The brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence, better known to the world as Disclosure, had an insanely successful campaign for their debut album, Settle. If you didn’t hear there hit “Latch” featuring Sam Smith, you might have been living under a rock. Most of the album had crafty and well thought out collaborations with the likes of AlunaGeorge and Jessie Ware. Up to this point, it had been two years since the brothers had released a new song and via Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, “Bang That”. If you’ve heard any of Disclosure’s DJ sets live, you would hear any influences ranging from older house to soulful R&B. If you’ve kept an ear out, you’ve even heard this song within the sets as well.
“Bang That” is simplistic, but infectious. The song itself is built around samples of 313 Bass Mechanic‘s “Pass Out”. You won’t find a chorus – instead a command of “bang that till you pass out” over a funky combination of tech and house influences. This song was dropped at a perfect time – before the summer where many will go to festivals and clubs to get lost in a rhythm. In a genre where most songs follow a formulaic approach that fans almost expect “the drop” to occur, artists in the U.K. are taking older influences and bringing them to the forefront of electronic music.
“Bang That” gives you that underground feel. Disclosure is currently finishing up their sophomore album, and I wouldn’t mind hearing more tracks on the lines of this one, even though the duo has already come out and stated they are writing more structured songs like the songs on Settle. Even if “Bang That” is a mirage in the big scheme of things, enjoy the view for the summer.
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