On June 18, 2016, Disclosure brought their UK Wild Life Music Festival to New York City's Forest Hills Stadium in Queens. The group recently wrapped up the original Brighton edition of the festival on June 11-12 before arriving in New York and also hosted other U.S. versions in Miami and Las Vegas this past March.
Despite the variety of music genres at the show in Queens, the crowd was consistently energized and prepared to dance. Leading up to Disclosure's headlining performance, the eclectic lineup included East Coast hip hop crew Mobb Deep, up-and-coming R&B / hip-hop artist Anderson .Paak, and the electronic sounds of Justin Jay and Dusky.
Justin Jay, a DJ from Los Angeles, kicked things off by arranging the perfect tone for getting tipsy in the sun with his super chill tech house set. Dusky matched the mood while performing feel-good dance songs, including their newest track "Ingrid is a Hybrid." Afterwards, both Mobb Deep and Anderson .Paak transformed the relaxed vibes into a frenzy as they delivered their heavier hip hop beats for the audience.
The sea of people became more boisterous for Disclosure's highly anticipated performance as the sun gradually faded into darkness and the luminous on-stage visuals appeared brighter. The Lawrence brothers began their set with "White Noise" and a few other songs from their debut album, Settle. The duo also performed "BOSS" from their most recent EP Moog For Love, and Brendan Reilly made a special guest appearance towards the end of the show and chimed in for "Moving Mountains."
Ranging from teenagers to college grads and adults, it was evident that the people who attended Wild Life were not only big fans of Disclosure, but also house music aficionados, as Forest Hills Stadium overflowed with movement and dancing bodies throughout the entirety of the show. Disclosure concluded the night with their most famous track, "Latch," which received an incredible reaction from the audience as they sang along to each lyric.
Disclosure is currently finishing off the last of their scheduled 2016 tour dates, with a majority of the remaining dates in Europe, including their next stop at Glastonbury Music Festival in Somerset, UK this Wednesday. Their new EP Moog For Love is also out now and available to purchase on Amazon.
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All photos by Paulina Praphanchith © Zumic, 2016