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Claude VonStroke Urban Animal Preview

Posted in News with tags , , on September 26, 2013 by J.D.

Claude VonStroke Announces Album ‘Urban Animal’ – preview first single

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2013 by J.D.

Claude VonStroke Announces Album 'Urban Animal'Claude VonStroke Un-cages His
‘Urban Animal’

Third Full Length Album To Drop on dirtybird Records
September 17, 2013

First Single ‘Can’t Wait’ Released August 6

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 is indebted to this bold and bestial inner-city lifestyle, but it’s also a very personal product of its creator; an electronic musician who left Detroit to find his home in San Francisco.

Just as “Urban Animal’s” artwork reconstructs photography of derelict city architecture from Detroit and the Midwest into three compelling animal portraits, Claude VonStroke has sampled sounds and snippets of his busy and sometimes frantic work and family life to create his album. Think of VonStroke as a modern day, West Coast Frankenstein, his creature a rugged arrangement of the most discordant, unlikely parts, somehow brimming with beauty and human appeal.

Released on dirtybird Records, the label Claude VonStroke founded in 2005, “Urban Animal” is emblematic of the qualities VonStroke has built his and label’s reputation around; at times playful, at others tough and stoic, yet always underpinned by an attitude that is one of dance music’s most singular.

From the booming organ and cow bells of ‘The Clapping Track, the deeper house rumblings of ‘Can’t Wait’, the d’n’b of ‘Oakland Rope’, to the dirtybird booty bass of ‘Dood’, “Urban Animal” is unpredictable, enticing and bewildering, just what we’ve come to love and expect from Claude VonStroke and his crew.

Track list:
1. Urban Animal
2. The Clapping Track
3. Can’t Wait
4. The Bridge
5. Dood
6. Lay It Down
7. Oakland Rope

Claude VonStroke – Can’t Wait / The Clapping Track [Preview]

dirtybird pres. DIRTYBIRD PLAYERS compilation – released 13th March 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2013 by J.D.

DBP_compilation_2013_digipak_RGBAfter the rip-roaring success of 2012’s Hatched compilation, the dirtybird crew are back with more BBQ fun and booty bass in the form of the dirtybird Players compilation.
Set to launch a year of Players global tour dates, the compilation features all new and exclusive material from the label’s MVPs including Claude VonStroke, Eats Everything, Catz ‘n Dogz and Justin Martin as well as its most promising stars in the form of Shadow Child, J.Phlip, Kill Frenzy and Leroy Peppers.


GoldFFinch – Afloat
Kill Frenzy & Nick Monaco – Black Girls White Girls
J. Phlip – Coefficient
Claude VonStroke& James Matlock – Chop Neck
Catz ‘n Dogz – Do Your Job
Munnibrotherz – Drum Machine
Supatrol – Lick A Strange
Leroy Peppers – Northern Nookie
Shadow Child – Only One
Mark Starr – Rood Boy
Friend Within – The Pull
Eats Everything – The Withywood Walk
Justin Martin &Ardalan – Wheelgunner
Nick Olivetti – Zero Cash

dirtybird is an independent record label from San Francisco. Back in the day, good friends Claude VonStroke& Justin Martin spearheaded a raw bastardized version of house music that placed the emphasis on BBQ fun and booty bass instead of smooth beats and shiny vocals. Nine years later the label is still cranking out some of the most forward thinking party music out there.

Jesse Rose to release “Made For The Night””

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2011 by J.D.

Jesse Rose to release “Made For The Night”

Two disc set includes “Mixed For The Night” DJ Mix and
“Produced For The Night” Jesse Rose originals, remixes and edits

A brand for club life, a compilation series, club residencies around the world, a globetrotting DJ, a genre defining producer, a trend setting A&R. It all seems rather complicated, so let’s break it down.

