Club GLOW Presents
Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Shiba San, Walker & Royce, Ardalan
2135 Queens Chapel Road NE
Washington, DC, 20018
This event is 18 and over
Barclay Crenshaw – pka 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 the head of Dirtybird, Crenshaw has an impeccable A&R roster, signing acts like Justin Martin, Julio Bashmore, Catz 'n Dogz, Shiba San, Breach, Eats Everything and Shadow Child well before they broke out of their hometown scenes. VonStroke himself has released three original artist albums, a remix album and several high profile mix 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).
Justin initially pricked the ears of the electronic music community in 2003 with his first record 'The Sad Piano' on Ben Watt's Buzzin' Fly label. Everyone in the electronic music food chain got involved, from the A list DJs like Derrick Carter and Pete Tong that were playing the track, to the international music press that were raving about it. It even translated to the German underground, with Poker Flat licensing it for Steve Bug's 'Bugnology' compilation. Like someone that goes bowling for the first time and gets five strikes and a turkey, Justin couldn't really have hoped for a better entrance.
Feeding off the energy of the San Francisco underground and mentored by fellow super producer Claude VonStroke, Justin was intrinsically involved with the development of dirtybird records, appearing on its first four releases. Justin was soon ready to take flight, releasing a string of solo EPs, which flaunted a very unique sound and garnered still more respect among fellow DJs and heavyweight's of the scene.
In 2010, such respect prompted an invitation for Justin to DJ mix Pete Tong's infamous "Essential Mix" series and also landed his felicitous placement on the front cover of DJ Magazine. Justin continued to roll out two further killer EPs on dirtybird, which were collaborations with his protégée Ardalan. "Mr Spock" earned recognition from major digital news outlet NPR as "surrounding sounds with tactful little details: the hissing white noise; that chubby, wet bass kick. This is music that doesn't need to be heard on the dance floor, though it does work awfully well there". What followed was "Lezgo", which knocked down the genre walls and pretty much remained a firm fixture in every DJ's box throughout 2011.
As well as his formidable arsenal of original productions, Justin is now equally known for his collaborations with his brother Christian as The Martin Brothers, producing such hip-hop influenced hits as 'Duckface', 'Stoopit', 'Dum'. Justin has also made his mark remixing such bona fide classics as Radiohead's 'Nude', Marshall Jefferson's 'Mushrooms', TG's 'Revox' and remixes for labels such as Fools Gold and Greco Roman, firmly establishing himself as the man to make big tracks even bigger.
2011 found Justin in the perfect position to work on his boldest project to date, his debut artist album and he couldn't be more enthusiastically happy with the results. "Ghettos & Gardens" long player will be released on dirtybird late spring 2012, with a string of stunning singles to support the release.
Demand for Justin's skills behind the decks has skyrocketed with his bookings schedule constantly crammed to capacity. With dates everywhere from Panorama Bar (Berlin), Fabric (London), Space (Ibiza) and a full album tour for summer and fall 2012, its no wonder Justin's diary reads like the dreams of a professional raver. Stateside he
continues to be a regular fixture at the Dirtybird events in San Francisco and beyond.
Music journalists typically describe Justin's sound as 'melodic and tough' with his music encapsulating both melody and emotional depth yet always with enough undeniable ass shaking properties to translate to the floor.
He remains as enthusiastic as ever to be involved in the scene. When recently questioned by Resident Advisor on what he'd be doing if he wasn't a DJ or dance music producer he just replied: "Wishing I was a DJ or music producer."
By all accounts, it's hard to tell him to wipe that smile off his face.
With a background in Hip Hop going back many years, the mysterious Shiba San - a proficient DJ and producer - has been creating quite a stir recently with his Deep House / Ghetto House influenced productions fusing old analog sounds with the latest technology of today, achieving rock-solid productions and creating his own personal sound.
Walker & Royce
"Walker & Royce have been producing their emotive, subdued and groove-heavy deep house since 2011 -- but almost from the start, they were touted as future stars. Now it's official, thanks to a certain UK tastemaker -- not to mention a string of stellar productions and remixes." - XLR8R
"Walker & Royce" started when Sam and Gavin, having known each other in and out of the dance scene for years, finally began working together in 2011. As things usually go, it was a bit of luck that got them off the ground: Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus noticed one of their very first releases, a remix of SAARID's "Future Lately," on Nervous Records. The result was the Crosstown Rebels EP "You're Not Welcome" and with that, Walker & Royce was launched into the dance music spotlight.
Around the same time, Walker & Royce released a track on OFF Recordings that went on to become a house anthem: "Connected." The song became a mainstay in Solomun's performances and with that set the stage for a diverse range of sounds from the pair. Their EP on Moda Black entitled "Sister" was picked by Pete Tong as his Essential New Tune, and the chart toping remix of Baunz' "Out the Window" on Pets Recordings as well as their “ Peep This Cat” EP and "3 4 Shake It” alongside Will Calrke on Green Velvet’s legendary Relief Records garnered support from many of the biggest artists in electronic music. The duo recently joined the ranks on Claude Vonstroke's seminal Dirtybird Records with the release of 2016’s "Boy" EP and "Hit Dem Draws" and the fall of 2017 will see the release of their debut artist album entitled Self Help. The initial single offerings of "Take Me To Your Leader” feat. Dances With White Girls and "Rub Anotha Dub” feat. Green Velvet proved to be smash hits, both ascending into the top 10 in Beatports overall top 100.
Having solidified their unique sound, you will hear Walker & Royce's music in many of the top DJ's from around the world! From Sasha to Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex to Gorgon City and Eats Everything to Loco Dice, they continue to break down the genre barriers and turn heads....