Claptone – Cream

Artist: Claptone
Title: Cream
Format: Digital
LC: 15799
Cat: EXP-DIGITAL-11
Released: 30.01.2012

Claptone’s current release “Cream” has been in the Top 10 Beatportcharts (peak position: 4) for 3 weeks, has reached No2. in the German Club Charts and No.7 in the Resident Advisor Charts in February 2012.

Mystery surrounds the identity of production combo Claptone. Perhaps it doesn’t matter…
Their first EP “She Loves You” was a mix of sharply floor focused tech-house, deep house and disco blends. Having reached No. 4 in the German Club Charts and liked by key-players such as Tensnake, Julio Bashmore, Eats Everything, A-Trak, Matthew Dear and Tim Sweeney – we had to make a quick follow-up.
Here it is: CREAM…not only for lovers of 90ies Rapmusic.

Reminiscent of the super patient, minimal, and downright seductive bootlegs that Soul Clap was pushing out a couple years ago (see Extravaganza, Sex In the Kitchen, and Rock the Boat) this new release from the mysterious duo Claptone entitled “Cream” utilizes the same tension and release tantra-esque production techniques with great success. Sampling one of the most recognizable piano intros from the 90′s hip hop cannon (Wu Tang’s “CREAM” if you haven’t already figured it out), Claptone twist this nostalgic loop into a deep house dancefloor filler. Released earlier this week on the steadily incredible Exploited Records imprint, this track has been popping up in sets from the likes of the aforementioned Soul Clap to house maestro, DJ Sneak. Now the video promo for the release is just downright weird…silent films, clowns, ballerinas…

Supported by DJ HELL, DJ SNEAK, NOIR, SOUL CLAP, WOLF&LAMB, SETH TROXLER, LUCIANO, JESSE ROSE, M.A.N.D.Y:, KIKI, ROBERT DIETZ, RAY OKPARA, UNTOLD, LAZER SWORD, HUXLEY, BUBBA, OKAIN, TILL VON SEIN, DAVID KENO, CHRISTIAN PROMMER, MICHAEL REINBOTH, RUEDE HAGELSTEIN, ZOMBIE DISCO SQUAD, HECTOR MORALEZ, TRICKSKI, FRIENDLY FIRES, MERCURY, ROUND TABLE KNIGHTS, OLIVER$, KAROTTE, DIRT CREW, LA FLEUR, J.PHLIP, BABY G/DANCE DISORDER, KASPER BJOERKE, ACID PAULI, COSMO VITELLI, RUBNTUG, PAUL MOGG, PHONIQUE, PHILIP SHERBURNE, PATRICK PULSINGER, AFFKT, TEKI LATEX&ORGASMIC/SOUND PELLEGRINO, RADIOCLIT, DJ NIBSC, SOMEONEELSE, GARY MARTIN, BENI, ELI ESCOBAR, BAG RAIDERS, YOLANDA BE COOL, BANG GANG DEEJAYS, LIEM, JACOB LONDON, HOMEWORK&SHIR KHAN&ADANA TWINS&JOYCE MUNIZ&URULU, CHRIS JAMES, CHRIS GRUBER, HANNE&LORE, COJU, DANIEL DEXTER, MALENTE, BORIS DLUGOSCH, KISSY SELLOUT, TITTSWORTH, BOBMO&STRIP STEVE, DOUSTER, DJ GORKY/BONDE DO ROLE…and many more.

Selected Feedback:
DJ HELL: Cream is the first Clubhit in 2012.
DJ SNEAK: Cool tools.
NOIR: Wow…. both tracks are pretty dope here.
SOUL CLAP: Real cool bootlegs. Big up!
WOLF&LAMB: Bangers and Mashhh!
UNTOLD: Nice work!
TRICKSKI: Great little package. Good To You is some sweet soul thing. Love it.
FRIENDLY FIRES: Excellent stuff.
ROUND TABLE KNIGHTS: Claptone did it again!!! Boom.
OLIVER$: Ketadisco:)
KIKI: BOMBS!
RAY OKPARA: Good To You;) love it.
OKAIN: Love the cream sample. In my next chart for sure. The label is on fire.
TILL VON SEIN: Good To You is saucool!thx t
DAVID KENO: Wow! 2 great tracks.
CHRISTIAN PROMMER: Cool. Good release.
J.PHLIP: Wow really excited to drop cream! claptone… you took a sample everybody knows and you did it right! its hot!
LA FLEUR: Exploited is on fire! Thanks for this sweet release from Claptone. Really diggin both tracks! x
BUBBA: Cool edits will play! :)
RUEDE HAGELSTEIN: cream is damn tasty.. cant wait to play it. thanks!
HOMEWORK: What an awesome start of this Exploited year! Cream is ballin’.
JOYCE MUNIZ: Dope stuff. Cant wait to play it in my sunset in brazil :)! lets groove
URULU: ‘Cream’ is a jam. Will definitely play this one out.
AFFKT: Another bomb from Claptone, Good to you is amazing! thanks
ACID PAULI: Cream is good to you!
LIEM: Nice ep! Hard to pick a favorite, have to try them both :)
RADIOCLIT: Groovy, sexy, soulful, we like! big up
ELI ESCOBAR: Pretty tuff!
ORGASMIC: Like the cream one. Been playing it in the sound pellegrino podcast this week.
BOBMO: I like Cream, and i still play Maximum every set ;)
STRIP STEVE: I’m lovin it! Cool textures, and nice choice of edits again : )