It hasn’t even been a year since DirtyBird Records founder Claude VonStroke and Chicago house legend Green Velvet began performing back-to-back sets together under the stage name Get Real, but it looks as though the project will not be a flash in the pan.
After officially launching their “revival of authentic old school house and techno” in November with the announcement of a subsequent tour, they’ve released their first originals as a duo in the form of “Mind Yo Bizness” and “Snuffaluffagus.”
Showcasing the greater emphasis on spoken word vocal samples that was once a calling card for house and techno tracks, both songs also strike a balance between VonStroke’s bass-centric production sensibilities and Green Velvet’s dissonant melodies. They also both tell more of a story than what most contemporary dance music tends to, largely driven by a conversational exchange between the words and melody.
Now that we’ve seen what Claude VonStroke and Green Velvet are capable of not only behind the decks but in the studio as well, the electronic music community will undoubtedly look forward to more releases from Get Real as festival season approaches.