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Discloure – Settle (Album)

Disclosure consists of the Lawrence Brothers, Howard & Guy, on their debut album Settle the vocals are handled by a number of artists some of whom are just coming to the publics attention such as Sam Smith, Jessie Ware & London Grammar.

2013 so far has been a good one for Dance Acts, with Daft Punk & Rudimental scoring both big hit singles and albums. Can Disclosure follow suit with their debut album Settle?

Settle opens up with a vocal that quite frankly it could do without, then we get exposed to the freshest UK garage and Deep House tunes that you will hear this year. Latch which features Sam Smith who croons “Got you shackled in my embrace. I’m latching onto you.” This song will Latch into your brain and wont let you go, as it did on charts spending 29 weeks in the Official Charts.

F For You is a deceptive track with its repetitive vocal lines, “Because I played the fool for you” and “I have been infected“, these lines latch into your brain as they are driven by a stylistic deep house vibe which sounds like it was aimed at late night dance floors & repetition certainly works with this track

White Noise ft. AlunaGeorge does itself a disservice as there is more than just white noise to this record, an infectious girly vocal over a throbbing techno beat

Settle does have the occasional misfire and the tendency to use what sounds like cut and paste vocals at times does jar a little especially on Grab Her, however the closing 4 tracks on this album surely makes up for that.

You & Me Featuring Eliza Doolittle On paper it seems like an unlikely pairing but it works a treat . January – Featuring Jamie Woon; this song does not evoke January but rather June, July or August but I presume that would have been predictable another deep house number Jamie Woon sings I will suspend your disbelief and he certainly does.

Confess To Me – featuring Jessie Ware – a stand out track on the album with Ware’s vocals lifting this garage track to higher levels. The album closes with Help Me Lose My Mind – feat London Grammar; this is the most mellow track on the album and after nearly an hour of House and Garage comes as light relief.

This is a straight to the dance floor album and for when you are getting ready to go out for a Friday or Saturday rave. Settle already houses 3 top 20 hits, with the possibility of more to come.

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Disclosure – White Noise ft. AlunaGeorge (Official Video)

Disclosure – Latch feat. Sam Smith (Official Video)

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Who’s Been A Naughty Boy?

Naughty Boy feat Sam Smith – La La La (Single)

Naughty Boy is his stage name but his parents know him as Shahid Khan, chances are if you brought a record last year you already have at least one of his compositions in your record collection, as well as being an in demand producer and song writer Naughty Boy co-wrote and produced the bulk of Emeli Sande’s debut album Our Version Of Events. Naughty Boy has already been a credited artist on two Top 30 hits, both with Sande; Daddy and Wonder, which was the lead off single for his forthcoming album Hotel Cabana

La La La is the second ingle from Hotel Cabana and this time Naughty boy has Sam Smith covering vocal duties, and what a good job he does because his sweet vocal belies the bittersweet lyrics of someone who no longer wants to hear the words from a partner when their relationship has broken down, over an addictive garage tune with added breakbeats. However I feel the childlike nagging La La La Na Na Na refrain may become irritating after repeated plays.

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