Disclosure: 'We refuse to admit that we're mainstream, ever'

Dance duo defend themselves against online critics

Disclosure: 'We refuse to admit that we're mainstream, ever'

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Disclosure have said that have defended themselves against accusations of selling out.

The duo, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, have had a hugely successful year so far in 2013, selling over one million singles and hitting the top spot with their album 'Settle'. However, sections of the dance music community have criticised Disclsoure for their mainstream sound.

Speaking to NME in a new interview in this week's issue, available digitally and on newsstands now, Guy Lawrence disputes the charge and states: "We haven't sold out. If you take all the vocals off our tunes, it's still underground music. There's something weird about how songs are classified as 'commercial' or 'mainstream' these days. For us, we don't give a fuck. You can call it mainstream or you can call it super-future-mooncore-tech-garage. I just call it dance music. "

The older brother of the duo adds: "I hate the misuse of the word 'mainstream', because it does get applied to us, and it's not right, it's not fair. You can define something as mainstream by the sound of it, or you can define it by its success. I can say that Rihanna is mainstream and I can say that we're mainstream, because we've both had Number Ones. But in terms of sound, I refuse to admit that we're mainstream, in any way, ever."

You can watch Disclosure, cover stars of this week's issue of NME, talk about the state of dance music after their Number One album, why dubstep is in crisis, and their next direction here.

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