Guy and Howard Lawrence have been living the wild life since the smash success of their debut album Settle, and Disclosure has showed no signs of slowing down since then. Their followup, Caracal, is only two months away, and their next single, "Omen", (which is slated to drop any time) will feature Sam Smith. Its video will likely continue the narrative that Disclosure has threaded through the Caracal videos To celebrate Disclosure and Sam Smith reuniting, we've put together the biggest new Disclosure remixes of 2015, official and otherwise, into a playlist chart for your perusal.
Disclosure - Bang That (Tommie Sunshine & KANDY remix)
The original "Bang That" played great in longer sets with its nature-bending whirrs, but this remix, which pits the widely-respected dance music producer Tommie Sunshine with new Brooklyn Fire signee KANDY as part of the new RIOTHOUSE collective, warps the track into a heavy, heaving whompasaurus.
Disclosure - Holding On (Gus Pirelli VIP 7" disco mix)
On Gus Pirelli's "Holding On" remix, he pulls away all the modern aesthetic, leaving a strongly-nostalgic disco vibe that feels like a retro-tuned Todd Terje piece. I've never heard of this artist before, but the creativity of this remix definitely makes him one to put on my radar.
Disclosure - Holding On (Armand van Helden remix)
Armand van Helden freezes Porter's first vocal chord, begging the listener to hold and giving the remix a Show Me Love (Robin S.) vibe, before falling into a bouncy, bumping drop-off.
Disclosure - Bang That (Don Rimini Chicago version)
Don Rimini did both a Chicago and Berlin version; both are roaring throwbacks to their respective cities, and are available for free MP3 download on SoundCloud.
Disclosure - Holding On (TC bootleg)
TC's hard-hitting drum-and-bass bootlegs of mainstream songs have gained attention in the past, like take on "Get Lucky", but he's been a notable drum-and-bass producer for quite a long time. Earlier today I was revisiting his 2008 single "Where's My Money", and today it's still the same maddeningly contorted bassline I remember first hearing at the tail end of middle school. The opening of his "Holding On" bootleg hint at a liquid d&b direction, which makes it such a nice surprise when the kicks start rolling back on themselves and it verges old-school.
Bonus: Pharrell feat. Jay-Z - Frontin' (Disclosure re-work)
Okay, this one's a bit of a throwback, but as the album cycle for Caracal winds more speedily towards release date, it's worth looking back at last summer's Disclosure remix of Pharrell's "Frontin'", which they call one of their "favourite songs ever", as maybe hinting at what kind of a sound we can expect from Disclosure and collaborators like Nao and Kwabs this fall.