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Claptone Takes On the Pet Shop Boys

It’s summer again, which means deep house’s man with the mask tackles another musical legend.
June 16, 2014, 9:12pm
Photo by Henning Schulze

Deep house's man with a mask is back and he just dropped off his latest gem for THUMP, this one taken from legendary UK outfit Pet Shop Boys' new album Electric.

The key word for this collaboration: mystery. From the magical to the legendary, sparks flew when Claptone met the Boys. Both acts have their own individual enigma, so the combination of the two is a heady concoction for dreamy summer nights.

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It won't be the first sunny season Claptone has ruled over either, or his first brush with an iconic musical outfit. His 2012 hit "Cream," was a big-room Ibiza staple. But at that time he was remixing Wu-Tang instead.

Claptone tells THUMP, "I am proud to have touched the voice of such legends and hope that you enjoy this beautiful collaboration between us both. This is my gift to you, shine on."

We can only wonder whom he has on tap for next year. The Rolling Stones, perhaps? Or maybe even Pharrell Williams?

Take a listen above to Claptone's unreleased vocal mix of "Love is a Bourgeois Construct."

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