Claude VonStroke Releases New Single, My Love Check, on Carl Craig’s Detroit Love Vol. II + Music Video

Claude VonStroke Releases New Single, My Love Check, on Carl Craig’s Detroit Love Vol. II + Music Video

Out now ahead of Movement Detroit


Last year, Claude VonStroke fulfilled a lifelong dream of his, headlining the world famous Movement Festival in his home city of Detroit. Now, Claude will reach another milestone in his career, signing an original record My Love Check to Carl Craig’s iconic Planet E label. (Claude wore a Planet E baseball hat almost his entire time living in Detroit and always wanted to be a part of it.) The track is part of Carl Craig’s Detroit Love Volume II compilation record out Now

Featuring all the makings of the classic house & techno that came out of Detroit in the 90s, My Love Check is a progressive take on the music that made Detroit the bedrock of American electronic music.

The release comes paired with a moody black + white music video. Shot on location in Detroit by Anthony Garth, the treatment warps and stretches some of Detroit’s most recognizable landmarks like the Monument to Joe Lewis and the Spirit of Detroit, while also presenting the unique characters who represent the city.

Besides being one of Claude’s favorite DJs, Carl Craig has had an iconic career in dance music. The Grammy-nominated producer & DJ became a Detroit Legend in the 90s, releasing records with house & techno artists like Kevin Saunderson and Moodyman on his famed Planet-E imprint. He launched Detroit Love in 2014 as a way of celebrating Detroit artists and music. 

My Love Check comes just in time for Movement 2019, where Claude will headline the festival for a second time, with partner Green Velvet under their collaborative moniker Get Real.

2019 will also see Claude bring his iconic Dirtybird Campout festival back to the Modesto Reservoir Campgrounds following a sold-out 2018 edition on October 4th through 6th. More info available here.


“My Love Check” from the new Carl Craig compilation is about my love for longtime hometown Detroit. This video was shot by one of my best friend's Anthony Garth. We came up in the film business together in Detroit and Anthony shot my first music video in a laundromat. He took me to my first rave and we wore Planet E hats like we were cool back in the day. This was a fun project because Anthony took his crew to capture some great scenes and characters that represent the vibe of the city. My media team here in LA ‘The Bens’ (Ben Levin + Matthew Benson) cut it together with some really great VFX. Anthony’s Black and White footage along with The Bens’ pixel sorting effect combine the classic with the contemporary, something Carl Craig has always been so good at achieving with his music for so many years." - Claude VonStroke

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