Archive | Claptone

Claptone offers listeners another taste of forthcoming ‘FANTAST’ album in new single, ‘Birdsong’

“What to do if one — on the quest for his soul — develops a strong desire to go back to his roots, back to nature?” Claptone asked upon announcing the release date of his sophomore album, FANTAST. The insistent tug of nature on Claptone’s own “quest for his soul” is perhaps most perceptible in the […]

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Claptone transfixes in newly released Dirtybird Campout East set [Stream]

A new Dirtybird Campout East set has arrived, and it comes ‘straight outta’ the St. Cloud sonic archive. As the Dirtybird collective sets its sights on the 2018 edition of its flagship event — the San Francisco-based West Coast Campout —organizers of the newly bi-coastal festival released Claptone’s Campout East set, spun live from The […]

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Transcending imagination: Claptone talks forthcoming album & being a ‘Fantast’ [Interview]

Life is lived consistently in “mask on” mode for this modern house revivalist. The ever-enigmatic persona by the name of Claptone proved himself a musical magic maker on Charmer, the producer’s debut album released in 2015. An LP comprised of sultry, sophisticated house selections and the dark pulsating beats that keep dancers moving on dimly lit […]

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Claptone discusses ‘FANTAST’ album in new video series, Track By Track [Watch]

Claptone’s second long form outing, FANTAST will arrive via Different Recordings and [PIAS] on June 8, but electronic music’s resident ‘Charmer’ will heighten anticipation for the album’s official release through a video series that will chronicle the album’s completion, as the title suggests, “track by track.” “I decided to create a video about every track […]

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Claptone releases magnetic piano driven single off forthcoming ‘FANTAST’ album

Preceded by the tonally diverse singles “In The Night” and “Stay The Night,” “Under the Moon” extends the evening imagery that has heretofore characterized Claptone’s forthcoming and second long form production, FANTAST. Enchantingly rhythmic, “Under the Moon” sources its tempo from a piano based melody that duly drives the sirenic number forward, and provides a […]

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Claptone selects his favorite non-party spots during MMW [Guide]

Miami Music Week is in full effect, with each day being filled to the brim with a wide array of events to choose from that satisfy any electronic lover’s fancy. However, the choices are so vast, that sometimes making a decision proves an arduous task. Partying 24/7 is virtually an impossible task, however, and rest […]

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Claptone casts shadows in second single off forthcoming ‘FANTAST’ album

The second single to be released from Claptone’s second studio album, FANTAST — slated for a June 8 debut via Different Recordings and [PIAS] —  “Stay The Night” is a tonal deviation from its predecessor, “In The Night.” A plunge into sonic obscurity, “Stay The Night” couples the low-pitched, gravelly vocals of TENDER’s James Cullen with a pulsating […]

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MK delivers an invigorating remix of Claptone’s ‘In The Night’

MK takes on Claptone’s Ben Duffy-assisted single, “In The Night” for his latest release. The remix evidences MK’s ability to craft a revamp that simultaneously preserves the personality of a Claptone production, while evoking that of an MK offering. MK’s rework is a rousing re-imaginative effort that that luxuriates in an elongated timeframe. A nearly seven-minute […]

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Defected Croatia unveils phase two lineup

Defected Croatia is shaping up to be one of the year’s supreme thrills. The festival hosted more than 3,000 patrons in 2017 and, if this year’s lineup is any indication, 2018 is set to be another well-attended family affair. Complete with six immersive stages set on the Adriatic Sea from Aug. 9-14, the festival’s communal atmosphere […]

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Claptone delivers dulcet ‘Final Credits’ on Pete Tong’s latest BBC Radio 1 broadcast [Stream]

“Save the best for last” would be an apt expression when related to Pete Tong’s February 16 BBC Radio 1 broadcast. Tong’s episode brought a host of exclusive new releases straight to the speakers of streamers worldwide, spotlighting the latest singles from Dirty South, Sasha, Boys Noize, Offiah, CamelPhat, and more. While the engrossing quality […]

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Scene rising: Ocaso Music Festival is a testament to the searing underground potential of Costa Rica

Tamarindo, Costa Rica’s Ocaso Music Festival is already finding its sweet spot.Such a feat is not an easy one to accomplish — especially in an increasingly saturated festival market where success rides a fine line of talent booking, production, and risk-taking. Nailing a major festival production can take years, even with a strong team and a prime location. However, Ocaso […]

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Claptone – In The Night feat. Ben Duffy

Claptone, has released a funked-up house original titled “In The Night,” featuring Ben Duffy. The piece features a medley of jazzy electronic elements fused with alluring instrumentation, including riveting excepts of violin, playful guitar riffs, and colorful vocals — all tied together by a groovy bass line. The uplifting lyrics of the piece complement the […]

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Claptone to release new album, ‘FANTAST’

The musical masquerade will forge ahead: Claptone is set to release a new album via Different Recordings and [PIAS] come June 8. Entitled FANTAST, the 13-track offering will function as a follow up to Charmer, Claptone’s debut album that released back in 2015. FANTAST will feature collaborations with a variety of artists, including Zola Blood, Nathan Nicholson, […]

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Ocaso Music Festival announces stunning house & techno-oriented lineup

Those with house and techno tastes will find warmth ‘underground’ this January.Ocaso Music Festival will return to Tamarindo Playa, Costa Rica for its second year of production on Tamarindo Playa’s ‘pristine Pacific coastline,’ where bass lines will meet coastline come Jan. 4-7, 2018.The temporal site of Ocaso’s sequel, 2018 represents Ocaso’s opportunity to further establish […]

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Dirtybird label shares phase one of inaugural East Coast Campout event

The Dirtybird brand is flying south for the winter.The San Francisco label founded by Claude VonStroke in 2005 has steadily attracted the attention of “tech funk” fans each year via the collective’s massive West Coast campout. Now that Dirtybird’s flagship event has concluded after a three-day spree in Bradley, California, Dirtybird’s founding father has unveiled […]

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Dirtybird label shares phase one of inaugural East Coast Campout event

The Dirtybird brand is flying south for the winter.The San Francisco label founded by Claude VonStroke in 2005 has steadily attracted the attention of “tech funk” fans each year via the collective’s massive West Coast campout. Now that Dirtybird’s flagship event has concluded after a three-day spree in Bradley, California, Dirtybird’s founding father has unveiled […]

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Dirtybird label shares phase one of inaugural East Coast Campout event

The Dirtybird brand is flying south for the winter.The San Francisco label founded by Claude VonStroke in 2005 has steadily attracted the attention of “tech funk” fans each year via the collective’s massive West Coast campout. Now that Dirtybird’s flagship event has concluded after a three-day spree in Bradley, California, Dirtybird’s founding father has unveiled […]

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