This summer saw the famous masked avenger Claptone take his ‘The Masquerade’ party concept worldwide; he’s had crowds mesmerised at some of dance music’s most prolific events including Melt! Festival in Germany, Elrow in Ibiza, Tomorrowland in Belgium and Street Parade in Switzerland. Forever a firm favourite of Pete Tong, this year he stepped up for his first BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and played to the masses alongside Danny Howard for the Radio 1 Ibiza weekend.
His hip-hop sample-heavy hits regularly top the Beatport Deep House charts; this summer saw him release the big room smash ‘The Drums’ and remix Damon Albarn’s animated superstars Gorillaz. Alongside his heavy tour schedule, the elusive hero will be unmasking some new music. “Working on my new album, which will be released in 2018 and circuiting the planet twice,” he tells DJ Mag of his studio accomplishments and astronomical touring diary.