UK electronic duo Disclosure are back, with a new disco-fuelled tune ‘Ecstasy’, that features a sample of Aquarian Dream’s classic soul track ‘Fantasy’.
The mostly instrumental, propulsive house track also features the signature belt from Northern Soul icon and Aquarian Dream singer, Gloria Jones, throughout the track.
“This song came into existence early 2019 during a writing session at Guy’s house in London,” said brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence in a press statement. “We were curiously chopping up samples from various Seventies disco and soul records when suddenly, ‘Fantasy’ by Aquarian 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.”
Along with the disco and funk influences, ‘Ecstasy’ sees Disclosure return to their deep house roots, with synth riffs and throbbing bass.
‘Ecstasy’ marks the second new track from the duo this year. They previously teamed up with R&B crooner Khalid on the infectious ‘Know Your Worth’, earlier this month.
In addition to his work with Disclosure, Guy Lawrence has come into his own, lending his production to other artists, like Sam Smith’s cover of Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’. The two artists previously cooked up chart magic on the ‘Latch’ back in 2012.
Lawrence also contributed production to Mac Miller’s posthumous release, Circles on the future bass cut, ‘Blue World’.
While there’s no official news of a new album yet, fans are anxiously anticipating a new project from the duo following their most recent EP, Moonlight in 2018.
Back in August, the duo revealed on the Triple J radio show Drive that had written “over 100 songs,” while working on their new album.
Last week, on 21 February, the pair told fans they would be back “very soon”, and promised new material and live shows in the future.
Along with releasing their new comeback track, the brothers also dropped a new live streamed mix on YouTube, called the ‘Kitchen Sink’ mix that can be live-streamed here.