As London warms up for a memorable 2012, homegrown production duo Disclosure look set to drop the soundtrack of the summer. The Face EP is the latest offering from brothers Guy + Howard Lawrence (aged just 20 & 17 respectively) who have already been graced by several tastemakers around the globe, toured the UK & Europe + supported SBTRKT on his UK tour. With its addictive sunshine sound, their latest EP looks set to compound Disclosure’s growing reputation as the UK’s most exciting - & uplifting - new producers.
Blending deep house bass lines, Dilla-esque snares + melodic two-step top lines, The Face showcases Disclosure as producers with a sonic maturity beyond their years. And despite its uptempo BPM, it’s a sound that Disclosure insist owes as much to ‘90s Hip Hop as it does to Detroit House & UK Garage. “We’re working around house tempos”, Guy explains, “but we’re not setting out to make house music just for the club. It’s more about the chords, melodies and vocals. We want a warm sound; a jazzy sound.”
This is only the beginning of Disclosure’s journey. Having racked up hundreds of thousands of Soundcloud plays with their remixes for Jessie Ware + Emeli Sande, the boys are currently working towards a much-anticipated debut album. And with their debut EP Carnival/I Love That…You Know clocking up over 50,000 downloads in over 150 countries to date, Disclosure have proved that their distinctively British style of music has true global appeal. Forget age limitations + lazy categorisations, Disclosure are simply the sound of electronic music – past, present, & future.
The Face EP drops on June 4th & a remix EP will follow on July 30th. Both coming out via Greco-Roman.