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The best song to bubble up from the EDM underground in 2013 was a tech-house blast that kicks your a** in the club at night, and kicks your a** out of bed the next morning. And that titular hook – a fragment of motivational speaker Eric Thomas – was pure sampling genius.
On a hooks-per-minute level, Settle is right up there with the best of Britney, Gaga, and Beyoncé. What makes Disclosure considerably deeper is the way every element has been honed to a level that rivals the most tweaked-out underground techno. There's a luxurious bounty of space here, and not just in the silence between typically staccato notes. With ping-ponging rhythms that ricochet from speaker to speaker, Settle is one of the most stereo-flaunting records since the…Continue