace Fleisher Despite a visibly shifting techno scene stateside, 2018 marks one of the most banner years for  Detroit, and America’s finest house & techno institution — Movement. With a booking that arguably serves as a controversial departure from the city’s roots, Movement’s 2018 programming captures the experimental essence of the times, a time […]

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Shiba San throws down Chicago house in new ‘Off To Funk’ EP

Dirtybird deity, Shiba San returns to Relief Records with his newest EP, Off To Funk, his second release on the Green Velvet-founded Chicago-based label. The producer’s patriarchal presence in the house and tech scenes began after the release of 2015’s wall-to-wall club track “OKAY.” Since, he has embarked on world tours and worked alongside some of […]

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Claude VonStroke funks it up on new EP, ‘Walay (My Bae)’ [Stream]

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 […]

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Billy Kenny weeded out of TSA security line, deported back to UK on drug offense

A new cautionary tale is currently making its way around the dance music industry. UK native and Dirtybird power player Billy Kenny has been forced back to his home country after making the fatal error of bringing marijuana across country borders. “From the evening of March 30th – April 2nd, I carelessly left a small […]

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Billy Kenny weeded out of TSA security line, deported back to UK on drug offense

A new cautionary tale is currently making its way around the dance music industry. UK native and Dirtybird power player Billy Kenny has been forced back to his home country after making the fatal error of bringing marijuana across country borders. “From the evening of March 30th – April 2nd, I carelessly left a small […]

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Dirtybird BBQ announces dates for Austin, Oakland, and Los Angeles

Years ago, the beloved Dirtybird crew assembled around a grill in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park over a mutual love of full gullets and outlier records. The space began a safe place for the original Dirtybird Players to let their inner weirdness shine and has since grown to welcome an extended family of thousands. The family style cookout has become an […]

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Dirtybird BBQ announces dates for Austin, Oakland, and Los Angeles

Years ago, the beloved Dirtybird crew assembled around a grill in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park over a mutual love of full gullets and outlier records. The space began a safe place for the original Dirtybird Players to let their inner weirdness shine and has since grown to welcome an extended family of thousands. The family style cookout quickly became an […]

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Booty shakin’ bass abounds on Fisher’s latest single, ‘Crowd Control’

Fisher’s latest single will have fans “movin’ up and down, side to side, like a rollercoaster.” The Dirtybird label cohort channels the palpable energy from previous releases like “Ya Kidding” and “Stop It” onto “Crowd Control” — a production that fully materializes what Fisher does best. With its entrancing, looping mini-monologues and hypnotic beat processions, the track slowly […]

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[EXCLUSIVE] Warm up for CRSSD Fest with a high-charge mix from Kyle Watson

Kyle Watson is no stranger to scintillating tech house sizzlers. The South African export has steadily climbed the ranks since he first entered the electrosphere a decade ago, landing himself global acclaim and eventually being accepted into the Dirtybird flock as a prominent rising talent. His music is oftentimes a blend of irresistibly danceable drum […]

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The resilience of Dirtybird: How the grassroots collective overcame their biggest hurdle yet

Words by Grace Fleisher and John Flynn “I did everything humanly possible,” Barclay Crenshaw, known by most as Claude VonStroke, says in an older Billboard interview — circa 2015 —  on the focus that led to the genesis of the Dirtybird record label. After having moved out west to San Francisco from Detroit, VonStroke makes mention of the immense amount […]

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Get a bird’s eye view of the inaugural edition of Dirtybird Campout East [Photo Gallery]

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Barclay Crenshaw drops audacious new single, ‘The Baddest’

Barclay Crenshaw reasserts his presence in a parallel hip hop reality with the release of “The Baddest,” a single poised to drip its overflowing attitude all over the charts. A track that taps into the tantalizing rap roots that have grown into the full branched, alien bass aesthetic that defines Barclay sound, “The Baddest” gleans […]

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Meet the counselors of Dirtybird Campout East: Ciszak

Dirtybird Campout has grown past a simple gathering and into a phenomenon that has gained national interest. Claude VonStroke and his flock have created a truly unforgettable experience that harkens back to childhood memories while also offering an immersive transformational festival experience — complete with an endless supply of rage-worthy music. 2018 marks a milestone year, in which […]

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Dirtybird Campout East releases 2018 set times

Dirtybird Campout is set to embark on a new chapter with the inaugural edition of their East Coast Campout. The festival — which features sets from Walker & Royce, Justin Martin, Biz Markie, and the bird boss himself Mr. Claude Vonstroke.Now, campers can begin planning their weekends as the festival has released their official set […]

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Meet the counselors of Dirtybird Campout East: Ryan Forever

Dirtybird Campout has grown past a simple gathering and into a phenomenon that has gained national interest. Claude VonStroke and his flock have created a truly unforgettable experience that harkens back to childhood memories while also offering an immersive transformational festival experience — complete with an endless supply of rage-worthy music. 2018 marks a milestone year, in which […]

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