It’s time to assemble the flock; the DIRTYBIRD BBQ lineups have arrived for each city, and Claude VonStroke has once again assembled a high caliber crew of friends and labelmates to join him on the cross-country adventure. Justin Martin, Will Clarke, Sacha Robotti, and Shiba San are just a few of the names who will be appearing at the BBQ’s stops in LA, SF, Brooklyn, Austin, and Denver.
Food and good music remain the pillars of the DIRTYBIRD BBQs; however, this year guests will have an even more immersive experience throughout the day with the introduction of the Sizzle stage. Campout-inspired activities like bingo, a “Bird Roast,” and more will be hosted, allowing fans a taste of the childhood revival that happens each fall.
Finally, head here to enter a contest to win a pair of flights and tickets to the New York BBQ to spend quality time with Will Clarke.
Bay Area (May 4 – Alameda County Fairgrounds):
Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, J.Phlip, Christian Martin, Worthy, Ardalan
LA (May 5 – LA Exposition Park):
Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Sacha Robotti, Justin Jay, Wyatt Marshall vs Lubelski, + SPECIAL GUEST
Austin (June 1 – Carson Creek Ranch):
Claude VonStroke, Walker & Royce, Christian Martin, Ardalan, Steve Darko b2b VNSSA + SPECIAL GUEST
Denver (June 8 – Fillmore Outdoors) – City Vote Winner*
Claude VonStroke, Christian Martin, J.Phlip, ZDS, VNSSA, + SPECIAL GUEST
Brooklyn (June 16 – Brooklyn Mirage):
Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Gene Farris, Will Clarke, J.Phlip, Joeski, Steve Darko b2b Codes
Photo credit: Get Tiny Photography
Iconic Âme & Dixon-led imprint, Innervisions, will be heading to the US West Coast in May for its first-ever label showcase in the region. Touching down on the 18 in a TBA open-air location in the city center, the occasion will of course include performances from label leaders Âme and Dixon. Portuguese up-and-comer Trikk will be providing support, as well as Bedrock regular Eagles & Butterflies. The latter debuted on Innervisions recently with his Imitations of Life EP, plus a contribution to the label’s most recent Secret Weapons compilation.
Innervisions is considered one of the most prolific labels in modern house music, committed to forward-thinking and emotive shades of the genre. It’s won numerous awards for its quality releases, while Dixon has taken away the title of Resident Advisor’s ‘Top 100’ poll multiple times.
The event takes place from 4pm to 11pm, and tickets are expected to sell out quickly. Make sure to purchase a pair here.
After the smashing success of his spinoff project Virtual Self, Porter Robinson is kicking off the new year with a show at the esteemed Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles in February. After receiving a Grammy nomination for “Ghost Voices,” it is no doubt that Porter plans to come back with a bang and once
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Cirez D and Adam Beyer‘s back-to-back live format is the gift that keeps on giving. The iconic collaborators followed their two dates at LA’s Hollywood Palladium from November 23-24 with two appearances at Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York from November 30-December 1. Not long after, Beyer confirmed that 2019 would bear witness to more back-to-back bookings.
Luckily, fans don’t have to wait until 2019 to hear more of the b2b action, or even be present at one of the future shows, for that matter. Beyer’s just released a special episode Drumcode Radio Live with a snippet from their titanic effort. Although there are already a good deal of fan videos of Cirez D and Beyer’s sets from the visionaries’ Los Angeles and New York appearances, listeners will find sound quality the sharpest in the set that Beyer published to his SoundCloud profile. As to be expected, the Cirez D and Beyer electronic outing harnesses the most tantalizing of dark progressive and big room techno sounds.
Hot on the heels of their consecutive November 30 and December 1 performances at a Brooklyn warehouse is Adam Beyer‘s confirmation that 2019 will bear witness to more Cirez D and Adam Beyer back-to-back bookings. “Thanks for 4 incredible shows,” Adam Beyer tweeted on December 2, in a nod to the duo’s November 23 and 24 dates at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium, and their ensuing back-to-back efforts on the East Coast. “We tried to bring a different set each time and I think it worked,” Beyer added. “We will be back with more next year.”
The highly acclaimed Cirez D and Adam Beyer format initially took off during the 2018 installment of Miami Music Week, where the pair took over the decks of SOHO STUDIOS. The fervent demand for following back-to-back appearances from the visionaries of underground sound precipitated Cirez D and Adam Beyer’s recent Los Angeles and New York events. Now, it seems this demand has grown large enough to where a 2019 tour is in order. Those unfamiliar with the potency of a Cirez D and Adam Beyer back-to-back can see what all the buzz is about, thanks to newly published videos of the duo’s Los Angeles and Brooklyn sets.
Thanx for 4 incredible shows. We tried to bring a different set each time and i think it worked. We will be back with more next year.
Adam Beyer Cirez D @ New York, New York https://t.co/gWXVK1ZpUr
— Adam Beyer (@realAdamBeyer) December 2, 2018
H/T: DJ Mag
COMPOUND started in 2017 as a merger of LA’s top techno promoters and immediately became one of the most talked-about brands within the West Coast underground. The host a few choice events a year, with each consistently drawing in crowds of dance fans near and far who prefer darker, grittier forms of their beloved subgenre rarely seen around the region. Their anniversary now has passed, and to celebrate, they’re bringing Lucy, Rrose, and other special guests for a late fall all-nighter.
The Berlin-based Lucy knows his way around an industrial space; a regular of Berghain and purveyor of everything from polished, obsidian techno to carefully-designed ambient and electronica, his extended sets are consistently met with praise among the community. Not to mention, he’s the owner of one of the most forward-thinking labels in the current sphere: Stroboscopic Artefacts. The enigmatic Rrose is making waves for similar reasons, silently climbing the DJ ranks as a force to be reckoned with when it comes to set curation and performance. She’ll be pairing with Lucy at COMPOUND for the American debut of their brand new project, Lotus Eaters.
For those who won’t be at Art Basel, COMPOUND is definitely the top pick of the night for techno fans in Southern California. Grab tickets here before they sell out.
Photo credit: Facebook/LucyOfficial
With the recent launch of their self-started label, Rose Avenue, a world tour, their new full-length album, Solace, and a cross-continental move from Australia to LA, it should come as no surprise that the members of RÜFÜS DU SOL have encountered some considerable emotional interference in the last year.
The Aussie electronic staples’ latest music video, accompanying the aptly titled, “Lost In My Mind,” from the latest LP, employs some not-so-subtle symbolism to give viewers a glance into the trio’s psyche. Shot in an LA industrial playground of sorts, a nod at the warehouse culture their music is so inherently intertwined with, the trio is crammed atop a drifting, dilapidated couch. The vessel carries them clean through warehouse walls, denoting the colossal career breakthroughs the increasingly imminent group have recently secured, though not without some emotional scarring and feelings of isolation–hence the residual soot and rubble plaguing the trio after every impactful encounter.
An artist’s tempestuous inner life is vastly more complex than fans can fathom from the outside looking in; and in RÜFÜS DU SOL’s case, sold out show after sold out show and sleepless nights spent toiling in the studio by their lonesome have not come without emotional detriment.