Have You Heard? – (39) “Settle” by Disclosure


Now this is an unusual “Have You Heard?”, because the answer, at least if you are British and reasonably young, will be YES. Because it’s new and high in the charts.

Listen to this as you read. “White Noise” (featuring Aluna George)

So, it’s an album by a couple of young lads, Guy and Howard Lawrence, from Surrey, with a whole load of guest singers, who know their House Music from the eighties onwards and turn it into a modern dance classic.

The sounds of the suburbs… where all the best dance music comes from?


Having always loved House, as well as all electronic dance music, notwithstanding the fact that I hardly ever went to clubs, “Settle” really hits the buttons for me. I first read about it in Alex Petridis’s review in the Guardian. He made it sound VERY interesting.  Then I saw them on Jules Holland. Brilliant. Bought on iTunes. Loved. It’s four-to-the-floor, with every beat and blurp and loop you ever wanted. It references other dance sounds like dub step. It’s today’s dance music, today.

Well, not that I’d really know at my age. But I’d be amazed if it wasn’t.

Here’s another to be going on with. “Confess to Me” (featuring Jessie Ware)

Just buy this album. Best of the year!

About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. I’ve written a novel called “The Decision”, a futuristic political thriller, and first of a trilogy. I’m also the author of a book on music since the 1970s called “ I Was There - A Musical Journey” and a volume of poetry about youth, “Growin’ Up - Snapshots/ Fragments”. All available on Amazon and Kindle.
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4 Responses to Have You Heard? – (39) “Settle” by Disclosure

  1. News to me! I listened. Their sound is a bit cute for me, but I liked it enough. Thanks!

  2. Yeah, it lacks edge for me. All the sounds are kind of… sweet. I’ve never been the biggest fan of electronic dance music.

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