JUSTIN MARTIN & ARDALAN (Dirtybird, SF) w/ LORNE B & Leiya

  • The Hifi Club 219 10 Ave SW Calgary, AB, T2R 0A4 Canada

There’s a new breed of house music bubbling under in a certain American city, but it’s not coming out of Chicago or New York - this time it’s from San Francisco. Claude VonStroke’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Detroit?’ was one of the biggest tracks of 2006 and the label it came out on is Dirtybird Records, the Bay Area brainchild of VonStroke and DJ/producer Justin Martin. VonStroke and Martin have been injecting avarian squelch, funk and swagger into the tech house template for just over a year now, but while VonStroke was 2006’s unofficial best newcomer, don’t be surprised if Martin doesn’t fly the coop soon too.