Dirtybird label boss and DJ Mag’s no. 1 American selector fills the rooms of Amusement 13 with chunky beats and funky basslines. Not often do DJs look as if they enjoy what they do as much as Claude VonStroke, who can often be seen in position behind the decks wearing a smile that never seems far from laughter. And VonStroke does admittedly have a lot to be happy about, his San Francisco imprint Dirtybird signing successful acts such as Justin Martin, Eats Everything and Shadow Child to its formidable roster – and that’s before even mentioning his own sonic exploits. In 2006, he asked house fans, ‘Who’s Afraid of Detroit?’; three albums and countless singles later, VonStroke celebrated the ten-year anniversary of this iconic record with a series of remixes produced by the likes of Octave One and Mark Houle. Both a highly respected DJ and producer, VonStroke is joined by Marc Spence, Pete Graham, Brandon Ross and more.

Sat 22 Oct, Amusement 13, 71 Kent Street, Birmingham, B5 6RD, Tel: 0121 666 636, 10pm-6am, from £12.50, 


Sat 22 Oct
Greg Woodin
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Sat 1 Oct 2016