About Claude VonStroke
In 2009, he recorded a mix for Fabric’s venerated compilation series and released second album “Bird Brain”, which encompassed many diverse aspects of dance music and beyond. It included a collaboration with the legendary P-Funk bassist Bootsy Collins as well as the smashing "Beat That Bird" and euphoric ‘Vocal Chords’ both which went to number #1 & #2 on Beatport respectively.
His core label, dirtybird, continues to surprise and innovate in the underground dance scene. The label features an enigmatic combination of house, funk, dirty-bass and electronica. Since the creation of dirtybird, Claude has continued to be the dedicated A&R man, signing over 100 EPs and demonstrating his incredible ear for what works on the dance-floor. In 2007, he set up a second label, “mothership” with a slightly different focus (more euro-flavored techno and house). Apart from moving into different musical corners, all of the label’s revenue is contributed to a children’s music school in Detroit.
A lot of the success of dirtybird and VonStroke can be attributed to a good attitude. Claude VonStroke does not scowl and look mean while he DJs. He does not pretend to know everything and he truly loves his fans. He is grateful to be doing music for a living and he knows that the reason people go to parties is to shake their ass and have fun. This attitude permeates throughout the label, events and all the artists involved.
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. With a new album and live tour on the horizon for 2013 Claude VonStroke is ready to break out to an even larger base of new fans.
Jul 30 SaturdayFontana, CA, US Auto Club Speedway
Jul 31 SundayLas Vegas, NV, US Daylight Beach Club
Aug 27 SaturdayDetroit, MI, US Belle Isle Park
Sep 11 SundayBrooklyn, NY, US Red Hook Grain Terminal
Sep 22 ThursdayOakdale, CA, US Woodward Reservoir Regional Park