Entries tagged with: Disclosure
British dubstep OG Skream has been experimenting with other genres as of late like techno, as you can hear on last year's single "Littler." If you haven't listened to that yet, check it out below.
He's going on a tour this year which includes a trip to the US in March. That run hits NYC on March 3 at Output. The show starts at 10 PM and Skream's going from open to close. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
He also plays Disclosure's Wild Life Festival at Brighton City Airport on June 11-12 with Rudimental, Ice Cube, Skepta, Four Tet, De La Soul, Pusha T and many more.
All Skream dates are listed below...
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Nao at Pitchfork Paris 2015 (more by Rachel Jaurez-Carr)
London singer Nao has given us two EPs so far, 2014's So Good and last year's February 15. The title track of the first one was with A.K. Paul, Jai Paul's brother who co-wrote and sang on his best-known songs. Another impressive Nao collaborator was Disclosure, whose 2015 album Caracal she sang on. A debut album is promised, featuring recent single "Bad Blood." But first, she's announced a short North American tour with BBC Sound of 2016 longlisted producer Mura Masa, who she's also collaborated with (on the song "Firefly").
The tour hits NYC on May 7 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/5) at noon. All dates are listed, along with music by Nao and Mura Musa, below.
In related news, Mura Masa's Someday Somewhere EP also features UK rapper Jay Prince, who is also touring soon. His dates are mostly overseas, but so far also include Toronto and NYC. The NYC show happens March 12 at Rough Trade. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (2/3) at noon.
Late last year, Jay released the Beautiful Mercy EP which features Allan Kingdom and more. This week he followed it up with his first song of 2016, "Heights." He kind of sounds like a British Kendrick Lamar (actually, he sounds almost exactly like a British Kendrick Lamar). He pulls it off though. Stream his EP and new single, with his list of dates, below...
photo: Sufjan Stevens in NJ in 2015 (more by PSquared)
The spring 2016 edition of Boston Calling happens May 27-29. For a small festival (with no overlapping sets), Boston Calling continues to bring in some pretty huge names, and this one's got Sia, Disclosure and Robyn headlining, plus Odesza, Sufjan Stevens, Haim, Miike Snow, Janelle Monae, Courtney Barnett, The Front Bottoms, Charles Bradley, Vince Staples, Battles, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Christine and the Queens, festival curator Aaron Dessner (of The National) playing a set with Lisa Hannigan, and more.
This time around they're also adding a small third stage with comedy "and other performances," which will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/15) at 10 AM.
Full lineup below...
Festival creator Adam Zacks and Live Nation have announced the lineup for the Sasquatch! Music Festival, taking place May 27th - 30th, with over 120 artists including performances by The Cure, Florence & The Machine, Disclosure, Major Lazer, Alabama Shakes, A$AP Rocky, Sufjan Stevens, M83, Grimes, Chet Faker, and Jamie xx. Created by Adam Zacks in 2002, the festival's stellar lineups have featured a blend of established and emerging artists at the stunning Gorge Amphitheatre set atop the cliffs overlooking the Columbia River, making this festival an international destination as well as a uniquely Pacific Northwest mainstay. Tickets to the 2016 Sasquatch! Music Festival will go on sale Tuesday, January 12 at 10 a.m. (PST) at SasquatchFestival.comCo-headliner Florence & The Machine was also announced on Shaky Knees today too, and just announced a tour with Grimes.
Check out the full Sasquatch lineup below...
We already knew Guns N Roses (Axl and Slash included) and LCD Soundsystem would be reuniting for Coachella 2016, and now the full lineup is here. It also includes Sufjan Stevens, M83, The Last Shadow Puppets, Ice Cube, Disclosure, Underworld, A$AP Rocky, Courtney Barnett, Grimes, Run the Jewels, Lush, Deerhunter, The Damned, The Kills, Foals, The Front Bottoms, Savages, Joey Bada$$, HEALTH, Mavis Staples, Shamir, The Arcs, Vince Staples, Beach House, Rancid, Chris Stapleton, Ex Hex, Death Grips, Bat For Lashes, Kamasi Washington, Skepta, Deafheaven, Sheer Mag, Girlpool and many more.
It happens April 15-17 and April 22-24 in Indio, CA. Tickets go on sale Wednesday (1/6) at 11 AM PST.
Poster above, and larger version HERE. Full lineup below...
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards nominees have been announced. Album of the Year nominees include Alabama Shakes for Sound & Color, Kendrick Lamar for To Pimp A Butterfly, Chris Stapleton for Traveller, Taylor Swift for 1989 and The Weeknd for Beauty Behind The Madness. Record of the Year also includes Taylor ("Blank Space") and The Weeknd ("Can't Feel My Face"), plus D'Angelo ("Really Love"), Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars ("Uptown Funk") and Ed Sheeran ("Thinking Out Loud"). Song of the Year has those same Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran songs against Kendrick's "Alright," Little Big Town's "Girl Crush," and Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth's "See You Again."
