Claude von Stroke Releases First Album as Barclay Crenshaw

| February 15, 2017

Known for his impressive house label, Dirty Bird Records, Claude von Stroke took a turn down Highway 375. Using his birth name for the first time, he just released a 10-track album Barclay Crenshaw and started his 2017 North American tour.  

This “cosmic manifesto” is a synthesized combo of 90’s hip-hop and bass-filled electronic music with an undeniable extraterrestrial vibe, unconventional to Claude von Stroke’s traditional “tech-funk” productions.  My first Barclay Crenshaw experience was on Holy Ship 9.0, before his album debut. I found myself in awe that I was in the middle of the ocean, yet felt like I was part of some alien summoning ritual in the middle of the desert.

I was amazed to find that this album is “inspired by themes of otherworldly exploration and retro-futurism” and based on his story of an explorer who found artifacts suggesting that an alien race had abducted a large group of children, returning them a few days later. The only clues to what happened to these kids are in cryptic art and music left behind.

Holy Ship was just the start of a busy year for Barclay. He’s on festival lineups across the nation. Check out his website for an out-of-this-world experience. May the alien bass waves be with you.


about the writer

Kylie de la Bruyere

Kylie de la Bruyere

Read More...Kylie is an Atlanta based writer with an incurable wanderlust. She found her way to EDM music at very early age when her parents would play their Florida breaks techno and amuse her with flow toys in the living room.

Ultra Miami 2015 was her first music festival, and she has been to over 15 more since. Her favorite EDM artists are Bassnectar, Purity Ring, Flume, Griz, and RL Grime. She is currently pursuing a B.S. in marketing with a focus in entertainment. Future plans include living, loving, and creating.

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