Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin on Dirtybird Records' Ten "Booty-Shaking" Years

A full decade after Dirtybird's very first record, it's easy to forget how drab and somber electronic dance music culture was during the 2000s.

Cold, soulless minimal techno served by po-faced DJs was still the order of the day for a scene that took itself way too seriously and had seemingly forgotten that dance music is supposed to be, well, fun.

But since 2005, San Francisco DJ-producers and Dirtybird masterminds Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin have been here to inject some much-needed levity and party mojo into the scene with their own fun-loving, self-styled brand of electronic sleaze.

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