Claptone is one of those guys who just can’t miss. Every song he puts out is quality – whether a Deep House jam like “Cream” (which samples Wu Tang Clan’s “C.R.E.A.M.” which samples The Charmels’ “As Long As I’ve Got You”) or something a little more ravey like his remix of “Planet Rock” by Powers that Be & Roland Clark. Beyond smooth productions and remixes, Claptone knows how to bring the heat in a live setting and is one of the few artists in the dance music world who releases a weekly podcast (if you don’t subscribe you’re missing out).
Claptone’s podcast, in fact, is the reason I found out about his newest track “The Drums (Din Daa Daa)” featuring George Kranz. Unless you were born yesterday, you likely recognize the vocal sample that repeats “din daa daa” and has such an infectious hook. The sample is from the track by the same name featuring George Kranz, which dropped back in the 80s. The sample was made popular by the Ying Yang Twins ft. Pitbull with their track “Shake”. On this track Claptone brings us a 122bpm House gem with a driving bass line and club-ready energy.
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