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‘dirtybird’ has been dropping basslines and creating smiles on the dance-floor since January 2005. The iconic bird logo was derived from a drawing Barclay Crenshaw (aka Claude VonStroke) used to draw when he was a kid to make his little brother laugh. Since creating it, VonStroke has A&R'd some of the most influential house music producers in the world. A short list includes Justin Martin, Catz 'n Dogz, Julio Bashmore, Riva Starr, Breach, Shiba San, Eats Everything, J Phlip, Style of Eye, Kill Frenzy, and many many more - most of whom had their very first records and even created their artist names for the label.

The first release was called “the Southern Draw” by Justin Martin and Sammy D, a very strange house record that landed dirtybird a vinyl distribution deal in Frankfurt, Germany. It was followed up by three more consecutive appearances by Justin Martin who still is involved as a key artist and champion of the label today. A few months later a track called “Deep Throat" was released by Claude VonStroke, the founder and owner of the imprint. His debut record blazed through over 15,000 vinyls and was followed up by an even more successful record called "Who's Afraid of Detroit?" which solidified the label as a label that was here to stay. dirtybird's popularity has grown considerably over time but it has always maintained a home-grown attitude with a cast of humble characters who like to enjoy themselves.

The fun family vibe of the dirtybird label can be traced back to a free event started in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. In 2003, Christian Martin (big brother to dirtybird super producer, Justin Martin) sacrificed his credit cards and purchased a sound system so he and his friends could play the music they wanted to hear. This new kind of house music went against the smooth vocal house that was popular at the time and derived its influences mostly from Hip-Hop, Drum n Bass, and American funk. The free outdoor Barbecue party was very rough around the edges but eventually became legendary amongst the people of San Francisco. This event was also a very influential factor in the decision by Claude VonStroke to start the record label in 2005.

Today, dirtybird has offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles and has expanded into events and tour production. As it grows, the brand continues to expand beyond music into merchandising, licensing and artist management. In 2013, dirtybird won "underground label of the year" at the International Dance Music Awards.

dirtybird   San Francisco / Los Angeles, United States

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  • DB-111 - Nick Monaco - 5 Feet [PREVIEW] 2 tracks, 3.09 dirtybird on June 12, 2014 17:57

    1. 1. Nick Monaco - 5 Feet [PREVIEW] 1.34 22504 plays
    2. 2. Nick Monaco - American Holiday [PREVIEW] 1.35 14096 plays
  • Justin Jay - Instincts [PREVIEW] 3 tracks, 4.41 dirtybird on May 20, 2014 20:14

    1. 1. Justin jay - Analysis Paralysis [PREVIEW] 1.35 25188 plays
    2. 2. Justin Jay & PILO - Denial [PREVIEW] 1.35 17736 plays
    3. 3. Justin Jay - Instincts [PREVIEW] 1.30 20082 plays
  • 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 25388 plays
    2. 2. Claude VonStroke - Dood (Kill Frenzy Remix) [PREVIEW] 1.30 22180 plays
    3. 3. Claude VonStroke - Urban Animal (Dixon Dub Mix)[PREVIEW] 1.32 22558 plays
    4. 4. Claude VonStroke - Can't Wait (VonStroke's Where's Kenny? Remix) [PREVIEW] 1.30 14648 plays
    5. 5. Claude VonStroke - Plasma Jelly (Eprom Remix) [PREVIEW] 1.32 9956 plays
    6. 6. Claude VonStroke - Lay It Down Re-Smoked feat. DJ Nehpets (Jimmy Edgar Remix)[PREVIEW] 1.32 22420 plays
    7. 7. Claude VonStroke - The Clapping Track (Doorly Clap & Pop Remix)[PREVIEW] 1.32 7515 plays
    8. 8. Claude VonStroke - Sugar & Cinnamon feat. Barry Drift (Justin Jay Remix)[PREVIEW] 1.32 8605 plays
    9. 9. Claude VonStroke - Oakland Rope feat. Fox & Py (Photek Remix) [PREVIEW] 1.32 6448 plays
    10. 10. Claude VonStroke - The Bridge (Tanner Ross Remix) [PREVIEW] 1.32 8768 plays
    11. 11. Claude VonStroke - Oakland Rope feat. Fox & Py (Krust Remix) [PREVIEW] 1.32 4838 plays
    12. 12. Claude VonStroke - Dood (SCNTST Remix) [PREVIEW] 1.32 6030 plays
    1. 1. Justin Martin & Eats Everything - Steven Jello [PREVIEW] 1.30 100767 plays
    2. 2. Justin Martin & Eats Everything - Kong [PREVIEW] 1.30 58022 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 136096 plays
    2. 2. Shiba San - Okay [Preview] 1.30 236574 plays
    3. 3. Catz 'n Dogz - Drop It [Preview] 1.30 45245 plays
    4. 4. Secondcity & Tyler Rowe - I Enter [Preview] 1.30 199771 plays
    5. 5. Ghostea - Breathing Room [Preview] 1.30 33841 plays
    6. 6. Christian Martin - Martian Landing [Preview] 1.30 39420 plays
    7. 7. Nick Olivetti & Alli Borem - Da Noyz [Preview] 1.30 36214 plays
    8. 8. Justin Jay - Le Voyou [Preview] 1.30 28376 plays
    9. 9. Galen - ICANCU [Preview] 1.30 20733 plays
    10. 10. Cause & Affect - The Tickle [Preview] 1.30 52879 plays
    11. 11. Ardalan - No Excuses [Preview] 1.30 28289 plays

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