Disclosure, TNGHT, and Julio Bashmore NYC 8/6 Reviewed
Arriving in style, UK sensation Disclosure, took over New York City for two sold out shows on Tuesday, August 6th. The long awaited arrival of the Lawrence brother’s made scoring tickets a nightmare. Everyone who was unfortunate enough not to grab a ticket found him or herself scrambling at the eleventh hour for a miracle. Taking over the Central Park Summer Stage and NYC’s newest venue, The Wall, Disclosure brought their hypnotic electronic beats to sooth an insatiable crowd.
Tuesday was a beautiful day for a walk in the park, or in this case, a beautiful day to groove in the park. Opening the Summer Stage was none other than house extraordinaire Julio Bashmore. The sunny afternoon was only enhanced by Bashmore’s smooth deep house flow that included hit tracks like “Au Seve” and “Duccy.” Setting the mood for the rest of the evening, Bashmore warmed up the crowd for the following act TNGHT. The “Higher Ground” duo of Lunice and Hudson Mohawke turned up the crowd with a heavy bass intro that gave way to an amped up Lunice demanding the crowd’s undivided attention. Throwing down tracks like “Bugg’n” and “R U Ready,” TNGHT gave the perfect segue to their special guests Mobb Deep. Rapping over the beats of TNGHT, hip-hop legends Mobb Deep gave a truly captivating performance upon their unexpected appearance on stage. By the close of TNGHT’s set, the crowd was brimming for anticipation for the headlining act. With sketched faces held in the air, and “Disclosure” chants abundant, the Lawrence brothers finally took the stage. Wasting no time, they dropped hit “When A Fire Starts To Burn.” Similar to the track’s music video, bodies began convulsing wildly and the sounds of Disclosure carried through the park all the way to 5th avenue.
Thankfully, for those that couldn’t make Disclosure’s Central Park performance, they would get another shot at the official Disclosure after party at The Wall. The intimate setting of the dimly lit venue was the perfect setting for the deep sounds of Disclosure. Warmed up by famed New York DJ, Alex English, Disclosure broke through the crowd to take the stage at 12:30am. From remixes of “White Noise,” to “F For You,” to classic dance tracks like Todd Terry’s “Inspector Norse,” Disclosure played an eclectic set that New York could have only dreamed of. The unprecedented 2-hour set of Disclosure brought smiling faces, gyrating bodies, and brilliant vibes to The Wall. Having seemingly taken over the planet with their feel good sounds, Disclosure is unarguably the most in demand dance duo to date. Hopefully, New York showed the Lawrence brothers enough love to get the duo back in the concrete jungle as soon as their tight schedule allows. Remember, next time Disclosure is coming to town, buy tickets early! It will be a very long time, if ever, that Disclosure has a show that doesn’t sell out before the date, and trust us; they are not an act to miss!