GDD™ Morning Update: Disclosure, Jamie xx, James Murphy, London Police Raids

• Download the Disclosure remix of Artful Dodger
• Listen/Watch: Jamie xx‘s New Boiler Room Set
• James Murphy, Arcade Fire collaboration confirmed
• Police raid London venues


Download the Disclosure remix of Artful Dodger

Disclosure are offering their remix of Artful Dodger’s classic ‘Please Don’t Turn Me On’ as a free download.

Previously known for their remix of Jessie Ware’s ‘Running’, the brotherly duo are proving they’re remix naturals. Featuring vocals from Lifford Shillingford, the Disclosure rework adds a bouncy bassline and fluttering synths to the original.

In October Disclosure released ‘Latch’ featuring Sam Smith, which peaked at an impressive no. 11 in the UK Singles Chart. The highly-anticipated debut Disclosure album is expected to drop in 2013.

You can catch the duo at one of their many live dates. For a full list of tour details click here.

You can listen to Artful Dodger ‘Please Don’t Turn Me On’ (Disclosure Remix) below, or download it here.

(via Mixmag)


Listen/Watch: Jamie xx’s New Boiler Room Set

Jamie xx recently played a Boiler Room session in London, where he DJed as part of a Young Turks night with SBTRKT, Nautic, and others. Boiler Room has posted audio and video of his entire 55-minute set. Watch below or listen on SoundCloud.

(via Pitchfork)


James Murphy, Arcade Fire collaboration confirmed

James Murphy’s long-rumored involvement with the new Arcade Fire album has been confirmed by Arcade Fire manager Scott Rodger. As ArcadeFireTube points out, Rodger and his Quest Management Group are featured in this month’s industry trade journalMusic Week. In the article, Rodger reveals that the band is working with “Murphy on three or so songs, plus Markus Davis who is a long-time collaborator. They write too many songs — that’s a good problem to have. There’s around 35 songs with Arcade Fire, two albums’-worth for sure.”

Murphy and Arcade Fire have been linked since it was revealed that he has twice missed opportunities to produce their albums. “Before Neon Bible [was recorded] I went to Montreal and hung out with them. We talked about doing the record but it just didn’t work out,” Murphy told BBC Music 6 in 2010. He added, “I took an extra year off but so did they, so when it was time to make [the new LCD Soundsystem] record, they were making theirs.”

However, in an interview with The Huffington Post earlier this year, Murphy said the speculation of him producing the new Arcade Fire album was “not necessarily true.” He explained: “We don’t work like that. Because I work with friends, if I have time and they’re doing something and I’m on the East Coast, then we can do something. But also they don’t need a producer, in a way. They produce themselves. When I was making my record, any number of people came and spent a couple weeks or a week hanging out and being involved in the process.”

For their part, Arcade Fire have kept mum on their forthcoming effort. In an Octoberinterview with Ottawa radio station CKCU 93.1 FM, drummer Jeremy Gara said the band is recording “pretty much full time” in their new studio space, though they’re not that far into the process. “We’re under no pressure to do anything under any sort of schedule.” That said, they did recently preview some new music at a private show in Montreal.

(via CoS)


Police raid London venues

As BBC News report, Operation Condor saw over 4000 officers visit venues across the capital to investigate possible licensing infringements. The scale of the operation appears to have been enormous, with 5830 premises visited over a 48 hour period from Friday morning onwards.

One of the more notable targets was prominent East London club 93 Feet East, which was temporarily closed after sustaining one of the biggest raids of the night. 175 officers, numerous dog units and a helicopter were dispatched to the venue, resulting in ten arrests. The charges range from possession and intent to supply Class A drugs through to immigration offences. The club is now back in operation.

297 people were arrested across the capital as a part of the operation, which was intended to snout out licensing offences at a variety of different venues. 21 other sites, including massage parlours and saunas, were also closed. Commander Mak Shishty praised the “concerted efforts” of the officers: “Licensing impacts upon everyday community life. In our shops and supermarkets this means people do not sell knives, harmful substances or alcohol to young people, in our pubs and clubs it means that alcohol is sold and consumed in a responsible way, on our roads it means that vehicles, such as taxis are properly licensed and safe”.

Video footage of the raid is available below.

(via Fact Mag)