By now you are familiar with our wonderful friend and Dirtybird Player, Will Clarke. We’ll spare you the introduction and get right to the point. “Take A Seat” is a track Dirtybird kept tight in their back pocket for quite a while, waiting for the right moment to unleash it last month. An implacable beat, a ferocious rhythm, and a simple, yet lasting vocal with a bit of acid which prompts you to think back to the simple bass ideas from the UK Garage days that worked so well. One of Will’s best to date, considering how much he’s produced. We suggest you take a listen here.
DIRTYBIRD has been dropping basslines and creating smiles on the dance-floor since January 2005. The iconic bird logo was derived from a drawing lable head, 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 and 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.
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. A staple at Exchange LA, we’re thankful Dirtybird’s Will Clarke stepped in for Billy Kenny who could no longer play due to visa issues this Friday 05/11. Clarke joins Sante and Weiss for a perocolatin’ good time. Buy tickets here.