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In 2003, a few friends were dissatisfied with the electronic music scene in San Francisco.  They all had similar taste and came together to form the “dirtybird” dj crew, putting on free shows in Golden Gate Park to anyone who would listen. About two years into the plan one of the members, Barclay Crenshaw, decided to go one step further and add a record label of the same name to the equation, using a childhood sketch of a bird as the logo.

Being an unknown start-up label from San Francisco, it was all but impossible to find an American distributor willing to take the risk. But, based on the sound of the first two releases, dirtybird was picked up by "Neuton," the now defunct distributor from Frankfurt, Germany. As it turned out this was a blessing, because dirtybird gained a direct connection to the thriving european house and techno scene during a time when house and techno were out of favor in the U.S.

The first two records featured Justin Martin. They were funny and strange, setting the tone for the label. After seeing his friend's success, Barclay Crenshaw donned the name "Claude VonStroke," and released a series of records that defined the label's concept. After a few successful releases the label had a major breakthrough when, in 2006, Richie Hawtin began championing Claude's now classic tracks, "Deep Throat," & "Who's Afraid of Detroit?"

These days, Justin Martin and Claude VonStroke are the bread and butter of dirtybird. Claude owns and runs the label but Justin and his brother Christian are main contributors to the sound and vibes of the San Fran imprint. As the label grows, amazing talent from America, Europe and even as far as Africa has been added to the roster.

dirtybird   San Francisco / Los Angelese, United States

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  • DB-109 Claude VonStroke - Urban Animal RMXS [PREVIEW] 12 tracks, 18.22 dirtybird on April 06, 2014 00:09

    1. 1. Claude VonStroke - The Clapping Track (Solomun Remix) [PREVIEW] 1.32 8369 plays
    2. 2. Claude VonStroke - Dood (Kill Frenzy Remix) [PREVIEW] 1.30 7175 plays
    3. 3. Claude VonStroke - Urban Animal (Dixon Dub Mix)[PREVIEW] 1.32 11496 plays
    4. 4. Claude VonStroke - Can't Wait (VonStroke's Where's Kenny? Remix) [PREVIEW] 1.30 4370 plays
    5. 5. Claude VonStroke - Plasma Jelly (Eprom Remix) [PREVIEW] 1.32 3773 plays
    6. 6. Claude VonStroke - Lay It Down Re-Smoked feat. DJ Nehpets (Jimmy Edgar Remix)[PREVIEW] 1.32 8731 plays
    7. 7. Claude VonStroke - The Clapping Track (Doorly Clap & Pop Remix)[PREVIEW] 1.32 2945 plays
    8. 8. Claude VonStroke - Sugar & Cinnamon feat. Barry Drift (Justin Jay Remix)[PREVIEW] 1.32 2938 plays
    9. 9. Claude VonStroke - Oakland Rope feat. Fox & Py (Photek Remix) [PREVIEW] 1.32 2372 plays
    10. 10. Claude VonStroke - The Bridge (Tanner Ross Remix) [PREVIEW] 1.32 3371 plays
    11. 11. Claude VonStroke - Oakland Rope feat. Fox & Py (Krust Remix) [PREVIEW] 1.32 1904 plays
    12. 12. Claude VonStroke - Dood (SCNTST Remix) [PREVIEW] 1.32 2873 plays
    1. 1. Justin Martin & Eats Everything - Steven Jello [PREVIEW] 1.30 57020 plays
    2. 2. Justin Martin & Eats Everything - Kong [PREVIEW] 1.30 36173 plays
    1. 1. Catz 'n Dogz - Booty Comes First [PREVIEW] 1.30 52003 plays
    2. 2. Catz 'n Dogz - Bones Shakin' [PREVIEW] 1.30 17085 plays
  • DB-106 - dirtybird BBQ Compiliation [Preview] 11 tracks, 16.31 dirtybird on January 25, 2014 19:59

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    1. 1. Justin Martin - Buggin [Preview] 1.30 103749 plays
    2. 2. Shiba San - Okay [Preview] 1.30 114446 plays
    3. 3. Catz 'n Dogz - Drop It [Preview] 1.30 37318 plays
    4. 4. SecondCity & Tyler Rowe - I Enter [Preview] 1.30 103977 plays
    5. 5. Ghostea - Breathing Room [Preview] 1.30 28008 plays
    6. 6. Christian Martin - Martian Landing [Preview] 1.30 28758 plays
    7. 7. Nick Olivetti & Alli Borem - Da Noyz [Preview] 1.30 28083 plays
    8. 8. Justin Jay - Le Voyou [Preview] 1.30 23036 plays
    9. 9. Galen - ICANCU [Preview] 1.30 17319 plays
    10. 10. Cause & Affect - The Tickle [Preview] 1.30 38704 plays
    11. 11. Ardalan - No Excuses [Preview] 1.30 22527 plays
  • DB-105 J.Phlip - Say My Name [Preview] 2 tracks, 3.00 dirtybird on January 01, 2014 00:18

    1. 1. J.Phlip - Say My Name [Preview] 1.30 35822 plays
    2. 2. J.Phlip - Say My Name on Acid feat. Aidan Chambers (remix) [Preview] 1.30 23624 plays

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