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RY X - BODY SUN (CLAPTONE REMIX)

By Chronic Innovations Collaborator

RY X - BODY SUN (CLAPTONE REMIX)

Today Australia-born, LA-based singer RY X has released a massive new remix of his track ‘Body Sun’ by the infamous golden mask adorned Berlin producer and enigma Claptone, The original version of the track is from RY X’s acclaimed second album Unfurl, released earlier this year via Infectious Music. Claptone’s reworking shows off his well-renowned, almost mystical skills by reinterpreting ‘Body Sun’ as a future club classic while staying true to its origins.

Speaking about the remix, Claptone says: “It's been a pleasure to work with Ry's s voice, as it’s so mysterious and beautiful in a very unique way. But not only that. The chorus of 'Body Sun' just took me under its spell from when I first listened to it and I felt the urge to get this in shape for all the festivals and clubs in this world, to deliver the message so to speak. When the chorus kicks in, it’s goosebumps, sunrise, arms wide open, all at the same time.”

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JUST LAUNCHED: THE CLAPTONE COMIC

By Chronic Innovations Collaborator

JUST LAUNCHED: THE CLAPTONE COMIC

Claptone has announced the launch of an all-new superhero-style comic book portraying the mysterious DJ and producer as protagonist.


Written by ​Krishna Devasabal and drawn by artist ​Vee Ladwa​, the magazine depicts the masked artist as a superhero who must save the population of a farflung planet by using his sonic powers. ​Ladwa has previously created postcard designs for ​Claptone as well as the stop motion video for his track ​‘Animal’​, featuring American indie rock group ​Clap Your Hands Say Yeah​.


Released today, the comic will be sold alongside two shirts with motives from the comic.

"LIKE ALL OF US, I ALWAYS WANTED TO BECOME A SUPERHERO. NOW MY DREAM - AT LEAST IN THIS GRAPHIC NOVEL - CAME TRUE! TOLD YOU I GOT MAGIC POWERS,

YOURS TRULY SONIC SUPERHERO, CLAPTONE."

Watch teaser video

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THE MASQUERADE IBIZA IS TAKING OFF!

By Chronic Innovations Collaborator

THE MASQUERADE IBIZA IS TAKING OFF!

Inviting clubbers to immerse themselves in this grand carnival where all is not quite what it seems, Claptone kicked off his residency The Masquerade at Pacha on May 27th, and ever since the event has been taking off!

When a man of mystery drops onto Ibiza and brings all sorts of caper to the world-famous Pacha, you know that you're in for a dazzling show. Golden mask, white gloves and top hat maybe seem an abnormal get-up for a DJ, but Claptone's signature look is a more than fitting costume.

Behind the visual guise beats the heart of true entertainer - a globally renowned producer and DJ whose sounds and sets have solidified him as one of the most high-profile acts in dance music today. It was really only a matter of time before he got his own Ibiza residency.

The Masquerade promises magic and intrigue within a supercharged environment of wonder and a unique blend of house music.

The result is a party where you can have unadulterated fun dancing nonstop until early morning. Claptone really nails the dance floor filling element, creating musical energy that's enjoyable universally.

Having enjoyed a meteoric rise in the dance music scene with both original releases and remixes, Claptone pours this success back into The Masquerade. The event isn't simply another Ibiza residency; it is a reflection on Claptone as an artist. Naturally enjoying playing in this legendary clubbing space, he brings an energy that adds to the electricity of the night.

Music and performance aside, Claptone and The Masquerade team really have gone all out when it comes to the aesthetics of the evening, transforming Pacha into a renaissance style ball complete with hanging candelabra and weird but wonderful paintings of golden masked beings.

Above Claptone, a giant golden mask gleamed as a symbol of the party and its founder's brand, beams of light projecting through its eye holes to illuminate the audience. As each tune reached its climax, C02 cannons fire and glittering confetti rained down on the guests.

As each tune reached its climax, C02 cannons fire and glittering confetti rained down on the guests. Stilt-walking jesters moved around the crowd handing out masks to the clubbers, a cool memento for the night. Dancers dressed in an assorted array of crazy costumes gyrated and posed on the podiums, looking like something straight out of a Venetian celebration. Trapeze artists dazzled with acrobatic skills, a hint of danger as they twisted and turned on rings suspended high above the audience.

