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DIRTYBIRD Releases Will Clarke’s Debut EP ‘The Boogie Woogie’

Dirtybird newcomer Will Clarke released his debut single ‘The Boogie Woogie’ on the coveted San Francisco bass house label this week. Hailing from Bristol, this lad’s two-track EP will most definitely have you bobbing your heads and gyrating in your seats uncontrollably. ‘The Boogie Woogie’ and ‘The Goog’ are instant dancehall groove-worthy tracks so be sure to give it a listen.

dirtybird Announces “The Yeah / No” EP by Ardalan, Out December 1st

Having blazed the US on their recent BBQ tour, the dirtybird crew are back in release mode and proud to present a first ever solo EP from one of the jewels in their crown, namely Ardalan.  Our little Iranian brother and resident at chez Martin has previously worked together with his illustrious housemate Justin on breakout hits ‘Mr. Spock‘ and ‘Lezgo.’ Now grabbing the full spotlight himself, Ardalan proves he’s more than got the skills to pay the bills across two brain-frazzling tracks. 
Up first is ‘Wake Up’, with its boisterous and rambunctious beats bobbling away underneath whizzing, whirring, fizzing synth lines and tripped out metallic cowbells. It’s the sort of physical, corrugated groove that this label is most celebrated for and proves Ardalan can infuse his sounds with a ton of off kilter charm as well as anyone else in the dirtybird family. 
On the flip, ’The No Yeah’ is a colourful brew of malfunctioning machine sounds and raw as coleslaw beats that has blurts of soulful synth and breathy female vocal breaking though. Clipped sirens, fat bass and skipping percussion all nimbly shape shift and have you doing the same for the loveable duration of the track.
Having already impressed in cahoots with Justin Martin, Ardalan disappoints no-one when given this full solo step up, so it’s time you got on board with this exciting emergent talent, if you haven’t already.

dirtybird Announces “Introducing Aaron Snapes” EP

Aaron Snapes EP2 copy

“Aaron Snapes – a veritable UK tech funk dynamo – has been simmering on Claude VonStroke’s radar since he jumped out of the crowd at Stealth Club in Nottingham about 4 years ago with his flash drive full of demos. They have stayed in touch ever since with Claude recognizing the skill and providing small notes and advice along the way. It wasn’t until last year that he really caught the full attention of the entire dirtybird collective with his massive re-fix of Mr Oizo’s iconic “Flat Eric,” not to mention some extremely strong appearances on the bubbling Perfect Driver imprint.

Here we find him making his dirtybird debut with two spotless additions to his party portfolio. The bubble-jack slap-attack “Panther” ignites with a series of soft subs before dropping into a loopy, choppy robovox hook and a strutting drum dynamic that chugs with raw sonic muscle. While most panthers purr and prowl, this one clouts and howls with rich low-end elements and absurdly chunky beats. Dig deeper for the rush-rinsed tech funk jam “Space Bass”. Wherein a bulbous flurry of basses lick and tickle beneath a series of teasing techy risers before dropping into an icy sea of breezy chords. Complete with a sub-narrative of mischievous loop trickery, every element of the groove is laden with intricate detail.

Two pristine produced tracks, one incredibly hot talent to keep strict tabs on: Aaron Snapes’ reputation is developing with every single release… And this is his biggest to date.” -DB

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1) Panther
2) Space Bass

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Release Info:
DB-114 // Aaron Snapes – Introducing Aaron Snapes
Available on The Birdhouse: August 29th
Available on Beatport: September 1st
Available WorldWide: September 16th