As part of the ship2ship tour, Justin Martin, co-founder of the dirtybird crew, and Destructo, founder of HARD events, will be playing at Output Thursday night (Feb. 4). Destructo has been a huge influence on the scene and we’re excited to see what he takes away from the ship this year and how he incorporates it into his set. I’ve been a huge fan of Justin Martin since I was introduced to electronic music through the dirtybird parties in Golden Gate parties as a kid so many years ago. Since then his burgeoning talent for melodies has grown from “Sad Piano” to “Ghettos & Gardens” (a reference to the Bay Area and a rather touching story) and fused with dirtybird’s signature rumbling bass, a style that he’s been maturing on tracks like his remix of Nadastrom’s “Fallen Down.” I’ve seen this guy play all over the world and it’s been incredible every time, not just his music and mixing style but the people who come out for his shows. In one of our past interviews, Justin articulated this quite well:
Yea, we got really lucky we have really open minded fans. They’re my friends. I’ve met so many people, if I recognize you and you come to the party with a positive vibe and a smile on your face I’m stoked, I’m your friend. This is what I used to do before dirtybird and the parties I remember from back in the day were the ones with awesome energy. The DJ was down to party with the crowd. We try to keep that going, we want all of our fans to feel part of the movement, not just like they’re paying to see a DJ they like who feels too self important to do anything but throw his music and leave five minutes after his set.
The dirtybird crowd is one of the best, and Output has a penchant for attracting some of wildest and weirdest, flat sneakers and no photos. We’re so excited to see what these guys do on a Funktion One soundsystem. Doors at 10, will go to at least 4am, 21+. Tickets available here.