Tag Archives: Claude VonStroke

Claude VonStroke – Can’t Wait / The Clapping Track

6 Aug

Claude VonStroke - Can't Wait : The Clapping Track

The artwork for Claude VonStroke’s upcoming 3rd album, “Urban Animal” best summarizes the theme of this full length outing from the dirtybird chief. A collection of architectural photography in disrepair from Detroit and The Midwest were chopped up and reconstructed into the shapes of 3 amazing animal portraits, a lion, a lizard, and a bird.

In the same way, Claude has taken sounds and snippets of his busy and sometimes frantic life and created an album from these simple and complex elements. Beauty and intrigue created from smaller pieces of chaos and adversity.

The introductory single, “Cant Wait,” is reminiscent of some of VonStroke’s deeper classics while also pushing further into new territory. A sense of restraint and release play games throughout this melancholy tune with a fat bassline locking down the groove. “Can’t Wait” has fleeting moments of euphoria that are both surprising and uplifting especially for a summer open air crowd.

“The Clapping Track” then shows us the fun side of VonStroke where he cuts apart 16 claps and then brings them back together – building up to a standing ovation as a resonate organ sounds. This house anthem has already been destroying the Dirtybird Ibiza residency and summer festival circuit as well.

Both tracks are great for the club and leave us wondering what other happy surprises have been constructed out of the infinite imperfect pieces inside Claude VonStroke’s head.

(dirtybird SC, 2013) Beatport here.

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dirtybird Players (Part 2)

11 Mar

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Part two of the massive dirtybird players compilation is here. This time we feature some of the labels biggest Europe based acts Eats Everything & Catz n Dogz along with some European newcomers GoldFFInch, Friend Within & 6 Stroke.  In addition we still got that old school Cali crew repping with Leroy Peppers and Claude VonStroke as well as our newest addition Mark Starr from Florida.

This half of the comp goes all the way from booty bass to deep house to future dubstep and represents the various styles and directions of the label. Again, we like to keep the words short and sweet and let the music do the talking.

We hope you enjoy it. 
(VonStroke, 2013)

Beatport here!

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Released by: dirtybird 
Release/catalogue number: DB088
Release date: Mar 13, 2013

Justin Martin // Ghettos & Gardens Remixes Vol. 2

2 Dec

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Justin Martin‘s ghetto garden has produced another hefty harvest: a second remix volume from his widely-acclaimed “Ghettos & Gardens” with refixes of all shapes and sizes from some of Justin’s favorite producers and best mates. Claude VonStroke takes the vocals of the title track and crafts them into an acid bomb of nuclear proportions, while Eats Everything’s Ruff Stuff reruff is a big, Bristolian bully: properly bass-heavy. Leroy Peppers and Shadow Child both bring a 90s DnB vibe to the table; Pepper’s remix of Don’t Go is crispy and featherlight, while Shadow Child blasts Riding Spaceships through a galaxy of space beats, breaks, and builds. A double-stack of Gurner goodness: Tanner Ross strips the croonin’ tune down to a lonely snap and a synth, while Willis Haltom and LOPAZZ choose to give it a warehouse party treatment with synth stabs, Roland rumbles, and a hefty acid attitude. To round out the release, Kill Frenzy adds some of his signature twerked-out bass to Butterflies while Pezzner delivers a thumping, tribal beast of a Molokini remix, replete with cavernous layers of percussion and singing sirens. (dirtybird SC, 2012)

Kry Wolf & Claude VonStroke // Turbosteppa

27 Oct

Forthcoming fresh and bassy collaboration between Kry Wolf and Claude VonStroke out on dirtybird Nov 21!

_Kry Wolf & Claude VonStroke – Turbosteppa

Shadow Child EP

31 Mar

Just having wrapped up the epic HATCHED compilation we roll right into the first original EP of the year. It seems like we’ve been blessed because Shadow Child has delivered an incredibly strong debut release. “String Thing” was given to me with support by Eats Everything and I’ve already seen it completely rip up several rooms on tour last month.  

I thought that was going to be the A-side killer and then “Rustic Chip” came in which i think could possibly be even better. The production style is kind of like old school Solid Groove meets drum n bass and i’m really digging this record. Super-fat, well-mixed sounds put in all the right places, this stuff really works. (VonStroke SC, 2012)

Beatport here!

Tom Flynn // Top Down EP

11 Jun

A new ep from Tom Flynn has just dropped on the very reliable dirtybird. Grab it on beatport and sample below! Here are some words from Claude VonStroke:

Birmingham’s own Tom Flynn returns for his follow-up EP on dirtybird to last year’s very tropical “Catch That Bird.” He recently told me “I always loved the more unusual & original sounds of records, which is the reason I fell in love with dirtybird.” Tom is one of the most consistent producers out there, sometimes turning in more than one tune a week! (I only wish i was so prolific.) He’s currently working with Pete Tong at Radio One and also in the studio with Steve Lawler. These are two of the best T. Flynn tracks i’ve heard. “Budgie Smuggler” is a fresh club jam that sounds like deez nuts and “Keep Listening” is a red alert, 4 alarm big room only rocker.