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The masked man returns for his second album on Different Recordings / [PIAS] to be released 8th June 2018

Claptone reveals artwork and a tracklisting which features collaborations with Kele Okereke, Blaenavon, Tender, Jones, Zola Blood, Austra, Nathan Nicholson, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Matt Simons.


Unveils new single ‘In The Night’ featuring Ben Duffy.


Claptone Invasion stunt lands in 5 major world cities to announce album.






Fantast Album Cover (Big Active)

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 traveling 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’.’


The first single ‘In The Night’ features the vocals of Ben Duffy, which paired with Claptone’s insistent and upbeat production, makes for an exquisitely executed electronic pop gem. It marks an engaging opening snapshot for what will be a milestone in his already glittering career.


‘When would I return if not in the night? What would our love look like, if not with you letting me go? Which song will you be humming when thunder and lightning are coming?’


Tuesday 16th January saw the Claptone worldwide ‘invasion’, where London became the centre-piece of a global publicity stunt, simultaneously linking up the UK capital with 4 international cities – Berlin, New York, Paris, and Sydney. Hordes of Claptone ‘clones’ all dressed in his signature outfit, and featuring the infamous mask, gloves and top hat, descended on the Tower Of London carrying giant floating Claptone masks. Meanwhile, Inside citizenM’s rooftop bar, cloudM, Claptone himself played a live DJ set premiering material from his new album, Fantast, which was streamed worldwide via’s Facebook page, the world’s biggest dance music social media platform.


We caught a glimpse of his ambition to produce a body of work in Claptone’s debut artist album ‘Charmer’ which has scored over 60million 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).


BBC Radio 1 Essential New Tune Fri & JJJ first plays after release.


60 festival appearances last summer inc; Creamfields, SW4, Reading & Leeds, Tomorrowland, Rock am Ring, Awakenings, Melt, Nocturnal Wonderland.



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)


LIVE DATES (with many more to be announced):
Friday, 19 January Dubai, UAE, White Dubai


Friday, 19 January Cordoba, Argentina, Le Estaction


Saturday, 20 January Madrid, Spain, Fabrik


Saturday, 20 January Mar Del Plata, Argentina, Abracadabra


Sunday, 21 January Pueblo Limite, Argentina, Villa Giselle


Friday, 26 January Dublin, Ireland, District 8


Saturday, 27 January Merida, Mexico, Casa Faller


Friday, 2 February Boston, USA, Bijou


Friday, 2 February Pucon, Chile, Hotel Pucon


Sunday, 4 February St. Cloud, USA, Dirtybird Camp Out


Sunday, 4 February Costalere, Mexico, Boca de Iguanas


Wednesday, 7 February Ljubljana, Slovenia, Cverlicarna


Friday, 9 February Sao Paulo, Brazil, Anhembi Arena


Friday, 9 February Barranquillo, Colombia, Discolo


Saturday, 10 February Florianopolis, Brazil, P12 (Só Track Boa)


Saturday, 10 February Itajai, Brazil, Habbitat


Saturday, 10 February Medellin, Colombia, La Solar


Sunday, 11 February Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Cidade Das Artes


Friday, 16 February San Francisco, USA, Public Works


Friday, 16 February Antwerp, Belgium, Ampere


Saturday, 17 February Hamburg, Germany, Ubel & Gefarlich


Saturday, 17 February San Salvador, El Salvador, Scenarium


Sunday, 18 February Ischgl, Austria, Showarena


Saturday, 3 March La Marsa, Tunisia, Gammarth Golden Tulip


Monday, 5 March St.Martin-de-belleville, France, Malaysia


Friday, 9 March Dallas, USA, It’ll Do


Friday, 9 March Kyrenia, Cyprus, Tango to Buddha


Saturday, 10 March Houston, USA, Stereo Live Houston


Friday, 16 March Prague, Czech Republic, Roxy Club


Saturday, 17 March Vancouver, Canada, Celebrities


Saturday, 17 March Amsterdam, Netherlands, De Marktkantine


Wednesday, 21 March Red Sea, Egypt, El Gouna


Friday, 23 March Miami, USA, Trade


Friday, 23 March London, UK, Fabric (All night long)


Saturday, 24 March Budapest, Hungary, Akvarium Klub


Saturday, 24 March Los Angeles, USA, Exchange


Friday, 30 March Glasgow, UK, SWG3


Thursday, 5 April Bordeaux, France, IBOAT


Friday, 6 April Philadelphia, USA, Coda


Friday, 6 April Paris, France, Showcase


Saturday, 7 April Washington, USA, U Street Music Hall


Saturday, 14 April Bristol, UK, Motion


Thursday, 19 April Berlin, Germany, Watergate (All night long)


Friday, 20 April Bern, Switzerland, Club Bonsoir


Friday, 20 April Basel, Switzerland, Viertel


Saturday, 28 April Morelos, Mexico, Vaiven Festival


Saturday, 19 May Sao Paulo, Brazil, Kaballah Festival


Friday, 25 May Sao Paulo, Brazil, Hotel Unique








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