DISCLOSURE’S NEW EP, ECSTASY, IS OUT NOW
Tickets On Sale Now For San Jose And Santa Barbara, California
2020 Festival Performances Include Coachella, Lovebox, Primavera, Riverside Festival Glasgow And Down The Rabbit Hole
The club jam [‘Tondo’] offers scintillating beats and euphoric builds.” – Rolling Stone
“[‘Ecstasy is a] thumping house cut built to get you up off your seat” – Consequence of Sound
Disclosure returns with the five-song EP Ecstasy (Capitol Records) and a series of global tour dates. The GRAMMY ® -nominated U.K. duo – comprising brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence – has released a track every day this week, culminating with the unveiling of “Get Close,” the song that closes out the EP. Download / stream Ecstasy HERE .
In between performances at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Disclosure will play two headline dates in California: the Event Center at San Jose State University on April 14 and Santa Barbara Bowl on April 15 . Tickets are on sale now at AXS.com . Fans may also purchase tickets in person at the box office. For box office hours and information, visit www.sjsu.edu/studentunion/eventcenter and www.SBBowl.com . See below for itinerary.
Disclosure will headline the Lovebox Festival in London on June 13. The duo’s other festival performances include Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain, Riverside Festival Glasgow and Down The Rabbit Hole in The Netherlands.
The brothers launched Ecstasy on Monday, playing the title track during a live mix from Guy’s kitchen on their YouTube channel. Next up was “ Tondo,” which received a BBC Radio 1 play from Annie Mac on Tuesday night. Disclosure took to YouTube to chat with fans and premiere the third track, “ Expressing What Matters,” on Wednesday night. Zane Lowe premiered yesterday’s track, “ Etran,” on his Beats 1 show, followed by the release of a fifth and final track, “ Get Close .” See below for the brothers’ comments about each of the five new songs. Ecstasy follows Disclosure’s 2018 EP, Moonlight , which received a similar week-long rollout.
Disclosure Takes Listeners Through Ecstasy , Track By Track:
“This song came into existence early 2019 during a writing session at Guy’s house in London. We were curiously chopping up samples from various 70s disco and soul records when suddenly, ‘Fantasy’ by Aquarium Dream gave us the exact thing we were searching for. This song is made entirely to get a human being to their feet and directly to the dance floor.”
“Over the past few years, we have been exploring more and more African genres of music. This specific track samples the great Cameroonian musician Eko Roosevelt. If this track is anything, it’s fast, punchy & above all… fun..”
“ Expressing What Matters”
“This track samples the legendary song ‘Lowdown’ by Boz Scaggs. We really wanted to try and focus in on those wonderful backing vocals that permeate through the original and give it such soul. They ended up becoming the focal point of the entire track… being chopped and skewed to their limit. The whole thing was one big audio science experiment for us.”
“The bulk of the song samples Niger-based band Etran Finatawa. With this track we are exploring an idea…How far can we take a sound that is somewhere in the realm of house music, until it morphs into a whole new being? Colliding genres together in a mash of pulsating, repeating rhythms and tones…this is the furthest we have ever taken that idea.”
“Years ago we wrote a song called ‘Get Close’ that never saw the light of day. We aren’t usually ones to go back to an old idea after so long, but we never got that hook out of our heads.
Disclosure Photo Credit: Ronan Park
Disclosure –North American Tour Dates:
(Headline dates in bold)
Date City/State Venue
4/11 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/14 San Jose, CA San Jose State University – Event Center
4/15 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
4/18 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival