Claude VonStroke Releases "Works Well with Others" EP

Claude VonStroke Releases "Works Well with Others" EP

 

2016 was a banner year for Dirtybird’s founder, Claude VonStroke. He debuted his Get Real alias with Green Velvet in the winter, and followed up with another number one single in the spring with “The Rain Break”. He celebrated the 10th anniversary of “Who’s Afraid of Detroit” to kick off the Summer, and finished in the fall by being crowned ‘America’s Best DJ’ by Pioneer at a ceremony he shared with all the fans at the Dirtybird Campout.

After a relentless touring schedule the first half of 2017, Claude hit the studio with a couple ace producers, Will Clarke & Sébastien V to collaborate on two giant singles for the “Works Well With Others” EP.

“Tiny Tambourine” is the product of Will Clarke & Claude working together. It’s a bit of a misnomer, as ‘tiny’ is the last word to describe the heavy bassline which starts to form immediately at the track’s outset. Continuing to build over crisp and heavy beats and outbursts of drama before dropping back to the burly bassline, the result is monstrous. Will Clarke has been on a Dirtybird hot streak having released 3 solo EPs, 5 singles, an appearance on Justin Martin’s album, as well as a brand new collab with Shiba San on the BBQ compilation and a full takeover on the Birdhouse radio show. 

On the flip side, Claude teams up with one of Dirtybird’s freshest talents, Sébastien V, for “Daylight Dark Room”. A light, melodic tone contrasts with a dark and funky acid resonance to create a truly unique masterpiece. The mysterious Sébastien V was also featured on the Dirtybird BBQ compilation with his super-hot track “Funkulate,” and there are rumors floating around that he is actually someone from the core Dirtybird roster sporting a secret alias.  

 

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About Claude VonStroke

Claude VonStroke created a small underground record label called Dirtybird in 2005 and grew it into a full-fledged events, clothing and music brand over the last 15 years. During this time, he has also managed to release 4 artist albums and some of the most iconic house music tracks of the last two decades. 

Most people know Claude VonStroke for his smiling DJ persona touring every major city, festival, and basement after-party around the world. But Claude has also influenced the very fabric of the dance community, A&Ring an impeccable roster of acts like Justin Martin, Fisher, Shiba San, Catz n Dogz, Riva Starr, Tim Green, Breach, Eats Everything, Walker & Royce, Shadow Child, and countless others. (And even naming a few of these artists.) Today, his Dirtybird label continues to surprise and innovate in the underground dance scene, releasing an enigmatic combination of house, funk, dirty-bass, and electronica.

VonStroke has released four original artist albums, a remix album, and a live album recorded when he closed the famed Movement Festival in his original hometown of Detroit Michigan. Some other music highlights include working on records with Bootsy Collins, Rihanna, Disclosure and Kevin Saunderson as well as a few #1 & #2 hits on Beatport.  His partnership with Green Velvet as “GET REAL” has been one of the most rewarding friendships as Claude originally modeled his career off the quirky enigmatic style of his mentor and now good friend from Chicago. 

In 2015 VonStroke brought his first festival to light called Dirtybird Campout, a unique boutique festival based on the games and activities associated with American Summer camp mixed with the best underground house and bass music in the world.  He continues to innovate and curate new events with 2 additional multi-day festivals mirroring his Birdhouse radio show in Los Angeles and Chicago and his record BBQ event series that has been going since 2003!

VonStroke also loves art, most notably pop surrealist artwork that he has commissioned for the last 7 years on Dirtybird for all of the releases.  Each year he hires a new artist and has had the pleasure of working with renowned artists such as Jeremy Fish, Dulk, Graham Carter, Dan May, Charlie Immer, Raoul Deleo and Felicia Chiao. Walking through the Dirtybird HQ in Los Angeles is like walking through an art gallery in the Wynwood district of Miami. 

A lot of his success can be attributed to a good attitude. Claude does not scowl and look mean while he DJs. He does not pretend to know everything and he truly loves his fans. He is grateful to be curating, creating and performing music for a living and he knows that the reason people go to parties is to shake their booty and have fun.

Claude VonStroke