Today the renowned electronic music artist Barclay Crenshaw, previously known as Claude VonStroke and the founder of Dirtybird Records, releases his much-anticipated single “Big In The Game,” featuring UK grime artists Snowy & Manga Saint Hilare. This electrifying track is the first single from his upcoming album Open Channel.
Rooted in raucous bass music and fiery vocals, “Big In The Game” is a bold fusion of UK grime and hip-hop, showcasing Crenshaw’s versatility and innovative approach to music. Snowy and Manga Saint Hilare, both powerhouses in the UK grime scene, lend their distinct lyrical prowess to the track, creating an energetic and captivating sound. The collaboration highlights Crenshaw’s ability to bring together diverse talents, creating a unique and compelling auditory experience.
“Big In The Game” promises to be a standout track, reflecting Crenshaw’s dedication to pushing musical boundaries. The single offers fans a glimpse of the innovative soundscapes to be expected from the Open Channel album set for release in conjunction with his headline tour launch on March 8th, 2024 via Easier Said.
Founded in 2022 by longtime A&R fixture Dominique Keegan and managed by dance marketing executive Steph Conlon, Easier Said is a modern rhythmic and dance label curating a culture beyond traditional dance records and into Afrobeats and Indie R&B in addition to DJ led projects.
This release is just the beginning of a transformative journey for Barclay Crenshaw, as he gears up for his Open Channel tour, commencing in March 2024. The tour will feature Crenshaw’s unique blend of musical styles, promising a fresh and immersive live experience for audiences across the United States.
Barclay Crenshaw’s dedication to his craft and community-building ethos resonates throughout his work, inviting fans and new audiences alike to join him on this remarkable journey. With the Open Channel tour and album, Crenshaw embarks on a new chapter, promising groundbreaking music and unforgettable live experiences.
In a captivating showcase of his artistic evolution, Barclay Crenshaw has unveiled an exclusive warehouse set vide, a pivotal piece in his shift from Claude VonStroke to his bass-forward electronic project.
Directed by the renowned Anthony Earnest Garth, this set, available on Crenshaw’s YouTube channel, displays a dynamic fusion of avant-garde bass, electronica, and hip-hop, encapsulated in a raw, industrial aesthetic. This release not only complements the upcoming ‘Open Channel’ tour and album but also underlines Crenshaw’s innovative approach to his craft, signaling an exciting new chapter of groundbreaking music and live experiences.
Barclay Crenshaw’s Open Channel tour is set to feature an impressive lineup of artists, each known for their distinctive musical contributions.
EPROM, following the hype of his 2023 Syntheism album and innovative Robotics live show, will showcase his experimental rhythms and cutting-edge music technology. Tiedye Ky is set to bring his eclectic sound, while rapidly-rising producer LYNY will energize the crowd with his high-octane, genre-blending beats.
Super Future will light up the stage with a fusion of experimental bass and future-style synths. FLY will add his unique energy and hype, complemented by Great Dane‘s enthralling beats. Sicaria introduces a rich mix of SWANA cultural influences, and Shiny Things is ready to captivate with his unique sound. This diverse group of artists promises to enhance the dynamic and exploratory spirit of Crenshaw’s bass music journey. Tickets for the ‘Open Channel’ tour are available now, with details and purchasing options at barclaycrenshaw.com.