DB-112 // Claude VonStroke - CaliFuture

Available on The Birdhouse: July 18, 2014
Available on Beatport: July 21, 2014
Available on Vinyl + iTunes: August 5, 2014

Less than a year since he served up his third album “Urban Animal,” Claude VonStroke delivers more brand new original material! Based on the personal experience of starting at the bottom selling fake perfume out of the the trunk of his car, “CaliFuture” foretells the sunny-sided ironies experienced by the legions of fame and heat-seekers who head out to the Golden State each year in the pursuit of The Dream. No matter how many knock-backs, no matter how many thankless interim occupations, no matter how many people yell at you each day; there’s an overriding deep sense of hope that you WILL make it someday.

The barbed Bootsy-style falsetto narrative comes from VonStroke’s close friend Barry Drift – who you may recognise from ‘Urban Animal’s “Sugar & Cinnamon” – and his sermon is complemented by an obese acid groove that thunders unrelentingly beneath. Fluctuating analogue funk, it taps into the deepest tech DNA with a lava-like flow. Instantly infectious (like all the best acid tracks) the groove carries so much weight we’ve included a dub version, too.

On the flip, “Eye I Eye” is equally heavy and twice as twisted. A simple vocal shot is mangled, wrangled and tangled in the way only Claude knows how. Warped and wonderful, the vocal and processed percussion rise and excite with a strong sense of dirtybird insanity before plunging into juicy tech-funk groove. Mischievously jacking with a robust bass/kick play-off, more processed vocal shots enter the fray along with eerie risers that ghost up and down the scale with a fun sense of unpredictability.

A finer insight into the dark and devious mind of the dirtybird bossman you will not find. The question is: did his hard pre-fame Cali slog create this twisted mindset… Or was it already in place before he got there?

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DB-109 Claude VonStroke - Urban Animal RMXS

Available on The Birdhouse: May 2nd, 2014
Available on Beatport: May 5th
Available Worldwide + Vinyl: May 20th

Drawing from his inspirations like never before, Urban Animal is Claude VonStroke’s most personal LP to date. Naturally this remix package has been curated with the same amount of passion and features some of the California birdman’s favourite producers.

Solomon, Eprom, Dixon, Jimmy Edgar, Photek, Kill Frenzy, Justin Jay, Doorly, Krust, Tanner Ross and SCNTST… It reads like the ultimate who’s who in creative electronic music. There’s even a remake of “Can’t Wait” by VonStroke himself.

Each remixer was hand picked as an innovator or trend setter of their genre. From personal inspirations such as Photek and Krust (two men who are responsible for getting the dirtybird bossman into production in the first place) to exciting young talents such as Justin Jay, SCNTST and Eprom via old friends and kindred spirits (Jimmy Edgar, Doorly, Solumon and Tanner Ross), the whole package is as personal, eclectic and as the original album itself. Bolstering the original message of the album with clarity and creativity, each one of these revisions demands your attention!


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VonStroke’s Top 10 Holy Ship!!! Moments

1. Shipfam

2. Just Blaze Fools Gold Rap Party set

3. T williams coming into my MTV interview dressed as a strip of bacon

4. Pharrell main stage

5. Dropping Shiba San’s new track with Tiesto

6. Leroy Peppers - “Sailing” E40 Bootleg that I played way to many times

7. Skrillex and Callander “in the zone” playing hip-hop in the artist area

8. Pregnant Gina Turner working the mixer with hubby Laidback Luke

9. killfrenzy drops GODZILLA

10. Diplo uses modern technology to find my missing wallet and actually gets it back to me via Dillon Francis & Sam

CLAUDE VONSTROKE URBAN ANIMAL ALBUM VIDEO PREVIEW

In anticipation of dirtybird’s 100th release “Urban Animal,” Claude VonStroke finds himself back in Detroit trying to explain bits and pieces of his new album while visiting with his parents, interviewing street poets and Dj-ing at the historic Fillmore Theatre.  

Long time friend and acclaimed director, Anthony Garth, explores the psyche of the dirtybird Records founder by taking us through the paradoxes and pleasures of Urban Animal’s cut and paste paradigm.  

This unique narrative is inspired by one of 2013’s most highly anticipated albums created by one of electronic music’s most decorated contributors. Essential viewing, especially if you’ve ever wanted to know what Mr & Mrs VonStroke senior look like or, for that matter, wanted to see Claude VonStroke take a pee…

Urban Animal is dirtybird’s 100th release, and will be available on digital, CD and vinyl from September 24th. Watch out for the world tour commencing October 4th.

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Claude VonStroke - Urban Animal
Available Worldwide: 9/24/13 


Stuck in the 9-5 grind, stifled by the impersonality of constant social media and mobile interaction, contemporary urban life can be suffocating. For a certain breed, release cannot be found in the vast, unpopulated great outdoors. Urban Animals congregate in heaving warehouses, seeking solace in the liberating beats of the kick drum. They are bound not by association, but through a shared experience of primal relief felt in those shadowy, dance floor corners swelling with the sounds of low end frequencies and brazenly sculpted grooves. This is the Urban Animal’s jungle.

