As the release date for Disclosure’s debut album draws ever closer, the duo reveal a new album cut called ‘When a Fire Starts to Burn’. The song is funkier than their previous pure-garage releases and although it makes for interesting insight into what their new album will offer – it isn’t their strongest effort to date. Production aside, towards the end of the track the non-stop vocal loop begins to feel a little jarring. But make no mistake, this won’t make a bit of difference to the impending success of their debut album Settle - get ready for the Disclosure takeover, it official begins June 3rd.
The return of Jamie Woon! Frequenters of this site will know that we’re strong supporters of Woon, his debut album was ahead of the curve in many ways (cast your mind back pre-2011, which major label artist was releasing anything resembling “alt-R&B”?) but since it’s release he’s been ghost. Now though as Disclosure announce the final details of their impending chart-dominating debut album Settle - it seems like he’ll be rejoining the land of the living. Along with the likes of Jessie Ware, London Grammar, Eliza Doolittle, AlunaGeorge & others – Jamie Woon will also be featured on a new album track titled ‘January’. Fellow label mate and PMR’s first lady Jessie Ware will feature on a song called ‘Confess To Me’ and upcoming group London Grammar will appear on a track titled ‘Help Me Lose My Mind’.
Get ready for one of this years biggest albums. June 3rd.
Rudimental scored their second #1 single this week with ‘Waiting All Night’, they achieved their first back in May with ‘Feel the Love’. But even though it may not have received the same amount of mainstream attention as it’s successors, for me Rudimental’s best single to date is still ‘Spoons’. The deep house production on that record paired with MNEK & Syron’s addictively cool vocals still stands as their most interesting offering yet.
That said then it’s no surprise they’ve yet again called on singer/songwriter MNEK to assist them on their newest single ‘Baby’, along with Disclosure collaborator Sinead Harnett. In many ways ‘Baby’ feels like the bigger, bolder, more radio-savvy older brother of ‘Spoons’. It shares a lot of affinity with it’s predecessor, only this time it focuses more heavily on the dance. Sinead Harnett is a bit of a powerhouse too, her vocals on this are very serious. But a moment for MNEK’s voice – like seriously, this kid is actually insane. Great to see the pair enjoying what looks to be a genuine vibe in the video too.
Rudimental’s debut album Home is released April 29th. Pre-order here.
‘You & Me’ is the smashing new single from Disclosure that should serve your weekend well. Featuring summery vocals from British singer Eliza Doolittle, their latest is another storming homage to the golden era of 2-step. Plunged in their trademark pop aesthetic, ‘You & Me’ is yet another single that perfectly aligns the brothers for their forthcoming, recently announced debut album.
Following a string of massive singles over the past couple years, including their #2 chart hit ‘White Noise’ and having already successfully toured the world over, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence together known as Disclosure have finally announced the title and release date of their debut album Settle. Due out on PMR Records on June 3rd, the album will also feature the duo’s upcoming new single ‘You & Me’ (feat. Eliza Doolittle) which will premiere via Annie Mac on April 29th. They also revealed their very befitting album artwork (up top).
You’ll remember rising singer/songwriter/producer and PB favourite MNEK covering Disclosure’s ‘White Noise’ a few weeks back. Well, so impressed were Dutch producers Full Crate & FS Green both felt compelled to lay their own re-imagined soulful house vibe to it. This remixed refix (keep up) begs for that summer heat – certainly one for the dance.
MNEK is back with another killer refix, this time he takes on Janet Jackson’s classic ‘That’s the Way Love Goes’ taken off her ’93 Janet album. Having already made his mark covering Kelis’ ‘Get Along With You’, Rosie Gaines ‘Closer Than Close’ and most recently Disclosure’s ‘White Noise’, he’s quickly secured a reputation as a bit of a producer/arranger prodigy; Not to mention a true-powerhouse vocalist – very few young singers can rival what this young man does as a singer; And so as we’ve come to expect this latest refix ticks all the right boxes. Take a listen to his interpretation of one of Janet’s most beloved jams…
Earlier today Disclosure released the video for their chart-invading single ‘White Noise’ featuring the voice of AlunaGeorge. Shot in Detroit the video backs up how utterly incredible the track is – rather amazing considering the world pretty unanimously agreed it was a smash before now. Tell me you don’t feel the urge to do what this guy does in a derelict building when you hear this tune? Lies. Shouts to the homie Luke Monahan for directing it.
Three of the biggest names in British music right now come together in spectacular style as the mighty Hudson Mohawke remixes Disclosure’s #2 chart smash ‘White Noise’ featuring AlunaGeorge. The song was already huge but trust Hudmo to turn the dial up 10 notches – listen loudly.
Interestingly Hudmo’s soundcloud player says “PMR028 – Forthcoming on PMR Records” – a bigger project coming from him on PMR? They’ve already got Disclosure and Jessie Ware, why not add this guy.
Rising singer, songwriter and producer MNEK has been busy wracking up songwriting credits for a bunch of big name artists over the past year or so, but recently he found the time to serve up another one of his impressive cover versions – this time of Disclosure’s chart smash ‘White Noise’ featuring AlunaGeorge. I still haven’t fully recovered from his rendition of Kelis’ ‘Get Along With You’ from last year and although there have been a couple covers since then, this is the one that really stands out. MNEK’s voice is ridiculous, but it’s the control (and restraint) he commands when singing that really stands him apart from others. Not to mention his productions are always on point. Continue to keep your eyes on this one.