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Summer is upon us — and with the scorching summer heat means it’s barbecue time…at least for the Dirtybird crew. This year, Claude VonStroke has announced plans to roast up three lucky U.S. cities with house music mischief as Dirtybird BBQ plans to touch down in Los Angeles, Austin, and Oakland.
To celebrate the annual summer affair, Dirtybird Records is releasing a massive compilation, dubbed Filthy Flavor, full of familiar friends and fresh faces. The album brings that extra bit of sauce to get the flock fired up for the upcoming tour. Featuring Dirtybird favorites Kill Frenzy, German Brigante, Justin Martin, and Will Clarke, the all-star compilation kicks off with a booty shaking collaboration, titled “Glide,” by label mainstay Sacha Robotti and Desert Hearts head honcho Mikey Lion.
“Sacha Robotti and I work so well in the studio together and we made this track specifically with Dirtybird in mind,” Mikey Lion tells Dancing Astronaut. Lion elaborates,
“I feel like this release is a crazy full circle story because back in 2009, I accidentally stumbled upon Claude’s private birthday party with all of the Dirtybird Crew playing. Before that party I was playing hard, banging electro-house and that show really opened my eyes to much more sophisticated styles of house music. To have our track, “Glide,” be featured on the BBQ Compilation on one of my favorite labels is a major milestone for me.”
Similarly, Robotti was also excited to work with the crew at Dirtybird,
“After our “Ol’ Dirty Hearts EP” that Mikey Lion and I released on Desert Hearts last year, I’m very happy that our newest creation ‘Glide” found a home on one of my favorite labels ever Dirtybird. “Glide’ has been destroying dance floors wherever we played it, so we’re excited to share it with you on the Dirtybird BBQ “Filthy Flavor” Compilation! Thanks for your support!”
Marked by clean kicks, bouncy bass lines, and catchy synth progressions, “Glide” is the leading track off the album compilation ahead of Dirtybird BBQ, which will be smoking meats and spinning beats this weekend in Austin, Texas. Stay tuned for Dancing Astronaut‘s live Snapchat takeover Saturday, May 19th, beginning at noon CT.
Be on the look out for the full Filthy Flavor compilation, arriving Friday, May 18, with preorder available here. Tickets to Dirtybird BBQ are on sale now.
Full Compilation Tracklist:
- Mikey Lion & Sacha Robotti – Glide
- Bess Maze – Arp Symphony
- Ed Lee – Down The Rabbit Hole
- Josh Brown – Jazzy Drummer
- German Brigante – The Puzzle
- Kill Frenzy – Believe
- Kolombo – It’s Gettin’ Hot
- Hatiras feat. Isis Salam – Bags
- DJ E-Clyps – Sausages
- Justin Martin & Will Clarke – Back to the Jungle (VIP Mix)
- Codes – Birds & The Bees