After a summer of high energy activity with the release of new music (‘Never Enough’ 5 track EP), triumphant headline shows at Reading & Leeds and Parklife plus a UK & EU tour for 2022, the London shows of which selling out in a matter of hours, Disclosure are excited to share their debut mix for the trailblazing DJ-Kicks series to see us through the autumn months.
Stream or Download mix here
01 Pépe – Recollection
02 Harry Wolfman – LOTF (exclusive)
03 Cleanfield – Conflict With Clayton
04 Disclosure – Deep Sea (exclusive)
05 Simon Hinter – Wanna Make Love
06 &on&on – Don’t Say a Word
07 M-High – Harmony In The Distance
08 Slum Science – Mezmerized
09 Disclosure – Observer Effect (exclusive)
10 East End Dubs – bRave
11 Onipa – Fire (Edit)(exclusive)
12 Arfa x Joe – Recognise (exclusive)
For a duo whose youthful energy rejuvenated the world of house music at the start of the 2010s, it seems incredible that Disclosure are now into their second decade of musical life. The vigour of those early records, the spark of invention and ever-onward musical thrust remains with the Disclosure brothers, Howard and Guy Lawrence, to this day. Their third album, 2020’s ENERGY, was aptly named with house, breakbeats, disco, UK Garage, electro, soul, R&B, hip hop and a globe-trotting array of percussion combining to bracing effect, as the Lawrence brothers spat musical life into the face of the pandemic.
DJ Kicks continues this jubilant music mix while edging the duo away from the big-name guests of ENERGY. It is a release that shows Disclosure’s versatility and skill, with the brothers equally at home in vast festival slots and underground clubs, composing big chart bangers and bumping DJ dubs. “Our last album ENERGY, which is just a year old, it’s all club bangers,” explains Guy. “So that’s what the majority of the mix is going to be: still exploring all these different textures. I like to think the mix resembles a lot of ENERGY, in terms of texture and how it flows. It’s sitting alongside ENERGY as a companion.”