The brainchild of Jesse Rose, ‘Made For The Night’ started life as compilation series that would provide a way for the listener to fully understand an artist. Not another remix compilation, ‘Best Of’ or overpriced single CD DJ mix, but an insight for the listener to understand both sides of an artist, both what they play in the club and what they produce outside of the club. The series will not just look at legends or
headliners but also the up and coming. Along with the compilation, comes a short documentary following the artist, the first in the series directed by Jules Audry.
From here Jesse decided that this should also follow into club night residencies around the world pushing a forward thinking night, not a label night that has to put on the artists on their roster but a night Jesse could really put his love of all sides on dance music into one place. Mixing artists is Jesse’s concept, wishing to invite friends such as Loco Dice, Radio Slave, label mates Oliver $, Riva Starr and Round
Table Knights alongside house legends such as Derrick Carter, Sneak and Cajmere to forward thinking new acts such as Axel Boman, then flipping it with artists such as Flying Lotus, Four Tet and L-vis 1990.

What better time for this all to begin than 2011, a time when people are done with one music all night long and at the same time are fed up with non-stop big tunes being played all night. When people can log onto the internet and be into a multitude of different things. Proof of this; Jesse is just as comfortable playing at L.A Sunday bash ‘The Do-Over’ alongside Gaslamp Killer and DJ Quik playing house as he is at Cocoon playing with Sven Vath and at both parties the crowd knows exactly what to expect from Jesse.

What you have to remember is Jesse Rose started out recording for Derrick Carter’s seminal ‘Classic’ label, created a scene with Switch that become the starting point for new scenes to emerge, from Ed Banger to Dirty Bird. Jesse then moved to Berlin and got deep holding residency at Panorama bar alongside Luciano,
Ricardo Villalobos and Cassy. With his labels Front Room, Made to Play and now Play it Down, Jesse took house into multiple directions, helping to create careers for the likes of Sinden, Riva Starr, Oliver $, Zombie Disco Squad, Trevor Loveys, Round Table Knights and many more.

Jesse also seems to be the kind of guy that always happens to be in the right place at the right time. Moving to Bristol as a teenager being brought up exposed to the rise of trip-hop and drum and bass by the likes of Massive Attack (in fact Jesse’s first club night at the tender age of fourteen had Daddy G from Massive Attack as his guest), Portishead, Roni Size, to trips back to London to see his father,listening to Kiss FM and being taken to shows by Giles Peterson, Cypress Hill and hanging out at the famous jazz club Ronnie Scots. By the time Jesse moved back to London at the age of 18, he had already created a good rep as a DJ, produced his first tracks, mixed a compilation for house label Subversive and was about to meet the producer that would change his life; Dave Taylor, AKA, Switch. The two started producing together and Dave pushed Jesse to step up his game and produce solo material. Jesse then became a regular, playing at the newly open Fabric club and had his own weekly Kiss FM show. From there Jesse brought his version of house to Berlin and was greeted with open arms by press, clubs and the general public, bringing something new to a scene that, at that time, was fully focused on minimal techno.

“Made For The Night” is Jesse’s first compilation since the highly acclaimed Body Language mix on Get Physical in 2007.

CD1 “Mixed For the Night”
Jesse takes the mood from deep, with the likes of Maya Jane Coles, &Me and Loco Dice. to chunkier house vibes with the likes of Zombie Disco Squad, Adam Port, Snatch and Filtertypen. Touching on a few summer classics, his favourites from the last year and some back in the day classics, the mix encompasses what might be heard over six hours in a club into just over sixty minute mix.

1. Henrik Schwarz & Jesse Rose – Stop, Look & Listen – Henrik’s Classical Version –
Unreleased Exlcusive
2. &Me – Empire State – Keine Music
3. Joel Alter – I Feel You – Bass Culture
4. Loco Dice – Don’t Make Signal – Desolat
5. Maya Jane Coles – Little One – 2020 Vision
6. Oliver $ – Granulated Soul – Play it Down
7. Axel Boman – Paris 2006 feat. Kornel Kovacs – Play it Down
8. Rafael Kakudo – Work – Clap Your Hands
9. Tony Lionni – Precious feat. Marvin Belton (Deetron Remix) – Freerange Records
10. Joe Goddard – Jump (Jesse Rose Edit) – Greco-Roman
11. Zombie Disco Squad – Pinky (Monkey Safari Remix) – Made to Play
12. Osborne & Anderson – Noho – Play it Down Exclusive
13. Prince Club – Body Holly – Snatch
14. Filtertypen – After Laughter – Yippee
15. Isloee – (Non-Radio Edit) – Classic

CD2 – “Produced For The Night”
Rather than taking the straight up obvious such as Jesse’s remix of Armand Van Helden’s ‘Playmate’, Jesse has highlighted his favourite moments from over the last decade from unreleased gems such as his remix of his production for Hotchip ‘Build A House’, to his super hard to get hold of mixes of T.E.E.D ‘Garden’ to classics such as Hardrive ‘Deep Inside’ and tracks that gave Jesse his name (A-sided and You’re
All Over My Head) and remixes of Claude vonstrokes ‘The Whistler’ and Hot Chip’s “Ready For The Floor.”

