Dirtybird Players at Echostage - 11.9.19

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#AFTERglow Presents

Dirtybird Players: DC

Claude Vonstroke | Shiba San | Walker & Royce

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE • Washington, DC

Doors: 9 PM | No dress code | Ages 18+
Bottle Service: tables@echostage.com | 202.503.2331


CLAUDE VONSTROKE:

In this day and age of music cross-pollination, Claude VonStroke sits at the forefront of all that is good, proper, and most importantly, fun. He’s just as at home remixing Kenny Larkin or Rihanna as he is dropping multiple underground hits. DJ-wise, his relentless touring of every major city, festival and, basement after-party around the world has only enriched this unique perspective on music.

Raised in Detroit and now based in Venice Beach, Barclay Crenshaw created the quirky alias “Claude VonStroke” in 2005 and went on to become one of the most well-respected label owners and DJs in dance music. His first release, ‘Deep Throat’ was a hit, putting his imprint on the decks of DJs around the globe. But the real breakthrough came with double-header ‘The Whistler/Who’s Afraid of Detroit?.’ The 12” cemented Claude’s reputation as a producer to be reckoned with, crossing borders, genres, and musical ears, and is now known as one of the classic dance releases of the decade.

Since then, VonStroke has released three original artist albums, a remix album, and several high profile mix compilations. Highlights include a collaboration with the legendary P-Funk bassist Bootsy Collins as well as a few #1 & #2 hits on Beatport. Most importantly, VonStroke has kept it original, fun and funky.

As the owner of the record labels, Dirtybird & Mothership, VonStroke also built an impeccable A&R roster signing acts like Justin Martin, Julio Bashmore, Catz ‘n Dogz, Riva Starr, Tim Green, Breach, Eats Everything, Maetrik, Italoboyz, Justin Jay, and Shiba San well before they broke out of their hometown scenes (he even named a few of these artists.) Today, his labels continue to surprise and innovate in the underground dance scene, releasing an enigmatic combination of house, funk, dirty-bass, and electronica. Staying true to Crenshaw’s Detroit heritage, Dirtybird and Mothership donate 10% of profits to a children’s music school in Detroit.

A lot of Claude’s success can be attributed to a good attitude. He does not scowl and look mean while he DJs. He does not pretend to know everything and truly loves his fans. He is grateful to be doing music for a living and knows that the reason people go to parties is to shake their asses and have fun.

Catch him play at numerous festivals and clubs worldwide, or, even better, at his legendary Dirtybird BBQ series of outdoor events.

SHIBA SAN:

There’s much more to Shiba San than what meets the first listen. Leaving behind a 15-year long career of production experience in the French hip-hop scene, the Parisian producer became fascinated with the sounds of Chicago house and was inspired to create his own productions, infusing his hip-hop influence with the soul of house music.

Then came Okay, the track that “changed the way we listened to music” (Dancing Astronaut) and became the anthem of 2014. It claimed the No. 1 position on Beatport’s House chart for 82 days, remained in the House Chart’s Top 10 for over 180 days, was put on rotation by radio taste makers like Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Danny Howard and received support from the likes of Claude VonStroke, Eats Everything, Green Velvet and nearly every major DJ under the sun.

Shiba San followed up Okay with the award-winning track Burn Like Fire (Best Underground Track 2015 IDMA/WMC). With releases out on labels loved for their irresistible tunes, like Dirtybird and Suara, as well as his own imprint Basement Leak, he’s since seen his career launch off far and beyond the city limits of Paris.

Staying quiet on the public front, Shiba San remains a curious enigma to his international fan base, allowing the music to do the talking for him. The Miami based producer kept busy in 2017, releasing projects on Lee Foss’ Repopulate Mars and Snatch’s Brock Wild imprint, as well as on his own label Basement Leak. In between releases, he co-headlined a 2017 North American tour with MK and globe trotted to iconic festivals and venues around the world.

The Parisian producer shows no signs of slowing down this year, already having made a lasting impression on 2018 with the Off To Funk EP on Green Velvet’s Relief Records, Don’t Talk EP on Dirtybird, Excluded EP on KalukiMusik, and even a remix of Billy Idol’s “Don’t Need A Gun” on Vital Idol: Revitalized. Shiba San’s buzzing year continues with “All I Need”, a collaboration with fellow French producer, landing at #1 on Beatport overall. On top of his 2018 North American residency tour, Shiba San will be playing in Australia, Asia, as well as major music festivals including a main stage closing slot at Dirtybird Campout, Voodoo Music + Arts, HARD Day Of The Dead, Harbourlife, Sets On The Beach, Gary Richard’s FriendShip and more.

WALKER & ROYCE:

Walker & Royce have been producing their emotive, subdued and groove-heavy deep house since 2011— but almost from the start, they were touted as future stars. Now it’s official, thanks to a certain UK taste maker— not to mention a string of stellar productions and remixes.” -Bruce Tantum: Editor, XLR8R

“Walker & Royce” started when Sam and Gavin, having known each other in and out of the dance scene for years, finally began working together in 2011. As things usually go, it was a bit of luck that got them off the ground: Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus noticed one of their very first releases, a remix of SAARID’s “Future Lately”, on Nervous Records. The result was the Crosstown Rebels EP “You’re Not Welcome” and with that, Walker & Royce was launched into the dance music spotlight.

Around the same time, Walker & Royce released a track on OFF Recordings that went on to become a house anthem: “Connected”. The song became a mainstay in Solomun’s performances and with that set the stage for a diverse range of sounds from the pair. Their EP on Moda Black entitled “Sister” was picked by Pete Tong as his Essential New Tune, and their chart topping remix of Baunz’ “Out the Window” on Pets Recordings garnered support from many of the biggest artists in electronic music. Most recently sees the duo joining the ranks on Claude Vonstroke’s seminal Dirtybird Records with the release of the “Boy” EP and “Hit Dem Draws” and Green Velvet’s legendary Relief Records with their chart topping release “Peep This Cat”, continuing their accession within electronic music’s elite artists.

Having solidified their unique sound, you will hear Walker & Royce’s music in many of the top DJ’s from around the world! From Sasha to Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex to Gorgon City and Eats Everything to Loco Dice, they continue to break down the genre barriers and turn heads….

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