"turn it up"
by will clarke
The DIRTYBIRD crew hasn't even had time to take their counselor uniforms to the dry cleaners post-Campout, but already they're dishing out more bulletproof slabs of future-flexed acid house.
Will Clarke mans the controls: Making his Dirtybird debut in January with "Badness" on DIRTYBIRD 10, following up with "The Boogie Woogie" EP and lazer-snapping "808Frenzy" on "DIRTYBIRD BBQ - Grill$ons Revenge" collection, the bristly Bristol-based spandex enthusiast has enjoyed a beautiful summer with releases on Defected, Emerald City and Turbo and unforgettable shows across the US, Australia and Europe.
Returning with the bulbous two-track EP "Turn It Up," Clarke does just that: Writhing in carnal groove simplicity, he taps into the roots of timeless, low-down, butt-wriggling house music with three obscene examples of strong-armed tech funk. "Can You Funk" punches with Breach-level hookiness, and Turn It Up does the loopy-loop with Dirtybird's trademark vocal trips.