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Premiere: Lord Leopard - As Gospel (Original Mix)

Since making his mark on the scene in late 2015, Lord Leopard’s music has had an impressive impact. Supported by the likes of Claude Von Stroke, Felix da Housecat, and Skream, Lord Leopard now joins Lee Walker, Weiss, and Bump Ugly’s on Dirtybird‘s dog days of Summer EP – “Summer Funk”. Here, Lord Leopard, who first appeared with Eats Everything back in March on one of Dirtybird’s biggest EPs of the year, goes solo with ‘As Gospel’. The contagious lead line swirls in and out over a dark set of drums and bass that will certainly contribute to Lord’s rapid ... Read more

Dirtybird Campout Announces Booty Bouncing 2017 Lineup

Is there anything better than camping with friends? Yes, when your friends also include world class DJs and producers like Claude Von Stroke, J Phlip, Christian Martin, and more from sunny California’s Dirtybird crew. The epic lineup for their annual campout was released today including those mentioned above and other Dirtybird staples like Shiba Shan, whose set last year had every booty bouncing on the dance floor. This year they have moved the event from Orange County to a more central location at the San Antonio Campgrounds in Bradley, CA which many festival friends will recognize as the same venue ... Read more

Party Report: Ultra Music Festival 2017

Doing 3 days at Ultra when you’re 38 years old is like running the New York Marathon for the first time with no shoes on. “You sound like you were ran over by a train” my friend tells me on Monday as we’re talking on the phone…”Yes but it was worth it” I respond. Who would have thought I would finally break the curse and see Adam Beyer perform, he’s been literally a hero of mine since I bought his records back in the 90’s and for some reason, I could never manage to see him play. Though, I wish ... Read more

Desert Hearts Announces Lineup Featuring 72 Hours Of Transcendental House and Techno

Desert Hearts announced the line-up today for their intimate spring festival at Los Coyotes Indian Reservation (Orange County, California) March 31st- April 3. We knew it was going to be an amazing collection of house and techno artists, but honestly had no idea it would be this packed with so many artists to play 72 hours of music for an intimate crowd. The lineup features way more than just the traditional Desert Hearts crew, made up of Mikey Lion, Porkchop, Lee Reynolds, and Marbs — this year the festival features a versatile mix of house and techno acts: like the ... Read more

Premiere: Claptone – The Music Got Me (Justin Martin Remix)

Forever surrounded by a sense of intrigue, the world soon cottoned on to the elusive yet enchanting musical powers of the otherworldly beast, Claptone. On 23 January the man with the golden mask delivers the final act of his debut LP “Charmer” campaign, coming in the form of an extensive remix package. Part 1 of the package has already found support from the likes of Jamie Jones, Nic Fanciulli, and Tensnake. Today’s exclusive premiere comes by way of DIRTYBIRD‘s Justin Martin as he remixes Claptone’s ‘The Music Got Me’. Here, Justin’s delivers interpretation is a peak-time juggernaut flecked with Claptone’s ... Read more

DHA Mix #259 By Breach

Breach aka Ben Westbeech has seen the steady growth of his label ‘Naked Naked,’ with a prolific set of releases, both his own, as well as from the likes of Midland, Dark Sky, and Dusky. However, beyond releasing on ‘Naked Naked,’ Breach has been featured on Ramp/PTN, Pets Recordings, Dirtybird, and Aus which have set his production and DJ career into ascension. Universally acclaimed within the world of dance music, Breach can count the likes of Maya Jane Coles, Marcel Dettmann, George Fitzgerald, Gilles Peterson, and (of course) DHA as fans. In fact, Breach stopped by our ADE DHA x ... Read more

The Top 10 DHA Premieres Of 2016

With over 100 exclusive premieres in 2016 alone, we’re taking a look at the 10 most streamed from our Soundcloud channel. With entries from the likes of Drumcode, Dirtybird, and All Day I Dream, coupled with a slew of the most in demand producers, local and International, these ten tracks represented the best of DHA. What were your favorite tracks from the past year> #10. Lee Burridge & Lost Desert – Stand Up Right (Original Mix) [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/premiere-lee-burridge-stand-up-right-original-mix” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] #9. Claude VonStroke – Who’s Afraid of Detroit (Marc Houle Remix) [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/premiere-claude-vonstroke-whos-afraid-of-detroit-marc-houle-remix” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” ... Read more