1. Jesse Rose feat. Hot Chip – Forget My name (Accapella) – Dubsided & Induceve
– Papillon – Classic
2. Riva Starr feat. Trim – Dance Me (Jesse Rose ‘Made in St. Lucia’ Remix) – Made to
3. Hardrive – Deep Inside (Jesse Rose Play Late Mix) – Strictly Rhythm
4. Jesse Rose – A-Sided – Dubsided
5. Mark Knight & Martijn Ten Velden – A New Reality (Jesse Rose Remix) – 1Trax
6. Jesse Rose – Everyday This – Dubsided
7. Claude VonStroke – The Whistler (Jesse Rose Remix) – Dirtybird
8. Telepopmusik – Ghost Girl (Jesse Rose Remix) – Green United Music
9. Black Rose – Anthem – Made to Play
10. Layo & Bushwacka feat. Green Velvet – Life2Life (Jesse Rose Remix) – Olmeto
11. Teed – Garden (Jesse Rose Remix) – Play it Down
12. Jesse Rose – Non-Stop Dub – Made to Play
13. Underworld – Holding the Moth (Jesse Rose Remix) – Underworldlive
14. Jesse Rose – You’re all over My Head – Dubsided
15. Hot Chip – Ready for the Floor (Jesse Rose Remix) – EMI
16. Recloose feat. Joe Dukie – Dust (Induceve Remix) – Peacefrog Records
17. Jesse Rose – Well Now – Dubsided
18. Content – No Refunds (Chi-Town Mix) – Junior Boy’s Own
19. Hot Chip – Build a House (Jesse Rose Remix) – Emi (Unreleased)


MFTN Night – Friday 28th October – Warehouse Project, Manchester (UK)
MFTN Night – Saturday 29th October – Social Club, Paris (FR)
Monday 31st October – Pratersauna, Vienna (AT)
Friday 4th November – The Nest, London (UK)
Saturday 5th November – D Club, Lausanne (CH)
Thursday 10th November – Timbukt2, Bristol (UK)
Saturday 12th November – Watergate, Berlin (DE)

Made for the Night (Official Teaser)

Jesse Rose playing favorite records @ Robert Johnson Offenbach


We Love… Welcomes Back Aphex Twin and Fatboy Slim for the Closing Party to Celebrate Another Legendary Season

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on September 1, 2011 by J.D.

We Love… Welcomes Back Aphex Twin and Fatboy Slim for the Closing Party to Celebrate Another Legendary Season

On the 25th September, marking the end of the We Love… 2011 season the doors open yet again to one of the most inventive and influential figures in contemporary electronic music Aphex Twin.

Last year a landmark event in the history of clubbing took place when for the first time in his 20-year music-making career, the all-conquering mastermind of electronic music Richard D James, aka Aphex Twin, played his Ibiza debut at We Love… Space. As anticipated the event held an air of something revolutionary. It feels like everyone’s been waiting the whole year for him to return, to experience the magic all over again and confirm that it wasn’t a dream.

The booking of Aphex Twin is exactly what defines We Love… as a club night that isn´t afraid to do something a bit different and for me that´s what makes the night so special. The melting pot of the musically eclectic and the dancefloor destroyers. Variety is the spice of life.” James Zabiela

It´s the best thing I´ve ever seen with my eyes” Ruairi Dunne, We Love…

Putting out his first record ‘Analogue Bubblebath’ in 1991, Aphex has been making music, building his own synthesisers and writing his own computer programmes in his bedroom from the age of 14 which brought about the title of his debut album, ‘Selected Ambient Works 85-92’. For many people, this was the first exposure into the mind and music of this celebrated musical maverick. Today, his music, released either on the celebrated Warp label or on his own Rephlex imprint is used widely in films, TV adverts and has influenced the likes of Radiohead as well as probably nearly every electronic DJ and producer out there. Aphex’s label coined their own genre Braindance to describe his sound, which applies to forward-thinking electronic music that can appeal to the mind as well as the desire to dance and party.

