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Disclosure "Carnival"

Last summer, we posted "Linstigator," the first salvo from the UK's Disclosure, a pair of teenage brothers named Guy and Howard Lawrence. After following up that slice of melancholy 2-step with a proper single on Moshi Moshi, the boys delved back into the studio and are now ready to drop a follow-up in June. "Carnival" is taken from that new single, and while it's not a completely radical reinvention—the music is still thoroughly grounded in UK bass music—the South London duo has certainly switched it up in terms of mood, leaving behind the depressed garage vibes and experimenting with bouncing bass, playful melodies, polished synths, and sassy R&B swagger. This feelgood spirit—not to mention the uptick in production quality—suits Disclosure well, so we're excited to see how things progress in the months ahead.

Carnival

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