Do LaB and Dirtybird end Dirtybird Campout partnership

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Tristan Leto

Los Angeles-based festival producers Do LaB officially announced that they’ll be ending their longstanding partnership with the bass-bumping house label, Dirtybird Records.

Since the hatching of the Dirtybird Campout back in 2015, both the event and the organizations have each grown considerably. With three years of sold-out events, star-studded lineups, and over the top summer camp inspired programming under their belt, Dirtybird has now chosen to carry out the Campout independently from the Do LaB.

“Creating the wild and one-of-a-kind Dirtybird Campout has been one of the most rewarding experiences we’ve had the privilege to take part in and we’re very proud of the unique event we were able to build together,” Do LaB’s Co-Founder and President, Jesse Flemming said of the two’s partnership. “The Dirtybird community welcomed us with open arms, so hosting their amazing fans for the last 3 years has been very special.”

Fans of the Do LaB’s production can continue to take part in the team’s creative conceptualization at their flagship festival, Lightning In A Bottle, and Coachella.

Photo Credit: Tristan Leto

Meet the counselors of Dirtybird Campout East: Ryan Forever

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Ryan Forever

Dirtybird Campout has grown past a simple gathering and into a phenomenon that has gained national interest. Claude VonStroke and his flock have created a truly unforgettable experience that harkens back to childhood memories while also offering an immersive transformational festival experience — complete with an endless supply of rage-worthy music. 2018 marks a milestone year, in which the Campout ventures eastward for its first time to enjoy a sunny jaunt in Florida amidst the winter months. Ahead of its East Coast debut, we assembled a batch of artist “counselors” from the roster and grilled them on camping memories, their careers, and more.

West coast Dirtybird Campout attendees witnessed the vehement ascension of Ryan Forever, born Ryan Farber, at last year’s Family Set. Farber threw on his highly-stylized cut “Nasty,” which oozes eccentric, 8-bit sampling and jungle-themed, galvanizing percussion and the crowd lost it. Truly an ambrosial encapsulation of the zany Dirtybird ethos, Farber went on to sign and officially release the track on Dirtybird — his first — and is now slated for a full set at February’s Dirtybird Campout East.

Despite being a recent addition to the Dirtybird nest, Farber’s involvement in the music scene runs deep. In his mid-twenties, the Philadelphia artist is already a celebrated photographer — known best for his raw story-telling of musicians, music festivals, and the club scene. With a website tagline that reads “simple pictures of complex humans,” it only makes sense that Farber holds the same complexity as his subjects. The same stripped-down view of humanity that’s seen in his images also seeps into his musical output.

DA was lucky enough to touch base with Farber ahead of his appearance at the first annual Dirtybird Campout East, where he’ll surely be capitalizing on his various modes of creativity. If his moniker hadn’t already served as some indication, it’s likely we’ll be seeing much more of Ryan Forever.
What has been your proudest career accomplishment thus far?
I feel like I’m just getting started to be honest. All my life I’ve been doing creative work for other people but now I’m trying to do me. So that’s a proud moment.

Where do you find the most inspiration to create new music?
I try to listen to a wide spectrum of music and eventually the memory of it all blends together into an amalgamation of rhythms and sounds which I regurgitate. Also I’m inspired by text, like words and quotes and stories.

Describe a defining moment/time that inspired you to keep going down the road of electronic musicianship?
Right now. I’m surrounded by a lot of driven people who all want it so badly, and that drives me harder. I’m not even sure what “it” is, but…you just keep going till your either dead, or ascended to a higher plane of existence

What essential camping items can you not live without?
Dr. Bronners soap cause you can also brush your teeth with it.

How would you survive if you were stranded in the woods for a week?

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What are you looking forward to most about Dirtybird Campout East?
I am the judge for a lap dance competition.

What is your craziest camping memory?
Never been camping before!!

If you could recommend three artists to catch from the lineup, who would you pick?
Roni Size, LTJ Bukem, Pearson Sound

Meet the counselors of Dirtybird Campout East: Rampa

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Rampa

Dirtybird Campout has grown past a simple gathering and into a phenomenon that has gained national interest. Claude VonStroke and his flock have created a truly unforgettable experience that harkens back to childhood memories while also offering an immersive transformational festival experience — complete with an endless supply of rage-worthy music. 2018 marks a milestone year, in which the Campout ventures eastward for its first time to enjoy a sunny jaunt in Florida amidst the winter months. Ahead of its East Coast debut, we assembled a batch of artist “counselors” from the roster and grilled them on camping memories, their careers, and more.

