Barclay Crenshaw found an abandoned warehouse in Detroit and decided there was no better place to give everyone a taste of his bass-fueled sound.
Dirtybird Founder Claude VonStroke has officially entered a new era of his career as he announced that he’ll be putting the alias on hiatus as he leans heavily into his bass-forward Barclay Crenshaw project. While fans have tasted this project in the past with appearances at Dirtybird’s festivals and others like WAKAAN Music Festival and Ultra Miami, something special has been brewing for those who have fallen in love with his sound.
This year saw Barclay Crenshaw kick his relaunch into full gear with the release of a collaboration with Of The Trees and Strategy, “Blue Mile,” along with the news of his forthcoming album, Open Channel, and its conjoined tour. The Open Channel tour will kick off on March 8 in NYC and see artists like EPROM, Super Future, Tiedye Ky, and more join in on the fun during its run.
As for the album, fans won’t have to wait too much longer for a taste of what’s to come as the first single from the album, “Big In The Game,” is due out for release on January 5. This track adds Snowy and Manga Saint Hilare into the mix and is sure to be quite the ride as Barclay Crenshaw continues his sonic evolution in the bass scene.
But that’s not all, as today, Barclay Crenshaw dropped off a holiday gift in the form of a fresh mix. Shot at an abandoned warehouse in Detroit and directed by Anthony Earnest Garth, this hour-long ride sees him run through various genres, including everything from hip-hop and experimental bass to drum and bass and more.
Check out the full video set on YouTube, pre-save “Big In The Game” ahead of its release, and stay tuned for more from Barclay Crenshaw!