Dirtybird is more than a record label -- it’s a family. We’re so excited to welcome everyone back to the Modesto Reservoir Campgrounds for Campout West Coast this October. Think of it as an epic family reunion, but with way better group activities and banging music. Whether you’re coming for your fifth time or your first, you’re bound to leave with a new group of homies and memories to last a lifetime.
We’re also stoked to introduce some new members of our extended family through our Campout label showcases. In past years we’ve hosted hip-royalty, bass bringers, and serious freaks for funk. This time we’re turning up the tech with two up-and-coming record labels who are bringing that fire bump and groove to the dancefloor. Let’s get to know them.
Showcase: Dumb Fat
Starring: Sage Armstrong, Steady Rock, and Franklyn Watts
Who They Are:
Dumb Fat is a spankin’ new record label from Los Angeles, led by a formidable trio of rising stars: Sage Armstrong, Steady Rock, and Franklyn Watts. While the venture is new, don’t count them out as inexperienced. Between the three of them is an enviable catalog of releases among dance music’s hottest labels like Dirtybird, Night Bass, and This Ain’t Bristol -- in other words, enough heat to light up a campfire or two!
What They Do:
The answer is in the name: they give you dumb (ph)at basslines for getting down in the club. Think seductive, trippy, and vocal-heavy tech house with some junk in the trunk.
Having just launched earlier this year, Dumb Fat has only three releases to its name thus far, all involving at least one of its co-founders. You really can’t go wrong with any of them -- Steady Rock’s Pull Up EP, for instance, has the co-sign from modern house heavyweights Chris Lake and Shiba San. But to hear Dumb Fat in full form, we refer you to their debut release, In My Living Room, which stars all three of its creators. Lead track “SFBF” will make you feel yourself on the dancefloor with its hip-shaking percussion and drawling rap vocals, and it even got the stamp of approval from Dirtybird boss Claude VonStroke himself on his recent Beatport chart. Need we say more?