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CLAUDE VONSTROKE

By: Jason Stocker

In a music industry of pretentiousness and large egos, Claude VonStroke is a breath of fresh air. It is very apparent that he does not take himself too seriously and has managed to remain grounded, light hearted, and funloving. After seeing multiple Claude VonStroke sets, either in a club or at Movement, it is clear that he not only knows how to have a good time, but is also a master at maintaining the crowds’ spirits and feet moving during his sets.

has released countless successful tracks and played at all of the biggest clubs in the world, you could say that his plan worked out very well.

multiple genres, be full of strange sounding samples, nasty bass lines, and exhilarating melodies. All of this combined with the fun party vibe that Dirtybird parties are notorious for Though based in San Francisco, makes this a original experience that Claude always looks forward to coming is not to be missed. However, if your to his hometown of Detroit and has idea of entertainment is a party that said multiple times that Movement includes sitting in a VIP room with a is his favorite festival to attend and sweater on while drinking champagne, play. The Dirtybird Movement afterthen don’t even bother. Put on your parties have acquired a huge amount dancing shoes, dress to sweat, and of attention within the past few years prepare to shake your booty! and have been some of the best, if not Claude, who was born with the best, after-parties to attend. Unlike See you December 28 at the name Barclay Crenshaw, was raised his other sets in different cities, Claude Elektricity! Tickets can be purchased in the suburbs of Detroit. He began meticulously pre-plans and selects at clubtix.com/reactdetroit. Doors for his career as a filmmaker, eventually tracks that he will play in a Detroit set. the 18+ show are at 9:00. Go to www. making music seriously in 2003 after He selects music that goes with the facebook.com/Claude.VonStroke for producing a documentary called spirit of the city, so the prepared sets info and updates on the man behind “Intellect” where he travelled around are very unique to our local area. This the music. the world and interviewed some of was apparent during his recent set at the world’s best producers and DJs. ‘Paxahau’s 14 Year Anniversary Party’ He produced his own music for the in New Center Park in August. documentary and took the advice of Presented by His next scheduled visit the DJs that he talked, leading to the to Detroit comes on December 28 creation of Dirtybird Records after for a special three hour extended moving to San Francisco and making set hosted by REACT at Elektricity friends with The Martin Brothers. It Nightclub in Pontiac. Expect an was this experience that set the tone MAGAZINE for the rest of his career. Now that he exciting and inspiring set that will bend LIVE 25

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