Disclosure dish on upcoming third studio album with Annie Mac after week long release spree

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Disclosure dish on upcoming third studio album with Annie Mac after week long release spreeDisclosure 3rd Album

Disclosure have been on a seemingly impromptu release spree, dropping a song every day for a full week. “Moonlight,” on Monday, “Where Angels Fear to Tread” on Tuesday, “Love Can Be So Hard” on Wednesday, “Funky Sensation” featuring Gwen McCrae on Thursday, and “Where You Come From” on Friday.

While premiering “Where You Come From” on Annie Mac‘s BBC Radio 1, the duo disclosed their imminent third album and how these tracks fit in.

“We seem to be back right now. It’s definitely been a while. 100 percent an album is being made – that’s for sure. Whether or not these songs make it [on the album] is yet to be seen. We’ve been writing a lot. We reckon we’ve put together about 80 to 100 different ideas over the past year, but we have no idea which of them, if any, will actually be on the album. It’s a serious track listing job to come now. Now we’re going to start moving onto the next step and start working with some vocalists.”

It didn’t take long for the Disclosure boys to climb their way right back into the center of the electronic music news cycle. With the massive volume of material released each week, a unique release strategy (or maybe lack thereof) is becoming an art in itself, and with their surprising week of back-to-back drops, Disclosure seem well on the comeback trail now. The pair’s previous album, Caracal, was released in 2015. After that, the Lawrence brothers decided to take time off in 2017, though it seems their hiatus is over in the tail end of 2018.

H/T: Nest HQ

Disclosure return with another surprise original work, ‘Moonlight’ [Stream]

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Disclosure return with another surprise original work, ‘Moonlight’ [Stream]Disclosure Live Credit The Grammys 1

Disclosure are officially back in action. The Lawrence brothers announced an indefinite hiatus at the beginning of 2017, and it has been three years since their sophomore full-length offering, CaracalNow, the UK duo appear to be firing up the engines once again, following up a surprise release in May, “Ultimatum,” with a brand new original work premiered by BBC Radio 1‘s Benji B and Annie Mac, called “Moonlight.”

The latest face to get the signature Disclosure silhouette treatment is that of Victor Young, famed 20th century Chicago-born composer and violinist. Among his lengthy list of credits across the 1930’s is “Moonlight Serenade (Summer Love),” and judging by the title of Disclosure’s new work, the pair have drawn inspiration from the late composer for their newest fizzy, mid-tempo house groove. While there aren’t any further details on a formal project underway from the “Magnets” producers for now, they seem to have had a productive studio stretch during their hiatus, which now may be coming to a permanent end.

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Kali Uchis delivers her sultry cover of Kayne West’s ‘Paranoid’ on BBC Radio 1

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Kali Uchis delivers her sultry cover of Kayne West’s ‘Paranoid’ on BBC Radio 1Kali Uchis

There is much more than what meets the eye with singer/songwriter beauty Kali Uchis. She is a genre-bending multi-threat that sings, writes her own music, along with producing, directing, and credentials as a spirited saxophone and piano player. She recently stopped into Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, and gave the low on what’s up in the world of one of the brightest new songwriting forces out there. She performed three sultry selects, “Just A Stranger,” “After The Storm,” and a cover of 808s and Heartbreak standout “Paranoid” by Kanye West in exquisite fashion.

When asked about why she choose a Kanye song she explained that, “808s & Heartbreak was inspirational” in her formative years, continuing, “he was trying to do something different with his voice, and the heart in it…is really special.” While many people might be intimidated to cover such an intricate Kanye product, Uchis slays it in her signature sound and characteristically soulful touch. Check out Kali Uchis’ whole BBC Radio 1 performance below and catch the Kayne cover at around 18 minutes in.

Watch the sunset with Franky Rizardo’s remix of Tinush’s ‘Struggle’

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Watch the sunset with Franky Rizardo's remix of Tinush's 'Struggle'

Dutch DJ Franky Rizardo provides the perfect summer house vibes on his remix of “Struggle” by Berlin-based producer Tinush. This is the first of four official remixes on the Sydney imprint Astrx, receiving early support from Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1. Rizardo has a history of reworking some powerful hits, including Marian Hill‘s “Down” and Camelphat & Elderbrooks’ “Cola.”

This sunset mix includes subtle beats, light piano riffs, and a feel-good vocal sample, all the inner-workings of some perfect background music for those twilight moments. Keep an eye out for remixes by fellow Aussie artists Hawksburn (July 6) and Kormak (July 13).

Stream/download the remix from Beatport here or stream below. Intriguingly, Rizardo has a second remix of “Struggle” — an acidic take — set for release June 29.

Relive Camelphat’s impressive Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1

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British DJ/producer duo CamelPhat are a creative match made in heaven for deep house enthusiasts. When the long-running duo of Dave Whelan and Mike Di Scala met while indulging their shared youthful obsession over vinyl at Liverpool’s 3B Records, little did the pair know that a Grammy nod was in the cards for their rare pop crossover club hit, “Cola” — which has now gone platinum after dominating the charts in 2017.