The name “Rampa” bespeaks a caliber of musical production and an attention to detail that is continually evinced by the releases stamped with the name. Since 2009, the German producer has grown to become a marker of musical mastery and dexterity in the electronic sector, with his music appearing on a diverse body of imprints, including Cocoon, Innervisions, Kompakt, 2020 Vision, and Crosstown Rebels, among others.

A constituent of the three-part Keinemusik collective which defines itself as a “little DIY cosmos,” Rampa is joined by Adam Port and &ME as they work to spread the musical message of their brand & label of the same name. Rampa’s individual productions, but also as a stimulating collaborative platform for the trio. One particularly memorable release of theirs is their first album, Are You Safe, which came out in November of 2017.

Rampa’s prowess as a producer is not only powerful, but potently so — hence his inclusion on the lineup for Dirtybird Campout East’s inaugural iteration. His recent increased focus on the intricacies of music production can be expected to seamlessly translate into a live performance at St. Cloud that will be nothing short of complex, and nothing less than stunning in its construction.

What has been your proudest career accomplishment thus far?
To be able to cancel all shows, stay home, chill and create music that is relevant to me.

Where do you find the most inspiration to create new music?
By being offline and chill…the less I have on my ‘to do’ list, the easier the ideas come. Being bored for me is a positive thing. I wish the whole world could shut the f*ck up a few days per year. Imagine how dope that would be. After that, we party hard again of course 😉

What essential camping items can you not live without?
That’s a nice question…the answer is maybe not so thrilling: a knife, a lighter, and a drum.

How would you survive if you were stranded in the woods for a week?
Easily. I grew up on a farm in the blackforrest. I’d build a hut, hunt, and would enjoy one week of quiet chill time.

What are you looking forward to most about Dirtybird Campout East?
To listen to nice music on a nice sound system in nature.

What is your craziest camping memory?
Not super crazy but the only memory…I went camping only one time in my life. Second day I met this girl, she stayed in a hotel nearby…lucky me, rest of the trip I slept in the hotel too

 If you could recommend three artists to catch from the lineup, who would you pick?
Uff that question is a little mean…I see &ME and Adam [Port] all the time anyways, so it would be DJ Tennis, Green Velvet, and Seth [Troxler] I think

Dirtybird Campout Set to Rock the East Coast February 2-4th [Lineups + Ticket Details]

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As the birds get ready to flock to Florida, Head Counselor Claude VonStroke prepares his finishing touches of the first edition of DIRTYBIRD Campout East. Aside from the outrageous activities, infinite laughs, and all-night dancefloor shenanigans, campers can expect their favorite DJs to migrate with them to St Cloud, FL on February 2-4 as Claude

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Meet the counselors of Dirtybird Campout East: Abi Getto

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Dirtybird Campout has grown past a simple gathering and into a phenomenon that has gained national interest. Claude VonStroke and his flock have created a truly unforgettable experience that harkens back to childhood memories while also offering an immersive transformational festival experience — complete with an endless supply of rage-worthy music. 2018 marks a milestone year, in which the Campout ventures eastward for its first time to enjoy a sunny jaunt in Florida amidst the winter months. Ahead of its East Coast debut, we assembled a batch of artist “counselors” from the roster and grilled them on camping memories, their careers, and more.

Dirtybird wouldn’t be the same without its behind-the-scene family members that help it grow and thrive. Abi Getto is one such figure, working as part of the brand’s management team to ensure operations run smoothly and that its artists are happy.

She wears more than one hat, however; aside from her management skills, Getto also helped co-found Nap Girls, and is now cutting her teeth as a DJ. She recently began picking up the art, and soonafter took to the underground circuit to show off her skills. In November, she was one of the key performers at the Wine & Cheese party’s anniversary soirée, and by January, she’d been announces as one of the performers of Dirtybird Campout’s inaugural East edition.

Getto’s sets span across a vast amount of the house spectrum, touching on sentimentality with more melodic cuts, creating a carnal effect with tribal house, and keeping the party going with raunchy tech — much of which comes from the label where she works. She dives into her inspirations in her pre-Campout interview with DA, as well as her career in general, her camping essentials, and more.

What has been your proudest career accomplishment thus far?
I’m at a pretty interesting cross-section of my career right now — first and foremost, I’m a manager, and that aspect of my career comes with so many day to day challenges and wins. I’m honestly proud every single day to be keeping up and holding my own in such a competitive and predominantly male part of the industry. As a DJ, seeing my name on this lineup was definitely the most surreal moment for me — I don’t know if I can count it as an accomplishment until I’ve played a set that I’m proud of, but this is definitely the most exciting opportunity of my career. Actually, the proudest moment I can think of that encompasses both aspects of my career would be doing stand-up comedy at Campout a few years ago. It was a pivotal moment that made me realize that it pays off to be fearless in all aspects of my life and career. I don’t think I would have felt comfortable diving head first into DJing as much as I have, or taking risks in my management career without that specific reminder of how much fearlessness pays off.