Alabama Shakes' album is also up for Best Alternative Music Album, along with Bjork, My Morning Jacket, Tame Impala and Wilco. Kendrick's album is also up for Best Rap Album, along with J. Cole, Dr. Dre, Drake and Nicki Minaj.
Other nominees include Courtney Barnett (up for Best New Artist), Florence + the Machine, Bob Dylan, The Chemical Brothers, Flying Lotus, Skrillex & Diplo, Caribou, Disclosure, Jamie xx, Bill Frisell, Ghost, Death Cab For Cutie (Best Rock Album), Jeremih, Jazmine Sullivan, Miguel, The Internet, Kehlani, Leon Bridges, Fetty Wap, Kanye West, Big Sean, Common, Jidenna, Kacey Musgraves, Robert Glasper, Punch Brothers, Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Jason Isbell, Buddy Guy, Bettye LaVette, Glen Hansard, Patti Smith, Amy Poehler, Wyatt Cenac, Louis C.K., the Hamilton soundtrack, David Bowie, Snoop Dogg, Elvis Presley, Father John Misty, The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, The Decemberists, Joni Mitchell, The Bird and The Bee, Blake Mills (Producer of The Year for Alabama Shakes' Sound & Color), A$AP Rocky, The Dead Weather, Pharrell Williams, Amy Winehouse doc Amy, and many more.
Kendrick Lamar picked up 11 total nominations, and The Weeknd picked up seven. The ceremony will happen February 15 at the Staples Center in LA, and air live on CBS.
Check out a fuller list of nominees below and the whole thing here.
Illustration by Ryan Casey
We already saw Rolling Stone's top 50 albums of 2015, and now they unveiled their top 50 songs too. It's got a lot of the songs you couldn't avoid this year even if you wanted to: "Hello," "Hotline Bling," "Trap Queen," plenty of The Weeknd, one appearance by Justin Bieber. There's also indie rock anthems like Titus Andronicus' "Dimed Out," "Kurt Vile's "Pretty Pimpin," Courtney Barnett's "Pedestrian at Best"and Tame Impala's "Let It Happen," a nod towards raw DIY with Sheer Mag's "Fan the Flames," and a lot more. Check the whole thing out below.
The Firefly Music Festival will return in 2016 from June 16-19. This year's lineup includes Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, Florence & the Machine, Deadmau5, Disclosure, blink-182, Death Cab for Cutie, Tame Impala, M83, A$AP Rocky, Ludacris, Earth Wind & Fire, Fetty Wap, Flogging Molly, Vince Staples, AlunaGeorge, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Guster, Chairlift, Quilt, Laura Stevenson and more.
Tickets go on sale Friday (11/20) at 11 AM. Full lineup below...
This past weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live featured host Elizabeth Banks with musical guest Disclosure and special guests Lorde and Sam Smith:
Matthew McConaughey and Adele are on this coming Saturday (11/21).
Amy Poehler is also starring in a Netflix holiday special with Bill Murray.
photos by Tim Griffin
Run the Jewels/Tame Impala/Disclosure @ ACL Fest 10/2/2015
They came onstage blaring Queen's "We Are the Champions" -- and then threw all irony out the window, by actually proving it. Run The Jewels are untouchable.The first weekend of the 2015 Austin City Limits Festival kicked off Friday (10/2) with sets from Tame Impala, Run the Jewels, Disclosure, Foo Fighters, Billy Idol, Gary Clark Jr., Brand New, Albert Hammond Jr, Leon Bridges and more. Lots more pictures from Day 1 are below.
Is there anyone in hip-hop with a live show this good? Actually, how about anyone in any genre? The manic energy, the must-bounce-to-it beats, the laser sharp wordplay and social commentary. Killer Mike and El-P in a class of their own.
They started with their killer track, "Run the Jewels," and the crowd lost its mind. Thousands of hands moved to the beat and the MCs went to work. - [Austin 360]
Day 2 of ACL features sets from Drake, Father John Misty, A$AP Rocky, TV on the Radio, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, San Fermin and more. You can stream ACL live (via Red Bull TV) below.
by Bill Pearis
As you may have heard, Sam Smith was (predictably) chosen to sing the theme song to the new James Bond film, Spectre. As "Spectre" would be a bad name for a song (unless you're The Fall) and not the easiest word to rhyme, it's called "Writing's on the Wall." Sam made it with his pals frequent collaborators Disclosure and Jimmy Napes, and it's got the requisite Bond Theme strings and harps and sweeping drama. (Siouxsie Sioux's song from the Hannibal finale does it better, though). Stream it via Spotify below. Spectre, the movie with Christoph Waltz as the villain this time, is out November 6. You can watch the trailer below.
