Tag: Claptone

Sommerøya Returns For 9th Edition In Lush New Location For Weekend Art, Culture & Music Getaway

Presenting the cutting edge of the underground from both its native Norway and abroad, the open air Sommerøya Festival is back in August for its 9th edition. Over two days, 17 – 18 August, Oslo’s Ekebergparken will host the multi dimensional festival event that features music, art, and education. DJs and Live Acts on hand for 2018 will span the spectrum, including the likes of Claptone, Surgeon, DJ Koze, Honey Dijon, Nastia, ANNA, and Sebastian Mullaert across its two dance areas, the intimate, techno focused Hanger stage and the 3000+ capacity Main area. Also on the program will be a ... Read more

The Ark Cruise Returns With Two Voyages For 2018

From 31 August to 3 September, over 4,000 passengers got to experience no fewer than 90 DJs, on the sold out party cruise The Ark. Amongst the 90+ artists on hand were the likes of Roger Sanchez, Felix da Housecat, 2MANYDJS and Claptone, along with culinary delights provided by top chefs, and plenty of time for sightseeing on land during stops in Marseille and Ibiza. For 2018, The Ark will further build on this concept with its second edition being bigger than ever. Departure and arrival will remain in Barcelona but this time, there will be also six different departure ... Read more

Hell Dunkel Festival Takes To The Slopes With Winter Weekender

An event that’s always on our calendar, Hell Dunkel Festival brings its 2017 winter edition with three days of music, parties, and skiing from 10-12 March. Going down on the slopes of Willingen, Hell Dunkel Winter Festival is a full weekend affair with three areas hosted by Watergate (As the first stop of the famed Berlin club’s “15 Years of Watergate” Tour), Kunstgeschwister, and Jackmode, bringing Claptone (Special Guest), Tiefschwarz, Thyladomid, Marco Resman, Andre Hommen, Iriz Menza, Paradox of Choice, La Fleur, Hyenah, Rancido, Mick Benjamins, and Abe Kanon. The weekend is broken down into three parts, where on Friday ... Read more

Melt Festival Adds MIA, Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex For 2017

Back in December, Germany’s famed Melt festival dropped a little taste of their 2017 lineup, with names like Die Antwoord, the Kills, Phoenix, Dixon, Marcel Dettman, Âme b2b Rødhåd, and Bonobo all featured. Now, the festival has unveiled its huge second wave of acts…one that needs to be seen (or, in this case, read) to be believed! First up is the ever-thrilling provocateur MIA (!), alongside Solange collaborator Sampha, who will bring his debut LP “Process”. Lil Silva, Kamasi Washington, Dave, and a Soulelection label showcase also highlight the urban side of things. As for dance music, well, across Melt’s ... Read more

Premiere: Claptone – The Music Got Me (Justin Martin Remix)

Forever surrounded by a sense of intrigue, the world soon cottoned on to the elusive yet enchanting musical powers of the otherworldly beast, Claptone. On 23 January the man with the golden mask delivers the final act of his debut LP “Charmer” campaign, coming in the form of an extensive remix package. Part 1 of the package has already found support from the likes of Jamie Jones, Nic Fanciulli, and Tensnake. Today’s exclusive premiere comes by way of DIRTYBIRD‘s Justin Martin as he remixes Claptone’s ‘The Music Got Me’. Here, Justin’s delivers interpretation is a peak-time juggernaut flecked with Claptone’s ... Read more

Pete Tong Talks Favorite New Acts In Midst Of North American Tour

In the midst of a multi country North American ‘Its All Gone Pete Tong” debut tour, the BBC Radio 1 host will touch down in Los Angeles for a very special Minimal Effort Halloween event. Joined by the likes of Lauren Lane, Amtrac, Kolsch, Claptone, Felix Da Housecat, and more the 29 October sees a particularly exciting date for Pete as he dishes out on the two artists he is most excited to see play: Satori and Jonas Rathsman. On the former, Pete says: “Satori: live – keen to see more “live” acts breaking through and this guys is getting ... Read more

Premiere: Bas Roos – Lazy Chords (Giom Remix)

Somewhere between West coast Deep House, classic French house and NuDisco lies the sound of Giom. Maybe that’s why the London-based Frenchman’s music has been supported by such an impressive list DJs: Claptone, DJ Sneak, Green Velvet, Joey Negro, Jimpster, Mark Knight, Sharam Jey to Kolombo, it seems everybody needs a bit of the Giom sound in their DJ sets. In the summer of 2014 his song ‘Dr. Zapp’ went to #1 on the Beatport Indie/NuDisco Top 100. In 2015 Giom launched his own label Supremus Records which, as well as topping the Traxsource Deep House Top 100 for 3 ... Read more