Add all of this to the pumping tunes soundtracking the madness on the dance floor and you have it: one beautifully bizarre clubland experience.

Ibiza Spotlight - "As new residencies on the White Isle this summer go - and in 2019 there are many - this one was one of the most promising I've seen so far. This musically pleasurable night has a wild soul at its core and makes one thing perfectly clear: Claptone has made his home in Ibiza."

Ticket info and upcoming events + line-ups HERE.

 

 

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Full Line-up for The Masquerade Ibiza Summer Residency announced

By Lilly Rumler

Full Line-up for The Masquerade Ibiza Summer Residency announced

Claptone has announced the full list of weekly lineups for his debut Ibiza residency ‘The Masquerade’, with a host of high-profile new names added to the 19-week run.

Jon Hopkins, Maya Jane Coles, Faithless (DJ set), Route 94, SG Lewis (DJ set), Catz ‘N’ Dogz, Format:B and Lars Moston have all been added to the programme, with the residency promising a unique combination of magic, mystery and intrigue. The grandiose party concept kicks off at Pacha Ibiza on 27th May, with Andhim and New York house legend Armand Van Helden scheduled to play, as well as an extended set from Claptone himself.

Further highlights include two appearances from the legendary MK on the 10th and 24th June, global superstars Diplo and Purple Disco Machine playing on the same billing on 1st July and house icon Danny Tenaglia performing on 5th August, Grammy-nominated producer Duke Dumont on 12th August, as well as a rare DJ set from Faithless on 16th September. The closing party on 30th September looks poised to be a similarly raucous affair, with Jon Hopkins returning to Ibiza for an exclusive DJ set, and further sets coming from Claptone and UK legends Basement Jaxx.

“The Masquerade at Pacha Ibiza will represent my vision of the perfect night out: house music and beyond, interpreted by a carefully curated line-up of unique artists that I admire, and that I feel share the same sentimental connection to music. I invite you once again into my world, this time bigger than ever” says Claptone.
Originating in 2016, Claptone has previously taken the immersive party brand everywhere from Sydney to New York, London and Miami, as well as their own arena at Belgium’s Tomorrowland.

Claptone to be joined by
(in alphabetical order)

ARMAND VAN HELDEN / ANDHIM / AUDIOJACK / BASEMENT JAXX (DJ SET)
BOB MOSES (CLUB SET) / CASSIUS / CATZ ‘N’ DOGZ / CHUS & CEBALLOS DANNY HOWARD / DANNY TENAGLIA / DAVID PENN / DENNIS CRUZ
DENNIS FERRER / DIPLO / DUKE DUMONT / ELI & FUR / FAITHLESS
FELIX DA HOUSECAT / FORMAT:B / HANNAH WANTS / HEIDI / ILLYUS & BARRIENTOS / JON HOPKINS (IBIZA EXCLUSIVE DJ SET)
KERRI CHANDLER / LARS MOSTON / MAYA JANE COLES / MAT.JOE / MK
MR DORIS / NORA EN PURE / PIRUPA / PURPLE DISCO MACHINE / RIVA STARR ROUTE 94 / SG LEWIS (DJ SET) / SHIBA SAN / SIDNEY CHARLES
SONNY FODERA / TENSNAKE / TODD TERRY / TUBE & BERGER / WEISS

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Fantast Remixes Pt. 5 feat. Sidney Charles, Dario D'Attis & Mihalis Safras

By Lilly Rumler

Fantast Remixes Pt. 5 feat. Sidney Charles, Dario D'Attis & Mihalis Safras
Following the announcement of his first Ibiza residency, Claptone’s fifth and final remix package of ‘Fantast’ arrives featuring Swiss producer Dario D’Attis, Truesoul regular Sidney Charles and Material label head Mihalis Safras.

2019 has seen the force behind ‘The Masquerade’ events continue his project worldwide, bringing the event series to Pacha Ibiza whilst inviting the likes of Tensnake, Dennis Ferrer and Shiba San. Not only that, Claptone released a massive remix of Florence and the Machine’s ‘Hunger’ and has been involved with The Fred Hollows Foundation in aid of Cataracts Disease.

After much esteem, ‘Fantast Remixes Pt.5’ sees three more artists interpreting the album. Opening the EP, long-time producer Dario D’Attis gives his take on Claptone’s ‘Abyss of Love’. A slow burning track, D’Attis delicately balances emotive chords with passionate vocals to create an ethereal journey.

