54 North 11th Street
dirtybird takes their OG Bootylicous BBQ Series On The Road 5 Parties, 5 Cities, Sh*tloads Of Burgers & Beats
Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Eats Everything, J Phlip, Kill Frenzy, Justin Jay, Christian Martin, Worthy, Ardalan & More
Smack those lips and move those hips, dirtybird is finally taking it’s legendary BBQ party on the road! Brooklyn, Detroit, Los Angeles, Toronto, and San Francisco will all get to experience the good times that were already had in Miami back in March. Label chief, Claude VonStroke and superstar Justin Martin will be hosting all five cities with a variation of line-ups representing the entire label.
dirtybird was founded around a grill in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park many years ago and the ethos underpinning the label has remained the same ever since – good times, good people, good food and above all good jams. Come see the whole crew entertain on the decks with their signature bass-driven brand of house music while chef Grillson retains his title as the hardest working man in show business cooking thousands of burgers, dogs and carne asada.
dirtybird’s Miami BBQs have hosted legendary performances from Phife Dawg, Just Blaze and De La Soul, highlighting the dirtybird house label’s deep hip-hop roots. This March dirtybird also released their first BBQ themed compilation featuring the number #1 house record on Beatport for over 10 weeks.
Do not miss what promises to be one of the most down to earth, fun party series of the year. And get your grub on while you’re at it.
Tickets and more info here: www.dirtybirdrecords.com/dirtybirdBBQ
Check out the dirtybird BBQ compilation HERE
Aug 17 Brooklyn, NY - Verboten Stage One 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Christian Martin, Justin Jay, Ardalan + Special Guests
Aug 31 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Lot 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, J.Phlip, Christian Martin
Sept 7 Toronto, ON – Sherboune Common 1:30 PM – 9:30 PM Justin Martin, J.Phlip, Christian Martin, Justin Jay
Sept 14 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island 12 PM – 8:00 PM Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, J.Phlip, Christian Martin, Worthy + Special Guests
November Los Angeles – TBA Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Eats Everything, J.Phlip, Christian Martin + More
Electric Zoo NY 2014 Adds More Artists + Special Friday $79 Deal | Exclusive Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike DJ Mix•June 24, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Electric Zoo NY Adds More Artists + Special Friday $79 Deal
Experimental indie pop duo Child Actor self-release their ambitious genre-blending sophomore album Never Die on July 15. A nostalgic nod to young love and loss, the official music video for lead single, “Against The Night” premiered virally
Free download of the single HERE
“It’s a paradise. It’s very beautiful but at the same time it’s so dangerous. It’s where anyone can find joy or death at any moment. It makes love more important, but maybe scarier too.” - Child Actor’s singer, Natalie Plaza on her home country of Venezuela, a place defined by uninhibited warmth, celebration and violent socio-political unrest. The crooning vocalist could just as easily have been talking about the vibrant blend of passion, euphoria, and dread that lies at the heart of Never Die.
An ultimate reflection of a modern “pop” record, Never Die is an album that thrives on the sublime thrill of contradiction; relentlessly confronting and celebrating the push and pull between love and death, fear and pleasure, reality and dream. As ambitious, sophisticated, and complex as it’s creators, this self-produced album from Max Heath and Natalie Plaza marries the instantly gratifying essence of pop music with electronically altered vocals, stop-start tempos and R&B-leaning experimental fringes. An intimate sentiment that could only be sparked from life partners and band mates, Child Actor offers an intensely personal form of songwriting appealing in equal parts to the body and the heart.
Taken as a whole, Never Die is an insistently rewarding and hauntingly transcendent experience. Sonically, the album is a riot of genres: synth-pop at this purest form (“Against The Night“), emotionally resonant lo-fi (“Morning“), indie-leaning chillwave (“The Memory“), plus the swirling R&B influenced “Forever” featuring textural backbeats and allusive lyricism spouting, “If ever we should leave one another I know it’s not the end, I will find you, even if it’s a long way.” Deep circulating synths and overlapping textures convey the duo’s ethereal interpretations of what “Forever” really means.
When asked how he thinks Child Actor‘s music might “change the world” Heath’s answer takes the same existential approach as his music stating, “There will be more plastic; there will be slightly less hard drive space; the music industry will become imperceptibly more splintered and a number of people will feel a peculiar kind of sensual pleasure.” - Max Heath
Never Die is available for purchase on July 15 via physical and digital download. Vinyl pressing will be available at a later date. Stay tuned for select tour dates to be announced soon.
FOR MORE INFO ON CHILD ACTOR: