Tres Manos, Steve Ferrand, Galen
Your Only Friend Recordings is having a little party to celebrate our 1st vinyl release! (That's right, we're still pressing records for the real DJs out there to rock it on!)
So.. Please come out and celebrate our first release which features the incredibly talented Lady Blacktronika and is appropriately titled "The First Lady Of Beatdown" EP.
This record's worldwide released date is on the 4th of Oct. but you can hear some of the EP's goodies here first, and as a special gift to all you lovely Underground House fans, we'll be having FREE MUSIC GIVE-A-WAYS at the party!!!
and if that's not enough, we've got a very special guest DJ/Producer and the organizer of the Bay Area's legendary Sunset Party... All the way in from San Francisco, DIRTYBIRD RECORD's own... GALEN!!!!
He'll be rockin' it with your local Underground favorites TRES MANOS & STEVE FERRAND of YOUR ONLY FRIEND RECORDINGS. If you haven't seen these 2 behind the deck, well.. you just don't know what it is to go truly DEEEEEEEEEP...
YOUR ONLY FRIEND is Tres Manos and Steve Ferrand. These two veteran DJs/Producers met up in Barcelona at one of the cities infamous “Estate” warehouse parties and immediately became good friends. After many drunken stupors and endless laughs it quickly became apparent that they both shared a unique taste in... Underground House Music.
Though they come from different backgrounds, Tres Manos from the U.S. club and warehouse scene and Steve Ferrand from the U.K. free-party and festival scene, they were both heavily influenced by old Chicago and Detroit house music as well as the U.K.’s early 90’s Deep House sound. What brings them together now is the shared desire to contribute to the House scene by taking it back to its deep, soulful, and gritty roots, but perhaps more importantly to not take any of it too damn seriously!
What follows is a string of collaborations which sees them organizing underground events throughout Barcelona and in the studio testing each others knowledge of the deep. The energetic duo is currently hard at work launching their new label under the same name and DJing around the world. all the while still managing to get in the studio to cook up some new underground goodies for the troops. Expect to hear a lot from these boys in the near future as 2010 promises to be a breakout year.
GALEN is an iconic figure of the San Francisco house scene. From running the legendaryTweekin record shop, to starting “Sunset,” the longest running outdoor house party on the West Coast, Galen can be credited with planting the seeds that would eventually become Dirtybird. We can safely say that every single original dirtybird artist was highly influenced by Galen’s silky smooth DJ style and amazing events before they even made their very first house tracks.