Antoine Clamaran was born in Paris. In the early 90's, his local fame
interested Maximum FM, the leading parisian dance radio station at that
time. Impressed by his mixing gift, Clamaran gained a huge audience and
started to be booked for one off parties. But Palace headquarters (Palace
in Paris is the NYC equivalent of Studio 54) asked him to run the mythical
Gay Tea Dance every Sunday, instead of french icon Laurent Garnier.
In 1992 Clamaran, eager to get involved into production, teamed up with
Laurent Pautrat. Their first Production "I've got music in me" by 400hz
made him one of the most promising french producers. Released on House
Trade Records, this track was licensed by BMG France and sold over 100,000
Then record companies started to flood Clamaran with remixing requests such
as : "funky music" by Calvin Stone, "oxygene" by Jean Michel Jarre, "party
time" by Gloria Estefan, "you spin me round" by Dead or Alive and "Encore
Une Fois" by Euro smash. His own productions under the names of Carayca,
400HZ, D Plac, LAC, Unchain & House Train were always at the top the DJ
playlists but it was not until 1998 was he again to enter the French top 50
As a DJ he switched his residency from Palace to the Temple of Dance in
Paris: Le Queen.
During 1998 he produced 3 club smashes under the name Omega: "Dreaming Of A
Better World", "Peace & Harmony", "The Mission". All these tracks went gold
status in France (250,000 units) but didn't make any sales abroad.
By 1999, Clamaran had reached a blockbuster status in France but he chose
to come back to house music, leaving behind the commercial path laid out
for him. He decided to produce tracks under his own name and oriented for
the international markets. His first productions under his name; "Do The
Funk", "Get Up" and "After", were written with the now famous "french
These tracks were licensed by US based label Filtered records and released
on the Discoland EP. The record became a "must have" for most of the
world's key DJs including Boris Duglosch, Erick Morillo, Pete Tong, Danny
Rampling and Robbie Rivera. With "We Come To Party" feat. Blue James
(Basement jaxx singer), the filtered disco style of Clamaran, became an
asset for the house community.
In 1999, a few days before new year's eve, Clap production (Clamaran
/Pautrat label) merged into Penso Positivo (firm of another famous DJ in
France : Claude Monnet).
Antoine is now managing 4 labels, as producer and a&r, within Penso
Possitivo: Academy, North Club, House Trade Records and Basic traxx.
In 2000, he achieved charts success with Vibration INC. Antoine Clamaran is
currently the resident in the two biggest parisian clubs: Les Bains Douches
and Le Queen.