mixed by Justin Martin and Worthy :: released April 30 2010
FROM DIRTYBIRD HEAD HONCHO – CLAUDE VONSTROKE: ‘dirtybird’ has been breaking new ground and dropping basslines since January 2005. This 5 year label birthday package is a celebration of one of America’s quirkiest imprints. It is a 3xcd package with over 50 tracks and we hope you enjoy it.
Disc One - The Past - Includes all the greatest hits and most loved dirtybird tracks including everthing from Claude VonStroke’s classic “Who’s Afraid of Detroit?” to the Martin Brothers hyphy-house anthem, “Stoopit.”
disc Two - The Present - Justin Martin, the man behind DB001 and one of the original founders of the dirtybird party represents the full catalog with a superb DJ mix using bit, pieces, and parts from over 30 dirtybird classic and future tracks.
Disc Three - The Future - The man behind the label, Claude VonStroke spent almost a full year A&R-ing this cd filled with new classics and crazy cuts representing the future of the dirtybird sound, further expanding the label from SF to Europe, Canada and beyond.
‘dirtybird’ has always been synonymous with sweaty bass-lines, quirky ideas, and bumpin funk. It is only fitting that a label based on a philosophy of bringing smiles to the dance-floor was created by a party. In 2003, Christian Martin took a risk and bought a giant sound system on his credit card. The party was named after a drawing of a bird that Barclay Crenshaw (aka Claude VonStroke,) used to draw when he was a kid. The line-up was rounded out with Christian’s brother Justin Martin and his room-mate Worthy. All four DJs were tired of the same old San Francisco vocal house that they heard everywhere they went. The grand idea was to change the landscape of San Francisco house music by throwing an epic free party in the park based on this new sound. The result was only seven people showing up to this first “epic” event. We hope you enjoy this 3 cd package to celebrate our 5 year anniversary put together with much love from San Francisco.