Potato Head Creator Series #001
Guy Lawrence of English electronic duo Disclosure lands at Katamama to make music in Bali, surrounded by bespoke furnishings, sacred bricks and tropical views.
Over the past few years Disclosure have taken not only the electronic music scene but also the pop arena by storm.
With hit after hit and a string of heavy dance floor fillers, launching the careers of icons like Sam Smith and collaborating with artists such as Lorde and Mary J. Blige, it’s no exaggeration to say that they are dominating the global music scene right now.
What is rare about Disclosure is that they can fill a football stadium with their bigger DJ or live shows, but can turn up to an underground club such as DC10 in Ibiza or Potato Head Beach Club in Bali and play an incredible underground house, techno or disco set with the latter getting rarer.
After they played at our Sunny Side Up Tropical Festival in 2016, headlining alongside Mark Ronson, they met Potato Head Family and were drawn back to Bali outside of their hectic tour schedule to soak up more of the island’s energy. In between playing a number of secret shows at Potato Head Beach Club, Guy took part in our Creator Series, an initiative where we invite artists from all disciplines to stay at Katamama to create music, art or work on social projects.
Transforming The Katamama Suite into a music studio, complete with vintage monitors and a simple setup, we urged Guy to create overlooking the ocean, surrounded by sacred Balinese bricks. The suite became Guy’s home away from home, a place for making music and sharing ideas.
We interviewed Guy and filmed one of the sessions – Potato Head Creator Series #001
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