Base. Dance. Booty. Shake. Move. Grove. Dirtybird does this sort of thing to you. It’s uncontrollable. When you hear that ever lasting tech house base, your mind has no control over your body. In Detroit, the Dirtybird Players were able to take control over the crowd’s bodies, and they made them dance. The lineup was fire, here’s a few of the day’s highlights:
1. Christian Martin started out the afternoon with a groovy 4-on-the-floor tech/deep house set.
2. J. Phlip appeared on stage and the crowd went nuts. With her unbelievable mixing and her song selection (which was diverse for the Dirtybird Players) was unreal when it came to the hip-hop style breakdowns, the Disclosure type drops, and the little smirk she had on her face every time the crowd screamed for more.
3. Following an act like J. Phlip was not easy, but Justin Martin did not disappoint. With hits like his Henry Krinkle- Stay Remix, the crowd danced with minimal fist pumping and maximum booty shaking. We were able to get a quick interview in with Justin Martin who was nice enough to share his thoughts on Dirtybird’s growth over the last 5 years. “This is like a dream come true for us. We’re finally taking our tour on the road umm… And kind of like, we never envisioned, when we just started doing these barbecues with our friends and family like… I don’t even know… 10 years ago, 12 years ago, that we’d ever be taking it on the road like this. To see this many people come out is just like a dream come true! We’re stoked! We’re so happy right now!”
4. When Claude Von Stroke took the stage, you could feel the city of Detroit come together. This was a homecoming event for Claude, and it was truly felt in his set. There was passion being felt through his set, and the crowd could feel it.
This show was off the hook. Throughout the day, there was a free BBQ, a ton of merchandise being thrown into the crowd and this incredible music. Taking place in a very broken down area of Detroit, the Dirtybird Players were able to spread the love of music, food, and dancing during their Dirtybird BBQ.-Nick Rivera