Two of dirtybird’s finest have joined forces on a new track titled “The GettUp.” Eats Everything and Justin Martin’s new collaboration — which was premiered by none other than dance music’s resident tastemaker, Pete Tong — features a concoction of grungy, bass-heavy noises that culminate to a melodically pleasant end result. You can leave it to these two dance music maestro to make “weird” work wonders — mixing it up in the typical dirtybird unorthodox ways to make something refreshingly different and innovative. The track is set to drop next month.Posted by
San Francisco has a strong tradition of street fairs and festivals, and since its inception in 2000 the How Weird Street Faire is informally known to be kickoff to every year’s festival season in the city. As every other year, 2013 brought peace, joy, and a whole lot of weird to Howard Street and SoMa. There were 10 stages of electronic music, lots of Burning Man faithfuls, and this year’s pervading “Weirdly Gras” theme. The most exciting part about the day for us being the shared stage with Symbiosis and the dirtybird crew. Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin’s label got its start throwing free form parties and BBQs in Golden Gate Park — much in the same vein as Sunday’s How Weird Street Faire. Dancing Astronaut was on the scene this year, click through to see how weird it got.
This summer, the Dirtybird crew will be traveling from San Francisco to Ibiza for a highly anticipated residency at Sankeys Ibiza. Their club night doesn’t kick off until June 27th, but labelhead Claude VonStroke gives listeners a peek with his aptly titled Back To The Island Mix. The bass-heavy set is short, but packs a groovy enough punch to lift our spirits and keep us pressing replay. Maintaining the tropical vibes throughout, he mixes now classic vocals like “Make That Booty Clap” with more surprising selections like a Kendrick Lamar sample. After this mix, we’re ready to book our flights.
Still basking in the chart-topping glow of latest release “Jack,” the fine folks at Dirtybird have built another bomb in the re-release of Kill Frenzy‘s wildly popular “Make That Booty Clap,” complete with four accompanying remixes. The Belgian producer’s genre-defying hit became one of the biggest tracks of 2012 and was supported by no shortage of producers, even making a marquee appearance in Skrillex’s Tomorrowland and Electric Zoo sets.
Ten years ago, Greg and Voitek of Catz ‘N Dogz began playing together in their Polish hometown. Fast forward to 2013, through club nights, residencies, and radio shows, and the pair have landed themselves their first Essential Mix on the Radio 1. Both in this mix and more generally, their musical taste is difficult to categorize -it’s house, disco, tech, tech house, and bass. Like many of the other Essential Mixes that Dancing Astronaut highlighted so far in 2013, Catz ‘N Dogz use their 120 minutes on air to share their favorites in dance music, whether or not it fits into any particular categorical field or subgenre.
If there is, however, a bit of a theme associated with each artist’s mix, Catz ‘N Dogz’s is that of a overview of their time DJing and producing together. They ripped 12 inches of yesteryear, edited down tracks, and collected exclusives from friends at their own Pets Recordings, dirtybird, and Get Physical. You could dismiss this mix as simple, but that’d be too easy. More careful consideration reveals a deep and rich understanding of the history of house music and a discerning eye towards the future.
Using the power of puppies to announce its lineup, HARD Summer unveils a star-studded lineup perfectly suited for the Los Angeles scene. With entire stages dedicated to Ed Banger and dirtybird there is no shortage of exciting artists here; throw in some of the biggest names in their respective genres; Knife Party, Bassnectar, Baauer, and you’ve got one of the more unique lineups we’ve seen this festival season — including a special appearance from Duck Sauce. Always tastemakers in the industry, HARD Summer continues its dedication to emerging talents with TNGHT, Bondax, and Keys N’ Krates all penciled in to perform.
Full lineup after the break.
Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything!
For Dirtybird’s 91st release, the San Francisco label presents what just may be a breakthrough record for young Los Angeles-based producer Justin Jay. The 20 year old has appeared on the label three times before, including the most recent Dirtybird Players compilation, but nothing has left quite the same lasting impression as Static EP.
For lovers of classic house and techy funk, Breach’s new track “Jack” has been inescapable as of late. Breach, one of Ben Westbeech’s alter egos, has released material on Strictly Rhythm and Brownswood Recordings, but this latest EP (which includes “Jack” and another track “Let’s Get Hot”) is a proud baby of the Dirtybird camp. “Jack” is a straightforward bass-heavy house tune; both recalling sentiments of Chicago house and a more futuristic bass groove.
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Bowling may seem an odd choice for an extra-curricular WMC outing given Miami’s reputation for glamour and hedonism, but not so for the lovable mess of misfits at San Francisco’s tech funk label Dirtybird. A sacrosanct safe haven for eclectic personalities and sounds, the label is known for being just as forward-thinking as it is, well, fun. On WMC Wednesday, a local Lucky Strike became ground zero for the label artists and lucky attendees aboard the MOX Bus, which featured such daily “takeovers” by various labels throughout the week.