Just weeks after Claude VonStroke announced his official Barclay Crenshaw relaunch and headlining tour, the visionary artist has now released an exclusive set video. This release is a pivotal artistic endeavor to kickoff the bass-forward electronic project that is Barclay Crenshaw. Set in a visually arresting Detroit warehouse, the video is now available on Barclay Crenshaw’s YouTube channel here.
Directed by Anthony Earnest Garth, acclaimed for his work with The White Stripes, Eminem, and D12, the set showcases a full production with six cameras and two drones, captured in a raw, industrial aesthetic. This video is not just a visual treat; it’s a testament to Crenshaw’s bold shift from his tech-house roots to explore avant-garde bass, electronica, hip-hop, and more.
The release of the video aligns with Crenshaw’s recently announced ‘Open Channel’ tour and his forthcoming album of the same name, heralding his most ambitious project to date. The tour is set to launch at iconic venues like New York City’s Webster Hall on March 8th, 2024, and will traverse the United States, blending musical nostalgia with future-forward sounds.
Crenshaw’s artistic evolution is evident in recent works, including his collaboration with Of The Trees, “Blue Mile ft. Strategy,” released via Memory Palace. His Red Rocks performance and electrifying sets at various festivals have garnered acclaim, highlighting his new artistic direction and versatility.
The first single from the upcoming album, entitled ‘Big In The Game (feat. Snowy & Manga Saint Hilare),’ is slated for release on January 5th, 2024. You can pre-save the forthcoming single here. Tickets for the ‘Open Channel’ tour are available now here.