Claude VonStroke
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Claude VonStroke


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The best kept secret in music



Deep Throat - “Great record. respect” - (Skint, Turbo)

"Damian Lazarus"

Claude VonStroke remix of Justin Martin's Cicada ”the 17yr.mix is killer...the lush weirdness is amazing.” - (Crosstown Rebels)

"Richard Brophy"

Deep Throat "A very cool record." - DJ Magazine

"Mike Monday"

"I am absolutely loving Deep Throat" - Playtime, Kinky Funk

"Jez Torrance"

"The next time anyone moans about how shite America is, just play them something from San Fran's finest, dirtybird." - IDJ Magazine


"This remix is HUGE!!"
Claude VonStroke remix of "Bullshit" - (Frankie Rec.)

"DJ Sneak"

Deep Throat - "I like this record so much I want to do a remix." - (Magnetic, OM)


"...inspired, insatiable, and most probably insane." - IDJ Magazine


Remixes for Pokerflat, Brique Rouge, Throne of Blood, Metalheadz, Mad Decent, Connasseure, Hussle and more.

* "The Whister & Who's Afraid of Detroit" *
12" from full length album "Beware of the Bird"
dirtybird - May, 2006 release

* "Warrior" (Sharp Toof Mix) *
remix of Andy Caldwell
OM records - 2006 release

* "The Seven Deadly Strokes" *
Neuton Music - 2006 release, with Patrick Chardronnet remix

* "I am a Masterbeater (Master Stroke Mix) " * Remix of Jay Tripwire
Utensil Recordings - 2006 release

* "Bullshit (Birdshit Remix) " * remix of Frankie
Frankie Rec. - 2006 release

* "CHIMPS" *
Get Physical Music - Nov. 2005, Full Body Workout Vol. 2

* "Cicada" - 17 year mix *
remix of Justin Martin. dirtybird - Nov. 2005, Cat: DB004

* "Cicada" - Birth Mix * (as Pedro De La Faydro)
remix of Justin Martin - Nov. 2005, Cat: DB004

* "Deep Throat" *
dirtybird - July. 2005, Cat: DB003

* "Swamp Thang - Swamp Rat Mix " * remix of Justin Martin & Sammy D
dirtybird - Mar. 2005, Cat: DB002

* "The Southern Draw - Southern Fried Mix " * remix of Justin Martin & Sammy D (as Barclay Crenshaw)
dirtybird - Jan. 2004, Cat: DB001


Feeling a bit camera shy


”I would like to come over…what are you having for dinner?” asks the creepy character in Claude VonStroke’s first hit record, “Deep Throat.” After selling through more than 10,000 copies on vinyl in 2005, “Deep Throat” quickly put VonStroke on the map as an up and coming artist. The success of the single was followed up by “Who’s Afraid of Detroit?,” another international hit championed by Richie Hawtin who called it the “best track of 2006” in DJ magazine. Soon after that Claude released his full length debut album, “Beware of the Bird” to excellent reviews, further establishing him as an original talent in the world of underground dance music. Since then, Claude has done remixes for a very diverse group of top artists ranging all the way from the indy rock band, The Rapture (Vertigo,) to Jeff Samuel. (Pokerflat.)

Claude VonStroke is better known to locals, as Barclay Crenshaw, the owner of San Francisco’s quirky tech-funk label, dirtybird. The label consists of Crenshaw (VonStroke,) fellow producers The Martin Brothers, Worthy, Riva Starr, and Catz n Dogz. This includes a very diverse assortment of top remixers from around the globe such as John Tejada, Audion, Diplo, 3 Channels, Dj Assault, and Kevin Saunderson.

The idea for dirtybird began in 2003 when Crenshaw was producing an intense 5 hour DVD about electronic music called, “Intellect.” The project was a labor of love, taking almost 2 years to complete and starring over 35 top producers and legendary DJs such as Derrick May, Swayzak, Derrick Carter, Deep Dish, Paul Van Dyk, Theo Parish, and many more. The main goal of the “Intellect” project was to make an informative dvd that could help DJs advance their careers in electronic music. The result was Crenshaw himself starting dirtybird records and a production career under the alias, Claude VonStroke.

Since 2005, dirtybird has managed to solidify a reputation for releasing oddball classic techno and house tracks. The outdoor dirtybird parties in San Francisco’s scenic Golden Gate Park have also become a legendary summer destination point for both locals and international travelers.

In addition to production and label management, Claude VonStroke has an intense regimen for preparation and a great ear for song selection. His DJ sets are always inspiring and surprising. You will never hear a set of monotonous music because Claude always takes time to find the special cuts that make for a completely original experience that is not to be missed.

In 2007, Claude is hard at work on a new remix album and then a second artist album for 2008. Claude is also launching “mothership,” a new label focused more on deep techno based music. Part of the proceeds from this new label will go towards music education for children in Detroit.