Claude VonStroke ‘Works Well With Others’
2016 was a record year for Dirtybird bossman Claude VonStroke. He debuted his Get Real alias with Green Velvet in the winter, and followed up with yet another number one single, ‘The Rain Break’. At the start of the summer VonStroke celebrated the 10th anniversary of ‘Who’s Afraid of Detroit’, and wrapped up in the fall by being crowned ‘America’s Best DJ’ by Pioneer at a ceremony he shared with all the fans at the Dirtybird Campout.
After a relentless touring schedule at the first half of 2017, Claude VonStroke hit the studio with a couple of ace producers, Will Clarke & Sébastien V. The trio collaborated on two monstrous singles for the ‘Works Well With Others’ EP, OUT TODAY ON DIRTYBIRD!
‘Tiny Tambourine’ is the fierce collaborative product of Will Clarke & VonStroke. It’s a bit of a misnomer as ‘tiny’ is the last word to describe the heavy bassline which immediately comes to life at the track’s outset. Continuing to build over crisp, heavy, dramatic outbursts before dropping back to the burly bassline; the result is anything but tiny. Will Clarke has been on a Dirtybird hot streak having released 3 solo EPs, 5 singles, an appearance on Justin Martin’s album, as well as a brand new collab with Shiba San on the Dirtybird BBQ compilation, plus full takeover on the Birdhouse radio show.
On the flip side, VonStroke teams up with one of Dirtybird’s freshest talents, Sébastien V, for ‘Daylight Dark Room’. A light, melodic tone contrasted with a dark and funky acid resonance, creating a truly unique masterpiece. The mysterious Sébastien V was also featured on the Dirtybird BBQ compilation with his super-hot track ‘Funkulate’, and there are rumors floating around that he is actually someone from the core Dirtybird roster sporting a secret alias.