Disclosure-You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle (Toro y Moi Remix)

Disclosure’s single from their hotly-anticipated Settle album (due out on 3rd June) undergoes a rework at the hands of Toro, the creator of what is my favourite album of 2013 thus far with Anything In Return.

The original had relatively sombre verses and it’s the comparatively lively hook that reeled the mainstream crowd in, proving a dancefloor favourite with hints of late 90′s electro and garage. Toro strips out those facets and swaps in a more chillout experimental style, and one which works to the softer vibe of the verses rather than the energetic hook: a relatively minimal production is composed of sharp yet understated percussion, gentle touches of synth and rather relies on the vocals to supply the intensity. The latter is important, as it allows the production to amble smoothly through the track without being swept too heavily into the vocal momentum, and hence there’s a mellow consistency that makes this distinct from the back-and-forth style of the original. There’s enough progression here too as the track grows very subtly throughout, in particular the vocals eventually becoming cut and looped quickly to create a slight freneticism, and again it allows the vocals to work the liveliness into the track. A short cool down follows, and finishes off a good remix; it won’t be to everyone’s taste, but it’s a nice accompaniment to the original.

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