Claptone’s top five club tracks right now
Stereosonic might be best known for the mainstage superstars it brings to this town – this year, Australia’s biggest dance festival has Major Lazer, Armin van Buuren and Axwell /\ Ingrosso on the bill – but the cast of names dotting their side-stages is just as exciting. Case in point is 2015’s The Woods stage, the place where house stars like MK, Claude VonStroke, Hannah Wants, Patrick Topping and Shiba San will be hanging out.
Also part of house contingent is Claptone, who comes bearing his new ‘Immortal’ live show, an audio-visual display as inspired by theatre as it is electronic music. Even without the live show, there’s never been a better time to catch the man in the golden mask – in 2015, he’s hit #1 on Beatport with his remix of Gregory Porter’s Liquid Spirit and locked in the release of his debut album Charmer, set to arrive in October.
To celebrate Claptone’s incoming trip, we tasked the Berliner with sending us a list of his favourite club tracks right now – and from Damien Lazarus to Justin Jay, the five he sent back is a quality bunch of tunes. Get listening below.
#1 Claptone – Dear Life (Michael Mayer Remix)
“Kompakt’s very own Michael Mayer gives my ode to life a club jam without denying it’s pop factor. It’s a beauty.”
#2 Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons – Vermillion (&Me Remix)
“Allow yourself to fall under the spell of that driving percussive groove by &Me and let yourself be carried away by a captivating vocal performance.”
#3 Riva Starr – The Loft feat. Dajae
“Travel to the time when house was born. I hear Todd Terry, I hear JM Silk, I hear Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk in Riva Starr’s ode to house. It’s fun, but heartfelt fun.”
#4 Hurts – Some Kind Of Heaven (Claptone Remix)
“Strong feelings can be real – this one is. I turned Hurt’s ‘80s pop into a Balearic, piano-driven, heartbreaking house hymn.”
#5 Justin Jay – Rain Dance
“This one is for when it gets too hot.”
SYDNEY: Saturday November 28, Sydney Showground
PERTH: Sunday November 29, Claremont Showground
MELBOURNE: Saturday December 5, Melbourne Showgrounds
ADELAIDE: Saturday December 5, Bonython Park
BRISBANE: Sunday December 6, Brisbane Showgrounds