Following their b2b set with Solardo at EDC Las Vegas recently, the duo now brings their impressive BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix to fans for repeated listening pleasure. The two-hour mix stands as a testimony to Camelphat’s expert curation and penchant for vibrant house music, as the duo moves through Adriatique‘s “Voices From The Dawn,” Catz ‘N Dogz‘s remix of Claptone‘s “Under The Moon,” and, of course, a handful of their own singles in “Dopamine Machine” and “The Solution.”

View the official tracklist here.

Peggy Gou makes dynamic Essential Mix debut

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Berlin-based Korean DJ Peggy Gou wanted to the be the first female Korean DJ to play Berghain. Now, having more than exceeded her goal, Gou’s become the first female Korean DJ to play BBC Radio 1‘s Essential Mix, and she’s not showing any signs of stalling her meteoric rise to stardom anytime soon.

A dynamic testament to her compelling curation and outpouring love for music, Gou moves from Arthur Russel’s “See-Through,” South Korean composer Yoon Sang’s “The Dawn,” and J Dilla’s “U and Ur Smile” with ease. If possessing cool and collected poise were a contest, Gou would indisputably win every time, and her Essential Mix may as well serve as the perpetual soundtrack.

Listen to Peggy Gou’s debut Essential Mix here

 

Premiere: Yotto – Chemicals

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Yotto, real name Otto Yliperttula, continues to build on his impressive list of achievements.

He’s made a return to Joris Voorn’s Green imprint to release the double A-side Chemicals / Second Life EP.  Though the artist debuted on Green last year with “Marisa” — named an Essential New Tune on BBC Radio 1 by the emotive dance virtuoso Kölsch — he continues to demonstrate his bona fide ascension. As “Chemicals” traverses texturized soundscapes, its melodic expansiveness takes on a life of its own, where rousing oscillations flourish like the swelling ripples of the ocean’s morning tide.

Though listeners of Yotto’s Essential Mix may recognize the number from the mix, “Chemicals’” tenacious melodic riffs and propulsive grooves ultimately leave them with no choice but to press “repeat.”

Undeniably, “Chemicals’” intoxicating affect washes over listeners, but as Yotto’s discernable big room kick drums and billowing synths become a defining feature of his art, it’s tracks like these that’ll ensure Yotto leaves an impact throughout the new year and beyond.

Chemicals / Second Life is out via Green March 2. Pre-order a copy here.

Watch Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, Alma, and MØ perform ‘IDGAF’ in BBC’s Radio 1 Live Lounge

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Claptone delivers dulcet ‘Final Credits’ on Pete Tong’s latest BBC Radio 1 broadcast [Stream]

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“Save the best for last” would be an apt expression when related to Pete Tong’s February 16 BBC Radio 1 broadcast. Tong’s episode brought a host of exclusive new releases straight to the speakers of streamers worldwide, spotlighting the latest singles from Dirty South, Sasha, Boys Noize, Offiah, CamelPhat, and more.

While the engrossing quality of Tong’s mix can be attributed to the profusion of new music that Tong masterfully blends to craft a galvanizing brand of house music infused with the energy of the weekend, the vivacity of the broadcast’s verve is also due in part to the broadcast’s special guest, Claptone.

On “Final Credits” duties for the evening, Claptone innervates listeners of Tong’s BBC Radio 1 broadcast in the show’s final minutes, selecting a series of enervating, mellifluous house records to characterize his “Final Credits” feature.

Touting the impending release of his second album, FANTAST, in June, Claptone states “I keep on touring, touring, touring, touring, I will be in your city, I promise” at the show’s end, foreshadowing a lively touring schedule to soon accompany the album’s release.

Pete Tong’s February 16 BBC Radio 1 broadcast can be streamed, here.

Virtual Self unveils diverse minimix for Annie Mac

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Porter Robinson‘s elusive new alter ego, Virtual Self,  has been the subject of meticulous speculation since its inception in late 2017. Exponentially more fans will soon become acquainted, as Robinson is set to take his new project to major festivals such as Buku, Ultra, Bonnaroo and EDC this year.

Now, Virtual Self has returned with an enthralling 5 minute minimix on Annie Mac‘s BBC Radio 1 broadcast. Thirteen tracks deep, the mix moves in and out of tracks faster than listeners can blink. Whether its the inclusion of Burial‘s seminal “Temple Sleeper,” Pryda‘s progressive house tune “Stay With Me,” or Virtual Self’s own “Ghost Voices,” the mix effectively hits on a diverse soundscape nearly
effortlessly.

TRACKLIST: Pryda – Stay With Me

Virtual Self – Ghost Voices

KLANKEN – Vijf – Dee Wee

Push – Strange World (2000 Remake) – Bonzai

Enjoii – Let U Go – Liquid Ritual

Ayla – Ayla Part. II (Taucher Remix)

Utada Hikaru – Simple & Clean (PlanitB Remix)

Three Drives On A Vinyl – Greece 2000 – Hooj Choons

Hybrid – Finished Symphony – Distinctive Records

Tenth Planet – Ghosts (Vincent de Moor Remix) – Northern Exposure

Ian Van Dahl – Castles in the Sky – NuLife Recordings

Burial – Temple Sleeper – Keysound Recordings

Virtual Self – A.I.ngel (Become God) – Virtual Self