The electronic music scene has been heavily monopolized.
Duos like The Chemical Brothers, Justice and Daft Punk have been emblematic of the electronic genre and have therefore defined its qualities.
Within that established realm, there have been more than a fair share of new, innovative sounds. After seeing Disclosure’s sold-out performance at The Fillmore on Saturday, Jan. 25, there is no question about the pair’s rise as one of the most innovative electronic duos of 2013.
But for Disclosure, of course, the audience needed a warm-up.
With consistently primal beats, Samo Sound Boy began as the first opening act. His act’s length, however, was overplayed; at some point, his sound became too consistent — monotonous, even. The background bass lacked most touches of arbitration, to the point of flat-out predictability.
The second opening act—Vic Mensa—was anything but predictable. Vic was quick to break most, if not all, traces of monotony from the audience’s vibe.
With genuinely explosive dance moves and a voice particularly reminiscent of Frank Ocean, Vic Mensa is definitely headed toward great things.
And then, the lights went out.
Anticipation shrouded the completely packed theatre. Disclosure’s trademark flashed on the main screen, but only for only a second. The floor began to vibrate — and we were off.
Thirty seconds were spent establishing a beat, then a flame burst from the main screen on beat with the eruption of “When a Fire Starts to Burn,” the first song from Disclosure’s only album, Settle. With incredibly contagious vibrations, the audience couldn’t help but cut completely loose.
As the concert went on, it was hard to miss the complete synchronization of the Lawrence brothers. They complemented each other perfectly in dance and song, leaving the audience in complete awe.
Almost every song from Settle was played — hits such as “Tenderly,” “Stimulation” and “White Noise” were performed to perfection. “F For You,” one of the night’s most anticipated songs, was unfortunately not played; it appears that Disclosure is unlikely to perform it without Mary J. Blige, whom has recently become the main collaborator on the song.
After much dancing and enjoyment, the concert drew to a close with Settle’s anthem: “Latch.”
Disclosure was very specific in letting the ride come to a slow halt. As the audience exited the theater, one emotion was uniform throughout: satisfaction.
Although Disclosure may not visit again any time soon, they have certainly left an imprint. Miami loves them and already can’t wait for their return.Copyright © 2015, CT Now