Review: Splash House

This past weekend 5,000 attendee’s donned inflatable alligators and sailor hats to celebrate the end of summer in Palm Springs, a California oasis in the middle of Palm Desert. Despite the blistering 43 (110 F) degree temperatures party goers floated about in pools “hydrating” with vodka and dancing the day away. Although, it was a good time, it felt more like a frat party than a music festival. See, I’ve become accustomed to festivals where music is a huge part of what creates the community. This was a sensation that was lacking at Splash House. It was not an event ... Read more

Interview: Claptone – The Mystery Behind The Mask

About a year ago I fell fully down the rabbit hole that is house music after stalking a group of friends who had spent a week in Ibiza. One of the reposted a mix on Facebook and it was a Clapcast and I instantly became hooked to the groovy rhythm curated on this weekly show. Many times I was caught causally street dancing as I walked to my car in Los Angeles, imagining I was sipping a mojito by a pool or an ocean listening to the masked man lead us all into the sunshine. I mean, lets face it, ... Read more

California’s Woogie Weekend Celebrates Sunshine, Beats, And Yoga With Official Aftermovie

Over the weekend of July 8-10, Los Angeles’ Do LaB returned to Oak Canyon Park for the second annual Woogie Weekend. With two reimagined stages (The Hive and Kaleidoscope), an eclectic collection of revellers and, of course, House and Techno’s finest representatives braved the soaring temperatures and descended onto the intimate, carefree playground where they would be welcomed by a plethora of activities: frisbees punctured the skies, vendors provided healthy offerings that crossed the spectrum of diet and desire, an (infamous) slip n’ slide, pop up water balloon battles, morning yoga sessions led by Gigi Snyder, Kishan Shah, Michelle Nayeli ... Read more

Preview: Elements Music & Arts Festival

With a myriad transformational festivals emerging these days promising to provide a spiritual awakening or to change your outlook on life, one such festival promises none of that but still purveys the ethos of Burning Man and the whole bohemian lifestyle that is so trendy these days. Organized by the infamous BangOn!NYC crew and entering into it’s 3rd year, Elements Music & Arts Festival in Brooklyn, New York takes place at an industrial location in Red Hook and celebrates what the earth is made of – a fast paced, ever growing, ever changing, evolving environment that is full of thrills and surprises. ... Read more

Premiere: Sailor & I x Eekkoo – LETTERS (Lower Case) (Doctor Dru Remix)

Based in Hamburg, Doctor Dru hits up a remix of Sailor & I x Eekkoo, receiving strong support from Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo, Adriatique, Solomun, Jon Monkmon, Nick Warren, and many more. Alongside his multi-layered history DJing, Doctor Dru works as a drummer, runs his own label, collaborates with other acts such as Adana Twins, and of course, produces his own emotive, wistful signature tracks – such as his release off Exploited’s ‘Black Jukebox 03’ compilation. He’s hit up other remixes on OFF, JEUDI Records and Stil vor Talent, and followed those up with his “Proper Lane” EP and a timeless remix of Claptone’s huge hit “No Eyes”. In terms of ... Read more

Preview: Woogie Weekend

For 12 years The Do Lab has been curating a stage at Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California as well as the iconic Lightning In A Bottle Festival in Bradley, California. Lightning in A Bottle or LiB for short has set the standard for transformational festivals throughout the United States and the world. The eclectic and diverse range of artists, performers, and attendees come together to spread love in a free-spirited habitat that one may not experience anywhere else. The shared appreciation for music and spirituality creates a community that one might not witness throughout their everyday lifestyles and occurrences ... Read more

Pacha Festival Podcast By ANOTR

In anticipation of Pacha Festival, ANOTR revs the amplitude up with a special podcast of sweaty house jams. Joining this summer’s bill at the festival are artists such as Kenny Dope, Danny Wade, Claptone, Prunk, and many more. Consisting of 21 year olds Jesse van der Heijden and Oguzhan Guney, ANOTR are an Amsterdam-based duo that have set tech-house oriented releases on labels such as Armada Music, Defected Records, and DFTD. Despite their tender age, ANOTR have played on summer festival hotspots in Ibiza, Amsterdam’s ADE, and graced plenty more internationally acclaimed clubs and venues. Consisting of a four stage setup, three of the stages will ... Read more

Pacha Festival Celebrates 5 Years In Amsterdam

Pacha Festival Amsterdam will celebrate its 5 year anniversary in a brand new, centrally located and easily accessible, location, Arenapark. Organised by renowned Ibiza club chain Pacha, the shiny red cherries will bring over its Balearic magic to the Dutch capital for the fifth turn, once more bringing some of the most beautiful stage dressing in Holland’s expansive festival landscape, combined with another stellar line-up for a perfect recipe for a day to remember. The first names are, among others, ANOTR, Benny Rodrigues, Claptone, Cassy, Darius Syrossian, Franky Rizardo, Hannah Wants, Karotte, Klingande, Martin Solveig, Mark Knight, Prunk, Sander Kleinenberg, ... Read more