Release date: 26/11/21
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 incredible 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.
The emphasis throughout DJ-Kicks is on motion. After a brief ambient introduction from Pépe’s Life Signs, Disclosure keeps the energy high, in a mix that showcases the wonderful malleability of a house beat in the right hands. From sub bass to disco samples to 303 tweak, all is welcome in Disclosure’s house, with the mix allowing individual songs space to breathe even as the pace remains harefooted.
A1. Pépe - Recollection
A2. Harry Wolfman - LOTF
A3. Cleanfield - Conflict With Clayton
B1. Disclosure - Deep Sea
B2. Simon Hinter - Wanna Make Love
B3. &on&on - Don’t Say a Word
C1. M-High - Harmony In The Distance
C2. Slum Science - Mezmerized
D1. Disclosure - Observer Effect (DJ-Kicks)
D2. Arfa x Joe - Recognise