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"We’re trying to bring class and soul into the songwriting. Using jazz chords that have emotion instead of boring, stabby EDM triads. You can play ‘Latch’ in a massive nightclub or cover it in a jazz ensemble. There are acoustic guitar covers of [our song] ‘White Noise’ on YouTube. You can’t do that with your average house tune. The only thing that makes it dance music are the beats."

Disclosure tells Billboard in this week’s cover story.
Also quoted in the story is Cherrytree Records chief Martin Kierszenbaum who explains that it took two years to bring Disclosure to this point of momentum. It’s a glimpse at the hard work and effort it took to push the group’s music into the mainstream.

arjanwrites:

"We’re trying to bring class and soul into the songwriting. Using jazz chords that have emotion instead of boring, stabby EDM triads. You can play ‘Latch’ in a massive nightclub or cover it in a jazz ensemble. There are acoustic guitar covers of [our song] ‘White Noise’ on YouTube. You can’t do that with your average house tune. The only thing that makes it dance music are the beats."

Disclosure tells Billboard in this week’s cover story.

Also quoted in the story is Cherrytree Records chief Martin Kierszenbaum who explains that it took two years to bring Disclosure to this point of momentum. It’s a glimpse at the hard work and effort it took to push the group’s music into the mainstream.

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Porter Robinson’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix is one of the best I’ve heard in a long while. It’s a varied set that shows off Porter’s unique musical aesthetic in the run up to the release of his forthcoming new album, Worlds. The ID around the 7:40 minute is particularly exciting. It’s only two minutes long but it packs an incredible emotional intensity. I strong encourage you to have a listen.

'I spent two years writing 'Worlds' and during that time I'd become really pessimistic about the future of electronic music. But once I finished the album I went and made an active effort to find new electronic music that touched me. I've fully changed my mind! I think the future is really, really bright. There's a ton of great music today that just needs to be discovered. That's not to say this mix is entirely devoid of classics, but it's mostly made up of stuff I've heard recently'.

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