Godfather Of The Underground, Claude VonStroke Hits Output 5/11/17
In the ever-changing landscape of electronic music one artist that fully embodies this era’s genre-defying ethos is Dirtybird label head Claude VonStroke. The innovative DJ/producer has established himself as one of the freshest innovators in dance music. To call Claude a tastemaker would be an unbelievable understatement. The Cleveland, Ohio native has come to embody so much of what is right with the scene at the moment. On Thursday, May 11, VonStroke will bring his cutting-edge, genre-bending sounds for a night of chunky and funky grooves on the dance floor Output in Williamsburg. The staple of Brooklyn nightlife will play host to a night of devious delight, courtesy of the Dirtybird founder. All of this will be built by our friends at MeanRed.
The empire that Claude VonStroke currently sits atop is one built on benevolence rather than conquest. Dirtybird has become a beloved staple and cornerstone of the dance music scene. The award-winning label has produced massive talents like Justin Martin, J.Phlip, Shiba San, Hannah Wants, Kill Frenzy and Worthy just to name a few. I can say that I have seen how incredible the culture and community surrounding the entire Dirtybird label has become. No further evidence needs to be examined besides the incredibly successful Dirtybird Campout. The three-day event, which takes place from October 6-8 in Silverado, CA, has become a destination for all real lover’s dance music.
Coupled with the launch of his hip-hop rooted side project Barclay Crenshaw, Claude has only upped his game in terms of diversity and creativity. Catching a legend like this play a headlining set on a weekday may sound crazy, but the idea of Claude playing for a crowd of like minded ravers sounds way too good to pass up. There is no doubt that Thursday’s upcoming show will be an absolutely lovely time.