Just over a decade after dropping their first album, brothers and DJ duo Disclosure dropped their latest album ‘Alchemy’.
We had some of the George DJs react to the 11-track project, sharing their thoughts and the tunes they’ve already got in rotation.
Normally with a massive release like this, we find there's one track that everyone agrees is above the rest. That is not the case this time around, as multiple tracks got heaps of love.
The George whanau also shared their opinion on the #vibe the album gives off and they did not disappoint, delivering expert reviews you can definitely steal when there's a lull in the conversation this weekend.
Dean (George Mahi Mix)
Dean couldn’t pick just one track, as there were a few that tickled his ear drums just the right way.
“I gravitate to the more vocal-driven tracks,” he said. “'A Little Bit' grabbed me first listen through as an earworm and potential radio-friendly tune.”
“Similarly 'Talk On The Phone' gave me catchy chromeo-esque vocoder vibes with the vocal styles. In terms of a track I'd include in a DJ set, the more subtle/deep 'Simply Won't Do' stood out with a very noice groove to it.”
He added that despite the lack of a smash radio banger tune, he took his headphones off and felt satisfied at the conclusion of the album.
“As a longtime Disclosure fan, this album gave me enough of what I love about them. There are several house-tempo, vocal-led tracks in the same vein as a lot of our faves over the years.”
“However it's also nice to hear some experimentation like the ambient tune 'Purify', and of course the throwback jungle of 'Higher Than Ever Before'. There's no obvious big superstar pop-dance collab moment like they've had in the past with artists like Sam Smith, The Weeknd & Khalid - but I'm all good with that as a fan, I got what I needed from this.”
Sin (George Drive)
Sin had one definite favourite track - ‘Higher Than Ever Before’ - as well as one tune that elevates when the weather is shite.
“They’ve always had some of the best-sounding drums so a Disclosure take on jungle is a match made in heaven,” she said of her favourite song on the album.
“Also, what is their secret recipe to longevity as artists? Over 10 years in the game, 4th album now here... And still as relevant as ever. Disclosure 4ever! P.S Listen to 'Sun Showers' next time it rains
Brook (George Drive)
Brook struggled to label just one tune as his favourite, so didn’t. Instead, he offered a description of the album only he could.
"It's like you've stumbled across a couple fellahs recording a big old jam session and chopping it up into individual tracks,” he said. “Easy listening for when ya doing the suspension bushes on a 1988 Suzuki Samurai in the carport on a Satdee morning"
As I said, no go-to track our DJs could agree on, but they are saying it's definitely an album you need to get pumping at least one time around. It is friggin Disclosure after all.