Claptone

Claptone
Birthplace
Germany
Genres
Techno House
Years active
2012

Claptone became well known in 2013 with a song No Eyes featuring JAW of the electronic act dOP. He has released albums Charmerin 2015 on Different Recordings and The Masquerade Mixes in 2017.

In 2015, Mixmag described Claptone as “one of the most visible characters in the global deep house scene” and his music as “crisply produced and effortlessly infectious”. He is known for his collaborations with indie bands and singer-songwriters. Charmer included vocals from Peter Bjorn and John, JAW, Jay-Jay Johanson, and Boxer Rebellion’s Nathan Nicholson, among others. Mixmag notes that Claptone’s remix of Gregory Porter’s Liquid Spirit from the eponymous album “has become a Beatport bestseller and one of the biggest tunes of the year” (2015).

According to the online jazz magazine The Jazz Line, the Claptone remix was in part responsible for the Porter’s album success. The album achieved Gold status in the UK after the Claptone remix debuted on the Essential Mix of BBC Radio 1 and then topped the Beatport chart, prompting dance music lovers to seek out Porter’s original recording.

Claptone usual attire includes a golden beaked mask and white gloves, so his identity remains a mystery.

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