In a now long forgotten world, many generations ago, a bird-like shape emerged from wooded darkness, floating and fluttering, drifting and dreaming. Backlit by a bright glow of iridescent light, the undecipherable form wore a dazzling golden mask. Its long beak swooped down like an inverted horn and since then, people have referred to the mythical being simply as Claptone.

Since hatching in 2012, he has continued to send people into a frenzy with his DJ sets, which are underpinned by supple grooves from the house world, are coloured with real soul and can jack you up or zone you out depending on the mood.

To stay so private and unknown in the visual modern world of likes and photos is no mean feat, especially considering he plays more than 260 shows around the world each year. In 2017, he brought his own immersive and otherworldly ‘The Masquerade’ events with special guests including Black Coffee, Claude von Stroke, MK and Pete Tong in various places around the world.

In the last year, Claptone has served up remixes of huge artists like Depeche Mode, New Order, Disclosure and Gorillaz. Claptone took home Best House Artist for the 3rd year in a row at the Ibiza DJ Awards and scored the highest placed House DJ position in DH Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll.

2018 is sure to be just as busy for Claptone and rewarding for his fans, with his hugely anticipated album Fantast releasing in June featuring a host of charismatic vocalists. If you think you knew everything about Claptone let him prove you wrong.

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