In 2018, electronic proteges Disclosure went after a new way of releasing music, dropping multiple singles in a week ahead of an unannounced EP release for Moonlight. This week, the game-changing UK duo stuck to that strategy to launch their first new music of 2020, releasing singles throughout the week, ending in the release of the 5-track Ecstasy.
Ecstasy sees the Lawrence brothers do what they do best, incorporating whatever sound from across the globe that's on their minds with garage. In this round, we've found them exploring some of Africa's modern music history. Flanked by classic disco on the EP's title track, "Expressing What Matters" and "Get Close," we are led into Annie Mac's Hottest Record, "Tondo," that incorporates a refreshing sample of Cameroonian musician Eko Roosevelt, revered for his own work in disco in the 1970's. Just as interesting is "Etran," named after Niger-based band Etran Finatawa, who, on their own, are known for their music that bridges western sounds with the traditional of the Wodaabe and Tuareg people of their home country.
Since going on hiatus in 2017, Disclosure has been intentionally targeted with their touring. It seems 2020 will remain status quo as the guys head out on a few performances in California in April, including Coachella.