Detroit native Barclay Crenshaw AKA Claude VonStroke is all about having a good time. He’s not averse to playing a dancing hobo in his videos (Deep Throat) and his stripped-down, throbbing, yet soulful ghetto-techno productions are currently putting firecrackers up the rear end of discerning dance floors the world over.
Standing around and giving your drink an aloof zip while trying to look cool is not an option when Claude VonStroke is hitting your eardrums with filthy beats and spine tingling bass. The story of how he rose to fame is an interesting one; the name Claude VonStroke started out as a joke-y, fake European DJ name that he ended up using. Moreover, he launched his own career by making a self-directed DVD-package about how to make it in the music business, and then subsequently went out and made it in the music business. A few years later, he runs his own thriving Dirtybird label and his output is getting DJ love from everyone from Richie Hawtin to Modeselektor.
Claude VonStroke is far from your average DJ.