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SOFI TUKKER & JOHN SUMMIT 'SUN CAME UP' - CLAPTONE REMIX

By Daniel Brems

SOFI TUKKER & JOHN SUMMIT 'SUN CAME UP' - CLAPTONE REMIX

SOFI TUKKER and Chicago phenom John Summit recently released their “Sun Came Up” and asked Claptone to remix the track.

SOFI TUKKER's world-centric brand of dance music has always been about bringing people together, and "Sun Came Up" is no exception with its intricate Spanish guitar work, made complete by Sophie's breathy and ascendant vocals.

Claptone’s mesmerizing remix amplifies the seduction of the original with beckoning synth bass. Claptone says "When I listened to 'Sun Came Up' it instantly had my mind travel to festivals, beach parties, Ibiza, that summer season that so many of us did not have. It's obvious to me that this is the perfect Song to start dancing again and don’t stop anymore even after the sun is up. Joining forces with the amazing Sofi Tukker, whom I’ve admired for years and John Summit, the upcoming DJ of the last few months has been a real pleasure. I actually played a lovely festival show this summer and Sofi Tukker came by and recently I road tested this remix when I played with John. So whenever I press play in my mind all of us, we are still dancing together…"

Stream / Download Claptone's remix of “Sun Came Up” here. 

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NEW SINGLE "RIGHT INTO YOU" W/ LIKE MIKE FT. MANSIONAIR OUT NOW

By Daniel Brems

NEW SINGLE "RIGHT INTO YOU" W/ LIKE MIKE FT. MANSIONAIR OUT NOW

"'Right Into You‘ to me is a beautiful and honest modern love song. It’s about being ready to go all in but asking for reassurance to protect yourself from being hurt ... so human” Claptone

Claptone releases his new single 'Right Into You' from his upcoming album 'Closer'. Another collaborative effort that this time sees the enigmatic character link up with DJ & Producer Like Mike alongside Indie electronic act Mansionair, released via Different Recordings.

It's the sixth single release from the soon to come 'Closer', Claptone’s third studio album, which is co-produced by Stuart Price (Dua Lipa, The Killers, Madonna).‘Right Into You’ is proudly showcasing the next chapter in the masked man's exploration of house with a Indie Pop flavor and leans on Claptone’s expertise in creating his definition of house music with silky vocals brought by Mansionair.

“The song carries that slightly hurtful and at the same time joyful melancholic feeling, a core element of my musical universe since it’s very own big bang. Thrillingly warm emotive elements, enthusiastic melodies, an anthemic chorus - I am proud to have seamlessly fused the unique musical worlds of Mansionair, Like Mike and Claptone into one great electronic indie house anthem” - Claptone

Grammy-nominated trio Mansionair deliver a perfect blend of ethereal and dreamy lyrical grooves to the production. They have released previous singles ‘Easier’, ‘Astronaut - Something About Your Love’, and ‘Violet City’ as well as their debut album ‘Shadowboxer’.

Like Mike has previously been voted as No.1 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ Poll with fellow brother and DJ partner Dimitri Vegas, making a name for themselves with their high octane and unique live shows. The ‘Smash The House’ label boss has collaborated with Dance music royalty including David Guetta, Diplo, Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Fatboy Slim & Steve Angello and now it’s the turn of Claptone.

The announcement of ‘Right Into You’ follows album singles ‘Just A Ghost feat Seal’, ‘Zero’, ‘My Night’ feat. APRE and ‘Wake Up’ feat James Vincent McMorrow and ‘Golden’ feat Two Another, which were all unveiled earlier this year.

Stream / download 'Right Into You' now.

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CLAPTONE AND SEAL COLLABORATE ON NEW SINGLE 'JUST A GHOST'

By Daniel Brems

CLAPTONE AND SEAL COLLABORATE ON NEW SINGLE 'JUST A GHOST'

Seal - one of the most iconic singers of our generation collaborates with the Claptone on new release ‘Just A Ghost’, which is out now.

Continuing his collaborative theme with new album ‘Closer’, Claptone aligns with the unmistakable voice of ‘Killer’ and ‘Crazy’, showcasing Seal’s first new work in 6 years.