What labels do you look at most when digging for tunes to play in your sets?
I think it really depends on the type of set I’m playing – my go to labels tend to be Katermukke, Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical, and Afterlife but I have the most fun when I’m digging through individual artists that inspire me and seeing what music inspires them. I find a lot of music through deep-dives of related artists on Spotify and YouTube – I get into some weird internet holes that way.

Describe a defining moment/time that inspired you to work full time in dance music?
When I was 17 I was lucky enough to see Daft Punk on their Alive tour at Lollapalooza. I did’t have much of an interest in dance music then, but that completely changed everything for me. It piqued my interest in not only dance music as a genre, but the concept of music production. It wasn’t quite a straightforward road from there, but there was something about that show that marinated in the back of my mind, and I honestly attribute my passion for music Discovery (no pun intended, heh) and every job I’ve had in the dance music-sphere to that show.

What essential camping items can you not live without?
My water bottle — I literally always have it in hand at camping festivals, even if I’m holding 15 other things. It’s like a totem reminding me to stay hydrated.

My bathroom light — I think it’s a reading light from Amazon actually, but I wear it around my neck and it’s perfect hands-free light for any camping experience – whether peeing in a portapotty or in nature.

My sleeping bag!!! I love my sleeping bag more than most things. My friends know this. I have definitely slept in my sleeping bag in my own bed before, and I’m not even ashamed.

How would you survive if you were stranded in the woods for a week?
I think I’d enjoy it for a day or two until I run out of snacks and things to occupy my mind…then I’d be pretty screwed. I could make a fire and build a camp and hang out in my sleeping bag, but I think the boredom would get me after a while. Or bears.

What are you looking forward to most about Dirtybird Campout East?
The Bunkhouse…. the weirdest shit always happens there late at night. And during the day. It’s totally the hidden gem of Campout!

What is your craziest camping memory?
I can’t think of anything too crazy that’s happened to me while camping. Recently I was camping at Joshua Tree with a friend and a coyote made a home at our campsite. It was a little unnerving unzipping our tent and being face to face (well, face to tail) with a coyote in the middle of nowhere, but once he was done sniffing around he trotted away. He was pretty cute, to be honest.

If you could recommend three artists to catch from the lineup, who would you pick?
Other than all the Dirtybird classics…

I’m a HUGE fan of the Keinemusik guys (&ME, Adam Port, and Rampa) so I’m really stoked for their showcase.

MadamX is always the best time, her sets are always super original and so much fun!!!

George Fitzgerald has been one of my favorite producers for a while – his sets that I’ve seen have all been on point in terms of selection, so I’m really looking forward to seeing him again at Campout!

Exclusive: Check out Dateless’ grooving contribution to Dirtybird Campout East’s special compilation

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Dirtybird fans are in full-on excitement mode, as the beloved brand’s debut East Coast Campout prepares its touch down in sunny Florida on February 2-4.

Simultaneously stirring the pot and commemorating such a milestone affair, the Dirtybird crew has assembled a special edition compilation to get the party started ahead of time. It features an array of fresh and older talent within the flock — Claude & Bruno Furlan, BOTMaximono, Nick Monaco, and more — who have each contributed grooving, bounce-worthy mixes guaranteed to move the dancefloor.

Dancing Astronaut has the pleasure of premiering Dateless’ mix, and we can confirm it is quite the jaunt. He takes his 30-minutes to warm up listeners with a melange of tech house, breaks, and other elements that pack a powerful punch.

Win a meet & greet with Worthy and two tickets to Dirtybird Campout East

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The early bird gets the worm, but the lucky bird wins the opportunity to complete a three-legged race with OG Dirtybird tech house spinner, Worthy, at Dirtybird Campout East 2018. Dancing Astronaut and Dirtybird are offering one fan of the tech funk collective an exclusive meet & greet experience with Worthy, as well as a pair of tickets to Dirtybird’s inaugural East Coast Campout. Enter below for your chance to fly south with the Dirtybird crew.

 

 

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Dirtybird Campout East shares staggering final phase of inaugural lineup

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The nest for Dirtybird Campout’s East Coast edition is finally full, with the complete lineup for its inaugural Dirtybird Campout East set to feature label forerunners, Barclay Crenshaw, Justin Martin, and Shiba San. Crenshaw, Martin, and San round out the St. Cloud, Florida-based event’s lineup, the third and final phase of which further expands the festival’s already massive talent roster, making for an alluring assortment of tech house, house, and tech funk tastemakers ready to take the decks from February 2-5.

