With ‘Zero’ Claptone the DJ, producer and international man of mystery has finally dropped some long-awaited new music. He now invites two of the world’s most in-demand artists to remix his original, UK based dubstep and house pioneer Skream and Chicago legend Gene Farris. The remixes are set for release April 1st via Different Recordings.
The diverse and dynamic Skream is regarded as one of the most influential producers & DJs in contemporary electronic music, he has carved himself a momentous path since the early 2000s. The last 20 years have seen Oliver Jones aka Skream release on a variety of labels such as Tempa, Hot Creations, Warner, Ministry Of Sound, Colombia as Magnetic Man, his own imprint ‘Of Unsound Mind’ and many many more. His remix of Claptone’s ‘Zero’ takes on a progressive House touch, layered with floating synth and tension-packed crescendos.
Gene Farris has remained at the forefront of House music, representing the esteemed Chicago House scene for over 30 years and continues to push the boundaries for the genre, moving effortlessly between all shades of House and Techno. Putting his distinct spin on Claptone’s original, Farris takes aim firmly at the dancefloor with driving House beats, flutes and metallic synths decorated with the original vocal.
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’ as well as remixes for Pop Stars such as Ava Max, Dua Lipa, Michael Kiwanuka and Mark Ronson.
‘Zero’ is a dancefloor statement for Claptone’s 2021; helping us explore an accomplished and mysterious musical character.
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.