Saturday, December 29, 2012


By far this is one of my favorite groups I discovered this year!  These young brothers from the UK definitely have a great sense of making deep & artful house music.  They seem to consistently crank out bangers after bangers, like this wicked track "Flow" which was release about a year ago. And "Control" which is off their latest EP entitled "The Face".  HOW DID I MISS THIS???!! Any how, I'm excited to hear more from these cats as they got my attention now! 

Brotherly duo Disclosure has been on quite a run over the past two years, offering an output of singles and remixes that seemed to get better with each new edition. Now, the pair of young Londoners has issued the first extended document of its production talents,The Face EP, which, across four tracks, proves that songs like recent a-side "Tenderly" and the duo's super-slick Jesse Ware remix were no flukes. Disclosure has found an almost irresistible middle ground between pop-minded club music and house-indebted bass music, and—with this EP as our most substantial indication yet—the duo's flood of quality material appears to be holding steady. More on Discloure....

Friday, December 28, 2012


There’s a sense of the freedom, intimacy and depth to the sound of London-based producer fLako’s latest EP Eclosure. That’s not in the way that an overload of ideas could become overwhelming but in that a tapestry of acoustic and electronic sounds can weave a cocoon of wellbeing around its listener. Released on fledgling East London label Five Easy Pieces just last month, four tracks offer space and escapism through the subtle textures you mightn’t expect to find from a resident of a city best known for its gloomy winters and dreary weather.

If nature could be expressed through electronics, then Eclosure is the closest you’re going to get to it. The cover art features a digitally altered image by friend and photographer Clemens Fantur; a central figure removed to reveal a silhouette into a parallel universe, a virtual ecological plane. Its an apt representation, not only of the very visual, physical drift of fLako’s sound but of the soulful and near-spiritual elements of melodic curiosity. A searching awareness pervades the guitar frolic of ‘Mating Dance’, where a vocal chorale, pipes and maraca samples evoke a borderless sonic geography informed by a boundless palate and unrestricted influences.

Perhaps it’s because of his own cultural diversity -as a Chilean-born, German-raised global resident, otherwise known as DarĂ­o Rojo Guerra- and the fact he’s been championed by artists the world over, from LA’s Gaslampkiller and Glasgow’s Hudson Mohawke. Or maybe it’s as a mere product of our global culture. Whatever it is, fLako creates an other-worldy escape from the urbanised surroundings of an overcrowded world. Found-sound samples are absorbed into a textured soundscape of bubbling signals, dissipating into skittering drum beats and unexpected drops, following in the wake of a typically spectral vocal delivery. Those vocals come as one of Guerra’s many pseudonyms, his easy-listening alter ego, Dirg Gerner, who also appears on 2011 fLako track ‘Lonely Town’. Over the exotic rhythms of hollow acoustics and marimbas, he croons, “Have you ever felt the urge to be someone else?” and by the end of Eclosure, it almost feels like

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