Calling all dirty dancers, booty clappers and rump shakers.
In anticipation of the release of Claude VonStroke and Kry Wolf’s “Turbosteppa” (forthcoming on dirtybird Records), we are enlisting YOUR help in creating a dance floor revolution of epic proportions. The question is, What exactly is turbosteppin? That’s what we intend to find out, and that’s where you come in.
We need you to bring us your footwork, and show us how to turbostep. It’s easy: bust out your video recorders, turn on “Turbosteppa”, let the funk consume you, and get to steppin’. Then, send us your moves! Bring your A-game, because the best submissions will be featured in the official “Turbosteppa” music video! And on top of that, one grand prize winner will be crowned the most Turbosteppin’ of them all and will receive a brand-new iPad Mini, pre-loaded with the full dirtybird records catalogue! So shake those filthy feathers in the name of the dirtiest birdy of them all, and show us what you’re made of.
Click here and get steppin' !
An interview with label head - Claude VonStroke - who originally was born in Detroit, Michigan. He speaks about what it was like growing up in Detroit as a kid, going to a pretentious boarding school in Connecticut, his relationship with online DJ school, Point Blank, and his pet chickens including one named Shaniqua.
An Italian proverb says that: “the game is good when it’s short”, but if the game last a life it means that there is something special. This could be a good representation of the story of Claude VonStroke. A name that comes out of a joke, mocking about how good could be being famous. An harmless joke that whit the passing of the time turned into a great premonition. Barclay Cranshow, this is the real name of Claude, is an artist formed a little bit here, a little bit there. Born in Detroit he lived in New York because of the study, in Hollywood for the cinema and finally funded his own place in San Francisco, where he started his fist project. This work was called “Intellect”, a DVD with the aim of give an help to the young DJ/producer to step ahead in their career. This DVD ,self-directed and self-produced, included extracts from the biggest artist like Derrick May, Derrick Carter, Dubfire, Theo Parrish, a sort of encyclopedia that for absurd will help more him than the others. That’s quite incredible but it’s real, so in a short period of time saw the light Dirtybird, the label of his first success Deep Throat and Who’s Afraid of Detroit? And Mothership, another platform oriented to a more deep techno scene. These are only two extract of the career of Claude, a period of time that deserve more and more time to be explained…and luckily all started like a joke!
Having smashed Space's Discoteka, partied in the crowd, made it through the afterparty and even pilfered the odd piece of fruit before heading to the studio, Claude VonStroke chats about his new Compilation "Makeovers" + More, before getting into the mix....