Claude VonStroke’s third original album and the 100th release for dirtybird is indebted to this bold and bestial inner-city lifestyle, but it’s also a product of its creator; a unique subspecies steeped in that San Franciscan sound, intersecting unknown terrain on instruction of the inimitable dirtybird label boss.  Just as Urban Animal’s artwork reconstructs photography of derelict city architecture from Detroit and the Midwest into three compelling animal portraits, so too has Claude VonStroke sampled unexpected sounds from his chaotic working environment to create the nine intriguing tracks that make up his full length composition. Think of VonStroke as a modern day, West Coast Frankenstein, his creature a rugged arrangement of the most discordant, unlikely parts whilst somehow brimming with beauty and human appeal.

Spanning genre, space and mood, Claude VonStroke’s Urban Animal is as unpredictable and bewildering as any living entity.

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Claude VonStroke - Urban Animal
Available Worldwide: 9/24/13


Stuck in the 9-5 grind, stifled by the impersonality of constant social media and mobile interaction, contemporary urban life can be suffocating. For a certain breed, release cannot be found in the vast, unpopulated great outdoors. Urban Animals congregate in heaving warehouses, seeking solace in the liberating beats of the kick drum. They are bound not by association, but through a shared experience of primal relief felt in those shadowy, dance floor corners swelling with the sounds of low end frequencies and brazenly sculpted grooves. This is the Urban Animal’s jungle.

Claude VonStroke’s third original album and the 100th release for dirtybird is indebted to this bold and bestial inner-city lifestyle, but it’s also a product of its creator; a unique subspecies steeped in that San Franciscan sound, intersecting unknown terrain on instruction of the inimitable dirtybird label boss.  Just as Urban Animal’s artwork reconstructs photography of derelict city architecture from Detroit and the Midwest into three compelling animal portraits, so too has Claude VonStroke sampled unexpected sounds from his chaotic working environment to create the nine intriguing tracks that make up his full length composition. Think of VonStroke as a modern day, West Coast Frankenstein, his creature a rugged arrangement of the most discordant, unlikely parts whilst somehow brimming with beauty and human appeal.

Spanning genre, space and mood, Claude VonStroke’s Urban Animal is as unpredictable and bewildering as any living entity.

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Claude VonStroke - Dood

FREE Download Here: http://j.mp/19Jcnod


Taken from Urban Animal available Worldwide 9/24/13 
Can’t Wait / The Clapping Track is available now on Beatport: http://j.mp/16rX2Wz


Claude VonStroke Offers Up Free Download of Urban Animal’s Second Single ‘Dood’

Claude VonStroke, dirtybird’s benevolent label master, today served up a free download of ‘Dood’ the second single from his upcoming album, ‘Urban Animal’, which will be released September 24.

Dood is inherently dirtybird and the one you’ve been waiting for if you were expecting something nasty from ‘Urban Animal’. The heart-squeezing booty-bass-line smacks instantly, while the rumbling drawl of the stoned vocal perfectly encapsulates VonStroke’s witty spirit.

‘Dood’ is idiosyncratic, eccentric, unpredictable and imaginative, it’s a seriously fun trip aimed squarely at the heart of the dancefloor, and this track has been a peak time hit for VonStroke and the entire dirtybird crew this summer.

“Urban Animal’ embodies the singular sound that Claude VonStroke and his dirtybird crew have perfected over the last nine years. Touching on all spectrums of house, moving from booty bass to d’n’b, ‘Urban Animal’ is rich and diverse, stoic and playful, tough and tender. VonStroke has pieced together a rugged arrangement of the most discordant, unlikely parts, into something brimming with beauty and human appeal. Much like the single ‘Dood’, “Urban Animal” is a record wide in scope, yet one that could only have been birthed by VonStroke

Urban Animal Tour dates:

10/4/2013 San Francisco CA The Regency Ballroom
10/5/2013 Los Angeles CA Exchange
10/12/2013 Boston MA The Sinclair
10/13/2013 Burlington VT Club Metronome
10/17/2013 Miami FL Grand Central
10/18/2013 Toronto ON The Hoxton
10/19/2013 Montreal QC SAT
10/24/2013 Austin TX Kingdom
10/25/2013 Asheville NC Mountain Oasis **
10/30/2013 Phoenix AZ Monarch Theater
10/31/2013 Royal Oak MI Royal Oak Music Theater
11/1/2013 Buffalo NY Rendezvous
11/7/2013 Eugene OR WOW Hall
11/8/2013 Portland OR Branx
11/9/2013 Denver CO City Hall
11/13/2013 Washington DC U Street Music Hall
11/14/2013 Tampa FL The Kennedy
11/15/2013 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer

** date without J.Phlip

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