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Seismic Dance Event 3.0 unveils underground-hailing first phase of 2020 lineup

Spring 2020 will bring with it a history scripting installment of Seismic Dance Event, as the underground-oriented festival prepares to host its inaugural spring iteration from May 22-23 in Austin, Texas. Phase one of Seismic Dance Event 3.0’s lineup is a house and techno friendly assortment of artists that includes Adam Beyer, Claptone, Bonobo, Sacha […]

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Tomorrowland reveals 2020 stage hosts: Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Claptone, Afterlife, and more

Tomorrowland has unveiled its stage host lineup for the 2020 edition. The announcement arrives shortly after Global Journey packages for the Belgium festival went on sale on January 18. Celebrating its milestone 15th anniversary in 2019, the electronic affair recently extended its contract another 15 years up through 2034. This year’s theme, The Reflection of […]

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Tomorrowland reveals 2020 stage hosts: Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Claptone, Afterlife, and more

Tomorrowland has unveiled its stage host lineup for the 2020 edition. The announcement arrives shortly after Global Journey packages for the Belgium festival went on sale on January 18. Celebrating its milestone 15th anniversary in 2019, the electronic affair recently extended its contract another 15 years up through 2034. This year’s theme, The Reflection of […]

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Claptone, Boris Brejcha, Giorgia Angiuli, and more round out first wave of Sea You Beach Republic lineup

German mainstay event, Sea You Beach Republic will record its seventh edition lakeside in Tunisee from July 18 – 19, during which it will spread out its house and techno talent across seven stages. The first wave of the event’s 2020 lineup features Claptone, Boris Brejcha, Georgia Angiuli, Kid Simius, Kobosil, and Lexy & K-Paul, […]

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Fresh Start San Francisco’s last-minute surprise addition: Claude VonStroke

Dirtybird‘s fearless leader, Claude VonStroke (Barclay Crenshaw) has a New Year’s Day surprise for his loyal following, a day fraught with (what else?) nonsense and good fun. The patriarch of playful house is heading to the Fresh Start day party, January 1, with a full and frumptious trail of friends in tow. Assembling at San […]

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Exclusive: Claptone chronicles first Ibiza residency, soundtracks the season [Interview/Playlist]

In an auditory age when an artist’s popularity is largely predicated on clicks, likes, and oversharing, secrecy is sexy—now more than ever. And who on the house music hierarchy has remained more surreptitious than Claptone? Little is known about the man behind the beak who averages an improbable upwards of 260 performances per year, often […]

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Exclusive: Claptone chronicles first Ibiza residency, soundtracks the season [Interview/Playlist]

In an auditory age when an artist’s popularity is largely predicated on clicks, likes, and oversharing, secrecy is sexy—now more than ever. And who on the house music hierarchy has remained more surreptitious than Claptone? Little is known about the man behind the beak who averages an improbable upwards of 260 performances per year, often […]

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 94

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure. Listen in playlist format here. One […]

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îleSoniq reveals phase one lineup for Aug. 9-10 takeover: Above & Beyond, Marshmello, Kaskade, and more

îleSoniq has commemorated their sixth anniversary with the anticipated reveal of their phase one lineup, giving festival-goers an idea of the explosion of artists in store. As previous years have found success in fusing the hip-hop and electronic music spheres together, the 2019 edition returns to parc Jean-Drapeau over Aug. 9-10 for the return of […]

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Claptone re-envisions select ‘Fantast’ album cuts on ‘Fantast Remixes, Pt. 3’

Claptone‘s Fantast train chugs ahead, as the masked house maven follows the second installment of album remixes with Fantast Remixes, Pt. 3. The three-track collection of Fantast revamps sees Katie Stelmanis and Patrice Bäumel step up to submit their take of “La Esperanza.” Joan As Police Woman and Simion follow suit with a reboot of “Good Sense.” Joan […]

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Tomorrowland releases second wave of artists, featuring Martin Garrix, CamelPhat, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano + more

Less than a day after releasing their first wave of artists, Tomorrowland has released its second wave of artists for the 2019 iteration of the powerhouse festival. The Tomorrowland organizers are planning on releasing sporadic waves of artists throughout the week, so for those who are either attending or considering attending the event, the festival’s […]

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Good Morning Mix: Go underground with Claptone’s house-inflected Halloween mix

Claptone introduced a different connotation of “haunted house” in his Halloween mix, originally released in 2017. With the month of October at its peak, Claptone’s Halloween effort warrants revisitation, and it is accordingly with an enticing wave of his white gloves that Claptone invites listeners to delve into two hours of sumptuous, soulful house selects. […]

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Seismic Dance Event announces house-heavy inaugural lineup

Seismic Dance Event is a new festival hosted by local Austin, Texas promoter RealMusic Events. Known for their house-oriented electronic lineups, Seismic Dance Event seems to be a top-notch event for festival goers looking to find hard beats and dirty grooves, and some of the genre’s finest beatsmiths are headed to Carson Creek Ranch for […]

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Claptone releases sumptuous, soulful remix pack for ‘Stronger’

The Claptone remix pack for Fantast track, “Stronger,” follows the titular suit of Claptone’s debut album in that it too is a bonafide “Charmer.” The Stronger (Remixes) bring three fresh new takes on the Ben Duffy assisted single, delivered by Tensnake, David Penn, and Pirupa, respectively. Tensnake harnesses low pitched bliss in his tonally darker […]

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No mystery to the mastery: Claptone exhibits expertise on sophomore album, ‘Fantast’ [Stream]

The word “kaleidoscope” derives from Greek words that signify a “beautiful form to see.” In English, “kaleidoscope” denotes “a continually shifting pattern [or] scene.” A kaleidoscope in this sense is an appropriate metaphor for the electronic genre, a “scene” that too “continually shifts.” The science of a kaleidoscope’s reflection of the objects contained within the […]

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Claptone and Ben Duffy collaborate once more on latest single from ‘FANTAST’ album, ‘Stronger’

With each successive single released off of his forthcoming FANTAST album, Claptone‘s musical prowess grows “Stronger.” As the days leading up to the June 8 arrival of the masked marvel’s sophomore outing dwindle, Claptone deepens the intrigue that envelops FANTAST with the fifth single from the project, “Stronger.” “Stronger” reacquaints listeners with the tonal purity of “Stay […]

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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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