Today, Claptone, DJ, producer, and all-around enigma, releases ‘Flashdance’, the follow-up to ‘Euphoria’ and second single on his new label Golden Recordings.
Claptone layers hair-raising synth stabs over a euphoric house rhythm on “Flashdance,” a club-oriented track released by the Golden Recordings label. The track is a collaboration with New York legend Man Parrish, and it features intricate percussion, lengthy snare build ups, and massive bass-heavy impacts.
“I’ve always been in love with early 80s HipHop and Electro, a time when HipHop wasn’t just Rap Music but was not thinkable without Breakdance and Graffiti. These different outlets of expression brought musicians, dancers and artists together and felt much more colorful and open than some years later when MTV discovered Rap Music in which rappers constantly displayed their machismo”, says Claptone.
“Also musically that era was quite spectacular with DJs extending breaks from soul and disco records on one hand and crews producing their own music on cheap electronic equipment on the other. I fell in love with both but even more so with early electro based on Kraftwerk but with a danceable twist. One of the heroes of that music is undoubtedly Man Parrish who produced a string of amazing tracks like ‘Hip Hop, Be Bop’, ‘Male Stripper‘ and of course ‘Man Made‘ amongst others. I’m beyond thrilled about my new single ‘Flashdance‘, which sound-beams ‘Boogie Down Bronx‘ straight to 2023. Working with Man Parrish is nothing less than a dream come true. Music would surely not be the same without him.”
Proclaimed as the “Godfather Of Electronic Music” by the New York Times, Man Parrish is a founding force behind EDM and a legend of the New York scene. He has sold over five million records worldwide, plus an additional 80 million through the distribution and sales of the hugely popular Grand Theft Auto video games that contain his music.
According to the New York Times, Man Parrish is the “Godfather of Electronic Music” and a legendary figure on the New York scene. He has sold more than five million records worldwide, plus an additional eighty million via the distribution and sale of Grand Theft Auto video games containing his music.
In the past eight years, Claptone has released three studio albums, ‘Charmer’ (2015), ‘Fantast’ (2019), and ‘Closer’ (2022), featuring the singles ‘No Eyes’, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Under The Moon,’ ‘Queen of Ice,’ and ‘Just A Ghost’. His uplifting and vocal-heavy style of house has amassed millions of views on YouTube, and he presently has over four million monthly listeners on Spotify. He is well-known for his remix work, including his reimagining of Gregory Porter’s “Liquid Spirit.” In recent years, he has remixed songs by Elton John, Dua Lipa, Gorillaz, Mark Ronson, Depeche Mode, Ava Max, Rufus du Sol, Pet Shop Boys, Michael Kiwanuka, Rag’n’Bone Man, and New Order, among others.
The Venetian mask-wearing producer also launched the immersive and otherworldly ‘The Masquerade’ events in 2017, with Fatboy Slim, MK, Purple Disco Machine, James Hype, Vintage Culture, Armand Van Helden, John Summit, Meduza, Faithless, Nora En Pure and Pete Tong joining the fun across showcases in Australia, South America, North America, London, Paris, Amsterdam and multiple seasons at Pacha Ibiza – the most recent of which has just kicked off for the
With the recent debut of his own record label, Golden Recordings, Claptone is expanding his influence into the stratosphere. With Man Parrish as his most recent iconic collaborator, ‘Flashdance’ is poised to become one of the summer’s most popular club anthems.
Listen to the track below.
Written by: Editor of IVR