Pet Shop Boys today release their remix of DJ and Producer Claptone’s ‘Queen of Ice’, taken from his latest studio album “Closer”.
Continuing the run of outstanding album collaborations and the final single to be released, ‘Queen of Ice’ is another example of the mysterious International DJ and producer Claptone showcasing his exploration of house with a pop flavor.
The dream pop inspired collaboration with rising Canadian pop band Dizzy is taken from Claptone’s recently released album ‘Closer’ co-produced by Stuart Price (Dua Lipa, The Killers, Madonna).
As writers, producers and remixers, Pet Shop Boys (Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe) are the most successful duo in UK music history with 42 Top 30 singles in the UK including 22 Top 10 hits and four number ones. In 2020 they released their 14th studio album, ‘Hotspot’, which reached Number 3 in the UK album chart.
They have collaborated, remixed, and written for a wide range of artists including Dusty Springfield, Lady Gaga, Liza Minnelli, Madonna, David Bowie, Yoko Ono, The Killers, Paul Weller and Girls Aloud.
With their Claptone remix they retain the tracks emotional lyrics, extraordinary arrangement yet wrap Dizzy’s front woman Katie Munshaw’s bare vocal and beatless wall of sound around a fresh upbeat disco production.
The single ‘Queen of Ice’ follows the previous album single releases of ‘Right Into You’, ‘Just A Ghost feat Seal’, ‘Zero’, ‘My Night’ feat. APRE and ‘Wake Up’ feat James Vincent McMorrow and ‘Golden’ feat Two Another – all unveiled earlier this year.
Claptone – Queen Of Ice (Pet Shop Boys Remix) is out now via Different Recordings
Claptone is the highest-ranking House DJ in the DJ Mag 100 for the 5th year in a row, ranking at #32 in 2021 with at the same time being #3 in DJ Mag’s Alternative DJ charts.
Claptone has brought his own event series ‘The Masquerade’ to L.A, London, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Miami, Paris, Bogota, Santiago de Chile, San Francisco, Córdoba, Madrid, New York, Melbourne as well as Buenos Aires, attended by 17,000 making it the biggest “The Masquerade” show to date. During summer season ‘The Masquerade’ has it’s residency every Saturday at the legendary Pacha on Ibiza.
2019 saw the man of mystery play over a staggering 300 shows, all the while receiving international praise for his “Fantast” album. The LP featuring ‘Under The Moon’, Stronger’, ‘In The Night’ and ‘Animal’ delivered a Number one spot on iTunes across 10 countries. The album was later given the remix treatment by a broad range of peers including Henrik Schwarz, MK, Cassius, Patrice Bäumel and more, while Claptone provided coveted remixes for Gregory Porter, Depeche Mode, Purple Disco Machine, Disclosure, New Order, Bastille, Gorillaz, Pet Shop, Florence & The Machine, Marina & The Diamonds.
Claptone’s 2020 started with the release of the massive hit ‘Drop The Pressure’, which followed the hit rework of Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘You Ain’t The Problem’ and a remix of Mark Ronson’s ‘Don’t Leave Me Lonely’. Most recently Claptone has been on remixing duties for Dua Lipa’s ‘Physical’ and ‘Cold Heart’ in collaboration with Elton John, Rag’n Bone Man’s ‘Fall in Love Again’ and Ava Max’s ‘My Head & My Heart’. In 2021 it was all about presenting new music from his ‘Closer’ album, which has earned global critical acclaim.
About Pet Shop Boys:
Pet Shop Boys (Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe) are the most successful duo in UK music history. Since signing to Parlophone Records in 1985, they have achieved 42 Top 30 singles in the UK including 22 Top 10 hits and four number ones. They have released 14 studio albums all of which have made the UK Top 10 as well as album charts around the world. In 2020 they released their 14th studio album, Hotspot, which reached Number 3 in the UK album chart.
In 2000 they received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music and at the 2009 BRIT Awards they were presented with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
As writers, producers and remixers, Tennant and Lowe have collaborated, remixed or written for a wide range of artists including Dusty Springfield, Lady Gaga, Liza Minnelli, Madonna, David Bowie, Yoko Ono, The Killers, Paul Weller and Girls Aloud.
Pet Shop Boys released their 14th studio album Hotspot in January 2020. The album includes the track Dreamland, written and performed with Years and Years. The Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live European tour will kick off in May 2022, while the Unity Tour of North America with New Order will now take place later this year. Pet Shop Boys will also headline Bilbao BBK Live festival 2022 in Spain.