Claptone; the musician that maintains a mystery that few artists can match finally drops long-awaited original new music. His new single “Zero” is a driving beacon of house music indicative that dancefloors commanded over by his golden mask’s charm are set to return very soon.
”Zero’s“ illuminating crescendo and playful yet commanding vocal is as evocative as it is affecting and underpins the beginning of one of Claptone’s most transparent musical moments without compromising what made his earlier work so special, channeling deep grooves and in “Zero’s” case, dizzying euphoria into an unyielding dancefloor anthem.
Making the most out of a year void of a busy touring schedule, Claptone’s long studio sessions have amassed some exciting new original material for 2021. “Zero” is the first single to follow his most recently celebrated Ibiza summer hit ‘Drop The Pressure’ and remixes for superstars like Ava Max, Dua Lipa, Michael Kiwanuka and Mark Ronson.
Missing out on his spellbinding Saturday night “’The Masquerade’” residency at Pacha, Ibiza, as well as global festivals and headline shows, the masked man turned to broadcasting a weekly live stream which recently celebrated more than 45 Million YouTube views; a fan endeavor that awarded Claptone as the highest-ranking House DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll for the 4th year in a row.
“Zero” is a dancefloor statement for Claptone’s 2021; exploring deeper into an accomplished and mysterious musical character.
Claptone – “Zero” is out now via Different Recordings
Claptone has brought his own event series to L.A, London, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Miami, Paris, Bogota, Santiago de Chile, San Francisco, Córdoba, Madrid, New York, Melbourne as well as Buenos Aires, attended by 17,000 making it the biggest “The Masquerade“ show to date.
2019 saw the man of mystery play over a staggering 300 shows, all the while receiving international praise for his “Fantast” album. The LP featuring ‘Under The Moon’, Stronger’, ‘In The Night’ and ‘Animal’ delivered a Number one spot on iTunes across 10 countries. The album was later given the remix treatment by a broad range of peers including Henrik Schwarz, MK, Cassius, Patrice Bäumel and more, while Claptone provided coveted remixes for Gregory Porter, Depeche Mode, Purple Disco Machine, Disclosure, New Order, Bastille, Gorillaz, Pet Shop, Florence & The Machine, Marina & The Diamonds.
Claptone’s 2020 started with the release of the massive hit ‘Drop The Pressure’, which followed the hit rework of Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘You Ain’t The Problem’ and a remix of Mark Ronson’s ‘Don’t Leave Me Lonely’.
Most recently Claptone has been on remixing duties for Dua Lipa’s ‘Physical‘ and Ava Max’s ‘My Head & My Heart’ ahead of preparing his first new music of the year.