The man behind the mask has done it again. This time around, Claptone joined forces with some notable friends to create yet another remarkable Masquerade fiesta, in the heart of Brooklyn’s most music-savvy scene. Known for his obscure persona, Claptone has a reputation for throwing spectacular events in the world’s most prominent live venues. New York City locals sure were lucky to have been able to experience this one-of-a-kind house music extravaganza.
Returning to The Brooklyn Mirage for his second time, the German DJ and producer truly put on an incomparable production. Everything about the day of the event itself was absolutely perfect, from that warm, fresh summer air feel to the brightness of the full moon that took over the sky all night long. The vibes are hard to put into words because the entire night was just that magical.
The party kicked off with sets from supporting acts Sidney Charles, Felix Da Housecat, and Shiba San. All of which absolutely threw down, setting the tone for Claptone’s grand appearance later in the evening. Felix Da Housecat sparked the crowd’s energy from the get-go with his electro-heavy beats, followed by Shiba San and his exotic tech-house sounds which completely blew the crowd away. Each of these house music connoisseurs uniquely contributed to the Masquerade’s overall success. Each set aligned perfectly with the event’s mysterious theme under the moonlit New York City sky.
It wasn’t until roughly 1:30 AM, when the mastermind behind it all finally took the stage. His presences ignited the crowd’s energy to an all-time high. Part of the event’s elaborate decor featured multiple masquerade masks draped behind the stage, surrounding one massive Claptone mask. From the moment Claptone took over the stage, the smaller masks appeared life-like and began to move accordingly to the beat of his music, synchronizing with the light production for each song. It was such a creative way to fully unveil the masked man from behind the decks.
For over two hours, Claptone played all the popular tracks we were hoping to hear, a true crowd pleaser. He exposed some fresh remixes and more recent singles from his latest album ‘Clapcast’ such as “Under The Moon” and “Stronger”. A truly impeccable set, the ambiguous producer’s live sounds were everything we needed to kick off summer in the big apple.
Claptone will continue his Masquerade event series all summer long with his residency at Pacha in Ibiza titled ‘The Masquerade Mondays’, with a few installments here and there throughout various cities. All supporting acts from his latest Brooklyn Mirage appearance will be joining him throughout, as well as other house-dominant artists like Duke Dumont, Sonny Fodera, Danny Tenaglia, Nora En Pure, and many others. After such a magnificent production at The Brooklyn Mirage, we can’t wait to experience yet another one of Claptone’s monumental Masquerade celebrations.