Joining him in the Discoteca will be We Love’s…offspring James Zabiela who’s continued to fly the flag for the institution having recently celebrated 10 years of his residency; Adding further support are Technasia, DJ Rephlex, and new boy jozif who’s set every set of his alight this year as he’s comfortably settled into his own residency.  

Heading up the Terrace will be Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook who last played for We Love…back in 2006 so this marks something of a return for Brighton’s boy wonder. This year he has ticked a lot off his list playing on the Great Wall of China, on a beach in Japan, in Detroit and at Glastonbury. Regularly playing to crowds of 200,000 in Rio, Brazil he’s at home in Space’s sprawling enormity and his visible dynamism and charisma is contagious amongst his adoring masses.  2manydjs and Joris Voorn join him with Rob Da Bank headlining the Sunset Terrace for Rock Nights.

The build up to the grand finale begins on the 4th September with Laurent Garnier’s LBS Sessions feat: Benjamin Rippert & Scan X on the Terrace along side Steve Lawler and jozif. In the discoteca Ivan Smagghe & Tim Paris bring ‘it’s a fine line’ to the discoteca for another We Love… Ibiza debut with Tensnake, Paul Woolford, and Jem Haynes adding support.  Sunday 11th September sees Groove Armada present RED LIGHT, along with Claude Vonstroke and Justin Martin on the Terrace.  And on the 18th September Carl Craig is back and taking over the Discoteca as he plays live with Francesco Tristano accompanying on the piano, Michael Mayer and gentleman of the DJs Ewan Pearson.

So it’s finally here.  Another end to another legendary season for We Love… And the best has been saved until last. This is the climatic ending that everyone who loves We Love…deserves. Before Sunday nights and Monday mornings return to their more formal and regulated hours, we can experience something of a rare and magical occasion, as Aphex Twin and Fatboy Slim close the We Love… Space, Ibiza 2011.


  • Date:Sun 25th Sep, 2011
  • Time:16.30 – 06.30
  • Location:Space, Playa d’en Bossa s/n 07817 Sant Josep de Sa Talaia
  • Price: 40 – 65 euros




Terrace Laurent Garnier LBS Sessions feat: Scan X & Benjamin Rippert, Steve Lawler, Jozif

Discoteca – It’s A Fine Line feat: Ivan Smagghe & Tim Paris play an extended closing set, Tensnake live, Paul Woolford, Jem Haynes

Sunset Terrace – Rock Nights Riotous Rockers, Colin Peters, Gato

After Dark Mark Rae, Mr Doris

Redbox – The Burlington Project present Native Instruments Catz n Dogz, Ryan O Gorman, Coley, Ben Korbel

El SalonBlack Rabbit Guy Wiliams, Bones, Sam Watts, DRW

Premier Etage Alfredo, Ian Blevins, Andy Carroll, Callum 



Terrace Groove Armada present RED LIGHT, Claude VonStroke & Justin Martin, Lottie, Mat Playford

Discoteca Chew The Fat! v’s Rock Nights  2manydjs, James Zabiela, Foamo, Jem Haynes

Sunset Terrace  Jonathan Ulysses & Ian C, Alex Taylor, Jason Bye

After Dark feat:  Mr Doris, Andy Baxter 

Redbox – The Burlington Project present Ostgut Ton  Steffi, Ryan O Gorman, Ben Korbel

El Salon Bicep, Bones, David Phillips

Premier Etage Alfedo, Ian Blevins, Andy Carroll, Jon Howell



Terrace Groove Armada present RED LIGHT, Tensnake live, Ralph Lawson, PBR Streetgang, Jason Bye

Discoteca Carl Craig live feat: Francesco Tristano, Michael Mayer, Ewan Pearson

Sunset Terrace Funkagenda, Alex Taylor, Jem Haynes & Ian C

After Dark Phat Phil Cooper, Mr Doris

Redbox – The Burlington Project presents Jaunt  feat: Chris Blackhall & Chris Bookless; Ryan O Gorman; Andy Carroll 

