Synths, soul and samples with Disclosure
If space-age synths, deep house-beats, and Malian soul is your thing, Disclosure’s new track ‘Ultimatum’ is for you; returning from their 2017 hiatus with Malian artist Fatoumata Diawara.
The UK electronic duo (Howard & Guy) have taken to Twitter to announce their surprise sample having stumbled across Diawara’s Wassoulou folk sound. Diawara, a Paris-based singer-songwriter, is best-known for her 2011 album ‘Fatou’; exploring war, female genital mutilation (FGM), and polygamy to great acclaim in music circles. Considering the commercial success of Disclosure’s debut album ‘Settle’ (2013), featuring dance floor-fillers with AlunaGeorge, and Sam Smith, their latest collab and sound is unexpected. However, ‘Ultimatum’s’ blend of cultures, genres, and native tongues is nothing short of groovy and may be the soundtrack to your next dance break. Watch this space: Disclosure are back …
Disclosure - Ultimatum (Audio) ft. Fatoumata Diawara
Fatoumata Diawara’s European Tour continues in Switzerland this Saturday, rocking 13 European Cities over 32 dates; ending in France in February 2019 (www.fatoumatadiawara.com). Keep an eye on Disclosure as a surprise addition on the UK festival circuit, tipped to follow up their 2016 EP ‘Moog for love’ with their second album in 2019.