Claude VonStroke Remixes Booka Shade's 'Easy Drifter'

Claude VonStroke Remixes Booka Shade's 'Easy Drifter'

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Full Remix Compilation Here: https://spoti.fi/2KWoUN5​

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

In this day and age of music cross-polination, Claude VonStroke sits at the forefront of all that is good, proper and most importantly, fun.

VonStroke is just as relaxed in his home studio building beats as he is dropping massive underground records in a room filled by thousands. DJ-wise, his relentless touring of every major city, festival and basement after-party around the world has only enriched his unique perspective on music.


As the owner of the record label, DIRTYBIRD, Claude also built an impeccable A&R roster signing acts like Justin Martin, Julio Bashmore, Catz n Dogz, Riva Starr, Tim Green, Breach, Eats Everything, Shadow Child and Shiba San, well before they broke out of their hometown scenes. (And even naming a few of these artists.) Today, DIRTYBIRD continues to surprise and innovate in the underground dance scene, releasing an enigmatic combination of house, funk, dirty-bass and electronica.

Sonically, VonStroke has released three original artist albums, a remix album and several high profile mix and remix compilations. Highlights include working with and on records for Bootsy Collins, Rihanna, Disclosure and Green Velvet as well as a few number #1 & #2 hits on Beatport.

Most importantly, VonStroke has kept it original, fun and funky.

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. Catch him play at numerous festivals, clubs or even better at his legendary DIRTYBIRD BBQ series of outdoor events.

Claude VonStroke