Claude VonStroke to release ‘Live in Detroit’ album
Claude VonStroke has announced he is to release the first ever live mix album, titled ‘Claude VonStroke Live From Detroit’ due on Dirtybird on 22nd June.
He says he came of age in Detroit, he moved there as an 11 year old, before leaving to San Francisco at age 26. This May he fulfilled a dream of his, closing the world famous Movement Festival, as the headlining act on Saturday night. The chance to put out a live recording from his hometown of Detroit, in collaboration with one of the world’s largest and respected electronic music festivals, proved irresistible.
VonStroke spent four months A+R’ing the mix, pre-clearing nearly 150 tracks in the weeks leading up to the album, giving him the chance to DJ at Movement with a huge variety of music including a brand new remix of Claude’s timeless ‘Who’s Afraid of Detroit?’.
“I’ve played Movement more than 10 times, and every time it’s one of the most nerve racking shows of the year,” said VonStroke. “I always want to bring the hottest possible set for Detroit, it’s where it all started, and my parents always come watch. My set is very much an old-school style DJ set, all music no-one’s heard before, special versions, secret edits, all the stuff I’ve been saving just for this performance. It seems crazy to release a mix album in today’s world, but the amount of incredible original music I have collected from both known and unknown producers will make this something people can get really excited about.”
Listen to 2018 remix of ‘Who’s Afraid of Detroit’ by Wyatt Marshall below.