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What do bass and barbecue sauce have in common? Well, they're the main ingredients of Dirtybird's infamous Golden Gate BBQ parties.
Of course, Dirtybird is the beloved label founded by San Francisco DJ-producers Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin. And it's home to some of the most sleazetastic, fun-loving sounds in electronic dance music. But all snobby music pretensions go flying right out the window at a Dirtybird party, because VonStroke and Martin's sole imperative is to make you bounce like blubber to the fattest, gut-rattling bass lines.
As it turns out, in addition to their mastery of the booty-clapping arts, the Dirtybird founders are also outdoor culinary aficionados who've been hosting barbecue-and-bass gatherings for a decade. "This is the first time ever that we are taking the spirit of our Golden Gate BBQ party on the road," VonStroke says. "We are going as far as to fly out the very same grillmaster who has been cooking his special-recipe carne asada at Dirtybird since 2002! The event will be outside, with free Dirtybird stunners for everyone and all the amazing summertime bass and good times we've brought to Golden Gate Park for the last ten years."
The musical menu includes VonStroke, Justin and Christian Martin, Leroy Peppers, Eats Everything, Worthy, Catz 'N Dogz, J. Phlip, Ardalan, and Justin Jay. The party is also a stop on Dirtybird's nine-city tour in support of its new Hatched label compilation.
So get ready to shake ass to heavy bass and stuff your face with tasty grilled meat. Believe us, you're gonna need that extra protein to fuel this all-night aerobics workout.