Disclosure have announced details of two last-minute UK DJ sets in London and Manchester. The production duo, comprised of brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence, will perform at London’s Werkhaus and Manchester’s YES venues on 13 and 14 March respectively. Tickets will go on sale at 10am on 11 March. Visit the band’s official website for further information on the dates.
The news of Disclosure’s London and Manchester dates comes after the duo returned last month with their first new music since 2018. After sharing new track ‘Ecstasy‘, they followed it with ‘Tondo‘ and ‘Expressing What Matters‘.
‘Tondo’, which draws from Cameroonian funk, jazz and disco artist Eko Roosevelt’s ‘Tondoho Mba’, and the soulful disco track, ‘Expressing What Matters’, sampling from Boz Scaggs’ Grammy award-winning hit song, ‘Lowdown’.
“We wanted to try & focus in on the wonderful backing vocals that permeate through the original & give it such soul”, said the duo on Twitter about Scaggs’ 1976 single. “They ended up as the focal point…chopped & skewed to their limit.”
For ‘Tondo’, the producers looked to funk, jazz and disco artist Eko Roosevelt, who recorded throughout the mid-70s and early 80s. His upbeat song, ‘Tondoho Mba’, is sampled heavily in the new single. “Over the past few years, we have been exploring more and more African genres of music”, said the pair in their press release. “If this track is anything, it’s fast, punchy & above all…fun.”
Disclosure also said of ‘Ecstasy’: “This song came into existence early 2019 during a writing session at Guy’s house in London. We were curiously chopping up samples from various 70s disco and soul records when suddenly, ‘Fantasy’ by Aquarium Dream gave us the exact thing we were searching for. This song is made entirely to get a human being to their feet and directly to the dance floor.”
Aside from a cameo on two Khalid tracks – 2019’s ‘Talk’ and 2020’s ‘Know Your Worth’ – ‘Ecstasy’ is the first piece of new material the brothers have released since their 2018 EP ‘Moonlight’.
Aside from their new DJ sets in London and Manchester, Disclosure have already been confirmed for a number of shows this spring and summer, including appearances at Coachella, Primavera Sound, and Lovebox.