Next up, Sidney Charles ‘Hurricane Vielijans’ remixes Wildside. Incorporating as much vigour as his name suggests, he layers jacking beats with an atmospheric backdrop all guided by a compelling bassline until Mihalis Safras’ powerful kicks, high hats and sirens combine in his remix of ‘Wildside’, closing the EP in a burst of energy.

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Tracklist:

1. Claptone – Abyss Of Love feat. Nathan Nicholson (Dario D’Attis Remix)
2. Claptone – Wildside feat. Matt Simons (Sidney Charles Remix)
3. Claptone – Stay The Night feat. TENDER (Mihalis Safras Alt Remix)

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Claptone announces ’The Masquerade’ Ibiza Summer Residency

By Lilly Rumler

Claptone announces ’The Masquerade’ Ibiza Summer Residency

Rising from the depths of the Mediterranean, onto the subtle sands of a tranquil Ibizan beach, enormous, golden masks signal the arrival of Claptone’s The Masquerade on the island.

Pacha Ibiza announce the launch of a spectacular event presented by the most recognizable - yet mysterious - entity in dance music: Claptone.

Brace yourself for the imminent arrival of the masked man’s Masquerade on the island, a marvellous night in Ibizan nightlife; promising magic, mystery and intrigue, within a supercharged environment of wonder. ‘The Masquerade’ is a place where one can live out their deepest desires, an extraordinary atmosphere, full of masked faces, complimented by some of Pacha’s world famous and beautiful costumed dancers, held every Monday throughout the summer. Commencing on Monday 27th of May and continuing weekly until 29th September, the new night will see some of the scene's most adventurous DJs join in on the hedonism.

Claptone states “I am delighted to share this dazzling news with all of you today: Pacha Ibiza will be The Masquerade’s home for the summer!

With this, my very first Ibiza residency, a long-cherished dream of mine, finally becomes reality. I don’t think there’s any club in the world, with a history and impact like Pacha Ibiza has. Since the very first day, I have always felt very connected to the island. We have a lot in common, a deep love for the mysterious and the sensational - a natural fit for a man like myself.

The Masquerade at Pacha Ibiza will represent my vision of the perfect night out: house music and beyond, interpreted by a carefully curated line-up of unique artists that I admire, and that I feel share the same sentimental connection to music. I invite you once again into my world, this time bigger than ever. A place where wonders are abound for those who trust in their imagination. The elaborate decoration and overarching experience will play a vital role. You are going to meet a collection of otherworldly - yet beautiful characters and dancers that will turn the place upside down.

I am looking forward to 19 unforgettable nights in Ibiza together with you, to present The Masquerade every Monday at Pacha, starting on May 27th. The line-ups will be unveiled very soon!”

Originating in 2016, Claptone took his unique ‘The Masquerade’ show to select cities and venues around the Globe, from The Brooklyn Mirage – New York and Club Space in Miami, to his own arena at Tomorrowland, Belgium. Handpicking the featured artists himself, he has been previously invited the likes of Black Coffee, Pete Tong, Purple Disco Machine Claude von Stroke, MK and many more.

A unique figure in modern music, Claptone is like no other. Playing over 260 shows around the world each year, his idiosyncratic, spellbinding very own house sound has caught the attention of many, and his new Ibiza residency will be harbour to many more. With Claptone’s ’The Masquerade’ we are sure to add a new glamorous dimension to Pacha Ibiza.

CLAPTONE PRESENTS: ‘THE MASQUERADE’
EVERY MONDAY AT PACHA IBIZA
27TH MAY 2019 – 30TH SEPTEMBER 2019

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Claptone remixes Florence + The Machine’s ‘Hunger’

By Chronic Innovations Collaborator

Claptone remixes Florence + The Machine’s ‘Hunger’

Claptone re-imagines Florence + The Machine’s brilliant jewel, Hunger. Retaining all the nostalgic qualities of the original, the masqueraded man provides just the right amount of rocket fuel to send Hunger shooting for the stars.

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Ibiza DJ Awards winner for the 3rd year running!

By Lilly Rumler

Ibiza DJ Awards winner for the 3rd year running!

Claptone wants to say thank you to the Awards team and to the fans of course for crowning him the Best House DJ for the 3rd year. It is a very competitive business on Ibiza so this award means a lot to him and the team. Gracias!

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