Though it may have only gotten the credit it was due in the past few years, Claude VonStroke's Dirtybird Records has been putting out quality records since its inception in 2005. For 10 years the label has been supporting successful artists' careers and curating new trends within the underground house scene. To celebrate 10 years, Dirtybird has decided to put together a special compilation, Dirtybird 10, that highlights their talented roster of artists.
The label boasts an impressive roster of artists in Justin Martin, Eats Everything, Doorly and Worthy, among others, with an expansive network of producers who occasionally release on the label and are called upon for remixes. Justin Martin kicks off the 14-track compilation with "Function" alongside Iranian producer Ardalan, while other Dirtybird regulars like Eats Everything, Breach, Worthy and Shiba San all contribute. The label boss added his own track, fittingly titled, "Big Ten."
Dirtybird 10 will be released Jan. 27, 2015. Check out the full tracklist below and stream the preview for the entire compilation.
Dirtybird 10 Tracklist:
01. Justin Martin & Ardalan - "Function" Feat. PartyPatty
02. Claude VonStroke - "Big Ten"
03. Shawn Q - "Hit That"
04. Will Clarke - "Badness"
05. Sacha Robotti & Kevin Knapp - "Thump Bumper"
06. Shiba San - "I Can't Remember"
07. Jack Ward - "Yoghurt"
08. Breach & Oliver Dollar - "Watch me Work"
09. Eats Everything - "Robots are Cooool"
10. Riva Starr & Gene Farris - "After Dark (Is when we move)"
11. Catz 'n Dogz - "Who Said It's Time"
12. Doorly - "I Worked Hard For This" Feat. Matty Pipes
13. Bruno Furlan - "Blow Minutes"
14. Worthy - "So Delicious"
VonStroke wrote a note to commemorate the new compilation, giving thanks to everyone who has supported the label over the years. Below is an excerpt of his letter via a press release.
I can't think of a better way to celebrate DIRTYBIRD's 10 year anniversary than by releasing 14 great tracks that I fully support. There's no fluff in here. Everyone from our amazing talent pool has delivered their A game material. And l have also added a few great new names to the family.
It's hard to believe that this little project started in my bedroom in the Lower Haight, San Francisco 10 years ago. I can distinctly remember hand stamping vinyl promos at home with my friend Fernando and trying to figure out the best way to mail them to Europe. I remember the very first guy to ever call me back about our music was Edgar Dirksen in Frankfurt, Germany, who was working at a now defunct distributor called Neuton. This was the only place that would agree to sell our records back in 2005 and I still thank him for taking the chance on us.