!(feature_l)http://relayer.s3.amazonaws.com/articles/spreads/4f2705344a0bcf0001000038.jpg!House and techno label Dirtybird celebrates 10 years since their first free party with a seven-date tour spanning its birthplace in San Francisco through to New York, Miami, LA, Paris and London. The London show takes place over the Easter weekend and feature the biggest Dirtybird line-up ever, topped off with their signature BBQ.
Label ringleader and creator Claude VonStroke heads up proceedings with MrJulio Bashmore, who since being discovered by Claude has had a string of acclaimed EPs, The other captain of the Dirtybird ship Justin Martin will be releasing his debut album Ghettos and Gardens in May, and will be showcasing all his stellar new cuts at every date. Other acts getting in on the shows include funk nasty princess J Phlip, Polish duo Catz n Dogz, Breach, Eats Everything, Worthy and French Fries.
The now legendary Golden Gate BBQ´s in San Francisco, was the brainchild of the four original Dirtybird members, Christian Martin, Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin and Worthy. They had a personal mission to change the landscape of San Francisco house music by throwing an epic free party in the park based on their new signature sound. They assembled the line-up themselves with Christian purchasing a massive, yet necessary sound system on his credit card. This was the beginning and set the standard for die-hard dedicated DIY producers, all with new productions based on heavy bass-lines, smiling faces and dance floor delights. Three years on the label was created by Claude VonStroke solidifying the Dirtybird mandate.
Ten years later the original crew remains fully intact – and the London leg will be a marathon fifteen hours with 11 acts to celebrate. The tour is sponsored by Point Blank, an award-winning music production and DJ school based in London providing tutor-led online music courses and learning programmes.
Dirtybird world tour
New York – Feb 17th with Claude VonStroke, Leroy Peppers, J Phlip or Worthy
Miami – Mar 22nd with Claude VonStroke, Eats Everything, Justin Martin, Catz n Dogz, Leroy Peppers, Worthy, J Phlip
Brighton – Apr 5th with Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Eats Everything
Paris – April 6th with Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Eats Everything, Maelstrom
London – Apr 7th with Claude VonStroke, Julio Bashmore, Justin Martin, J Phlip, Catz n Dogz, Breach, Eats Everything, Tom Flynn, French Fries, A1 Bassline, Sacha Robotti, & Worthy
Los Angeles – May 4th with Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, French Fries
San Francisco – May 11th with Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Leroy Peppers, Worthy, French Fries
Detroit – May 26th with Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin and more TBA