Ooo, yeah! It’s been four years since Bird Brain and Dirtybird owner Claude VonStroke is back with his latest album, Urban Animal. Vonstroke (whose real name is Barclay Crenshaw) grew up in Detroit but later moved to San Francisco and brings a fresh and fun vibe to the land of House music. Infusing Detroit Techno with his sunny Bay Area House, you have a sound that is gritty and sharp yet has a bubbly effervescence to it. Urban Animal is no different. Deep, heavy beats are mixed with a funky, Disco sound but also throws in an organic mix of hooks, samples and overlays. The Clapping track is self-explanatory with the various sampled clapping anchoring the track to Can’t Wait with the cute yet sensual vocals to tweaked out opera laced track Dood. You can’t go wrong with Vonstroke he has a carefree style that makes the tracks fun and easy top listen to over and over again.
Tracks: 1,2,5,6,8,9 FCC:3,4