Disclosure Delivers for Sold-Out Crowd at the Fillmore Miami Beach

Photo by George Martinez
Check out Crossfade's full 50-photo slideshow of Disclosure at the Fillmore Miami Beach.

Fillmore Miami Beach
Saturday, January 25, 2014

Better Than: Hearing dance music at a South Beach megaclub.

"What do you think they will start with?" I wondered before Disclosure took the stage at the Fillmore Miami Beach. "Probably, 'F For You' or 'When a Fire Starts to Burn.' My guess would be 'When a Fire Starts to Burn' in order to bring the energy from the get-go."

"That sounds really cliche," my friend quipped.

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Photo by George Martinez
Check out Crossfade's full 50-photo slideshow of Disclosure at the Fillmore Miami Beach.

When the lights dimmed at 10:20, though, the unmistakable intro of "F For You" kicked off the show. I was almost right.

Unfortunately, it wasn't the new Mary J. Blige rework of the track. But here was Disclosure, performing live in Miami outside of Ultra Music Festival. (I actually missed that performance because the festival put them on fairly early.)

At least I was right about one thing: the song immediately got the sold-out crowd dancing and signing along.

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Photo by George Martinez

Disclosure's climb from a pair of underground producers to popular dance music act seemingly happened overnight. But the duo's contribution to the genre was cemented with the release of 2013's Settle, which meshed deep house, techno, electro, and UK garage with pop song structures.

Once these brothers won over critics, it was only a matter of time until the crowds would come around too. And their performance at the Fillmore was packed with people who paid just to see them -- not even a year ago at Ultra, they barely drew much of a crowd. But this weekend, the Disclosure boys proved, even at such a young age, why they deserve a headlining tour.

Photo by George Martinez

The stage setup was similar to the visuals from the "F For You" video. Each brother performed behind a mountain of equipment, which included synthesizers, drum machines, MIDI controllers, foot pedals, and more. Occasionally, they would bring out a bass guitar and sing live. But for the most part, the sounds -- including vocals -- were triggered by the machines before them.

However, this was not a DJ set by any means. There was plenty of improvisation that stretched out songs or gave familiar basslines a new life.

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Location Info


The Fillmore Miami Beach

1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

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Can you describe the acoustics at the venue?

Our last time at the Fillmore was the Interpol concert &

the acoustics from the building were less than desirable.

(Both ground level & upstairs)

Dai Mercedes
Dai Mercedes

It was a great show; total dance party! We need more concerts like this in Miami, seriously.

JoseDuran moderator communitymanager

@INFORMED-OUTSIDER I can't say I'm an audiophile, but the friend I took with me to the concert is and he had no complaints. A lot of those acoustic problems should be addressed during soundcheck, and if they are not it's more the audio engineer's (which sometimes is brought by the band and other times is house provided) fault than the venue's. I've gone to countless shows at the Fillmore, and except for a handful of times, the sound has always been crisp.

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