Best Madonna-Filled Dance Party: Disclosure
Why? Because Madonna was actually there. After hitting up their DJ set at Williamsburg dance club Output the night before, the Queen of Pop visited Randall’s Island to watch the brothers Lawrence perform their live show, leading many to believe that a collaboration might be in the works. It would make sense, as the group worked with Mary J. Blige, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, for the "F For You" remix that they used to open their set.
It's interesting seeing Disclosure become so huge in the States – the bros in the crowd singing along with Aluna Francis when she appeared for "White Noise" were a strange sight indeed – but at gigs like this they probably win over some new fans by playing their tracks live with rototoms, electric drums and bass guitar, demystifying dance music for people who aren't that into dance music. (Or for people who think house is just nerds on laptops.) Of course, it doesn't hurt that they're two attractive young men with good ears for pop hooks. J.E.S.