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London production duo Disclosure, have dropped arguably the most significant electronic album of the year. ‘Settle’ is the latest offering from brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence (aged just 21 and 18 respectively) who have already seen huge success with singles Latch, You and Me, White Noise & the underground floor filler Confess to me. With its addictive sunshine sound, their killer new album has cemented Disclosure’s reputation as the UK’s most exciting – and uplifting – new producers.
Before 2012 Duke Dumont was known as a ‘producer’s producer’. He was the name on a 12” record the DJ knew to reach for when he wanted to please the crowd, without them knowing who had constructed the mesmerising sonic confection they were dancing too. Turn forward to 2013. After dropping club hit The Giver and massive pop sensation Need U (100%) Duke has become the man of the moment who just happens to have a record bag filled with gold.
Taking the boom of British bass culture and marrying it to the sweet slickness of classic American R&B, AlunaGeorge – aka Aluna Francis and producer George Reid – are fast becoming an unstoppable force in 2013. With their signature sound that has captured the attention of critics and fans alike, AlunaGeorge are turning British pop on its head. The summer of 2013 looks set to be theirs for the taking as the debut album Body Music drops alongside a new You Know You Like It.
After taking out this year’s Triple J Unearthed for Groovin’ The Moo Canberra, SAFIA’s track Stretched & Faded began hitting the airwaves and causing quite a stir across the country, attracting hundreds of savvy punters to rise and catch their morning festival slot. On June 1, SAFIA unveiled their single Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues setting a new benchmark for the band in songwriting and sound, with solid support from a range of Triple J programmers including Lewi McKirdy, Dave Ruby-Howe, and the Home & Hosed team. Throw in some international air-time in the UK on the prestigious XFM, as well as New Zealand’s GeorgeFM, SAFIA are clearly showing signs of an act possessing global potential, both in the studio and on the big stage.
Tickets go on sale Friday 28th June at 9am