For those who weren't following, back in June there was a minor situation between Azealia Banks and Disclosure regarding a rumored collaboration that went down. From what we gathered, they did meet up in a studio to work on something, but while Azealia was ready to announce it to the world via her Twitter account, Disclosure seemed to be playing it a bit more secretive, as whatever they were working on wasn't completed or fully fleshed out. Disclosure apologized for their remarks, although they did let it be known that the song didn't even have a chorus yet.

Cased closed, and people forgot about it... well, everyone except for AU Review, who brought the subject back up in an interview with Azealia Banks where she dropped the following bomb: "I did something with Disclosure but they were, like, really rude in an interview, so I canned it. I might leak it, though, and to be honest, I've got better stuff on my record... It can be an f-side. A fuck-you side."

Disclosure obviously couldn't let the situation end that way, and went back in on Azealia, with Guy explaining that they "just wrote the first verse and a build-up—there wasn't a chorus—and she kind of took it away. Then she thought we were rude in that interview, but we apologized and everything. It didn't seem to matter that we apologize... We made the beat on the way there in the car, so I don't give a damn if she uses it. Whatever.

"Maybe when I said [in the interview] that she's 'taken to it quite heavily', it came across as rude—but what I meant was that whenever we've worked with anyone in the past, we just keep it secret. Because if nothing comes of the session, nobody's disappointed. But if you build all the hype before, then you have to deliver an amazing song."

It looks like this situation could have been rectified if both parties had agreed on the social media roll-out from the jump. Kind of crazy that the wrong choice of words (on both sides) ended up damaging what could have been a dope collaboration. But DAD has to ponder: if a collaboration dies, and no one has ever heard the demo, does the public really give a shit?

(Pitchfork)

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