Mysteryland 2015 Artist Spotlight: Claptone
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Mysteryland 2015 Artist Spotlight: Claptone

There is nothing more alluring than an anonymous producer. Behind a pointed-nose facemask to hide his identity, Claptone is one of the most buzzed about artists at the moment. With his tracks playing in clubs from Miami to Ibiza, and support by the likes of A-Trak, Soul Clap, Soul Clap, Hot Chip, Tensnake, it’s clear that his production technique has impressed audiences worldwide. Bursting onto the scene in 2012 with his infectious track “Cream” and his 2013 follow ups “No Eyes” and “Wrong”, Claptone has set himself apart with his captivating deep house grooves. With the recent release of his ‘The Music Got Me’ EP, released via Exploited Records, Claptone continues to dominate the Beatport charts with three tracks in the Beatport Top 100. Hitting the number spot on Beatport, his remix for Gregory Porter’s “Liquid Spirit” transitions from an original piano-driven groove to revamped dancefloor track. Making his mark on 2015, Claptone will release his album later this year.

Making his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix debut, Berlin-based DJ/producer Claptone delivers a two hour house heavy set, being named as a contender for Essential Mix of the year from the likes of Dancing Astronaut and Beatport. Featuring exclusive remixes and edits specifically tailored for this Essential Mix, “this is surely not your regular DJ mix, nor is it what I play in the clubs – this is much more” says Claptone. With a track selection (listed below) ranging from The White Stripes and The Police to James Brown and Daft Punk, the mysterious German producer displays his extensive musical knowledge in a unique blend of rock and funk classics to deep house favorites. This is one Essential Mix that you won’t want to miss.

Playing the Main Stage at Mysteryland USA this Memorial Day Weekend, Claptone should be on everyone’s “must see” list. Be sure to catch his set at the festival on Saturday from 6:20pm to 7:20pm.

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Claptone’s Essential Mix tracklisting
Vangelis – Bicycle Riders (Harps Of The Ancient Temple) [EMI]
The White Stripes – In The Cold Cold Night [XL Recordings]
Metronomy – Loving Arm (Soul Clap’s ‘Shake A Leg’ Remix) [Because Music]
Artenvielfalt – How We Chill x The Time Is Now (Acapella) [OFF Spin]
Black Light Smoke – Lovework (DJ T. Remix) [Get Physical Music]
Loden In Ny – The Magic Room (Dino Lenny Remix) x Night On Fire (Acapella) [Fine Human Records]]
Metro Area – Miura x Another Night (Acapella) [Environ]
The Magician – When The Night Is Over (feat. Newtimers) (Claptone Remix) x Roxanne (Acapella) [Parlophone UK]
CAN – Vitamin C [United Artist Records]
Nhan Solo – Tell Me [Mother Recordings]
Claptone – Control [White Label]
Turntablerocker – Grow Up x Too Long (feat. Romanthony) (Acapella) [Jeudi]
Noel Nanton – Your Love (Ian Pooley Remix) [Honchos Music]
Kenny Dixon, Jr. – Don’t You Want My Love [Intangible Records & Soundworks]
Stefano Ritteri – The Partylife [Exploited]
Mighty Dub Katz – Just Another Groove [Southern Fried Records]
Bagatelle – Clin D’Oeil [Follow Me Records]
Claptone – Good To You [Exploited]
James Brown – Blind Man Can See It [Polydor]
Earth People – Dance [Champion]
Justin Jay – Femme Fatale [Dirtybird]
Claptone – Cream [Exploited]
Claptone – The Music Got Me [Exploited]
Click | Click – The Muzic Box [Exploited]
Doorly – I Want You To Dance [Toolroom Longplayer]
Claptone – Secret Lover (feat. Jaw) [Different]
ME & Her – Walking Boots [Stil Vor Talent]
Layo & Bushwacka! – Love Story [XL Recordings]
Jack Peñate – Tonight’s Today [XL Recordings]
Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit (Claptone Special Mix) [Decca]
Tori Amos – Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden Remix) [Atlantic]
Claptone – 100.000 (Ladies & Gentlemen) [White Label]
Johnny Corporate – Sunday Shoutin’ [Defected]
Sirens Of Lesbos – Long Days Hot Nights (Claptone Remix) [Exploited]
Tom Trago – Use Me Again (Carl Craig Remix) [Rush Hour Recordings]
Raumakustik – Raider [Hot Trax]
Claptone – Wrong (Pianopella) [Exploited]
The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats x Dog Chord [Freestyle Dust]
George Morel & SPJ – Let’s Groove (Claptone Remix) [Get Physical]
Jacob Korn – She [Uncanny Valley]
Elderbrook – How Many Times (Andhim Remix) x No Eyes (Acapella) [Black Butter Records]

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