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Who said the kids only loved brostep and confetti house? Starting as bedroom-producing teens, Disclosure's Guy and Howard Lawrence bucked their peers' favored trends and instead dug a decade-and-a-half back into dance-music history for inspiration. Refurbishing U.K. garage – a funky, skipping dance-pop hybrid flavored with R&B – Disclosure concocted a gold debut album and a string of international chart hits. Their version is a craftily melodic blend that is especially adept with live vocal performance, satisfying both festival ragers and dance-pop doubters, bringing soul back to the main stage.

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