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.
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, Caracal. Now, 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.
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.
British synth-pop trio Years & Years’ transcendent new album Palo Santo was last week’s Album Of The Week. Today, they graced BBC Radio 1 with a cover of Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left To Cry” that gives the original track a run for its money. More »
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.
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 1Essential 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.”
Calvin Harris was recently invited to perform some of his classic songs on BBC Radio 1 just a few days ago. Instead of showcasing some of his hits singles though, Nick Grimshaw decided to play a version of “The Lyrics Game” but instead made Calvin Harris remember some of the drops from his past songs.
Even though Avicii’s cause of death has been revealed, we want to focus on the life Avicii lived and the music that changed the music industry forever. Back in December of 2010, Avicii had released “Seek Bromance” and was readying his releases “Levels” and “Fade Into Darkness.” To honor his passing, BBC Radio 1 honored
Fresh off releasing the hottest album of 2018 to date “Not All The Beautiful Things”, What So Not has teamed up with Diplo and BBC Radio 1 for a mix on Diplo and Friends. The mix, titled “Flying to Europe Pt. 2” delivers much of what we would expect from What So Not, absolute heat,