Debuted on Claude VonStroke’s ‘Your Dad Plays Great Music’ Tour’.
Today, Mike Kerrigan and N808 team up for a new collaboration ‘Penguin Hit Squad’, out now via Dirtybird.
Buy / Stream ‘Penguin Hit Squad’ : https://dirtybird.fanlink.to/penguinhitsquad
A boisterous 6-minute deep cut, ‘Penguin Hit Squad’ is as mischievous and unruly as its title suggests. Erupting with glitchy basslines and wonky melodies, ‘Penguin Hit Squad’ is a riotous dark house heater that is quickly becoming an underground hit. ‘Penguin Hit Squad’ has grown to be a secret weapon in Claude VonStroke’s personal arsenal, heard exclusively on the ‘Your Dad Plays Great Music’ Tour.
Regarding the track, Mike Kerrigan said, “Almost every time Nate and I get in the studio together, we tend to make something goofy and weird. This track started by us imagining ourselves surrounded by penguins with weapons.”
N808 added, “Mike is one of the few people I really love getting in the studio with. We tend to temper each other’s more insane impulses but this particular night in the studio we kind of just let loose. Between my knack for bass sound design and Mike’s knack for wonky melodies combined with honesty in the studio this really feels like a true collaboration.”
The pair of San Francisco-based producers have a longstanding history with Dirtybird that made their collaboration a no-brainer. N808 first appeared on the label’s 2018 ‘Campout West Compilation’, with Mike Kerrigan making his impression during the pandemic, which led to his Claude VonStroke assisted ‘I Caught A Vibe’ off the 2020 ‘Couchout Compilation’. Mike Kerrigan and N808 will make their debut with a joint set at Dirtybird Campout this October.
Mike Kerrigan is a San Francisco based producer originally from outside Philadelphia. Mike has spent the last 5 years listening, working, and honing his sound, while carving a name for himself in the dance music scene. Covering the spectrum from indie dance and house to left-field bass, Mike’s had releases on Admit One, My Techno Weighs A Ton, Trippy Ass Techno, and more. Mike’s sound is a perfect blend of devastating low-end bass and quirky cutting leads, with everything else taken in healthy proportions.
N808 (pronounced “nate oh eight”) is a DJ and producer based in San Francisco. He got into music at a young age playing violin with his family’s mariachi bands. He thoroughly enjoys classical music and corridos as well as all things electronic in nature. He has released tracks on labels like Trippy Ass Techno, Desert Hearts, My Techno Weighs A Ton, and King Street Sounds. His production style hinges on the one major rule that is the lynchpin of the rest of his life: there are no rules as long as it’s fun and you’re not hurting anyone.
Mike Kerrigan and N808 invite fans to join them for a wild ride and stream ‘Penguin Hit Squad’ today.