The Dirtybird crew has come a long way since they’ve hatched. The San Francisco-based label, with Claude VonStroke at the helm, has created a fan base of devotees others can only yearn for. This year the clan took up a residency in Ibiza, taking their marquee brand to global pastures. With acts like Justin Martin and Eats Everything as focal points, their brand of spunky house music continues to forge ahead. At this year’s Electric Zoo Festival, the three will unite at the Sunday School Grove, with a solo set from VonStroke and an exciting back-to-back session from Justin Martin and Eats Everything.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs & Eats Everything have put their heads together for “Lion, The Lion” – a grinding dance floor assault weapon that can be found on T.E.E.D’s just released Volume 6 of Crosstown Rebels’ Get Lost compilation series. The track does the duo proud — it’s part housey T.E.E.D instrumentation and part quirky (and quite frankly, growling) breaks and bass from the Eats man. Damian Lazarus and Crosstown Rebels, as always, are giving their friends in the industry room to breathe and continue to expand the palette of the label, its compilations, and its international party brand, Rebel Rave. Watch T.E.E.D’s Rebel Rave TV Episode here as well.
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Looking back on the achievements of the last year or two, it’s safe to say that as producers and DJs, Justin Martin and Eats Everything are some of the hottest acts to hit both music libraries and dance floors alike. As premiered back in late April on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, “The Gettup” is the new grudge-laden, bass-wobbling record to supplement the ever-growing arsenal of Dirtybird releases. The track meshes tasteful vocal work with a quirky, warped synth that is the standout feature of the song. An article on Billboard claims the two are working on a collaborative album set to release next year. If this track is a telling sign of what’s to come, excitement levels are at an all-time high.
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In our first installment of Before the Beats we showed off shots from artists including Brodinski, Dillon Francis, and Sebastian Ingrosso. For the second edition, we’ve collected even more photos which run the gamut from cute and cuddly to funny and predictive of their musical futures. New additions to the baby photo retrospective include Ferry Corsten, Hardwell, Laidback Luke, and Sander van Doorn, but we also have new pictures from artists previously featured in our first installment; repeat offenders include Steve Angello, Chuckie, and A-Trak. Click below the break to find out what your favorite artists looked like before they were big stars.
House legend Marc Kinchen — who we’ve come to know as a DJ and producer as MK — has put his signature classic house touch over Sinead Harnett’s “Got Me.” The original track — which got help on the production front from Eats Everything and Lukas — features Sinead’s full-body, delicate female vocal, creating an elegant platform for MK to transform into a dance-minded release. MK has once again delivered a prime cut for the 21st century dance music scene.Posted by
Infamous musical maestro and Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers has been confirmed as the scribe of the official International Music Summit (IMS) anthem for 2013. Rodgers, who spilled the beans on collaborative duties with Daft Punk during his keynote speech at last year’s conference, looks to build on the hype stirred by his involvement in the duo’s first album single “Get Lucky” with British house evangelist Eats Everything providing official remix duties.
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
Almost as soon as the very hot UK duo Dusky signed to Dogmatik Records, they released “Flo Jam” and an EP by the same name. Through its heavy rotation, the track quite unexpectedly earned the title of iTunes Dance Single of the Year in 2012 and this triumph would not be complete without a remix EP. Up first with the honor of remixing the title track is Mange Tout (better known in English as Eats Everything) with a slow-grinding, bass-dropping version of the track’s original slinky tastes. No deep house tune is complete without an Aaliyah vocal sample, but Eats (as Mange Tout) seems to amplify the late R&B star’s vocals even more than Dusky could. For those still trying to find a way to sneak this track into sets, you may have just found your answer. Check out the entire EP’s remix package when it’s released on April 10th.Posted by
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.
Justin Martin and Eats Everything had a house music baby and it’s named the Feather Fight EP. Surprisingly this is the first collaboration from these two underground heavyweights, but it definitely will not be their last. The two track EP features the release of “Feather Fight” and “Harpy” — tunes that could have easily come from either of these producers individually but are inevitably stronger with the melding of these two musical minds. “Feather Fight,” a punchy bass-heavy tune, got a first play on the Dirtybird Essential Selection takeover back in December and has otherwise been receiving a lot of international radio play since. On the B side, “Harpy” is sweeping and orchestral with a dark low-end, employing both twinkling chimes and squelching horns. Click through for a lengthy preview and purchase link.