Il est désormais impossible d’imaginer un monde sans Disclosure, tellement leur empreinte sur le paysage musical de cette décennie aura été visible et omniprésente. Leur extraordinaire premier album Settle (sorti en 2013) a ancré leur statut de leader d’un nouveau courant au sein de la musique électronique. Dominant les tops, remportant de nombreux prix, ils se sont immiscés dans une nouvelle ère qui a popularisé la musique Dance pour la prochaine génération de jeunes fans de musique, tout en rafraichissant et dépoussiérant cette scène pour tous les autres.

Leur jeunesse leur confère cet enthousiasme débordant, un désir insatiable de repousser les frontières musicales et de réfléchir à de nouvelles idées avec quelques uns des artistes les plus excitants du moment sans jamais se compromettre en copiant le style de musique Dance produit à la pelle et qui figure dans les tops. Avec Caracal  leur second album sorti en 2018,  ils confirment leurs ambitions de jouer dans la cour des grands producteurs. Disclosure fait toujours ce que le duo sait faire de mieux, à savoir injecter des mélodies imparables dans la musique house, mais il y a désormais une profondeur et un talent renouvelés dans cette dernière production.

Leur troisième album Energy est sorti le 28 aout 2020.

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2020 marks a decade since Disclosure’s first single, Offline Dexterity. Guy is still only 29 and Howard just 26 yet they have clocked up 4.5 billion streams, 4.5 million album sales and sold 500k tickets to headline shows (excluding festival appearances). When they started, they were performing in clubs that Howard would otherwise have been too young to enter. Their youth and naivete was key to their originality.
As the sons of professional musicians in Reigate, Surrey, Guy and Howard were players and songwriters long before they learned to DJ or produce, so they never felt compelled to fit in.

Caracal, their second number-one album and a Grammy nominee, was more ambitious, featuring the likes of Lorde (with whom they’d performed a White Noise/Royals mash-up at the previous year’s Brit Awards), Miguel, Gregory Porter and The Weeknd. The subsequent tour took them places they had never anticipated.
In 2018, they got back to work. Howard developed his songwriting and playing while Guy honed his production skills on hundreds of sample-based club tracks, five of which appeared on the Moonlight EP that summer.

There new album, ENERGY is out on August 28th. Every song on ENERGY was written from scratch in the studio, in either London or Los Angeles.
ENERGY is also the first time Disclosure have worked with artists who sing in other languages: Mali’s Fatoumata Diawara (Mali Mali) and Cameroon’s Blick Bassy (Ce N’est Pa), who jumbles up French with his own invented dialect. The basic track was recorded in one take, with Guy manipulating the 808 drum machine, Howard on bass and Bassy improvising. “That sums up the album for me,” says Guy. “It’s not even a real language but all the tone and flow is there.”

ENERGY’s commitment to immediacy doesn’t mean it lacks variety. Birthday, with Kehlani and Syd, is a yearning R&B slow jam, while Thinking ‘Bout You is a deliciously woozy re-edit of Lady’s 1976 soul single You’re Still the One. But as the sessions progressed, the music got harder and faster. The first offering from the record and, aptly the title track, pits a raucous rhythm from an album of Brazilian library music against a sample of Eric Thomas, the same hip hop preacher whose words memorably appeared on 2013’s When a Fire Starts to Burn. Thomas gives the album a kind of manifesto: “Look! Where your focus goes, your energy flows. Are you hearing me?”