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Freak EP – DuckworthSound


Screen Shot 2017-10-17 at 12.46.12 PMDuckworthSound, dropped his new EP today titled “Freak” out on Insomniac and In/Rotation records. This EP features 3 new fire tracks from our pal from across the pond. He recently teased us as a guest on Arntre Radio & we have been patiently waiting for this one to drop ever since. DuckworthSound does not disappoint either. Showcasing a variety of styles, we see how talented he is as a producer. You can stream it here on his soundcloud account below.

DIRTYBIRD Celebrates 10 Years: Compilation with New Music From Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Eats Everything, Shiba San + More. Out Jan 27th

Ten years is a long time for an independent label to survive in music, let alone thrive, but since its inception, DIRTYBIRD has done just that.

House and techno with influences from hip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass & funk, DIRTYBIRD’s releases have blazed a path and created their own genre.  Over the years, “Sounds like a DIRTYBIRD track” has become a definitive explanation for house music that is fun with lots of bass. Even now in this crowded landscape a DIRTYBIRD release still feels a little bit special, not surprising, given that each and every release, even those from long-time dirtybird cohorts, still have to pass Claude VonStroke’s rigorous quality control.

It’s been a wild ten years for DIRTYBIRD. From impromptu illegal parties in Golden Gate Park, to dedicated stages at enormous festivals, the label has created a great sense of camaraderie amongst its fans.  The label artists are a family that shares a core group of values, never frowning, always down to grab a beer and help dish up some BBQ. These vibes are what define DIRTYBIRD – it’s a place to get loose with pals and dance to really, really good music.

In Claude VonStroke’s own words:

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate DIRTYBIRD’s 10 year anniversary than by releasing 14 great tracks that I fully support. There’s no fluff in here. Everyone from our amazing talent pool has delivered their A game material. And l have also added a few great new names to the family.

It’s hard to believe that this little project started in my bedroom in the Lower Haight, San Francisco 10 years ago. I can distinctly remember hand stamping vinyl promos at home with my friend Fernando and trying to figure out the best way to mail them to Europe.  I remember the very first guy to ever call me back about our music was Edgar Dirksen in Frankfurt, Germany, who was working at a now defunct distributor called Neuton.  This was the only place that would agree to sell our records back in 2005 and I still thank him for taking the chance on us.

There have been many many people involved since the beginning. Special thanks to all who have helped me run the shop at different times such as my wife Aundy, Mike Bosley, Christian Martin, Adam Carter, Sharen Norden, Bryan James, Luke Williams, Jonathan McDonald, Alastair Duncan and Stacey Gamble. Of course I couldn’t have done it without my good friend and the amazing music producer, Justin Martin, who helped shape our sound and also really define what it means to be part of DIRTYBIRD.

A lot has happened in the music industry over the last 10 years but I like to think we have stayed consistent and managed to enjoy the ride. The players may change but the theme stays the same; keep it fun and funky. So please enjoy this very special compilation of our music and here’s to another 10 years of DIRTYBIRD!

Much Love,
Claude VonStroke

Laidback Luke & Tujamo ‘S.A.X.’ // Out Now on Mixmash

After an incredible year of music for Mixmash Records we can now looking forward into 2015. Label master Laidback Luke kicks off the year in style with a huge collaboration alongside Tujamo. S.A.X. is out now.
S.A.X. smashes straight into the new year with style. With its infectious rhythm and anthemic build up, the melody explodes into a cataclysm of heavy bass and drums. With the track perfectly combining the signature styles of both Luke and Tujamo, S.A.X. has the potential to become a massive hit. 
Renowned for being a pioneer of Dutch house music, Laidback Luke has undoubtedly earned his place amongst dance music royalty. With standout releases such as ‘Go’ featuring Uberjak’d released on Hysteria, as well as ‘Blow’ featuring Martin Solveig, ’Stepping To The Beat’ and ‘Flashing Lights’ and more, all released on his eclectic label Mixmash Records, Laidback Luke has cemented himself as one of the biggest artists on the planet.
German-born producer Tujamo is no stranger to Mixmash Records, having released the bouncy ‘Hey Mister’ earlier on this year. His music delivers a one of a kind, unique sound and he’s created standout remixes for the likes of Skrillex and Diplo’s Jack U project. Tujamo’s own productions have also gained success including ‘Dr Who!’ and the massive collaboration with Steve Aoki, Chris Lake and Kid Ink on the Beatport #1 ‘Delirious (Boneless)’.