I’ve got a corker of an unreleased number from Disclosure for you right here. I wouldn’t have believed you if you’d told me that a James Blake / Disclosure combo would work. But it brings James’ haunting vocals together with this blissed out electronic energy and jeez. Just trust me, it works.
Sadly it looks like this track will never see the light of day in a full release so you’ll have to make do with a youtube rip.
This clip is from a full set by Disclosure, as a part of Boiler Room’s Streaming From Isolation series.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; you’ve got to hand it to Disclosure. They seem to be able to ride each musical wave as it comes, while maintaining something that makes them distinctive. Much easier said than done.
Their latest offering is out now on Island Records. They seem completely oblivious to the fact that it isn’t mid-Summer, but I won’t hold that against them. It is sun-soaked house banger after banger. Props.
My top pick is Tondo, a high energy afro-infused number. Enjoy.
More of my thoughts on the lads’ previous release here.
A shout out to Disclosure. They went from being pretty cool and on trend with Settle in 2013 (think You & Me, Help Me Lose my Mind, etc.) to being pretty lame and samey with Caracal in 2015 (think Omen) to being cool again in 2018. They’ve released 6 new tracks, each of which draws from different genres and all of which are pretty impressive pieces of production. 3 of them, really worth a listen. Fair play. Fair play.
First-up an 80s style banger.
Some lively electronica.
And finally, a cool afro-inspired tune featuring everyone’s favourite Malian/Ivorian Fatoumata Diawara.