Claude VonStroke Remixes Booka Shade's 'Easy Drifter'

Claude VonStroke Remixes Booka Shade's 'Easy Drifter'

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Claude VonStroke, Yousef and Wes Wieland step up to remix Booka Shade for the first in two remix packages of the duo’s recently released, critically acclaimed ‘Cut The Strings’ LP. 

Hot off the back of the ‘Cut The Strings’ LP from Booka Shade which dropped on their Blaufield imprint in April, the duo have reached out to some of their contemporaries and fellow artists they admire to revisit and provide their own interpretations of what has been yet another impressive chapter in the Berlin-based artists careers.

Dirtybird’s main man Claude VonStroke steps up to rework ‘Easy Drifter’ first, and as expected we’re treated to driving bottom end, growling bass leads and heady acid swells alongside the original’s infectious arp line.

Circus founder Yousef turns in his take on ‘Tyrell’ next, opting for pulsating pads, oscillating bass sweeps and organic drums alongside the originals choppy pitch bending vocal cuts. Wes Wieland’s take on ‘Black Crystal’ then completes the package with a darker edge, this time round laying focus on expansive reverberated percussion, elongated bass drones and twinkling arpeggios.

The Booka Shade ‘Cut The Strings Album Remixes 1’ package is out on Blaufield 25th May 2018.

Tracklist

  1. Easy Drifter (Claude VonStroke Remix)

  2. Easy Drifter (Claude VonStroke Radio Edit)

  3. Tyrell (Yousef Circus Remix)

  4. Black Crystal (Wes Wieland Remix) 

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