Disclosure – When A Fire Starts To Burn

23.05.13

When I recently chatted to Disclosure for an upcoming Dummy feature, they told me that they found the sample for their searing album opener When A Fire Starts To Burn by typing “motivational speaker Harlem” into iTunes. They wanted to work with a rapper, they said, but in lieu of that coming together, they found some impassioned male speech with a cool voice and chopped it up all over their ridiculously fun beats. Harking back to the vocal-less throb of their earlier tracks like Tenderly and Flow, When A Fire Starts To Burn is a powerful statement of intent at the beginning of an album full of both club-indebted cuts and pop smashes. It’s got a subtle and smart catchiness, it makes you want to dance, and it opens an album that will doubtlessly be inescapable this summer. Stream it below.

PMR will release ‘Settle’ on the 3rd June 2013.