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Why Disclosure Is EDM's Most Exciting Act

"Just noise, white noise," sings Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge on Disclosure's track "White Noise."

"I'm hearing static, you're like an automatic/You just wanna keep me on repeat and hear me crying."

Whether intentional or not, those lyrics describe the current state of popular electronic dance music, AKA EDM -- just bland background sound with no intent or purpose, not exactly moving the genre forward.

So how is that brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence -- ages 22 and 19, respectively -- were able to deliver one of the most exciting dance records in recent memory while mining the kind of classic vibes that have recently seemed to be drowned out by arena EDM and brostep?

See also: Disclosure and Nine Other Artists Who Could Save EDM

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Jose D. Duran is the associate editor of Miami New Times. He's the strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's cultural scene since 2006. He has a BS in journalism and will live in Miami as long as climate change permits.
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