Making his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix debut, Berlin-based producer Claptone delivers a two hour, house heavy set that is sure to be a frontrunner for Essential Mix of the year. Featuring exclusive remixes and specifically tailored edits, this is one Essential Mix that you won’t want to miss.
“In my Essential Mix, I show you where I come from and I also show you where I’ll go,” Claptone says to open the show. “You’ll find lots of new, different and exclusive versions of Claptone music which has been tailored for this occasion. It’s not your usual DJ mix, nor is it what I play in the clubs. My Essential Mix is much more.”
And boy, is he right. With a track selection ranging from The White Stripes and The Police to James Brown and Daft Punk, the mysterious German producer displays his extensive musical knowledge in a unique blend of rock and funk classics to deep house favorites. Playing the Main Stage at Mysteryland USA this Memorial Day Weekend, Claptone should be on everyone’s “must see” list.
For those unfamiliar with the producer, he burst onto the scene in 2012 with his infectious track “Cream” and his 2013 follow ups “No Eyes” and “Wrong.” Since then, he’s set himself apart with his captivating deep house grooves. With the recent release of his EP, The Music Got Me, Claptone continues to dominate the Beatport charts and impress audiences worldwide.
Claptone hits the Main Stage at Mysteryland USA on Saturday, May 23. Tickets are still available over on the festival’s official website, so be sure to pick them up. Until then, get ready for what is sure to be an unforgettable set from the producer by checking out his Essential Mix below.
Claptone’s Essential Mix Tracklisting
Vangelis – Bicycle Riders (Harps Of The Ancient Temple) [EMI] The White Stripes – In The Cold Cold Night [XL Recordings] Metronomy – Loving Arm (Soul Clap’s ‘Shake A Leg’ Remix) [Because Music] Artenvielfalt – How We Chill x The Time Is Now (Acapella) [OFF Spin] Black Light Smoke – Lovework (DJ T. Remix) [Get Physical Music] Loden In Ny – The Magic Room (Dino Lenny Remix) x Night On Fire (Acapella) [Fine Human Records]] Metro Area – Miura x Another Night (Acapella) [Environ] The Magician – When The Night Is Over (feat. Newtimers) (Claptone Remix) x Roxanne (Acapella) [Parlophone UK] CAN – Vitamin C [United Artist Records] Nhan Solo – Tell Me [Mother Recordings] Claptone – Control [White Label] Turntablerocker – Grow Up x Too Long (feat. Romanthony) (Acapella) [Jeudi] Noel Nanton – Your Love (Ian Pooley Remix) [Honchos Music] Kenny Dixon, Jr. – Don’t You Want My Love [Intangible Records & Soundworks] Stefano Ritteri – The Partylife [Exploited] Mighty Dub Katz – Just Another Groove [Southern Fried Records] Bagatelle – Clin D’Oeil [Follow Me Records] Claptone – Good To You [Exploited] James Brown – Blind Man Can See It [Polydor] Earth People – Dance [Champion] Justin Jay – Femme Fatale [Dirtybird] Claptone – Cream [Exploited] Claptone – The Music Got Me [Exploited] Click | Click – The Muzic Box [Exploited] Doorly – I Want You To Dance [Toolroom Longplayer] Claptone – Secret Lover (feat. Jaw) [Different] ME & Her – Walking Boots [Stil Vor Talent] Layo & Bushwacka! – Love Story [XL Recordings] Jack Peñate – Tonight’s Today [XL Recordings] Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit (Claptone Special Mix) [Decca] Tori Amos – Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden Remix) [Atlantic] Claptone – 100.000 (Ladies & Gentlemen) [White Label] Johnny Corporate – Sunday Shoutin’ [Defected] Sirens Of Lesbos – Long Days Hot Nights (Claptone Remix) [Exploited] Tom Trago – Use Me Again (Carl Craig Remix) [Rush Hour Recordings] Raumakustik – Raider [Hot Trax] Claptone – Wrong (Pianopella) [Exploited] The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats x Dog Chord [Freestyle Dust] George Morel & SPJ – Let’s Groove (Claptone Remix) [Get Physical] Jacob Korn – She [Uncanny Valley] Elderbrook – How Many Times (Andhim Remix) x No Eyes (Acapella) [Black Butter Records]