Theft of the Dial: Disclosure

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Jade with Guy and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure at The Current (MPR / Jade)
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Disclosure blasted onto the electronic scene in 2013 with their debut album Settle which includes hits like "Latch"—featuring the then-unknown vocalist Sam Smith, whom they met at a bar—and the catchy dance track "When a Fire Starts to Burn." Now the U.K. duo, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, have released Caracal, their highly anticipated follow-up album.

With two albums under their belt, Guy and Howard have realized that the part they enjoy most about songwriting is collaborating with vocalists. "We're not fans of writing over the internet remotely or sending beats around. We like to write a song with someone collaboratively and equally contribute to a song," says Howard. "It wouldn't be our music if they wrote the whole thing."

Avoiding a sophomore slump, Disclosure enlisted another all-star cast of vocalists for Caracal including new collaborations with Lorde ("Magnets"), Miguel ("Good Intentions"), the Weeknd ("Nocturnal") and returning collaborator Sam Smith ("Omen"). "We pick [artists] who we think are brilliant songwriters and brilliant singers with interesting voices," says Guy. "A combination of those things will often lead to success."

Ahead of their show at Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Guy and Howard Lawrence stopped by The Current studio to take over our airwaves to play songs by their favorite songwriters and producers. Hear the full interview and playlist above.

Playlist

Disclosure - "Magnets" feat. Lorde
Kaytranada - "Go Ahead"
Julio Bashmore - "Holding On" feat. Sam Dew
DeBarge - "I Like It"
Sound Stream - "Bass Affairs"
Jill Scott - "Can't Wait"
Jamie Woon - "Sharpness"
Disclosure - "Omen" feat. Sam Smith

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