Campout East’s Showcase Stage Takeover series also sees artist additions in the third phase, with Keinemusik’s &Me, Rampa, and Adam Port, Crew Love’s Soul Clap, Wolf + Lamb, Pillowtalk, and Nick Monaco, This Aint Bristol’s Billy Kenny, BOT, and MaximonoBrazil Team’s Bruno Furlan, Ciszak, DJ Glen, Danny Kolkand Lalaland’s Green Velvet, Prok & Fitch, Walker & Royce, and Get Real joining the festivities.

Accompanying Campout East’s third phase is the ensuing news of the Dirtybird Campout East Compilation, due out on January 19 on the collective’s sister label, Dirtybird Select. The special edition compilation will feature music from Nick Monaco, BOT, Justin Jay, and more. Birds seeking to migrate to St. Cloud with an exclusive Dirtybird release in tow can pre-order the compilation here.

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Barclay Crenshaw drops off high-octane Dirtybird Campout set

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Claude VonStroke‘s first love was hip-hop, and as is said, “you never forget your first love.” In an effort to hone in on his love for the genre, VonStroke released a debut LP under his own name, Barclay Crenshaw, in January of 2017 and as the year went on, he released a satiating slew of extraterrestrial-friendly hip-hop, and honeyed-jazz, leading listeners on tantalizing trip-hop odysseys.

In October, Barclay Crenshaw played a cavernous, bass-saturated set at the Dirtybird Campout. After delivering what was largely regarded as one of the best West Coast bass sets of the year, Crenshaw’s now shared the near hour live mix and its an appeasing culmination of unrelinquishing, dirty bass and hip-hop opulence.

Speaking on the mix on his SoundCloud he said,

“Alien visitors have chosen to send messages across our channels of abandoned technology. Our old phone lines are currently running complex data formulas that have allowed enemy visitors to take control of all “A.I.” devices such as Alexa and Siri. This “A.I.” is now fully controlled and the brainwashing of the human population has commenced.”

Continuing, “Barclay Crenshaw took a stand last October somewhere off the grid in Bradley, California – shielding 4,000 listeners from the imminent takeover. The DJ set was actually a series of bass waves deconstructing the brainwashing process. Please listen now to this recording especially if you feel like you are no longer in control of your life. Save yourselves.”

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Dirtybird announces wicked phase two line-up & early arrival party for East Coast Campout

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The Dirtybird flock is migrating south for their inaugural East Coast Campout this winter.

Having already shared a serious flock of artists playing the festival in St. Cloud, Florida from February 2–4, label head Claude VonStroke has now announced the diverse second phase of acts set to migrate to the three-day tech funk paradise.

Already bolstering heavyweights like Christian MartinJ. PhilipTigaClaptone, and more comes the phase two addition of Green Velvet, Walker & Royce, Destructo, Louisahhh, Prok & Fitch, Danny Kolk, and many more.

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Early experience passes are now also available offering attendees the opportunity to dance the Thursday night before the festival to Seth Troxler, one of the most sought-after acts dance music has to offer.

While this line-up is surely Dirtybird’s most immersive and sonically expanse musical billing to date, attendees can expect the same beloved programming that sought out the success of the West Coast edition. Campers will be treated to a plethora of nostalgic activities including stand-up comedy, kickball, sack races, s’mores, a talent show, open mic, late night bingo, and much more all while competing alongside their fellow campers for the famed Ironbird Trophy.

Dirtybird Campout East Phase 1 + 2 Lineup:

&Me
Abi Getto*
Adam Port
Ardalan
Billy Kenny
Biyo*
Biz Markie
Bot*
Bruno Furlan
Christian Martin
Ciszak
Claptone
Claude VonStroke
Craze
Danny Kolk*
Dateless*
Deron Delgado*
Destructo*
DJ Glen
DJ Tennis
Elevator Musik*
Eprom
Fisher
George Fitzgerald
Get Real*
Green Velvet*
Hector Romero*
Ivy Lab*
J.Phlip
Just Blaze*
Justin Jay
Lee K*
Louisahhh*
LTJ Bukem feat MC Armanni*
Madam X
Marshall Jefferson
Maximono
Mija
MK
Nick Monaco
Pearson Sound
Persian Empire*
PillowTalk
Prok & Fitch
Rampa
Roni Size
Ryan Forever*
Ryan Hemsworth
Sage Armstrong
Salva
Sébastien V*
Seth Troxler*
Soul Clap
Stööki Sound
Sven Lochenhoer
Tiga
Vangelis Kostoxenakis*
Walker & Royce*
Will Clarke
Wolf+Lamb
Worthy
ZDS

More artists are to be announced in January. More information and tickets are available here.

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