The enigmatic producer Claptone is releasing his highly-anticipated sophomore album Fantast in style with an album launch party at Brooklyn nightspot Output on June 23. Having already sold out Claptone’s Fantast Voyage on the Cornucopia Majesty, which will take to the seas earlier that day, this show will be an intimate celebration for fans to immerse themselves in the magic of Fantast. Playing alongside Claptone will be Kofman and Grammy-nominated British-duo Camelphat. Kitball records alums Tube & Berger will be playing The Panther Room with an extended set that’s sure to set a perfect tone for the night.
Claptone first lead listeners into the mysterious world of Fantast with the debut single off the album, “In The Night” with Ben Duffy. The track became an instant favorite and was featured as Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune on BBC Radio 1. The staccato bassline and groovy vibes set the perfect foundation for remixes from MK, Lindstrom & Prins Thomas, and Illyus & Barrientos. In the music video for “In The Night,” golden-masked figures take the night by storm with flash mob-like choreography. Claptone followed the disco-infused “In The Night” with the more melancholic and synth-focused “Stay The Night”, showing a slight shift in sound that still maintains that peculiar, eerie Claptone funk. With pronounced piano chords, “Under The Moon” captures that quintessential Claptone sound that longtime listeners fell in love with. The video perfectly encapsulates the dark, pensive stylings of Claptone, with a man running through a city and jumping through and over obstacles, like a metaphor for emotional parkour.
Claptone has come a long way since hits like “Cream/Good To You” and “Another Night”, “No Eyes” but what has remained consistent is the commitment to quality classic house production that is evident in the work Claptone has put in from his first album Charmer all the way through Fantast.
Buy tickets to Claptone’s June 23rd album release party at Output here.
Fantast will be out on June 8th on Different Recordings – pre-save the album here.
Be sure to take advantage of Claptone’s iTunes pre-order special – for a limited time, fans can pre-order the album on iTunes for a special sale price, which will go up as soon as the album is out on June 8th. Pre-order on iTunes here.