It all started with house music and a Golden Gate Park dance party in 2003. Growing up in the Bay Area, I was raised with lots of 80's freestyles and Miami bass music. I was hoping for a similar revival, but it never quite caught on. Duke Dumont's re-edit of Debbie Deb's "When I Hear Music" and the overall feel of Surkin's "USA" came pretty damn close. I found my answer with Dirtybird records, a collective of artists based out of the bay that have the ability to get the 808's bumping out of the sound system like no other. In this dance label, I found that influence and nostalgic sound I was looking for.
Over the years, the label has grown and expanded their rooster and fan base. Founder Claude Von Stroke and many artists in the family have embarked in their own world tour. The Dirtybird BBQ tour finished it's second year and now we await for the ultimate DB gathering, The Dirtybird Campout. The three day festival in Irvine, California will feature an all star line up along with the original members. The Do Lab produced music camp will include BBQ, games and activities. Expect high quality sound systems with Funktion One, visually impressive stage set ups and the finest acts in tech-future house on October 2-4.
Favorite Dirtybird Tracks:
Shy Look - Worthy
Tric Trac - Worthy, Justin Martin
Shiba San - Planet Floor
Second City and Tyler Rowe - I Enter
Favorite Dirtybird Moments:
Treasure Island Dirtybird BBQ 2014
Do Lab Stage at Coachella 2013
Woogie Stage at Lightning In A Bottle 2013
DB BBQ at Golden Gate Park 2007
Dirtybird Through The Years:
Best 2k Ever - Hard Summer 2012 Day Two (Kill Frenzy, Justin Martin, Claude VonStroke) dirtyBird Halloween -Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Justin Jay Dim Mak dirtyBird Party with Worthy, Christian Martin & Leroy Peppers Coachella 2013 Weekend 2 (Worthy) EDC Las Vegas 2013 (Justin Martin) Eats Everything VS Justin Martin with Claude vonStroke Stylus: Standard Roof Top: Worthy & Hot Mouth Dim Mak/King King: Worthy, Christian Martin Lightning In A Bottle 2013 - Worthy, Christian Martin