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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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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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