‘Just a Ghost’ is a fluid and dreamy production layered with the classic, instantly identifiable velvet vocal which hooks you in and has you sing along before you know it. Building to a crescendo but maintaining the emotion throughout, ‘Just A Ghost’ is a big song fitting perfectly for late summer festivals and your favourite playlist at the same time.

Seal needs little introduction, he is the internationally respected singer-songwriter and record producer, best known for his songs ‘Killer’, ‘Crazy’ and ‘Kiss From A Rose’ which featured on the blockbuster movie ‘Batman Returns’. Having won multiple awards, including three Brits, four Grammy’s, two Ivor Novello‘s and an MTV Video Music Award he is one of the leading artists of our time.

"The deep sensuality in Seal's voice has always kept me under its spell, and of course the mystique around his persona. No doubt the stars aligned when Seal and I were working on 'Just A Ghost’ - his first original material in 6 years. By introducing him to the deep, emotive and powerful sound of Claptone my aim was to lead him back to his very own roots, to an electronic club infused but soulful sound. And I needed to do that without sacrificing the strong musical identity he built for himself over the past decades”. - Claptone.

Watch the official 'Just A Ghost Video' now.

 

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CLAPTONE REMIXES 'INNADADANCE' BY FAITHLESS FEAT. SULI BREAKS & JAZZIE B

By Daniel Brems

CLAPTONE REMIXES 'INNADADANCE' BY FAITHLESS FEAT. SULI BREAKS & JAZZIE B

Claptone produces a warm, bass-infused piano house update of Faithless ‘Innadadance’ ft Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B & Suli Breaks - the third single to be taken from the acclaimed Faithless ‘All Blessed’ album. Claptone's uplifting, twisted, reworking is the ideal summer soundtrack for the return to clubbing!

The Claptone remix will also appear on the special Digital Deluxe edition of ‘All Blessed’, released on 6 August which features the original album, plus remixes from world-renowned electronic producers including Maceo Plex, Yotto, Alok, Cristoph, Paul Woolford, Meduza, Patrice Bäumel, and Faithless’s Sister Bliss.

On the Claptone remix, Faithless said: “Bringing us straight back onto the dancefloor with a flourish German maestro Claptone bring us a warm piano-infused house interpretation of ‘Innadadance’. Soul II Soul legend Jazzie B’s vocals intoning over a kinetic fat bassline, joined by Suli Breaks impassioned poetry and a driving groove propel it to an ecstatic euphoric peak.”

Claptone said: "It was an absolute honour to have been asked to remix one of the few legendary club music pioneers still writing and producing strong music to date. I feel especially flattered, after I already put my hands on their ‘Bombs’ in 2015 which is one of my personal favourites. But maybe this one turned out even better? Just listen, it’s right there ‘InnadAdance’ and it’s only together, so let’s get back on the dancefloor.”

‘Innadadance’ is the third single to be taken from Faithless ‘All Blessed’, their first studio LP in 10 years, out now on BMG and winning rave reviews from press and fans alike. Featuring in several Best Albums Of 2020 lists, ‘All Blessed’ charted at No.6 in the Official Album Chart and No.1 in the Dance Album Chart and No.1 in the Independent Album Chart.

Listen to Claptone's ‘Innadadance’ remix now.

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RE-WATCH CLAPTONE'S TOMORROWLAND DIGITAL FESTIVAL SET

By Lilly Rumler

RE-WATCH CLAPTONE'S TOMORROWLAND DIGITAL FESTIVAL SET

On Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26, Tomorrowland's 'Around the World' digital festival took place: a spectacular entertainment experience open to people of all ages and places, unfazed by borders or boundaries – a world premiere and a major step in the future of digital music festivals.

You can now re-watch Claptone's set in full here.

