Claude VonStroke & Green Velvet are Get Real | Debut at the MID

React Presents is thrilled to announce the proper debut of the new collaborative project between Dirtybird’CLAUDE VONSTROKE and Chicago’s own GREEN VELVETGET REAL.

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The newest superduo is here, and it goes by the name of Get Real. The pairing of Claude VonStroke and Green Velvet may seem unlikely at first, but when you consider their shared origins growing up in the Midwest — immersed in house and techno — and the reputations they have both carved as long-term flag bearers for authentic dance music, the pairing makes perfect sense.

What started as a late-night, back-to-back set between two comrades at Spring Awakening Music Festival soon led to a more serious conversation: Get Real. Combining the tastemaking-talent of Claude VonStroke with the singular catchiness of Green Velvet, mixed with improvisational B2B sets, how could it be anything less than epic?

Green Velvet and VonStroke have been consistent cohorts over the last few years with Green Velvet frequently turning up for special guest sets at dirtybird events. The formation of Get Real is an outgrowth of the pair’s recent back-to-back forays in Miami, Vegas and Chicago.

As with any good thing, you can’t have too much of it, and Get Real sets will be reserved for special occasions. Alongside their upcoming Los Angeles date, the two have announced shows in Detroit and Chicago on December 28th and 29th, VonStroke and Green Velvet’s respective birthplaces.

If you’re in the Detroit area, don’t miss them at Elektricty of Sunday, December 28th! Tickets on sale now at!