Meanwhile, Disclosure's new album, Caracal (on which Sam Smith sings on "Omen"), is out today (9/25) and you can stream that via Spotify, below as well. Disclosure play NYC at Madison Square Garden on October 24 and tickets are still available.
We already knew some of the collaborators on Disclosure's upcoming sophomore album, Caracal (due 9/25 via PMR/Island), and now they've revealed the full list, including some big names. Miguel, The Weeknd, Lorde and past collaborator Sam Smith are among them. Check out the full tracklist below.
Sam Smith, who was the lead singer on the unstoppable "Latch," sings on new single "Omen." Do you think it lives up to its predecessor? Listen below.
Disclosure's only two upcoming US shows are at NYC's Madison Square Garden and LA's Memorial Sports Arena.
Exactly three years to the day after making their NYC debut at Glasslands, UK dance duo Disclosure will return for a slightly bigger show here: Madison Square Garden on October 24! Tickets go on sale Saturday (6/13) at 10 AM, with an AmEx presale starting Tuesday (6/9) at 10 AM, a Disclosure album pre-order presale starting Wednesday (6/10) at 10 AM, and a MSGE presale starting Friday (6/12) at 10 AM. Their only other announced date at the moment is LA's Memorial Sports Arena on 9/29.
As for that new album, more details emerged over the weekend. It's called Caracal, and will be out September 25 via PMR/Island. It features collaborations with Nao, Lion Babe, Kwabs and Gregory Porter, who sings on lead single "Holding On." Listen to that below.
Earlier in May, Disclosure released new single "Bang That," and they'll have just shared a second. "Holding On," which features vocals by Gregory Porter, debuted on Annie Mac's BBC1 radio show and the group call it "the first single from our new album" and promise more details soon. Stream "Holding On" below.
photo: ACL 2014 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
The Austin City Limits festival returns to Zilker Park from October 2-4 and October 9-11, and though the lineup wasn't supposed to be announced until this Tuesday, Austin 360 points out that the festival's website leaked it early. The posting was quickly taken down, but not before 365 Things Austin could screenshot it. It was accurate and the ACL 2015 includes Foo Fighters, Drake, The Strokes, The Weeknd, Disclosure, Deadmau5, Bassnectar, Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, Tame Impala, Sturgill Simpson, The Decemberists, Brand New, TV on the Radio, A$AP Rocky, Billy Idol, Chance the Rapper, Father John Misty, Brandon Flowers, Run the Jewels, Sylvan Esso, Kurt Vile, Waxahatchee, Florence + the Machine, Modest Mouse and more.
Check out the full lineup below. Tickets go on sale Tuesday (5/5) at 10 AM CDT.
Disclosure released "Bang That," their first new song in two years. Listen below...
Todd accepting a Grammy with Daft Punk & friends (via)
The One Step Beyond series continues at the American Museum of Natural History this Friday (2/6) with dance music veteran and Daft Punk collaborator Todd Edwards headlining. Also on the bill is Beautiful Swimmers (aka Maxmillion Dunbar and Ari Goldman) and opening DJ Bobby Renz. Aside from the live music, guests can experience "a dynamic flight through the virtual universe based on an accurate cosmic atlas" narrated by Clash of Clans fan Liam Neeson. Tickets are on sale now. Todd has other dates coming up too, and those are all listed below.
Todd also just released a new track called "Nite Noise," a punchy, synth-filled thank you to Disclosure that reworks their song "White Noise." As he says, "I made this while traveling by train in the UK on my way to a warehouse party I was playing with Disclosure. It was a personal thank you to them for having me on their line up."
The new track and all tour dates below...
Detroit's annual electronic music festival Movement returns this year from May 23-25 (Memorial Day Weekend). The phase one lineup was announced and it includes Snoop Dogg under the name DJ Snoopadelic, Richie Hawtin, Disclosure, Dog Blood (aka Boys Noize and Skrillex), Carl Craig, Matthew Dear, Danny Brown, Ben UFO, Clark, Fort Romeau, Nina Kraviz, People Under the Stairs, Rone, Shigeto and more. Tickets are on sale now.
Full phase one lineup below...
The Knife @ Terminal 5 4/30/2014
BrooklynVegan photographer Amanda Hatfield shoots a ton of shows for BV every year, and 2014 was no different. Now that it's coming to a close, she's put together her 15 favorite photos she took this year. That's one above, and you can check out the rest below. Also below is a list of her 15 favorite albums, and she's got an ongoing playlist with her favorite songs of the year on Rdio. Check it out.
