“Feel This Way” was originally the eighth single from Claptone’s renowned third album Closer, co-produced by Stuart Price and released in November of 2021. Now, The mysterious and acclaimed DJ/producer taps Gettoblaster and Andhim to each provide a remix fo the soulful house hit, featuring Mayer Hawthorne. In addition, Claptone released his own Dub Mix of the track, with all the remixes released via Different Recordings.
Gettoblaster, marked as the “finest in ghetto house,” jacks up the energy with an underground influenced take on the remix. Blending the sophisticated sound of Claptone with Chicago and Detroit house music influences. The vibrant piano riffs from the original take a back seat to the deep bass-line, while still generating a momentous groove. Then, Andhim, the eclectic German duo, lend their take on “Feel This Way.” The club-infused pop remix accentuates Mayer Hawthorne’s lyrical vocals while providing support via bubbling melodies and a driving bass-line. The infectious groove gets a bright alteration for a club and festival ready hit.
Regarding the selection of remixers, Claptone details:
”The first time I asked Andhim for a remix was around 2015 for a track on my first album ‘Charmer’ and I’ve been asking and pushing them ever since. I love their productions and their music. I’m very happy that they said yes to remix ‘Feel this Way’. On the other end of the spectrum I share the same love for the ruff grooves of Gettoblaster and their powerful bass infused style. What they delivered for a remix blew me away, it’s a staple in my DJ sets recently. Having both remixes on the release to me is a perfect combination and it shows where I can go in my own sets when I play these out.”
Mayer Hawthorne adds, ”It’s time to dance again. This track takes me back to illegal warehouse parties in Detroit and an era of unbridled excess. Here’s to feeling good all the time.”
“We are super happy we could finally do a remix for our friend Claptone. It was a lot of fun working with the original track and give it a little summery andhim twist,” says Andhim, while Gettoblaster closes with“We are so excited about this project. Piano’s, bass lines, infectious vocals! This one has been doing work on our dance floors around the world the last few months!“
“Feel This Way” remixes by Claptone, Mayer Hawthorne, Andhim, and Gettoblaster, were released on Friday, March 11th, 2022, via Different Recordings.
In addition to the Miami installment that is coming to the Hyde Beach & SLS South Beach venue on March 23, Claptone recently revealed the return of one of Ibiza’s most celebrated and unique events, ‘The Masquerade’, to Pacha, bringing magic and mystery to the White Isle for its biggest season yet. Signaling the return of the illustrious golden masks, ‘The Masquerade’ will throw open its doors on May 14th and continues each Saturday until October 15th adding a rich dimension to Pacha’s 2022 Ibiza program. View below for Claptone’s upcoming North American tour dates.
Claptone North American Tour Dates + more to be announced
- 3/18 – Art Of The Wild – Wynn Encore Beach Club – Las Vegas, NV
- 3/19 – Union Hall – Edmonton, Canada
- 3/20 – Longhorn Saloon – Whistler, BC, Canada
- 3/23 – The Masquerade At SLS South Beach, Miami, FL
- 3/26 – Coca Cola Music, San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 3/27 – Ultra Music Festival, Miami, FL
- 4/14 – CODA – Toronto, Canada
- 4/15 – Nebula – New York, NY
- 4/16 – Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
More About Claptone
Claptone is the highest-ranking House DJ in the DJ Mag 100 for the 5th year in a row, ranking at #32 in 2021 with at the same time being #3 in DJ Mag’s Alternative DJ charts.
Claptone has brought his own event series ‘The Masquerade‘ to L.A, London, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Miami, Paris, Bogota, Santiago de Chile, San Francisco, Córdoba, Madrid, New York, Melbourne as well as Buenos Aires, attended by 17,000 making it the biggest “The Masquerade” show to date. During summer season ‘The Masquerade’ has it’s residency every Saturday at the legendary Pacha on Ibiza.
2019 saw the man of mystery play over a staggering 300 shows, all the while receiving international praise for his Fantast album. The LP featuring ‘Under The Moon’, Stronger’, ‘In The Night’ and ‘Animal’ delivered a Number one spot on iTunes across 10 countries. The album was later given the remix treatment by a broad range of peers including Henrik Schwarz, MK, Cassius, Patrice Bäumel and more, while Claptone provided coveted remixes for Gregory Porter, Depeche Mode, Purple Disco Machine, Disclosure, New Order, Bastille, Gorillaz and many more.
Claptone’s 2020 started with the release of the massive hit ‘Drop The Pressure’, which followed the hit rework of Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘You Ain’t The Problem’ and a remix of Mark Ronson’s ‘Don’t Leave Me Lonely’. In 2021 it was all about presenting new music from his Closer album, which has earned global critical acclaim. In addition to creating Closer, last year saw Claptone on remix duty for new spins on Dua Lipa’s ‘Physical’, Ava Max’s ‘My Head & Heart’, Storm Queen’s ‘For a Fool, and Trans-X ‘Living On Video’ as part of Unidisc’s 20th anniversary in February, 2021.
2022 has seen Claptone presenting remixes from his Closer album, the first being Nora En Pure’s sensational re-work of “Queen Of Ice” that rose to becoming Spotify’s #3 most saved track. UK legends Pet Shop Boys followed with their club infused pop remix of “Queen Of Ice”, earning praise from prestigious outlets like Euphoria as being “phenomenal” and by Earmilk as being “anthemic”. Claptone’s iconic event, ‘The Masquerade’, is set to return to both Miami Music Week as well as the white sandy shores of Ibiza for its famed residency at Pacha.
More About Gettoblaster
More than just DJ’s, this set of tastemakers are leading a movement, raised by Chicago and Detroit’s underground scenes and determined to keep it alive. Gettoblaster has created their own sound by taking what they’ve been influenced by for years and twisting it with a modern-day edge and pushing the genre of warehouse tracks to the future. These powerhouses stay well-rinsed and consistently charting with their distinct blend of addictive hooks, crisp percussion, and room-shaking basslines. Gettoblaster’s music has been in regular rotation for Claude VonStroke, Claptone, Diplo, Shiba San, Dom Dolla, Danny Howard, Patrick Topping and many more. Even Mixmag champions their “tough, warehouse sound” with a full-page article introducing them to the world in the UK print edition of the Magazine.
2022 is already packing a punch, with secured dates for North Coast Music Festival (Chicago), Sunset Music Festival (Tampa) along with 20 plus dates for their upcoming tour. Gettoblaster is an act not to miss.
More About Andhim
andhim are a German DJ and producer duo consisting of Simon Haehnel & Tobias Müller. Since their founding year 2010, they have published over 60 songs and remixes. They have worked with artists such as Theophilus London, Diplo, Högni Egilson, Groove Armada and Elderbrook and made it to number 31 on the German Single Charts with their remix for Wine & Chocolates.
The two describe their sound as “super house” – their very own definition of electronic music that, whether melodic or deep, always bears the typical andhim fingerprint. In addition to the musical component, the two have placed great emphasis on a strong visual concept in their representation as an artist, which is reflected in countless music videos. They always present themselves with a wink, without sabotaging the seriousness of their art.