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Claude VonStroke Discusses the Dirtybird Campout on the Rave Curious Podcast

The annual Dirtybird Campout has become a major event on the West Coast festival circuit, thanks to a programming that sees it present every shade of the label’s beloved sound — from house and techno to bass and hip-hop — and combining it with adult updates on good old-fashioned summer camp activities (sexy musical chairs, anyone?).

Dirtybird boss Claude VonStroke sat down with the Rave Curious Podcast to reveal a couple of surprises he has in store for this year’s gathering. He also offers up advice on how to make it as a musical entrepreneur and explains the back and forth it took him to arrive at his destination as one of America’s most successful DJ/producers.

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Claude VonStroke Releases Lineup for Dirtybird Campout 2017

“Picture the good ole days, when sun-drenched hours flew by filled with outdoor adventures, life was no more complicated than trying to win at dodgeball or finding a new friend to sneak off with after dark. Yep, Summer Camp was pretty epic, but if only there had been house music!”

That’s the mindset that drove Claude VonStroke and his Dirtybird team to launch their hugely successful Dirtybird Campout, which returns this coming October for its third installment at a new and improved home in Central California. It’s a singular experience delivering three days of nostalgia inducing activities, soundtracked by some of the world’s most cutting edge DJs and live acts, all curated by Head Counselor and label boss Claude himself.

Today, VonStroke revealed those who will be joining him in October at Campout, turning late nights into early mornings at the after-hours stage and programming those sun filled afternoons at the Birdhouse. He also announced a brand-new second stage, allowing him to showcase the event’s biggest lineup yet featuring a wider selection of sounds and artists from soundscapes that range from contemporary house to hip-hop and several genres in between.

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Pete Tong and BBC Radio 1 Take Over Hollywood Rooftop on Jan 22nd

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BBC Radio 1’s dance music pioneer Pete Tong has announced plans to broadcast his 22nd of January show live and directly from a rooftop location in West Hollywood overlooking downtown Los Angeles.

The three-hour show, set to broadcast at 10pm-1am UK time and 2-5pm local time time, will see Pete take over the decks accompanied by top artists in dance music including Eric Prydz, Richie Hawtin, MK (with a special guest) and Claude vonStroke. The British legend will be joined by other names to be announced during his Radio 1 show a week from now on January 15th.

The afternoon rooftop session will be followed by the already announced “Essential Mix Live” show at Exchange LA later that night. Featuring Richie Hawtin, Pete Tong himself and rising star Lee K, the recordings from the night will form up an Essential Mix to be released on Pete’s show.

The Los Angeles broadcast will be the first of two in the United States, with Pete set to take over a Miami rooftop during Miami Music Week where he will be in the company of Annie Mac, Dannie Howard and additional guests yet to be announced.

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Pete Tong said: “I’m very excited about my show coming live from LA on Jan 22nd. Los Angeles has become a creative hub for electronic artists from all over the world during the past few years and California and Las Vegas a hot bed of ground breaking festivals and some of the world’s leading clubs. Bringing the show out of Hollywood and being able to reflect some of the exciting things going on is a great way to start the year.”

Keep up with news on Pete Tong’s LA show via Facebook or Twitter.

Claude Vonstroke and Green Velet Launch Official Get Real Tour

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While the two have been playing recent shows under their Get Real alias, Claude Vonstroke and Green Velvet are officially embarking on their Get Real Tour this December.

Individually, the two artists have made impactful contributions to the dance community through their extensive releases and world tours, and their collaboration as Get Real is a further testament to the possibilities when two artists join forces.

The Get Real Tour will kick off at Exchange LA on December 26th, and includes stops in Denver, Detroit, Brooklyn, and a special New Years Eve stop in Green Velvet’s hometown of Chicago. As the Dirtybird head-honcho, Claude Vonstroke has been instrumental in launching careers of artists such as Justin Martin, Eats Everything, and Julio Bashmore (to name just a few), and Green Velvet is known as the mastermind for esteemed imprints such as Relief and Cajual, while maintaining an impressive catalog of his own releases.

Check out the official Get Real website for tickets and more information regarding the upcoming tour

Tour Dates
Dec 26 – Exchange, Los Angeles
Dec 27 – Beta, Denver
Dec 30 – Russell Industrial Center, Detroit
Dec 31 – Reaction NYE, Chicago
Jan 2 – TBA, Brooklyn

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Throwback Thursday: Claude Von Stroke

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There comes a time in every successful artist’s life where they needed to risk it all and sacrifice everything they’ve got to make their goals and dream a reality. With the success Claude VonStroke and his Dirtybird label have witnessed in recent years it’s hard to imagine he ever had a struggle. Today’s Throwback Thursday is dedicated to our beloved Big Bird, the single ‘Who’s Afraid of Detroit’ from his debut album, Beware of the Bird, truly laid the foundation for his current glory and the label’s overall music direction. It was told that the debut Dirtybird album was a one-time shot for him to make something out of nothing, an opportunity that his wife gave him nearly 10 years ago to reach his dreams. The story is humbling to say the least and this original cut from his debut album is as futuristic as ever; a nice drum bounce that defines what Dirtybird beats are all about coupled with a dubby layer and a infectious hook and trippy synths that will sure get any dancefloor in the groove. If you’re in LA this Saturday, Claude VonStroke will be joining up with Green Velvet to debut their new b2b alias, Get Real. Tickets and Discounted guestlist can be found on our website.

Pre sale tickets and RSVP available: Claude Von Stroke and Green Velvet (AKA: Get Real) at Exchange LA