Since 2005, the quirky and animated tracks that have been surging out of Dirtybird Records have constantly been redefining the way people look at house music. The label was founded by Claude VonStroke, Worthy, Justin Martin and his brother Christian Martin in San Francisco. The four have worked their way up from playing free shows in the parks of SF to the world stage where they are in high demand for concerts and festivals everywhere. The first time I heard Claude VonStroke was at Electric Zoo in 2010, I had never heard of him before but from a distance, the bustling bass and sparse melody that circled my ears created an irresistible dance driven curiosity. Spellbound, VonStroke’s sounds dragged me into his tent. Best set of the day. I’ve been an avid follower of Dirtybird ever since.
I’m pleased to introduce to you a newcomer to join the Birdhouse, Friend Within and present to you his debute track “The Cause”. Fresh to its very core, Friend Within is ready to come out of his shell and is on the verge of joining the rest of his Dirtybird brethren in their nest of electronic excellence. The culmination of various styles shown within the song are overwhelming to say the least and launches off with a horn driven groove with spot on vocal samples to later plunge into a brash pudgy bass line… the type of bassline that puts a smile on your face. You know the type. Although the track will not be released on Dirtybird, we will certainly be seeing more of our friend, Friend Within.
Yo this track is a bomb if it didn’t have a sample it would be out right now on Dirtybird. Friend Within will appear again very soon on the label so watch this name! – Claude VonStroke