San Francisco’s Dirtybird is one of the most diverse dance music labels on the planet, and nowhere does it show more than on its latest compilation. Justin Martin, Claude VonStroke and company have once again served up a heaping 17-track helping of nuanced and forward-thinking dance music. The compilation kicks off with the frenetic throwback rhythms of Kill Frenzy & Nick Monaco’s “Black Girls White Girls,” before Shadow Child’s “The Only One” adds a hip-hop swagger to a pensive synth-scape. J Phlip’s contribution “Coefficient” is a sonic roller coaster standout that features all manner of analog awesomeness in its multifaceted arrangement. Highly recommended for old school techno heads.
As if 17 new tracks weren’t enough good news, Dirtybird also announced its upcoming world tour in support of the release, featuring label heads Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin, as well as regular collaborators Catz ‘N Dogz and Eats Everything. Catch song previews, tour dates, and the full track-list below.
The UK’s premier underground house label is hitting the road. London powerhouse Crosstown Rebels just announced its 28-city REBELRAVE World Tour, set to kick off in Puerto Rico tomorrow. American fans have reason to celebrate the inclusion of seven North American tour dates, including a stop-off in Miami during the height of Winter Music Conference. The tour sports a stacked lineup that reads like a who’s-who of underground dance music, with such marquee names as Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Carl Craig and Maya Jane Coles joining label boss Damian Lazarus. Catch the full lineup and tour dates after the jump.