Listening: Dirtybird DJs
Dirtybird has a definite cult following. If you know of them, you know their fans are obsessed, their events sell out in minutes, and the lines to get in their shows start to accrue hours before doors open. Officially, Dirtybird is the label for several deep house artists, founded by legend Claude VonStroke. Throughout the summer, the label visits different cities putting on their BBQ series — a sort of mini festival taking place all day with multiple DJs playing back to back with the aromas of BBQ and beers wafting through the crowds. The Dirtybirds are San Francisco OGs with their first events being free DJ sets in Golden Gate Park. Now the crew brings their deep house beats to venues all over the world.
This year’s Dirtybird BBQ in San Francisco took place on Treasure Island on an Indian summer Sunday. The lineup included Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, J.Phlip, Christian Martin, Worthy, and Ardalan.
CRAVE: This Justin Martin entrancing, rhythmic beat
Learn more about Dirtybird Records and their artists on their website.