Rolling Stone let loose its first end of the year ranking with the ‘50 Best Albums of 2013,’ and Daft Punk took a top-three spot with Disclosure and Avicii also making the cut. For the ’100 Best Songs of 2013,’ the robots make way to the top honor as the collaborative single with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers, “Get Lucky,” is named Rolling Stone’s number one song of the year. Daft Punk presence doesn’t end there; Random Access Memories‘ “Instant Crush” falls to number 58 and productions for Kanye West “Black Skinhead” and “I Am A God” coming in at 3 and 65, respectively.
Disclosure’s high-ranking Settle receives another accolade with “When A Fire Starts To Burn” ranked as the fifth best song of 2013 and lead single ”White Noise” hitting the 63 hole. Also honored on Rolling Stone‘s annual list, James Blake’s “Retrograde” takes the top 10 at number 8, Avicii’s smash “Wake Me Up” reaches a 26 slot, and Major Lazer’s “Bubble Butt” charts at 76.
With great stature comes great responsibility and Hollywood humor aside, there wasn’t a fan worth his salt that didn’t take on a similar musing on the approach to Disclosure’s debut album Settle. After all, with such an impactful three years behind them, an album to match both their live and single-led overhaul would signal a sure-fire homerun for brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence.
Upon approach, the scene seemed perfectly set. The full-length platform buzzed with RAM fever, underground dance music allegedly benefitted from new eyes from across the globe, and the British duo benefitted from an already packed-out summer itinerary, irrespective of album sales. But with so many new eyes undressing their aural exploits, the duo imparted only 14-tracks to persuade us that true to the global hype, Disclosure have bottled the equation to quality dance music with a commercially viable backbone.
AlunaGeorge‘s genre-fusing productions have gained the UK duo recognition around the globe in the last year. After reaching #2 on the UK Billboard Singles chart for their collaborative effort with fellow Brits Disclosure on “White Noise,”Aluna Francis (vocals) and George Reid (production) are ready to reveal details of their forthcoming debut album.
The two announced the release date of their now-named Body Music LP, which is set for July 1 via Island Records. Along with this announcement, the duo unveiled the title of their next single “Attracting Flies” which was played for the first time on Zane Lowe‘s BBC Radio 1 show last and will be released March 10. The track is a bubbling warped beat which bounces off Francis’ soft vocals with ease creating another polished poppy production from the rising duo.
Disclosure‘s “White Noise” has been climbing up the UK Top 40 chart over the last two weeks, currently sitting pretty at an impressive #2 spot. The track features a collaboration with another set of rising stars from London – AlunaGeorge – and it showcases both duo’s developing strengths. Now, Glasgow native Hudson Mohawke is ready to add his take on the glittering production, toning down the vocals and adding R&B drum kicks to give “White Noise” that HudMo flavor. Recently signed to G.O.O.D. Music after releasing countless hip-hop tinged productions both solo and alongside TNGHT partner-in-crime Lunice, Hudson Mohawke continues to prove his affinity for R&B influences.
Click below the break to listen, this will be released on PMR Records.
Guy and Howard, the boys of Disclosure, are at it again. The brothers and production duo uploaded a track in collaboration with fellow UK production team AlunaGeorge from their album set to be released on PMR Records later this year.
The track, “White Noise,” features both Disclosure’s typical bouncy production stylings as well as elements that dig even farther back into the archive of dance music sounds. It’s really amazing that despite their age, Disclosure has been able to research, adopt and reinvent the UK garage/two-step scene, driving it forward — almost effortlessly — into 2013. Enjoy the full stream below, we’ll report back with more details on the album as we find them.
Sky Walker gave you a preview earlier this week, but fellow astronaut Tim scored the full length banger. Dada Life absolutely kills it again by luring you in and then dropping it heavy. Pretty sure the Swedish duo gave the track all the cowbell anyone could ask for. Check it out and wait for the release on Beatport.
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