If you were lucky enough to see Disclosure in one of their Australian appearances this summer, you need no sell on debut album Settle. I was one of the many in those crowds busting my best moves to seminal hits ‘Latch’ and ‘Control,’ and have been anticipating Settle more than any other 2013 release (sorry robot dudes).
Tracks ‘Latch,’ ‘White Noise’ and ‘You & Me’ have been taking over radio waves and clubs globally with smooth, irresistible dance grooves coupled with unique, strong vocals from the likes of AlunaGeorge and Eliza Doolittle. However, these tracks only skim the surface of Settle.
My picks (ignoring previous tracks which are givens) include ‘When a Fire Starts to Burn’ (infectious dance tune that I challenge you not to find yourself tapping out a beat or shaking your booty), ‘Second Chance’ (a slower jam that shows off more of the sibling duo’s production prowess) and ‘Help Me Lose My Mind’ (another slow jam where you’ll find yourself completely drawn into Hannah Reid’s vocals, perfectly complemented with velvety goodness). Honourable mentions go to ‘Defeated No More,’ ‘Grab Her!’ and ‘Confess to Me’ (I’m a sucker for Jessie Ware).
What I find so exciting about Disclosure, and regular tour partner SBTRKT, is the force with which we’re seeing UK garage take over dance-floors again. The days of banging your head with your eyes on the club floor are numbered, probably a plus for more enthusiastic dubstep fans who wake up with sore necks every weekend.
Star rating: 4.5 out of 5