Disclosure’s Settle is one of the best new albums of 2013. Howard and Guy Lawrence, the young brothers behind Disclosure, have taken dance music in the opposite direction that the general mainstream is heading. Drawing influence from many older UK dance sub-genre’s, Disclosure has crafted an album that is refreshing and exciting, but feels vaguely familiar. While staying away from samples for the most part, Disclosure instead enlisted an array of talented vocalists to create original material, including AlunaGeorge, Sam Smith, and Jessie Ware.
While the album is solid all the way through, there are several standout tracks, and “You & Me” is certainly one of them. Eliza Doolittle is an incredible singer, and her vocals blend together effortlessly with Disclosure’s production to create an incredibly catchy pop song. The UK Garage-influenced beat stays mostly the same throughout her entire first verse, while slowly building in the background, and finally letting loose on a chorus that you can’t help but dance to. Other highlights include “White Noise”, “Grab Her!”, and “When A Fire Starts To Burn”, but really you should just listen to the entire album.[audio http://thehypist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/11-You-Me-Album-Version.mp3]