Claptone is a very unique proposition in modern music. Painted as a mythical character shrouded in mystery, he has become one of the biggest names in electronic music whilst simultaneously remaining in the shadows. He has however constantly sought to deepen his own distinctive world, creating a rich tapestry which tells the Claptone story. In his second artist album Fantast, the Claptone universe is at it's deepest and most vivid. He is the master of his domain and in his most artful offering yet, the assured 13 tracks come together to create an album full of varied colors and atmospheric textures.
As one of the busiest touring DJs and most prolific producers around, Claptone is constantly unveiling more about the world he draws inspiration from. An enigma with a tireless desire for creativity and thirst for new music, Claptone has brought together a diverse group of collaborators here such as Bloc Party's Kele Okereke, Blaenavon, Tender, Jones, Zola Blood, Austria's Katie Stelmanis, The Boxer Rebellion's Nathan Nicholson, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Matt Simons.
Lead single "In The Night" features the vocals of Ben Duffy, which paired with Claptone's insistent and upbeat production, makes for an exquisitely executed electronic pop gem. It marks an engaging opening snapshot for what will be a milestone in his already glittering career. We caught a glimpse of Claptone's ambition to produce a body of work in his debut artist album Charmer which has scored over 60million streams and counting, but it's in Fantast that Claptone really delves deeper into the art of songwriting.