By Chronic Innovations Collaborator


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.