If you missed it, versatile bass music producer Manic Focus recently put out his dubstep remix to Disclosure’s ubiquitous single, “Latch.” The Chicago producer maintains the swirling pads of the original while picking up the tempo and layering a clean broken beat. The concept of mixing Disclosure with dubstep seems a bit odd, but Manic Focus successfully morphs the Lawrence brothers’ deep house single into a pleasant bass-oriented rendition. Download Manic Focus’s remix of “Latch” on SoundCloud.Posted by
For fans both new and old, the agenda for Disclosure‘s debut Essential Mix was hard to predict. Guy and Howard Lawrence would not recite the music that shot them to star status, but they also probably were not going to regurgitate their recently gold Settle to their fanbase on Radio 1. Disclosure are not an act that can easily be painted with the brush of popular discipline, but with so much attention brewing, there was a considerable middle ground to strike on such hallowed airspace as Radio 1′s Essential Mix.
Their intro was a nod to the sound of J Dilla — an artist whose masterful beats may not have been the most obvious stimulus to the Howard Brothers to the untrained ear. From here, the mix pointed to the great field producers of American hip-hop, rallying Slum Village, Gang Starr, Jaylib, Q-Tip and the studio wizards that sealed their respective immortality along the way. This wasn’t a cheap party trick, but a tip to liberal nature we have come to expect from Disclosure – that all encompassing appreciation for good music that has not only hallmarked their discography, but fortified their dual persona of unpredictable turntablists and definitive live dance assets along the way.
It’s only their studio album debut, yet the Lawrence brothers find themselves upon album charts, amidst global radio shows, and everywhere in between. Spawning from their inauguration, Disclosure have become two of the most adored artists in electronic music and have been officially marked as the most blogged about artists of 2013 thus far. Now, after peaking at number one on the UK charts, their debut album Settle has reached another major milestone, racking up over 100,000 copies sold to achieve gold status. With a shiny new plaque to hang on their wall and an album that continues to ride on the success of singles such as “Latch” and “White Noise,” platinum is in Disclosure’s line of sight.
British electronic duo Disclosure made a secret stop in Boston this week, performing at the Cyclorama Building at the Boston Center for the Arts. MTV Iggy and Intel joined forces recently to bring Disclosure to Beantown, and created a series of events and concerts called The Music Experiment 2.0, which will bring “international sounds to US audiences.” As part of the experiment, fans can win their way into the free shows through a series of social media contests. Boston is the second city in which the line of concerts has stopped, the first being New York City, where Empire Of The Sun performed. Check out our photos from the show after the break.
The Lawrence brothers have just finished up another successful North American tour, and without skipping a beat, they’re on deck for their debut Essential Mix this evening on BBC Radio 1. Over the last several years, the boys have gone from unknown teen producers, to well-respected house and garage producers, to all out superstars in the UK and beyond with the release of their chart-topping June album Settle. Tune in tonight at 8pm EST to listen to what they choose to send over the global airwaves for their first ever Essential Mix.
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HARD Summer Saturday: Disclosure, Dog Blood, TNGHT, and Flying Lotus galvanize tenants of quality dance music
LA electronic music fans descended upon downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, ready to experience the sights and sounds of HARD Summer. Providing music that could attract ears of all types, from deep house to techno to electro to dubstep and back, the twelve hour event provided a well-curated display of the current pulse of dance music. Click through to read more about the moments that will be cemented in our minds.
The Disclosure boys stopped by Richie Hawtin’s Enter residency at Space Ibiza to deliver a set finely tuned for the Sake Bar, one of the many side rooms in Space’s cavernous venue set up for the different sights and sounds of Hawtin’s Enter Experience on the White Isle. Not like Disclosure really needed much more of an affirmation of their skill and success in the last year, but an invitation from the M_nus boss is a true sign of the influence and staying power these young producers/DJs are accumulating. Their original material from Settle serves as an anchor throughout this set, but they also show their uncanny ability to play appropriately to the room — relying heavily on more relaxed, loungey vibes perfect for a sake bar.
Past the golden days of the Hacienda, Manchester’s Warehouse Project has been a solid institution to the North of England and its dotted clubbing legacy. With an open sigh of relief from those further astray from the overstated capital city, Trafford Park Road will once again play host to what has come to stand as the UK’s alternative clubbing season. Launching with an all-star showcase from Axwell, Armand van Helden, Mark Knight and MK on September 27th, the weekly events will run through to New Year’s Day, offering hosted nights from the likes of Steve Angello, Armin Van Buuren, Disclosure, Rudimental, Annie Mac and Richie Hawtin and a host of their industrious peers along the way. With rare and wonderful appearances from Phoenix, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and a 2013 finale from Nile Rogers alongside Hot Chip, there is quite literally something for every possible taste on this year’s jam-packed bill.
Orlando Higginbottom, or the young producer colloquially known as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, is the latest in line to remix one of the singles off the Disclosure boys’ debut album released at the beginning of last month. T.E.E.D’s take on “F For You” transforms the bouncy dance floor track into a somber record with a haunting bass line. It’s definitely the darker side of the Dinosaur, but both this and his recent mix for Crosstown Rebels’ Get Lost compilation hint that he’s a record selector and producer destined for much more than just one side of the dance music spectrum.Posted by