Disclosure Essential Mix 10/8/2013

Posted by on August 15, 2013

Amidst DJ Mag shenanigans, VMA hoopla, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga, this is exactly what I needed. Disclosure gave us their two hour debut Essential Mix on Saturday, and I’m crazy about it. I was at a cottage all weekend so this was an ideal soundtrack for my drive home. Groovy, deep, creative and soulful, Guy and Howard have given us a wicked mix. The English brothers start us off with a 15 minute tribute to the late and great Detroit hip-hop producer J Dilla, whom the pair cite as a major musical influence. Then they get right into it with a jazzy tune from Moodymann to set a tone. The rest of the mix weaves in and out of dark garage, lighter house, techno and other genres which are all expertly mixed. Only two songs off of their debut album Settle make appearances in the mix, and only one of those two is the original state. This mix is not a showcase of Disclosure’s music, rather a very entertaining, very well mixed glimpse into the collection of songs and artists that have inspired these two awesome musicians. This mix will be a daily listen for me for a while. It can still be streamed for free on the BBC Radio 1 website (the link below), but only until this Saturday. After that you’ll have to hop on Soundcloud to listen or download it.

BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix: Disclosure

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