Interview: Justin Jay

Justin Jay has had a quick rise to underground fame since being discovered by Claude Von Stroke a few years ago and descending the ladder into the world of underground music. His style incorporates a new, entirely West Coast, sound into the rhythmic beats normally associated with the Dirtybird label. His music allows a connection between the more serious underground tones and funkier feel good tracks which illuminate the dance floor in smiles. I think my favorite moment concerning Justin Jay’s music was actually during a recent Uber ride I had. I took control of the aux chord and said, ... Read more

Dirtybird Campout 2016: Becoming A Dirtybird

This past weekend, a small group of Dirtybird superfans gathered in Orange County for a weekend of summer camp filled fun led by none other than tech house music legend Claude Von Stroke. For years Claude and the crew have been throwing epic barbecue parties in their backyard of San Francisco Bay in Northern California slowly growing into other cities like Brooklyn, and culminating in its three day long event in Southern California. Festival goers get dirty camping, sweaty in epic kickball and ultimate frisbee competitions, lose their minds to fantastic house and techno, and make friends that will last ... Read more

Claude VonStroke Named “America’s Best DJ”

With all the drama surrounding DJ Mag’s list and the legitimate excitement of RA, it’s often easy to forget that DJ Times and Pioneer also have their annual “Best DJ” list in the form of “America’s Best DJ”. Whatever you may think of rankings and lists, they at least hold a marketing relevance, allowing the “voted xxx best DJ in xxx” tags so often seen. Based on fan votes, this years list, once again, ranks the favorite DJs in the infamously EDM loving US market. See also: Dirtybird Campout Drops Second Phase And We’re Officially Excited So, in 2016, coming ... Read more

DHA Mix #226 By Worthy

With an in-depth knowledge of production, mixing, and performance, Worthy has the insight to play for his audience, cultivating intense positive energy on the dance floor. In 2001 Worthy swapped New York for San Francisco where he teamed up with Claude VonStroke and Justin and Christian Martin, becoming one of the four founding fathers of the DIRTYBIRD party. In 2007, his breakout track, ‘Irst Te’, quickly established his notoriety as a producer, which has paid homage to classic house while make booties shake around the world for over a decade now. See also: Dirtybird Campout Drops Second Phase And We’re ... Read more

Lightning In A Bottle: The Family Festival

This past weekend in Bradley, California festival culture had its annual family gathering at Lightning in a Bottle (LIB). This festival in its seventh official year has grown into a movement with roots in many cultures and as it grows it extends its arms to embrace more of those truly seeking connection.This is not a place of discrimination, but a place of deep understanding of other and of self. It is a festival about awakening. This year, for the first time in history, LIB sold out. This left the community of dancers, yogis, chefs, and children alike wondering: will lighting ... Read more

Premiere: Claude VonStroke – Who’s Afraid of Detroit (Marc Houle Remix)

Set as a release for Claude VonStroke’s 10th Anniversary Remix EP, Marc Houle premieres his spaced out remix of the original classic with a crunchy percussive foundation. Raised adjacent to Detroit in Windsor, Ontario, Houle grew within the same fertile music community that spawned his former label boss and mentor Richie Hawtin. Marc Houle is a seminal artist and proponent to the socio-defined minimal sound of the mid-’00s. He went on to transcend it with releases on labels such as Minus and Items & Things.  His obsession with electronic sounds goes all the way back to the noise of ’80s video games and vintage ... Read more

Interview: Justin Martin

Feeding off the energy of the San Francisco underground, Justin Martin was intrinsically involved with developing the unique sound of Dirtybird Records. As a remixer of classics like Radiohead’s ‘Nude’ and Marshall Jefferson’s ‘Mushrooms,’ curator of a 2010 essential mix, and DJ who has graced the decks of the world’s best clubs and festivals – Panorama Bar (Berlin), Fabric (London), Space (Ibiza) and festivals shows such as Glastonbury, Spring Festival, Hideout and Eastern Electrics – Justin Martin has achieved a soaring amount of success as a Producer and DJ. In 2016, Justin Martin will look to the skies with “Hello ... Read more

Mix #149 By Gene Farris

A global ambassador of Chicago’s classic house music sound, Gene Farris has spiritedly contributed to the evolving house and techno culture of this century. He began playing Acid House, Disco and the classic Chicago style of his peers at a young age, developing a unique sound that lead him to performances at Chicago’s legendary underground warehouse parties of the 90s, and a residency at the Power House. These formative experiences solidified his artistry, launching him into a four-year residency in Amsterdam and an eight-year residency at Chicago’s infamous Boom Boom Room. A self-taught engineer and producer, his work with Cajual, ... Read more