The mysterious Berlin-based producer & DJ Claptone is world-famous for his releases on Shir Khan‘s label Exploited and his energetic live shows around the globe. He recently announced the release of forthcoming second album ‘Fantast‘ which will be released via Different Recordings on June 8th, 2018.
On Thursday April 19th, 2018 he is playing at Berlin’s Watergate club along Doctor Dru, Kotelett & Zadak, Lars Moston & Stefanie Raschke for which you can get the chance to win 2×2 tickets by sending your name and the title of your favorite Claptone tune in a short mail to win (at) localsuicide.com!
Also read our FAZE TIME interview with Claptone, and listen to his latest EP below!
My name is Claptone but you might know me as CLAPTONE. I was born in what could only be described as somewhere between fantasy and desire and grew up in loneliness. When I was a child my idol was Mother Nature, because she was a confident woman. When I was sailing the seven seas as an explorer, I started to write music after my mid-day naps. It was then when I realised that I could no longer resist her insatiable pull and decided to let her everlasting presence wash over me. Since then I have written two full-length albums.
One of my best gigs I played was the last one or was it the next?. It was so much fun as I invited many of my friends and fellow artists to play with me and everyone had a lovely time. One of the best gigs I have been to was the last one or was it the next?. I loved the spirit and vibrations that filled the space.
Now I live in a dream-state with friends and quite a few felines. In my house you can find chocolate chip cookies and my refrigerator is usually full with milk. I enjoy traveling and reading a lot. I can spend hours playing Fortnite. One of my favorite places to visit is Venice, because of it’s energy.
On weekdays I twiddle away on my synthesizers and various instruments, carefully creating new music to share with others and on weekends I usually see a lot of smiling faces.
My favorite song at the moment is ‘Under The Moon’ ft. Nathan Nicholson. A film I watched lately and really liked was A Clockwork Orange. The last series I watched and loved was Stranger Things. I am very inspired by the universe and all which fills it. My dream is to make things right. My worst nightmare is going deaf. I love to wash the dishes and hate not that many things, quite honestly. I am addicted to melody, I just cannot stop collaborating. I get totally fucked up, when I play. The next day I need to get fucked up. Local Suicide reminds me of summer.
Tomorrow I will go to the dentist. Next month is my birthday. Next year it will come again. In 10 years I hope to be able to surf.
If I wasn’t a musician, I would be a sailor.
If my life was a Hollywood movie, it would be a blockbuster. If I could have sex with anyone, it would be none of your business.
If I was a car, I would be a Duesenberg. If I was an animal, I would be a raven. If I was a drug I would be coffee. If I was an invention, I would be a Perpetuum mobile. If I was an object, I would be a piece of gold. If I could date myself, I would think that it would be rather strange, yet actually quite practical.
If I could play with anyone it would be chess with Michael Jackson. I would like to collaborate with you.
If I had only one wish, it would be to keep doing what I love.
I would never forget to water my cacti, because I’ve been collecting and caring for them for decades.
My word of advice to the reader would be to take no advice from anyone.