Doors open: 22:00
Tour name: Urban Animal European Tour 2014
The Urban Animal returns to the UK: Claude VonStroke launches his massive European tour at Village Underground
Dirtybird’s inimitable chief controller has chosen to launch a mammoth European tour in the UK: his spiritual home-from-home. Following a hefty 25 date quest of his US motherland, he returns to London’s Village Underground on February 21st. With full support from his critically acclaimed label protégé J.Phlip, the show pave the way for another influential year for the San Francisco-based artist.
Village Underground is the perfect stomping ground for VonStroke’s unique selection sermons. His relationship with VU is tried and tested: in March 2013 Claude and his entire Dirtybird family tore the venue to pieces with Mixmag as they demonstrated their coverstar status skills. His performance on February 21st will strengthen this pact further as he relaunches his Urban Animal tour in earnest.
It’s been an incredible twelve months for Barclay Crenshaw. Living up to his reputation as an industrial strength international music machine, VonStroke has successfully showcased his influence in every direction, as a label owner, a DJ and as a creative artist. Dirtybird has been responsible for some of 2013’s biggest tracks including Breach’s unifying Top 10 smashing anthem ‘Jack’. His weekly label events at Sankeys Ibiza went down in White Isle legend as some of 2013's most exciting parties. His extensive third album ‘Urban Animal’ revealed him at his boundary-smashing best, enjoying support from every corner of the dancehall. From Zinc to Laurent Garnier, Busy P to Scratch DVA, some of the world’s most respected tastemakers have pledged love for the album’s many heady highlights.
2014 promises to continue this strong-arm sonic clout as both VonStroke and his Dirtybird players continue to dominate the world’s finest dancefloors and most powerful playlists. And it starts right here at Village Underground on February 21st.