::Claptone – Night on Fire::

Artist: Claptone
Title: Night on Fire
Format: Digital
LC: 15799
Release date: Jun 11, 2012

EXPLOITED presents one of the fastest rising stars of the last 6 months – the mysterious Claptone.
Their second release “Cream” has achieved astonishing chart success (Top 10 Beatport Hit “Cream” / Top 1 German Club Charts / Top 7 Resident Advisor Charts).
“Cream” has been snapped up for numerous DJ-mixes, Miami and Ibiza comps.
With a fast developing reputation for production and DJ skills seemingly beyond their short career, this is a talent too good to miss.

“Faceless stars aren’t exactly a new phenomenon in the world of electronic music. In fact, anonymity is the hallmark of some of the scene’s biggest artists—take Daft Punk, The Bloody Beetroots, and Burial just for starters. Add Claptone to the list, as this unidentified combo hit the world of disco-tinged deep house hard this spring with their cover of the Wu-Tang Clan classic ”Cream.” The tune climbed up the Beatport charts and made its way onto the hard drives of star DJs including Tensnake, A-Trak, and Matthew Dear. Their latest, “Night On Fire,” which drops June 11th on Beatport, promises similar results by borrowing Jim Morrison’s most famous verse and wrapping it in brooding keys and swaying disco rhythms.

But where the Exploited act stands out, besides having a penchant for covers, is in their videos—each one suggesting a taste for B-movie artfulness, like an 8mm film version of iamamiwhoami‘s HD enigma. Factor in Claptone’s press photos, a golden bird mask that mashes up The Knife‘s preferred facial wear with MF DOOM‘s metal face, and you’ve got a mystery so intriguing, you hope it never comes unraveled.” (Beatportal)

Early support by DJ Sneak, Jesse Rose, A-Trak, Joakim, Matthew Dear, DJ T, Riva Starr, Claude Von Stroke, Huxley, Noir, NTFO, dOP, Munk, Round Table Knights, Zombie Disco Squad, Waifs & Strays, Wildkats and many more.

Selected Feedback:

DJ Sneak: Superb work. And yes i am remixing CREAM for you. Stay put. Thanks mates.
Jesse Rose: Good groover for the darker hour. Looking forward to playing it out. Big ups.
A-Trak: I feel like these tracks were made for me.
Joakim: Would probably play Night On Fire, can see it destroy some dancefloors
Huxley: Another wicked EP from Claptone and Exploited!
Alex Barck/Jazzanova: Top Tunes here. Maybe too early to say but Exploited is my label of the year so far.
Riva Starr: Will test it out.
dOP: Great 2 tracks..very melodic. Download for very early use.
Round Table Knights: Another Claptone/Exploited sure shot!
Zombie Disco Squad: Wow – this one is much more errie and tender than the last few. Awesome.