The following article is written by our newest addition to the BBB writing team, Jonny Cravenwood. Jonny impresses with his knowledge and enthusiasm for Electronic music and his thoughts and opinions will be a welcome addition to the BBB writing team. First up Jonny discusses Dirtybird super producer Justin Martin.
In 2003 Justin Martin announced himself on the dance scene with his huge debut record “The Sad piano” on Ben Watt’s Buzzin’ Fly label. From A list DJ’s such as Derick Carter and Pete Tong, to the international music press, everyone simply couldn’t get enough of it.
Feeding off the energy of the San Francisco underground and mentored by fellow super producer Claude VonStroke, Justin was heavily involved with the development of Dirtybird records, appearing on its first four releases. Justin was soon ready to take flight, releasing several solo EPs which flaunted a very unique sound which earn’t the respect among fellow DJs and heavyweights of the scene.
Last Summer the track Mr Spock featuring Ardalan topped the beatport chart for several weeks and was almost every DJs big tune on the white isle. It was undoubtedly one of his finest productions.
This summer he has teamed up with Ardalan again to create the track “LEZGO” (Out Now). The track is fuelled by bouncy ghetto/hip hop vibes and stuttery vocals as well as a garnish of the Dirtybird trademark sound. This is definitely one to have in your arsenal. As Mr Claude VonStroke himself quotes “this is the type of tune that gets everyone moving and smiling and makes you wish you had 10 of them in your bag!” All in all Justin Martin has done it again!
Also check the latest two releases on Dirtybird, both deserving of your attention, A1 Bassline EP and Worthy & Eats Everything – Tric Trac.