British Breakthrough: The Story of Disclosure

Each week we’re going to look at the stories of the British Breakthrough Act Nominees. You can help decide the winner by voting for your favourite

There haven't been a pair of brothers who have enjoyed quite as much success in the past 12 months as Disclosure - this is their story. 

A new face
Last year may have been the breakthrough for Disclosure, but their first release actually came out in August 2010 when Offline Dexterity dropped on Moshi Moshi Records.

Speeding up
With the brothers still just 18 and 20 they remixed label mate Jessie Ware’s Running and people starting taking notice.

And into the charts
Their first chart success came towards the end of 2012 when Latch – with vocals from a then unknown Sam Smith – just missed out on the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart.

Reinventing dance music
Their debut album Settle, which is also nominated for MasterCard British Album of the Year, went to No. 1 in the UK Album Charts and was hailed by many as a pivotal moment for dance music reasserting itself in the charts.

And then the rest of the world…
Not content with just success in the UK the brothers are going for worldwide domination with gigs like this at New York’s iconic Central Park.

No Fools
Having worked with disco legend Nile Rodgers towards the end of 2013, they continued to see their stock rise in 2014 by teaming up with superstar Mary J Blige on a revamped version of F For You and they will perform with Lorde at the BRITs 2014.

Disclosure have been nominated for British Breakthrough Act along with BastilleLaura Mvula, London Grammar and Tom Odell, and you can vote for your favourite to win a BRIT Award at London’s O2 Arena on February 19.