Barclay Crenshaw – Sleepy Kids
Barclay Crenshaw might not exactly be a household name, but many will know the producer by his alias: Claude VonStroke. The Dirtybird head honcho first debuted the project last year via his collaboration with experimental producer EPROM. Crenshaw now has returned with his first solo original, a dreamy downtempo track with hip hop inflections, entitled “Sleepy Kids.”
Claude VonStroke’s birth-named project originally started as an effort for Crenshaw to produce tracks that didn’t fit the house style that made his label a massive success. This motivation is obvious right off the bat: There are no four-on-the-floor kick patterns in sight. Rather, swirling synths and swelling strings rise and fall over intricate keyboard work, the most obvious connecting thread to his work as VonStroke. “Sleepy Kids” is the first track in a project that is set to debut in January.