Claptone conjures dancefloor magic in a way that anyone – from within a room to an arena .can feel, part of why millions flock to see him nightly across the globe. However, no sonic sorcery is needed to understand his charm… the only thing required is a pair of ears to hear the music.
Swooping in at Tomorrowland for a third year with two sets, he took the legendary Belgian festival by storm playing the main stage as well as hosting his own The Masquerade stage. Claptone keeps flying higher and farther, headlining prestigious festivals such as Mysteryland, Rock in Rio, Hideout, We Are Fstvl, Sunrise, Beyond Wonderland, Big Burn, IleSoniq, Afterhills and Lollapalooza; fans fall prey regularly to Claptone at Elrow events worldwide, including his Las Vegas debut which has led to a forthcoming Sin City residency – one that is sure to bring down the house.
Even from behind his trademark Venetian guise, there’s no masking the love Claptone shares with an audience. As shown in the success of The Masquerade, alluring crowds of thousands to sold-out venues across L.A, London, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Miami, Paris, Bogota, Santiago de Chile, San Francisco, Córdoba, Madrid, New York and Melbourne. Now the hotly-tipped affair migrates East to Ibiza for the summer. This season marks ‘The Masuqerade’ by Claptone every Monday – his first-ever 2019 residency at iconic club Pacha – where for 19 weeks, Claptone will paint the White Isle gold!
It doesn’t stop there for the busiest bird in nightlife. Delivering consistently electric DJ sets and infectious sonic bombs are merely how Claptone gets the tip of his golden beak wet.
Last year saw the man of mystery play over a staggering 295 shows, all the while receiving international praise for his « Fantast » album. The stunning LP featuring ‘Under The Moon’, Stronger’, ‘In The Night’ and ‘Animal’ catapulted to #1 on iTunes across 10 countries upon droppage. In the follow up, « Fantast » songs were remixed by Henrik Schwarz, MK, Cassius, Patrice Bäumel and more, while Claptone himself after putting his remixing hands on Gregory Porter, Depeche Mode, Disclosure, New Order, Bastille, Gorillaz, Pet Shop Boys reworked Florence & The Machine, Marina & The Diamonds as well as Purple Disco Machine’s ‘Body Funk’.