"Dood," the second single from Claude VonStroke's forthcoming album, Urban Animal. Dood is inherently dirtybird and the one you've been waiting for if you were expecting something nasty from the project. The heart-squeezing booty-bass-line smacks instantly, while the rumbling drawl of the stoned vocal perfectly encapsulates VonStroke’s witty spirit. The track is an homage to the time Claude spent in Los Angeles during the production of the album and really captures the fun, dark edge of that sprawaling so-cal metropolis.
As we move one step closer to the celebrated DB-100, ‘Dood’ has already proved its worth as the peak time choice for its creator and the other dirtybird members like Justin Martin, Catz n Dogz and Eats Everything. And just to bring it all full circle, Richie Hawtin was a champion of Claude's very first single Deep Throat in 2005 and so it's only fitting that he closed his most recent set at Space Ibiza with this monster trip-out track.
Similarly, ‘Lay It Down’ presents a sexy, hard-edged groove with foundations built on a series of infectious silences. VonStroke maintains control over classic DJ Nephets vocal and transports the footwork vibe to the world of banging house funk. Claude prides himself on not using any samples in his music but when the opportunity presented itself, licensing this vocal was just too tempting to pass up for the Urban Animal project.
Published: 28th August 2013