Notable Release(s): Breach - "Jack", Dirtybird Players
Slowly but surely, the main stage movements have been subsiding for a funkier sound. San Francisco's Dirtybird Records has been delivering just that as they marked their 100th release with head honcho Claude VonStroke's third album Urban Animal. The label has been behind some great releases and apart of some big career boosts for VonStroke himself, Eats Everything, Justin Martin, J.Phlip, French Fries and many more in 2013 alone - no small part of which is because of Dirtybird Players; the label's compilation album released earlier this spring. And don't forget, before the majors noticed, Dirtybird dropped Breach's "Jack" on the masses. Dirtybird seems to just be getting started and we hope for an even bigger 2014.