Mix #125 By Disciples

You might not have heard of them yet, buy after they have been called out by the likes of MistaJam, DJ Target, B.Traits, Toddla T and Rob Da Bank, and because their latest track became Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune, this is sure to change. Disciples earned a plethora of attention for their NewState-issued underground hit ‘Remedy’. Subsequently signed to the FFRR imprint. They’ve since built on their growing reputation with the ‘Catwalk’ EP and the recent ‘Poison Arrow’.

Their next step came with the September 22nd release of their new track ‘They Don’t Know’ on FFRR which was premiered by Pete Tong as his Essential New Tune that weekend, unquestioningly the best spotlight a new piece of music can receive. Shunning the usual route of producer + guest vocalist , the South London trio’s strike out on their own – every element of the track has been written, produced and sung by the band – ‘They Don’t Know’ is a soulful deep house groove that together with the diversity of their previous singles, demonstrates an authoritative command of a variety of club sounds.

The connection between the three young creative talents – Duvall, Luke and Gavin – is one in which each individual’s talents are the perfect foil for his bandmates’ core musical strengths. The result is collectively more powerful than the sum of its parts. As Duvall explains: “Gavin has an ear for percussion and beat-driven music, and I have an ear for melody and musical chorus and stuff like that, so the contrast complements each other. And Luke is fantastic with arrangement and is quick on his feet with lyrics.”

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Disciples’ roots were formed when Duvall and Gavin were the only two students on their music tech course who were interested in urban and dance-orientated music. As the duo started to work together, Duvall also started a program to encourage young people to develop their interest in music – one of whom was Luke. But it took another two years and a chance meeting on New Year’s Eve for the trio to commit to a project.

Their story is just about to unfold before a bigger audience. In the meantime, you can hear for yourself whether you think these guys could be the next breakthrough act.

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