Claptone Releases Video for ‘In The Night’ + New album out in June
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Since it dropped last month, Claptone’s new single ‘In the Night’ has been picking up considerable steam, becoming Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune on BBC Radio 1 and notching up a quick 1m Spotify plays. Now, Claptone teamed up with Director Patrick Lawler to create a choreographed night-time vignette set in downtown LA. In an electric three minutes, Claptone dashes around Grand Park in central Los Angeles whilst executing a remarkable one-take feat.
Claptone is a unique proposition in modern music. Painted as a mythical character shrouded in mystery, Claptone has become one of the biggest names in electronic music whilst himself remaining in the shadows. He has however constantly sought to deepen his own distinctive world, creating a rich tapestry, which tells the Claptone story.
In his second artist album ‘Fantast’, the Claptone universe is at its deepest and most vivid. He is the master of his domain and in his most artful offering yet, the assured 13 tracks of ‘Fantast’ come together to create an album full of varied colours and atmospheric textures.
In music Claptone seeks not to create a world of secrecy, but one of great depth and intrigue. An enigma with a tireless desire for creativity and thirst for new music, Claptone has brought together a diverse group of collaborators such as Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke, Blaenavon, Tender, Jones, Zola Blood, Austra’s Katie Stelmanis, The Boxer Rebellion’s Nathan Nicholson, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Joan as a Policewoman and Matt Simons.
‘Over the last two years it has been a great pleasure to work on this album as a counterpoint to the hectic world of travelling as a DJ. To lose myself when making music, to dive into and create my very own realm of beauty. I admit it’s a dreamy, a heartfelt, at times a naive and surely escapist album, but what to do if one – on the quest for his soul – develops a strong desire to go back to his roots, back to nature? Did I find myself on that journey? Rather not. But I found some beautiful moments in the green, out in the woods, out in the fields, under the moon and in the night, moments, which I want to share with you. And there is one thing I learned and now it can be told, I am and have always been a ‘Fantast’.’
We caught a glimpse of his ambition to produce a body of work in Claptone’s debut artist album ‘Charmer’ which has scored over 60 million streams and counting, but it’s in ‘Fantast’ that Claptone really delves deeper into the art of songwriting.
2018 will see another intense year of touring as a DJ with Claptone taking his immersive ‘The Masquerade’ event experience further, having built momentum over the last 18 months hosting events and stages in Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, Melbourne, Barcelona and New York and at festivals like Tomorrowland, Melt Festival, Elrow at Amnesia Ibiza, Green Valley in Brazil.
– 60m Spotify streams of Claptone’s debut album Charmer
– #1 House DJ in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ’s Poll
– 260 shows in 2017 worldwide (1000+ shows in last 4 years)
– 60 festival appearances last summer inc; Creamfields, SW4, Reading & Leeds, Tomorrowland, Rock am Ring, Awakenings, Melt, Nocturnal Wonderland
CLAPTONE ‘FANTAST’ ALBUM TRACKLIST
1. Birdsong (feat. Zola Blood)
2. In The Night (feat. Ben Duffy)
3. Under The Moon (feat. Nathan Nicholson)
4. Stay The Night (feat. Tender)
5. Stronger (feat. Ben Duffy)
6. Bad Thing (feat. Jones)
7. Wildside (feat. Matt Simons)
8. Abyss Of Love (feat. Nathan Nicholson)
9. La Esperanza (feat. Katie Stelmanis)
10. A Waiting Game (feat. Nathan Nicholson)
11. Cruising (So They Say) (feat. Kele)
12. Animal (feat. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
13. Alone (feat. Blaenavon)
CLAPTONE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
February 16 – San Francisco, CA – Public Works
February 23 – Chicago, IL – The Mid
February 24 – Hamilton, ON – Club 77
March 2 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
March 9 – Houston, TX – Stereo Live Houston
March 17 – Vancouver, BC – Celebrities
March 21 – Miami, FL – DJ Mag Pool Party
March 22 – Miami, FL – TBA Event
March 23 – Miami, FL – Trade
March 24 – Los Angeles, CA – TBA
April 6 – Philadelphia, PA – Coda
April 7 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
April 20 – Dallas, TX – It’ll Do
April 21 – Miami, FL – Club Space
June 23 – New York, NY – LiveStyle Boat Party TBA
+ More to be confirmed