[SALT LAKE CITY.] It’s a bit of a bummer to mention Disclosure to a few of my friends and have to explain to them that the Sam Smith collaboration LATCHED was produced by Disclosure! Once I make that connection then, everything clicks and I feel it’s hard for most record producers slash DJ’s to be known or credited properly for what they create. In September of last year  the two brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence released their second studio album titled Caracal. Which includes more partnerships with other successful artists like The Weeknd, Lorde, Miguel, Gregory Porter, Lion Babe, Kwabs, NAO and a second track featuring Sam Smith titled OMEN.
A special appreciation to Universal-Capitol Music Group for granting StyleHeirs.com press access to Disclosure’s live performance at the Saltair venue. Nothing pleases me more than a band that starts on-time together and I have to apologize for my prejudgements in thinking these guys would be late like all the rest. Clearly, they’re not like the other guys and it showed in tonights set for damn sure. Another thing that sets them apart is their instrumental talents – I saw an electric bass guitar being played, actual drumsticks carried out some heavy-soul-filling beats, an electric keyboard and also live vocals. Not only did they have all the bells and whistles that require putting on a successful show but they also brought tasteful visuals to their stage presence. The backdrop of LED lights enhanced the show and their futuristic spaceship type vibes showcased their true style.
The type of music or genre they cater to may perhaps be for a specific niche yet within that niche the Lawrence brothers are capable of showcasing different personalities and offer more variety of channels for electronic dance music. As for me, that is what makes me so drawn to them because of their use of drums, soul and even jazz-like harmonies. It’s their slower tempos that speak to my heart, I’ve said this before – EDM – I’m not a fan, yet Disclosure is blurring the lines and if they keep at it they’ll be a household name, I can guarantee it. Simply because they have the potential to be the ‘gateway drug’ that’ll introduce me to a slippery-slop that entangles me into an addiction to EDM.
WHEN THE FIRE STARTS TO BURN came from their debut album and it’s a track I hadn’t heard before tonight, yet it’s probably one that stuck out to me the most. Other favourites from tonight were MAGNETS, WILLING & ABLE, HOURGLASS and of course LATCH. A surprise guest performance by Brendan Reilly – who may have stole the show only because it was so random! Yet his vocals were amazing and left a positive impression on everyone present tonight.
Inherit Love, I AM,