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Claptone makes superb Essential Mix debut, ushers in the modern house revival

Every Friday Pete Tong airs the Essential Mix on BBC 1 and every Friday the world’s best DJs spend 2 hours telling their story through music. Last week’s mix was graced by Claptone, the enigmatic and masked talent who has quickly made a name for himself in the modern house revival. The beauty of Pete Tong’s iconic radio show is the complete freedom afforded to his guests. Claptone takes full advantage of that here. Opening with The White Stripes “In The Cold Cold Night” over Vangelis’ “Bicycle Rider,” the Berlin talent establishes an eccentric track selection right out of the gate, skipping between decades with ease. From there you’ve got a handful of his own original work including, “The Music Got Me,” “Control,” and “Secret Lover,” a delightful array of impossible to ignore house grooves and a slew of VIP edits to keep you entertained. Throw in Armand Van Helden’s remix of Tori Amos’s “Professional Widow,” and Claptone’s Essential Mix may just be the most eclecticly and finely-curated broadcast of 2015.

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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 [ntangible 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]

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