For a while it seemed like Britain’s dance establishment was forever set in stone with Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx and The Chemical Brothers destined to headline festivals until the end of days… That was until Hugo and Guy came onto the scene and became the most successful British dance act in a generation.
Born to professional musicians – their mother made radio jingles and their father played in bands – Hugo and Guy went to Reigate College in Surrey, England to study music and music technology. At 16, Howard only listened to maudlin singer-songwriters and hated anything electric, and Guy was a drummer in a super indie guitar band. After venturing into clubs when he turned 18, Guy started listening to sets from Floating Point and Orbison, which led him to persuade his younger brother to start making electronic music with him.
Within a few weeks of putting their experiments online, Disclosure had an influx of emails from managers, lawyers and labels who were all in disbelief at how little experience the boys had. Soon enough PMR recordings, Britain’s most forward thinking label, signed the brothers. Fast forward to 2013, and the ‘White Noise’ producer’s debut album ‘Settle’ sold 1.6 million albums worldwide, generated over 300 million streams on Spotify and ‘Latch’ was nominated for a Grammy for Biggest Single, resulting in the boys finding success at a disquietly young age. This comes as no surprise due to ‘Settle’ being a masterpiece encompassing a mosaic of influences, thoughts and sounds, extending past its deep house roots and embracing a new vibe.
Showcasing professionalism and hard graft, Disclosure have continued to take dance music to the next level by headlining Reading & Leeds Festival, launching their own Wild Life festival and collaborating with some of the biggest names in the industry to create a high calibre of music. With such a prolific and unerring work ethic over the last seven years, the brothers announced in January that they would be taking an indefinite production hiatus before releasing new music, barring a couple of exciting upcoming projects. This exclusive Ibiza series marks one of these projects, with Disclosure being set to play four Wild Life shows at Ibiza’s DC-10 this summer from 21 July to 11 August.
Known as the most iconic underground techno party in the world and attracting clubbers from all around the globe, DC-10 has no rules except to have a wild, indulgent experience. Since throwing its first after hours party in 1999, the former airport hanger now offers a terrace and exclusive artists-only area. As ever, DC-10 still promises to offer clubbers the best talent and real music on the island.
Disclosure first cut their teeth on Ibiza back in 2012, but their inauguration at the mythical DC-10 came about just last summer when they played three nights at the legendary Circoloco parties. Now they’re back for 2017 heading up their own run of shows for the first time where they are sure to recharge and reignite their love of the dancefloor… We cannot wait.
Wild Life; wildlife-ibiza.com