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VonStroke’s ‘Dirtybird Players’ Tour’ 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago, Claude VonStroke appeared on the cover of Mixmag with a bunch of up-and-coming DJs called the “Dirtybird Players”. The lineup included some of house music’s biggest future stars like Eats Everything and Catz n Dogz. One decade later, there are new headliners who will showcase their talents on the road with the founder of the Dirtybird Records record label. They are going to remake the original underground vibe of the ‘Dirtybird Players Tour’ with all new future superstars of the scene. 

The new ‘Players Tour’ is all about underground talent bubbling up and showing off their skills. Acts like Nala, RaeCola, Lubelski, Wyatt Marshall, Arnold & Lane, Mike Kerrigan, and N808 will support the tour representing the next wave of underground house. Who will be the next superstar to break out of the label? (Check out the tour poster below).

Claude VonStroke’s ‘Dirtybird Players’ Tour’ will bring back the memories from 2013

This year’s ‘Dirtybird Players’ Tour will be marked by special performances including an official takeover at Ultra Music Festival’s Resistance Cove stage on Sunday, March 26th. The Dirtybird Players stage takeover will feature additional appearances by Walker & Royce, Shiba San, VNSSA, and Kyle Kinch. The tour will also feature a hometown celebration at The Midway in San Francisco honoring Claude VonStroke’s birthday on July 7th. More dates are still to be announced.

Claude is coming off of his 2022 ‘Your Dad Plays Great Music Tour’. That tour treated fans to lo-fi production and open-to-close sets at every venue, especially during that year’s Dirtybird Campout festival. This year, he anchors the ‘Dirtybird Players Tour’ and just like in 2013, he stated, “It is going to be a chance to really showcase what the fun vibe of Dirtybird is all about. I cannot wait to serve some fat ass desserts on the dancefloor.”

The artwork and the compilation of the ‘Dirtybird Players’ Tour’

Speaking of fun, the artwork for the tour is quite playful and was created by the 2023 Dirtybird visual artist, Nicholas Barrome. Hailing from France, Barrome is part of the Dirtybird ‘Artists In Residence’ program, which has featured prominent surrealist artists throughout the world over the last decade. The highly original look and feel is a palette of organic colorful creatures straight out of a neon version of Little Shop of Horrors. 

Fans can enjoy select sounds from the tour with a brand new ‘Dirtybird Players’ music compilation featuring artists like Nala, Mike Kerrigan, N808, Arnold & Lane, and many more due out April 7th on Dirtybird Records. Also, check out the tour dates below. Friday, March 10th will be the first date of the tour as it touches down in Portland.

Image Courtesy: Dirtybird Records

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