Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence have announced a spring 2013 release for their debut album. Though the LP is yet to be titled, the two revealed the tracks will be similar to the house infused garage sounds we’ve heard on their Faces EP earlier this year. Disclosure has already tickled our ears with “Latch,” the first single from their work-in-progress album — and we have had a soft spot for the enormously talented sibling duo ever since. Their production chops continually impress us through thoughtfully delivered vocal hooks, chopped kick drums, and emotionally-driven beats, meaning the announcement will be met by some serious anticipation.
Every now and then, you hear a conversation between die-hard electronic music fans discussing the scene and how it’s becoming tainted by too much repetition and lack of creativity. For those of you that live with those kinds of doubts, we hope today’s Good Morning Mix can restore some of the faith you may have lost.
Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence who make up Disclosure, combine amazing melodies with funky and techy beats — while playing it in an intricate live manner. In this live set from 2012′s Moogfest, they talk with the crowd like they’re one — exclaiming their excitment to finally play in America. With the success of their recent releases of “Latch,” and a live performance of this caliber, Disclosure has securely fastened themselves on Dancing Astronaut’s radar.
Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence began their first American tour as Disclosure a few weeks ago. At only 17 and 20-years old respectively, they have been making music together over the last few years, releasing singles and short compilations along the way. Disclosure‘s production roots are in an updated version of two-step UK garage and funky house but have more recently offered bouncy synthesized outputs wrapped with poppy undertones.
San Francisco’s Independent was one of the first stops on their tour and the brothers were greeted by a packed venue of fans desperate to hear their unique blend of pop and UK garage. Stepping out just after 11:30pm, Guy and Howard played face-to-face rather than towards the crowd. With a dizzying array of laptops, drum machines, and keyboards the two gave listeners almost an hour and half taste of their sweet synth-heavy British tunes.
Hot Creations label boss Jamie Jones takes a stab at Disclosure’s “Latch” — adding his funky groove to give it the proper rhythm it deserves. Jones’ recreation is a deep disco cut centered around a gentle melody that offers a nice escape from the peak-time tracks we’re used to hearing. Both Disclosure and Jones are names that we’re consistently seeing in the spotlight, so seeing both on the same title was an instant delight. Head to the Beatport link below to purchase, and while you’re downloading, keep yourself occupied with the equally pleasant original version from Disclosure, here.
The Disclosure brothers are back with another track that demonstrates yet again why we are picking them out for major success. “Latch” is a beautifully melodic chill house track that treads a delicate line between garage and deep house. The track’s punchy bassline and airy melody are complemented perfectly by the soulful vocals of Sam Smith. It is quite a remarkable production, especially when you take into consideration that both of the brothers are still teenagers. Have a listen to the track below and stay tuned for the full release.