Guy and Howard Lawrence, the two brothers who make up one of our favorite groups, Disclosure, may be having the year of their young and talented careers. I’ll explain in further detail in a bit, but allow me to stop here and say – if you don’t think their hype is well-deserved, these two fellas got an official write-up and endorsement from the NY Times following their show at Glasslands Gallery the other night. Before going any further, I hope the following can persuade you to check these two out in Denver this Monday at Larimer Lounge, during their first US tour. Full endorsement inside:
Stream: Disclosure - 35 min Boiler Room DJ Live Set
Like most artists I’ve never heard before, I first took a listen to Disclosure by stumbling across their soundcloud about 11 months ago – and even by that time these two youngens had garnered plenty of experience and support under their belt. Having independently released a free ep on their own (which now no longer exists on the interwebs), they quickly got picked up by London-based label, Greco-Roman.
And things just skyrocketed from there. Not only did they boost their production cred with releases like Tenderly, Flow and their remix of Jesse Ware’s “Running”, they’ve completely blown away audiences with their unique, energetic live sets and dynamic ability to build feelings of true house emotion we all thought had died out years ago. Combine that with their ambiguous marketing strategy of The Face and goddamnit, you have yourselves a pair of industry innovators.
In my time with PB&J, I’ve never experienced artists like these two who have seamlessly built up a following and gathered acceptance over such a large, loving audience. That’s not to say they aren’t changing the face of underground house all alone, but for the love of God, I haven’t gotten that Latch song of theirs out of my head for 2 months now – and STILL LOVE IT.
iTunes: Disclosure – Latch