Claptone was one of the first names on the list of people we wanted to remix Romanthony. Amazingly, right at the beginning of the whole project he agreed. But for some reason or another, it just didn't work out. Each time we put together a new remix package, we would check and see if he was available and each time something meant it couldn't happen. Either the track didn't work for him or he was too busy. It looked for a while like we weren't going to get our man.
Finally, late last year, we sent him the Floorpiece acappella and that was it. Something clicked and he delivered this MONSTER of a remix.
Like Schatrax's "Mispent Years" or Inner City's "Ahnonghay", this is underground house music at its very best. Heavy garage beats, a dark'n'moody bassline and some killer keys underpin Romanthony's unmistakable story about his Dj-ing experience. Get ready Miami, Ibiza and beyond, this is a future anthem for sure.
Listen to the full length versions here - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyFQRSLx2z7wE7k6R4L1QKFQ1RXxmzSu-
Get the 12" here with the forthcoming Kevin McKay & Alex Arnout remixes and an unreleased mix from 1999 - http://www.juno.co.uk/products/romanthony-floorpiece-2014/523844-01/
Support from: Pete Tong, Claptone, Nina Kravitz, Richy Ahmed, Sasha, Skream, DJ T, Foamo/Gorgon City, Agoria, Ray Foxx, Tube & Berger, Tocadisco, ATFC, Vanilla Ace, Nathan Barato, Shir Khan, Purple Disco Machine, Hector Romero, German Brigante, Joyce Muniz, Supernova, Rob Da Bank, Dimitri From Paris, Metodi Hristov, Compuphonic, Doc Martin, Andy Daniell, Dcotor Dru, Pavel Petrov, Illyus, Auntie Flo, Tensnake, Kassey Voorn, Fumee Grise, Claus Casper, Severino, Undo, Kry Wolf, Viadrina, Andy (Emperor Machine/Chicken Lips), Harri (Sub Club), Jasper James, Sam Bailey (BBC Radio 1), Terry Farley, Timo Garcia, Solaris Heights, Graeme Park, Graham Sahara, Nuno Dos Santos, Lauren Lane, Mash, Mella Dee, Aston Shuffle, Russ Chimes, David Keno, Eskimo Twins, Yass, Alley Oop, Lewis Dene, Mark Doyle, Lumino, Samy Morpheus, John Jones, Stereo MCs, Robert Owens, CHARLIE...
Nina Kravitz - One of my fav Romathony's song..
Pete Tong - yummy
Richy Ahmed - wkd
Skream - Love it mate!!!!
Sasha - remix is great
Doc Martin - You can't go wrong w/ this combo!!!
Tube & Berger - Really diggin' the Original Mix!
Foamo/Gorgon City - Great! Will play!
Agoria - original get the soul !
Doctor Dru - thanks a lot. support from dru.
Auntie Flo - bumper! original is best for me
Joyce Muniz - great remix from claptone !!
Pavel Petrov - Claptone Remix... no more to say
German Brigante - Claptone remix!!
Shir Khan - hit alert. and as u can see it finally worked out:)
Hector Romero - Claptone delivers the goods on this head bopping groover
Nathan Barato - Nice!
Andy Daniell - Claptone remix is very good indeed. A respectful take.
Compuphonic - AMAZING. Will play it for sure. Thanks for this !
Illyus - I'll be playing out new & old skool. Claptone remix is big!!!
Fumee Grise - to be honest mostly nothing can beat the original....also in this case. Romanthony - Floorpiece (Original) for me.
Tocadisco - yeah!
Timo Garcia - loving Claptone's remix thanks
ATFC - wonderful
Kassey Voorn - The claptone remix is massive!
Vanilla Ace - Nice remix from Claptone...one for the after hours...
Supernova - Great reinterpretation of a cool track. Thanks for sending ;)
Ray Foxx - Cool track!
Graeme Park - I love it! Infectious as fuck.
Rob Da Bank - great remix!
Purple Disco Machine - nice Claptone Remix!
Robert Owens - Great track
Solaris Heights - Claptone mix, wicked! Full support.
Tensnake - like the original better of course, but claptone seems always to have the midas touch in modern house music, thank you
Terry Farley - TRULY AMAZING ... WAV PLEASE KEVIN - THAT PIANO IS A KILLER
Lauren Lane - Great remix! I am going to try it out tomorrow night when I open for Jamie Jones :)
Claus Casper - The RMX is ACE! Spotted this in Claptones Exploited Podcast. Happy to got it now!
Carl Hanagan (Hed Kandi) - Claptone mix is fierce!
Russ Chimes - that remix man!
Andy (Emperor Machine / Chicken Lips) - GOD YEAH ! Both Mixes WIN! i can't decide :-) Thanksxx
Jasper James - Wicked!
Harri (Sub Club) - Still loving the original....