DJs; producers; club headliners, festival regulars: Golf Clap are Hugh Cleal and Bryan Jones, a Detroit duo with an unmatched passion for house music and a seemingly endless supply of studio and club-focussed creativity. And with releases on some of the world’s most influential house labels already under their belts, along with a lauded Boiler Room session and an Essential New Tune ‘nod for Bout That’ alongside Eyes Everywhere, they’re only just getting started.
With roots in the Detroit underground, booking local and international DJs to play at their own parties, Golf Clap have established themselves as in-demand artists and performers in their own right, via an irresistible combination of hard work and talent.
Releases on Toolroom, Relief, Simma Black, their own Country Club Disco imprint and Kerri Chandler’s Madtech have announced Golf Clap as a musical force to be reckoned with, with fans including Carl Cox, Oliver Heldens, Claude VonStroke, Danny Howard and Green Velvet. And early in 2017 this recognition peaked with Pete Tong naming their collaboration with Eyes Everywhere ‘Bout That’ as his Essential New Tune.
As with every movement worth being a part of, Golf Clap’s self-made community started small: a group of like-minded artists and fans giving one another exactly what they needed to throw incredible parties. But as their profile has increased, word has spread both across the US and internationally. Go to any electronic music festival now and you’ll find a strong showing for their Country Club Disco merchandise and an ever-growing army of fans. And with a tour of the US’s major cities kicking off in May 2017, there’s never been a better time to see what all the fuss is about.