Claude VonStroke

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Claude VonStroke
Birth name Barclay Crenshaw
Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genres House, tech house, deep house, minimal, ghettotech
Occupations DJ, Producer
Years active 2003–present
Labels Dirtybird Records, Mothership

Barclay Crenshaw, who is known by the stage name Claude VonStroke, is an American house and techno producer based in San Francisco. He owns the Dirtybird and Mothership labels. In July 2006 he released his debut album, Beware of the Bird. He has produced a 'Fabric' mix, which was released in May 2009, and has also appeared on Pete Tong's Essential Mix Radio show. In 2009, he released his second studio album, Bird Brain.

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Biography[edit]

VonStroke, born in Detroit, Michigan, grew up in St. Claire Shores, Michigan.[1] He had an interest in hip-hop music at first, but later on embraced electronic music. In the early 2000s, Claude met up with "The Martin Brothers". In January 2005[2] he formed the dirtybird label. His wife, Aundy, funded the original start of the Dirtybird label. She gave him one year to turn it into a successful record label and would have cut him off if the label didn't succeed.[1] The Fabric imprint invited Barclay early in his DJ career to do a mix, and he accepted saying, "Fabric called me, and of course I agreed without hesitation. I have wanted to mix one of the Fabric series since I started DJing house. I feel like it is a nice achievement for a DJ, something that says, ‘OK, this person is legit.’"[1]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2006 "The Whistler"
  • 2006 "Deep Throat" (ITA # 1 / GER # 1 / BEL #1)
  • 2006 "Who's Afraid of Detroit ?"
  • 2007 "Groundhog Day"
  • 2008 "Scarlet Macaw"
  • 2009 "Beat That Bird" (With Justin Martin)
  • 2009 "Vocal Chords"
  • 2009 "Monster Island"
  • 2010 "California" (With J Phlip)
  • 2012 "Ignorance Is Bliss" (With Eats Everything)
  • 2012 "Le Fantome" (With Jaw)

Albums[edit]

2006 - Beware of the Bird[edit]

  1. Warming Up the Bass Machines
  2. Deep Throat
  3. Chimps
  4. Beware of the Bird
  5. The Whistler
  6. Who's Afraid of Detroit?
  7. Eastern Market
  8. Cicada "17 Year Mix" (Remix of Justin Martin)
  9. The 7 Deadly Strokes
  10. Birdshit (Remix of Frankie)
  11. Southern Fried Remix (Remix of Justin M & Sammy D "The Southern Draw")
  12. Lullabye (Live Rec. from Poorboy, Detroit 1999. New Vocal by QZen)
  13. Heater (Remix of Samim "Heater")

2009 - Bird Brain[edit]

  1. Monster Island
  2. The Greasy Beat (feat. Bootsy Collins)
  3. Vocal Chords
  4. Big n' Round
  5. Bay Area
  6. California
  7. Aundy
  8. Beat That Bird
  9. Storm On Lake St. Claire
  10. Jasper's Baby Robot

2013 - Urban Animal[edit]

  1. Urban Animal
  2. The Clapping Track
  3. Dood
  4. Sugar & Cinnamon (feat. Barry Drift)
  5. The Bridge
  6. Oakland Rope (feat. DJ Nehpets)
  7. Plasma Jelly
  8. Can't Wait
  9. Lay It Down Re-Smoked (VIP) (feat. Sacha Robotti & DJ Nehpets)

Professional reviews[edit]

Sunday Eve #69 feat. dirtybird (Claude VonStroke & Catz 'N Dogz)
http://www.residentadvisor.net/review-view.aspx?id=3985
http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/claude-vonstroke/beware-of-the-bird.htm
http://music.guardian.co.uk/electronic/reviews/story/0,,1977265,00.html

References[edit]

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Claude+Vonstroke
http://www.myspace.com/claudevonstroke
http://www.ministryofsound.com.au/music_single_coloumn.cfm?page_id=60278922114311003&se_id=115
http://www.dirtybirdrecords.com/claude_vonstroke.html
http://www.sumimanagement.com
http://www.blue-collarent.com
http://www.mothershipmusic.com/index.php/claude-vonstroke http://low-life.ca/2013/02/04/eats-everything-interview/

  1. ^ a b c d http://www.theskinny.co.uk/clubs/features/46403-claude_vonstroke_man_machine
  2. ^ "Dirty Bird". Retrieved 12 February 2013.