A Dirtybird New Years Eve With Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin, J. Phlip And More
The Fresh Wet Paint crew welcomed 2013 with open arms and drunken swagger, joined by the Dirtybird Records crew at Grand Central.
The night kicked off at 9 p.m. with a special, last-minute opening set by Florida’s own Mark Starr, setting the mood for all the kids that wanted to see all the acts, not to mention take full advantage of the complimentary open bar.
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Kill Frenzy took control of the decks at 10 p.m. and directed the crowd on a smooth ride of sexy kicks and funky rhythms. His crazy hair bounced with the bass, kicking out his huge tune “Booty Clap,” an instant classic for 2012, and a throwback, “Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang. Kill Frenzy played until the last moments of 2012 until Dirtybird head-honcho Claude Vonstroke got on the mic, thanked everyone for coming, and counted down the last seconds of the old year.
“Happy New Year!” filled the air from the lungs of the crowd, along with heaps of confetti and champagne showers. J.Phlip started it off on the one’s and two’s, keepin’ it fresh with French Fries’ “Champaign” (fitting, of course) and took the crowd into party mode with tons of broken beats and sexy sub-bass. She smoothed things down and played her original track “BKUPGRL” towards the end of her set, at which point Dirtybird co-founder Justin Martin tagged himself in and kept the energy going. Playing Dusky’s remix to “Don’t Go” to the Bachelor’s of Science Drum & Bass Remix was definitely an interesting changeup.
After a few hours, Claude Vonstroke took over as head selekta at about 3 a.m. The open bar may have ended at midnight, but that didn’t stop the patrons from ordering more drinks. The crowd opened up when he played Kill Frenzy’s unreleased track “This1 That1.” The asses on the floor kept going until being swept out of the club at around 5:30 a.m. by the Grand Central clean up crew.
There were many memories made and forgotten, but the one that will forever stick when hearing “New Years 2013″ was definitely when Claude played Mark Starr’s remix of “Spaceship.” We could see Mark’s face lighting up, at which point all of his friends yelled at him to go on stage. Once there, Justin Martin and Kill Frenzy picked up Starr and put him onto their shoulders, bouncing to the beat of Starr’s track. Can someone says dream come true?
There could not have been a better party to start off the new year. If you weren’t there, make a resolution to start going to real shows! This is the year!