Joey Bada$$’s 1999 mixtape was a fresh blast from the past from a kid who was too young to really experience ’90s hip-hop the first time around. In the same way, the young garage duo Disclosure are creating something modern out of an old movement, it works for this Brooklyn 17 year-old because he’s authentically channelling the same influences as those who did it the before him. The video for ‘Fromdatomb$’ from the 1999 mixtape features a VHS aesthetic that suits the music. Chuck Strangers features on the track.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.