This year, the 2015 Grammy nominations are being revealed gradually on CBS This Morning. A few categories have already been announced, with a lot more on the way, and we'll have to wait for tonight's A Very Grammy Christmas special to find out the Album of the Year nominees. Arcade Fire, St. Vincent, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Beck, Black Keys, Ryan Adams, Jack White, Beyonce (now the most Grammy-nominated woman), Pharrell, Schoolboy Q, Drake, Eminem, Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Basement Jaxx, James Franco, Aphex Twin, Little Dragon, Royksopp & Robyn, Arctic Monkeys, Mastodon, Motorhead, Alt-J, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Sam Smith, Haim, Sia, Coldplay, Robert Glasper, Sharon Jones, Jhene Aiko, Tom Petty, U2 and more have already been announced. Stay tuned for more announcements and check out the list so far, below.
UPDATE: Full list of nominations (
except Album of the Year) now up at GRAMMY.com. Several of the categories are also listed below.
UPDATE 2: Album of the Year nominees announced. See below.
The awards ceremony happens February 8, 2015.
Mary J. Blige at FADER Fort at CMJ 2014 (more by Bao Nguyen)
As discussed, Mary J. Blige is releasing her new album The London Sessions next week (12/2) via Capitol and it includes collaborations with British artists such as Disclosure, Sam Smith and more. Leading up to its release, Mary's been putting out short "behind the music" videos with clips of her in the studio and talking about the recording process. She's calling the campaign 20/20, as the album was recorded in just 20 days. The newest video in the series premieres in this post and has Mary talking about her Disclosure collaboration "Follow," as well as footage of her and Disclosure working on the track. Watch that below.
Watch the new video with Mary and Disclosure below...
by Bill Pearis
It's Christmas time and there's no need to be afraid...unless you're scared of charity singles. Then maybe it is. Bob Geldof's Band Aid is 30 years old this year and to celebrate they've re-recorded "Do They Know It's Christmas?" (co-written by Midge Ure) with a whole load of new pop stars, including Sam Smith, Elbow's Guy Garvey, Chris Martin, Jessie Ware, One Direction, Disclosure, Ellie Goulding, Seal and more. A few of the original's performers have returned for this one, including the recently-injured Bono, who finds himself in the exact same place in the song. With a bit of a lyrical rewrite. His line was easily the original's most infamous, horrible lyric, "tonight, thank god it's them instead of you" but he now sings "tonight we're reaching out and turn to you." Oh, that's better.
The song is available to buy on iTunes and proceeds go to help fight Ebola. Will we get Live Aid 30 in 2015? Stay tuned. The video for "Do They Know It's Christmas? (2014)" debuted on The X Factor and you can watch it, and check out the full list of performers, below...
photos by Bao Nguyen
Like South by Southwest, CMJ can start the campaign for a new pop product. On an album due in December, the R&B singer Mary J. Blige has been reinventing her music in sessions with London producers of electronic dance music like Disclosure. In an unannounced miniset at the Fader Fort Presented by Converse, singing to recorded tracks, Ms. Blige proved her voice could be just as forthright over a club-music beat as with an R&B band. (She remarked that she hadn't performed without instruments since 1992.) [NY Times]FADER Fort at CMJ was full of surprises like Dev Hynes on Thursday and Mary J. Blige on Saturday (10/25). A video of her debuting "My Loving" from her upcoming album, The London Sessions, is below. Pictures of her set are in this post.
The London Sessions, due November 24 in the UK and December 2 in the US via Capitol Records, has the veteran R&B singer going in a more electronic direction and it features production and co-writing from Disclosure, Sam Smith, Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy and others. The Disclosure contribution follows Mary teaming up with the duo for a new version of their song "F For You" which they've performed live together more than once. "Right Now," which was produced by Disclosure and co-written by them and Sam Smith, recently got the video treatment and that can be watched below.
More pictures from FADER Fort, and both videos, below...
Disclosure in Chicago in August (more by Brigid Gallagher)
Disclosure have announced another of their WILD LIFE shows, this one happening New Year's Eve at NYC's Pier 94 (indoors). They'll be DJing, and there will also be sets from Claude Vonstroke, Dusky, Ten Walls, Kyle Hall and Isaac Tichauer. Tickets for this danceable way to ring in the new year go on sale Friday (10/1) at noon. Show flyer, and Disclosure's full list of upcoming dates, below.
by Andrew Sacher
Yesterday, Pitchfork posted their top 200 tracks of the decade so far, and today they've listed the top 100 albums to have come out between 2010-2014. There's some surprises on there. For example, I didn't expect to see Bon Iver's self-titled, their #1 album of 2011 and with a score of 9.5, rank as low as #27 on this list. I was also surprised to see Chief Keef make it but not, say, Shabazz Palaces or Schoolboy Q. And there's a few other glaring omissions: nothing by The National? Grizzly Bear? One thing that will surprise no one though, is their #1 pick.
You can check out the full list below...