 

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PAUL WOOLFORD, RIVA STARR AND TOM & COLLINS REMIXES OF LATEST CLAPTONE SINGLE 'WAKE UP'

By Daniel Brems

PAUL WOOLFORD, RIVA STARR AND TOM & COLLINS REMIXES OF LATEST CLAPTONE SINGLE 'WAKE UP'
Clubs have finally reopened around the world, so what better time for Claptone to release three different remixes of his latest collaboration with singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow. Claptone has chosen to entrust these remixes to three high-quality producers:

Paul Woolford is the first remixer, the British dance music producer from Leeds who needs no introduction. His remix is ​​an absolute masterpiece; Paul managed to combine the sound of the vocal perfectly with the piano stab and all the other sounds present in the cut.

Following up an artist originally from Naples, the city on the slopes of Vesuvius Riva Starr. The 'Snatch Records' owner delighted us with a remix full of gems with his unmistakable style. The heart of the track is the piano stab which, together with the vocal, the powerful snares and the 909 Kick, give us a Tech House hit.

The last rework is from the experienced DJ's and producers from Mexico, Tom & Collins. Their remix comes with a very powerful and deep bassline, a very complex and harmonious rhythm part. The use of the melodic sound is sensational, and the vocals blend perfectly in the remix context.

'Wake Up Remixes' also marks the announcement of Claptone’s 3rd Studio album CLOSER, set for release on 12th November.

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"WAKE UP" FEAT. JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW OUT NOW

By Daniel Brems

"WAKE UP" FEAT. JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW OUT NOW

Claptone is back shake-up the dancefloor with his brand new single Wake Up. The House and Garage-layered inspired track which features the husky and soulful vocals of Platinum selling singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow.

“Let Wake Up conquer your heart with intensely deep and honest lyrics on a bed of garage bass with a side of powerful uplifting piano stabs. There’s a yearning deeply rooted in too many months of isolation, an emotional congestion that erupts on the dancefloor of the first festival after far too long. James Vincent McMorrow's wonderfully soft, husky soul voice on this piece of vintage 90s pop house evokes moments of happiness and melancholia at the same time.” – Claptone

STREAM + DOWNLOAD HERE

“Wake Up” also marks the announcement of Claptone’s 3rd Studio album CLOSER, set for release on 12th November, 2021.

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'MY NIGHT' REMIXES BY MYD, FERRECK DAWN & PICARD BROTHERS

By Daniel Brems

'MY NIGHT' REMIXES BY MYD, FERRECK DAWN & PICARD BROTHERS
Claptone's latest single 'My Night' feat. APRE gets the special remix treatment from some carefully curated and highly respected names, Myd, Ferreck Dawn and Picard Brothers who have reworked the release in their own signature styles.

With the Myd remix you will find it full of relentless pace, with a heavy analogue kick drum and cowbel, floating gentle synths and a huge focus on the vocals. This is a brilliant simple, stripped down and super effective version. Myd is an artist that is on the up, super creative, larger than life multi-instrumentalist and pioneer of club culture as part of Club Cheval. He has produced for SCH and Kanye West and is now part of the infamous ED Banger records family.

The Ferreck Dawn remix conversely sits in Claptone’s underground world, driving and main room, with big builds and tension releasing drops. The feel is bouncy and Housey, with piano stabs that build and build into a long and tension building drop. It’s fun and energetic and a great DJ weapon in true Ferreck style. Already an accomplished producer and DJ with the best part of 20 years’ experience on the international scene, he is supported by a wave of DJs that include Carl Cox, Luciano and Nic Fanciulli. He recently caught great hype with his vocal house stomper 'In My Arms' becoming a sure-fire dance anthem.

French filtered Disco - this is what you get from the Picard Brothers, having worked with the biggest artists in the world including Beyonce, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson, Major Lazer and Rudimental. Here they deliver a little of the French Touch, classic sounding disco house but still super contemporary. Driving disco style beats, funky guitar licks and those famous French filters throughout.

This new remix package follows original Claptone singles My Night (original) Golden’ and ‘Zero’ and freshly released remixes on Storm Queen’s ‘For A Fool’ and Trans-X ‘Living On Video’ as well as reworks for pop superstars Ava Max, Dua Lipa, Michael Kiwanuka and Mark Ronson.

Claptone ft. APRE ‘My Night’ (remixes) are out now and available for stream + download here. 

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