::Claptone – She Loves You::
Mystery surrounds the identity of Berlin-based production combo Claptone. Perhaps it doesn’t matter, but it would be nice to know who’s behind this four-track selection of sharply floor-focused tech-house, deep house and disco blends. There’s a driving intensity to the heavyweight disco-tech of “Make Me Feel”, a relentless bumper that loops up vocal snippets from a familiar Sylvester tune. “Maximum” offers a deeper, Chicago-influenced cut along similar lines, whilst lead track “She Loves You” rises magnificently thanks to some cute vocals and hooky riffs. “Wicked”, meanwhile, offers a rolling contemporary take on ragga-house – all loose breakbeats, thumping bottom end and quirky dancehall vocals. Check it.
Support by Tensnake, Claude von Stroke, Julio Bashmore, A-Trak, Tim Sweeney, Hot Chip, Jesse Rose, Luciano, Phil Weeks, Round Table Knights, Zombie Disco Squad, Martin Dawson, M.A.N.D.Y., Magda, Matthew Dear, Kiki, Sasse, Trickski, Till Von Sein, CatznDogs, Eats Everything, Worthy, Seiji, Huxley, Ray Okpara, Coat of Arms, Friendly Fires, Mercury, Eli Escobar, Jet Project, Dance Disorder, Cosmo Vitelli, RubnTug, La Fleur, A Touch of Class, Beni, Drums of Death, KIM/The Presets, Philip Sherburne, Patrick Pulsinger, Rampa…
Tensnake: Loving Maximum!
Julio Bashmore: Feeling Maximum!
A-Trak: Also liked by A-Trak:)
Phil Weeks: Will play Maximum. Sounds dope.
Tim Sweeney: Make Me Feel is the one.
CatznDogs: Maximum is a KILLER.
Eats Everything: Lovin She Loves You. Awesome. Really Awesome.
Round Table Knights: Super great ep from this secret crew!? She Loves You is soooo gooooood!