With 'Zero’, Claptone finally dropped some new music, before inviting UK-based dubstep artist Skream and Chicago’s Gene Farris, to remix the original, with both versions out now on Different Recordings.
Skream has carved himself a path since the early-2000s and the last 20 years have seen Oliver Jones, aka Skream, release on a variety of labels such as, Tempa, Hot Creations, Warner, Ministry Of Sound, Colombia as Magnetic Man, his own imprint 'Of Unsound Mind' and many many more. His remix of ‘Zero’ takes on a progressive house touch, layered with synth and crescendos.
Gene Farris has represented the Chicago house scene for over 30 years and continues to push the boundaries for the genre, moving between all shades of house and techno. Putting his spin on Claptone’s original, he takes aim firmly at the dancefloor with driving house beats, flutes and metallic synths decorated with the original vocal.
Making the most out of a year void of a busy touring schedule, Claptone’s long studio sessions have amassed some new original material for 2021. ‘Zero’ is the first single to follow his Ibiza summer track ‘Drop The Pressure’ as well as remixes for popstars such as Ava Max, Dua Lipa, Michael Kiwanuka and Mark Ronson.