Biography of Dirt Crew
|Real name / || |
|Moniker(s) / ||Sweet Slave, James Flavour and Break 3000|
2004 Dirt Crew aka James Flavour and Break 3000 released their first EP "Cleaning up the Ghetto Part I" on MBF (My Best Friend) and got respect from DJ/Producers like Trevor Jackson, Ata, Ivan Smagghe and Sasse. After the follow up release, "Cleaning Up The Ghetto II", the track "Rok Da House" and their remix for Naomi by M.A.N.D.Y. on MBF, everything begin to fall into place and the Dirt Crew began to receive worldwide recognition on the dancefloors. Around this time Moodmusic expressed interest in their music the result of which were two tracks on the label with "808 Lazerbeam" and "Darkside".
2005 their remix of Sasse "Soul sounds“ on Moodmusic was played by all the major DJs and is one of their strongest works so far. They also remixed the first single of the Who made who“ album on Gomma in 2005 and artists like Jimpster, MANDY, Marc Romboy and Silicone Soul. In 2006 they did remixes for labels like Soma Rec., 2020 Vision, Crosstown rebels and Breastfed. 2007 they released their first artist album "Raw" which got really popular and had great reviews in all major magazines. In this album they changed their sound to house again which has always been the main influence in music.
2009 "Blow" their second album was released on Moodmusic. DJ MAG wrote: "An absolutely blistering collection of Chicago-influenced future house with more jack than you can shake a stick at".
2009 Dirt Cew Recordings turned 5 Years which they celebrated with a stunning compilation with artists like Till von Sein, Chopstick, Tigerskin, Dirt Crew, Jay Shepheard, Geiger and new talents like Mic Newman, Yosa, The Runners, Dekay + Eli Eidelman.
In the 5 years since the Dirt Crew’s inception they have mastered the art of mixing old school house, new school deep house and minimal funky techno … and then some! Along the way they’ve succeeded in unleashing a flurry of floor stompers that have got people preaching the good news in every town they touch down in.
The “Crew” are well known for an eclectic taste in vinyl material that can only come from true and honest propensity to party. They’ll often throw down sadly forgotten 80’s acid cuts and chuck some old-skool breakbeats on top, just for good measure. They seamlessly weave these elements into their signature sexy, dance floor friendly, beats with an electro-esque pulse that’s sure to keep the heat rising.
What reliably results are packed dance floors at every stop, with revelers gyrating unawares, to what might best be described as the “new” house … and neither them, nor their people would be likely to even mind us calling it that either! … Because it’s working!
By accessing source material that is unusual in its sonic purity, the Dirt Crew succeed in begging the question as to where one goes to be able to encounter such sounds less rarely. In so doing, they reliably remind their audiences just why it is that all the best things in life really do come from Europe.
Aside from a slew of production credits on such labels as Mood Music, Highgrade, Dirt Crew, Trapez and My Best Friend, and their hectic schedule of globe trotting, they’ve somehow also found time to launch and manage their very own imprint (Dirt Crew Recordings)! This period of prodigious productivity doesn’t seem to show any signs of slowing either, as their inspiring and meteoric rise continues unabated.