Attendees of DIRTYBIRD collective’s iconic festival, the Dirtybird Campout, know stand up comedy shows to be an integral thread in the recreational fabric of the event. Each year, Dirtybird Campout comedy director, Blakeshine, coordinates live comedy sketches that guarantee attendees belly-aching laughs in between sets. A demonstrated expert in the comic realm, Blakeshine gives label head honcho, Claude VonStroke, a crash course in stand up comedy on episode four of VonStroke’s newly minted talk show, Stroke Show.
VonStroke’s first formal endeavor in stand up sees him experiment with parody in his characteristic convivial manner. “I’m only here because my employees put me up to it!” VonStroke says at the beginning of his routine. VonStroke’s good-natured, warm personality creates an immediate stage presence that contributes to the Dirtybird boss’ successful comic debut.
Dirtybird Campout East will not be in session for a 2019 iteration. The Dirtybird brand first flew south last winter, to descend upon St. Cloud, Florida in February 2018, where the collective would host the inaugural Dirtybird Campout East. Although many East Coast Dirtybird enthusiasts might have expected Dirtybird Campout East to become an annual electronic event listing, the festival will not return for a 2019 followup, as per a statement newly released by the Dirtybird team.
“We’re sorry to announce that after many months of research and countless avenues explored we will not be able to execute the best possible East Coast Campout in 2019,” Dirtybird tweeted on December 27. “We know that February’s 2018 East Coast event was not perfect, and we want to be absolutely sure that when we come back, the quality of our production is not compromised.”
The Dirtybird flock was forced to suspend all Campout East programming on February 2, 2018, following permit-related issues. While Dirtybird ultimately succeeding in restoring the music from February 3-4, thereby allowing Dirtybird to finish out the initial East Coast experience, festival organizers were nevertheless required end both ensuing nights of the festival early, which led to shortened set times, and a slew of cancelled sets. Dirtybird Campout will continue its West Coast tradition in 2019, and eyes 2020 as the year of its impending East Coast return.
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Tents are pitched, bags are packed, and campers are readying to connect with their more youthful selves at this year’s Dirtybird Campout West. This year, something special is in store: re-arranged campsites and a brand new lakeside venue mean not only closer proximity to the Campout’s famed activities, but also the addition of water-based fun whilst enjoying the tunes from Head Counselor Claude VonStroke, and his crew consisting of Sacha Robotti, Justin Martin, Will Clarke, and many more.
Ardalan will also be returning to the campout as a Counselor for the 2018 edition, and to give fans a taste of the party that will be taking place during his gig, he’s assembled a succulent mix of energized house and tech beats that is designed to get blood flowing and feet moving across the dancefloor.
Limited amount of VIP packages for Dirtybird Campout West here
By now, all campers attending this year’s edition of Dirtybird Campout West Coast should be preparing themselves for next weekend’s festivities. From silent discos, canoe racing, archery, barbecues, and of course the biggest names in House and Techno, Dirtybird Campout is looking to become the camping experience adults dream of. Claude von Stroke, along with
It’s time to cozy up to another pumping remix by Dirtybird mainstay Will Clarke. The self-professed cuddle aficionado and producer of raunchy tech beats has added Nick Monaco to his sizeable collection of 2018 reworks, following up a pungent edit of “Dubplate,” by My Cat Snoop. His refreshed take on Monaco is part of Dirtybird Campout West‘s compilation, which sonically hints at a raucous weekend.
The track he’s targeted this time around is “Drama,” a tensely melodic number originally signed onto Dirtybird’s Selects arm. Wherever the original establishes a sinister tone, Clarke amplifies it with a heavier low-end and bass plucks that chase after the listener like the great white shark in Jaws. This titillating take on “Drama” ought to wreak havoc on the dancefloor, particularly during pitch black nighttime hours.
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There’s been no stoppage to Will Clarke‘s creative tap in recent months. The Bristol bearded sensation has found his way onto a quite a few imprints beyond his Dirtybird roost, including a jaunt on Solardo‘s Sola, and more recently on Relief Records with his Mercy EP. It’s come time, however, to begin looking toward a return to the nest.
Dirtybird Campout West is swiftly approaching its October 5 arrival in Northern California, where Clarke will be assuming his usual post as a prime camp counselor. Prior to that, however, he’s set to provide San Diego with a round of rattling tech house during its semi-annual CRSSD Festival. Will is no stranger to the festival, having rocked its stages before.
He’s kindly put together an hour of tunes for his fans ahead of both events, however, to help warm up tailfeathers and to showcase his current musical stylings. Per usual, we’re taken on a bouncy ride through standout basslines, commanding vocal clips, and high levels of percussion that knock one into submission and force movement on the floor. It’s a truly cozy mix to snuggle up to when needing a dose of proper house.
Are you planning on attending this year’s edition of Dirtybird Campout West? Have you started your packing list? Do you have your outfits ready? Is anticipation building knowing that we’re only one month away from the best adult summer camp ever? If any of these questions have crossed your mind recently, Dirtybird is coming to
Claude vonStroke and the rest of his DirtyBird crew have announced the full lineup for the west coast edition of DirtyBird Campout and it does not disappoint! The reveal includes the return of its two signature stages— The Birdhouse and The Bass Lodge— which will be jampacked with the biggest names in techno, house and
After hosting the inaugural iteration of Dirtybird Campout East back in February 2018, Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird collective will return to California for the West Coast edition of its now bi-coastal Dirtybird Campout experience. Expectedly, it’s all fun, games, and booty shakin’ bass this year — the upcoming Campout event will see the return of its Games HQ, complete with color teams led by Dirtybird signees. Games will range from sack races to archery to costumed boat races.
With a myriad of games and outdoor activities, Dirtybird Campout’s recreational offerings are so varied that the event’s lineup seems more like an added bonus. Campout will occupy the Modesto Reservoir Campgrounds in Central California, where attendees can expect sets from veteran Dirtybirds and friends including Walker & Royce, Green Velvet, FISHER, Barclay Crenshaw, EPROM, and many more. The picturesque views of Yosemite National Park — just miles away from Dirtybird campgrounds — will provide a lush natural landscape for Campout West’s 2018 edition, slated for October 5-7. Tickets to Dirtybird Campout West are now available, and can be purchased, here.