From the mean streets of Detroit to the warmer climes of Southern California, Claude VonStroke and his Dirtybird label have become one of dance music's most celebrated institutions. Barclay Crenshaw – aka Claude VonStroke – runs the California-based labels Dirtybird, Dirtybird Select and STX&BRX. He also hosts a weekly radio show, THE BIRDHOUSE, that airs on SiriusXM's Electric Area and is syndicated on 20+ radio stations internationally. As head of Dirtybird, Crenshaw he has an impeccable A&R roster, signing acts like Justin Martin, Julio Bashmore, Catz 'n Dogz, Shiba San, Breach, Eats Everything and Shadow Child. And thats well before they broke out of their hometown scenes. VonStroke himself has released three original artist albums, a remix album and several high profile mixes and remix compilations; highlights include working with and on records for Bootsy Collins, The Chemical Brothers, Rihanna, Disclosure and Green Velvet with whom he tours and produces as Get Real.
Most people know Claude VonStroke for his smiling DJ persona touring every major city, festival, and basement after-party around the world. But Claude has also influenced the very fabric of the dance community, A&Ring an impeccable roster of acts like Walker & Royce, Nala, Justin Martin, Fisher, Shiba San, Catz n Dogz, Steve Darko, Riva Starr, Cour T, Breach, Eats Everything, Shadow Child, and countless others. Today, his Dirtybird label continues to surprise and innovate in the underground dance scene, releasing an enigmatic combination of house, funk, dirty-bass, and electronica.