Claude Von Stroke's Dirtybird appeared to bring out the big guns at Red Bull Culture Clash in San Francisco
The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco was the scene of the the city's first Red Bull Culture Clash and saw infamous house label Dirtybird squaring off against Tormenta Tropical, roots posse, Dub Crew and veteran DJ's Tripple Threat.
The events are inspired by Jamaican sound clashes which pit each collective against each other to see who has the biggest bass, the loudest systems, the best guests and biggest tunes.
Dirtybird must have had their hearts set on taking home the gold as the pulled out all the stops, bringing out rapper Too $hort and dancehall superstars Major Lazer before 'going nuclear' and unveiling what appeared to be a rare live performance from robotic superstars, Daft Punk.
There were more than a few raised eyebrows at the appearance of the robots, the french men have only made a handful of public appearances outside of their two world tours. As Mixmag pointed out Dirtybird are known for their sense of humour and a Daft Punk tribute act has been mentioned in pre-event publicity, meaning that the robots were more likely to be two of Claude's mates in homemade helmets than the french superstars.
Even this wasn't enough for Dirtybird to come up trumps however, and the evening went to Tripple Threat, who can be seen here dropping Crystal Waters - "Gypsy Woman" driving the San Fran crowd into a frenzy.
03 Oct 2014