El Salon Folk Café, Lexx, Dan English, Be, Nick Massye, Justin Parkinson, Bones

Premier Etage Alfredo, Ian Blevins, Ben Korbel 


SUNDAY 25th SEPTEMBER – The Closing Party

Terrace Fatboy Slim, 2manydjs, Joris Voorn, Jem Haynes, Jason Bye & Ian C

Discoteca Aphex Twin, James Zabiela, Technasia, DJ Rephlex, jozif

Sunset Terrace – Rock Nights Rob Da Bank, Colin Peters, Andy Carroll

After Dark presents Soundcrash DJ Cheeba AV set, Soundcrash Djs, Mr Doris

Redbox – The Burlington Project Clive Henry, Alex Arnout, Ryan O Gorman, Coley, Scott Martin

El Salon Tirk Records Jamie Bull, Ben Terry, Matty J 

Premier Etage – Alfredo, Jamie ‘Fatneck’ Low, Ian Blevins, Jon Howell


Bristol In:Motion Presents 2011 Series

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2011 by J.D.

Line Up
Featuring: Rusko, Jamie XX, Toddla T, Pearson Sound, Andy C, Pinch, Jamie Jones, Heidi, Soul Clap, Floating Points, Joker, Midland, Scratch Perverts, Henrik Schwartz, Maya Jane-Coles, Crazy P – live, Martyn, 2562, Ms Dynamite, Elijah & Skilliam, Pinch, Darksky
Date: Sat 01st Oct, 2011
Time: 10pm – 6am
Location: Motion Skate Park, 74 Avon Street, Bristol
Price: Various

 Bristol In Motion

The new jewel in Bristol’s crown, Motion re-opens its doors in October for another season of the highly-charged and hugely loved ‘In:Motion’ series.  Still reeling from the success of last year’s sell-out autumn events, 2011 sees them come back bigger, better, stronger, louder with the hottest electronic acts of the moment gracing the infamous Bristol ramp skate-park, turned rave haven. 
2010 marked the birth of the In:Motion series when the Bristol based promoter team joined forces with the countries most esteemed music brands, bringing with them the finest talent of the underground music scene to the West Country. Creating a succession of unparalleled parties, each one delivered a mind-blowing night of sensational sounds and immaculate production placing In:Motion firmly on the musical map.   As a slew of fresh and talented artists continue to bubble up from the beating heart of Bristol such as Julio Bashmore, Redlight, Eats Everything, Baobinga, Waifs & Strays, Bowski, just the last year alone, the city continues to draw attention and attract producers and DJs from outside. Everyone wants a piece of the sounds and skills that are evolving in the West Country’s musical.
Bristol’s renowned musical heritage, coupled with the strongest brands in the country has resulted in some of the most highly innovative and respected musical programming out there. Those who’ve devastated the Motion dance-floor last year, triumphantly return: Hospitality, BLOC, Annie Mac Presents, Bugged Out!, Run and local heavy-hitting party starters Shit The Bed and Just Jack who collectively brought with them High Contrast, Claude Vonstroke, Simian Mobile Disco, Jamie Jones, DMZ and Joy Orbison.  Joining the In:Motion fold for the first time bringing more interstellar acts to the table throughout the autumn season, we welcome Hessle Audio, FWD Rinse, Field Day Night, Jamie XX, local boys Futureboogie XL, Blowpop and Invisible Circus.
As a venue Motion is carving itself out to be one of the most exciting and unrivalled clubs around. Now nearing festival-calibre this year, they expand into yet more areas of the huge sprawling skate park creating a warren of separate spaces all hosting their own unique party. The raw confines bore witness last year to the magic of man of the moment Seth Troxler in the main Skate Park, Roska and Untold in the Tunnel, Tensanke lighting things up in The Cave with the addition of the stunning Waterside Terrace providing the perfect backdrop. Now with things being pushed even further into the double warehouse as well as outside in the car park which comes equipped with food court, heated seating area and photo-booth, you can let yourself get lost in Motion’s wondrous world of entertainment and outstanding music. Check out everything that Bristol has to offer on RA’s Real Scenes series HERE

Seconds out, round 2. Further announcements and line-ups to follow.

fabric 58: Craig Richards presents The Nothing Special (teaser)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2011 by J.D.

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