Listen: Disclosure dig deep on the Essential Mix

One of the most-anticipated editions of the Essential Mix in 2013, this weekend saw Disclosure slip into DJ mode for two hours. Introduced by host Pete Tong as “probably the hottest duo in dance and electronic music” right now, the brothers might be a live act first and foremost, but they can deliver as selectors too.

Citing the likes of Skream, Benga, James Blake, Mount Kimbie, Floating Points and Joy Orbison as the inspirations that led them into making music, this mix – in Disclosure’s own words – covers “a mixture of all our influences, everything from American hip hop to house music to techno to garage”. The Essential Mix opens with a segment that nods to J Dilla and Detroit, and features new music from the likes of Dusky, New York Transit Authority and Breach.

Following the runaway success of debut album Settle and its big moments like “White Noise”, “Latch” and “When A Fire Starts To Burn”, Disclosure is currently in the thick of an intensive tour of the Northern summer. Check out their run on the Essential Mix below. How’d they do?


Onra – Intro [All City Dublin]

Slum Village – Players [Good Vibe Recordings]

Gang Starr – Put Up Or Shut Up [Virgin]

Jaylib – React (feat. Quasimoto) [Stones Throw]

Q-Tip – Let’s Ride [Arista]

Vic Mensa – Orange Soda

Moodymann – U Ranaway

Linkwood – Secret Value [Shevchenko]

Mike Huckaby – Melodies From The Jazz Republic / I Get Deeper (Acapella) [Still Music]

[unknown] – J.A.W.S.

Trankilou – Bill Collector [BPM Records]

T. Williams – Three Letters [PMR]

Bassjackers & Apster – Klambu [Sneakerz MUZIK]

Dusky – Sunsets & Dolphins

Midland – Archive [Graded]

Mark Henning – Trojan [Cityfox]

Ten Walls – Gotham [Innervisions]

Disclosure – When A Fire Starts To Burn [PMR]

Rachel Row – Follow The Step (Breach Hood Remix) [Defected]

New York Transit Authority – 95′

Soul Purpose – Sublim3 [Lo:Rise]

Friend Within – The Scene [Method Records]

Paul Woolford – Untitled

Hannah Wants – Teardrop On The Fire

GoldFfinch – Once You Wrap

Adonis & Charles B – Lack Of Love [Desire]

Native Soul – A New Day (Spencer Parker’s A Gun For Hire Remix) (feat. Trey Washington) [Defected]

Eddie Niguel – Absolute [Midnight Shift]

Omar – Feeling You (Henrik Schwarz Remix) [Peppermint Jam]

Hauswerks – Puppet Factory [Moda Black]

Disclosure – Latch (Maddslinky Remix) (feat. Sam Smith)