Today, Friday, January 28, the Pet Shop Boys’ long-awaited remix of Claptone’s “Queen Of Ice” is released via Different Recordings. The brand new remix from legendary British duo Pet Shop Boys follows a ‘Queen Of Ice’ remix by Nora En Pure. Feeling like two worlds colliding, Claptone’s “Queen Of Ice” got a mash-up transformation from iconic duo Pet Shop Boys – and it combines their authentic rock/dance sound so easily, they’ve become so familiar. to many by, with Claptone’s unique dance music vibe.
The Pet Shop Boys are masters at instantly captivating the listener. As the vibe turns into an infectious dance groove, paired with Dizzy’s beautiful voice, the Pet Shop Boys 7″ Mix stands out among the crowd. In true Pet Shop Boys style, this remix boasts dancefloor and radio appeal, accelerating the original’s popularity to even greater heights.
“When my remix for ‘Love Is A Bourgeois Construct’ came out in December 2013, I felt it was the pinnacle of Claptone. But three artist albums and countless hit songs later, I can proudly say I was wrong. Still, I felt like I was on top of the world then and I feel the same now as the Pet Shop Boys return the favor and remix “Queen of Ice” ft. Dizzy. Almost 40 years ago, they began creating club-influenced pop, opening the doors to underground club music on the radio and on the charts. Their work in the 80s, 90s and 2000s is why dance music is in the DNA of all of today’s big hits. Moreover, I am deeply impressed by the way they have managed to remain in control of their own image, creating ever-changing avatars of themselves before this word was a commons, thus combating any notion of authenticity and of rockism, constantly emphasizing the act of performance. They are true pioneers who always produce great music and expand their own world, what an inspiration.” – Clapton
“Queen Of Ice” is the seventh single from Claptone’s world-famous third album. Closer, which was co-produced by Stuart Price (Dua Lipa, The Killers, Madonna), and released in November 2021. With backing from A-list talent, Claptone has enlisted timeless singers from a myriad of eras such as Barry Manilow and Seal, fresh-faced artists like James Vincent McMorrow and Mansionair, plus repeat collaborators Nathan Nicholson and Peter Bjorn and John (to name a few). Quoted as “further expanding Claptone’s legacy”, Closer was a worldwide hit, showcasing Claptone’s innate ability to mix commercial and underground elements in a perfect way.
Claptone North American Tour Dates
2/25 – 1015 Folsom, San Francisco, CA
2/26 – Skyline Festival, Los Angeles, CA
2/27 – EDC Mexico
3/4 – Belly Up Aspen, CO
3/18 – Diplo’s Higher Ground Las Vegas, NV
3/23 – The Masquerade at SLS South Beach, Miami, FL
3/26 – Coca Cola Music, San Juan, PR
3/27 – Ultra Music Festival, Miami, Florida
8/7 – CRSSD, San Diego, CA