Hot Chip – Flutes
Hot Chip released their fifth studio album, In Our Heads, earlier this week, experimenting with a sound the band has self-described as 'ecstatic." Hot Chip fans are accustomed to Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard's haunting vocals peppered over the band's signature electronic spacey beats on tracks like ‘Over and Over,’ and ‘I Feel Better.' The precursor to 'Night and Day,' their latest single, is 'Flutes,' an epic, almost hallucinatory, percussive track that tells the sad tale of a heart left tattered by uncertainty.
The Rapture – In the Grace of Your Love (Poolside Remix)
Though the New York City based band known as The Rapture has been around for years, they only caught my attention last year with their gospel-disco (how's that for a genre?) tune, 'How Deep Is Your Love?' The song has been remixed by many OXD favorites such as Buffetlibre and Cassian, which only adds to its staying power. The band has punk and electro roots that have evolved and changed with each new album but what hasn't changed is their ability to showcase lead singer Luke Jenner's unique voice that commands attention upon listening. it's no different on the track, 'In The Grace of Your Love,' from their new album of the same name. Danish producer Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise(who formerly was in a hardcore band called The Calculators with Jenner from The Rapture) have formed Poolside Music, a California based duo that cite "mezcal, good food, dancing, and wine" as inspirations for their Daytime Disco sound. On this track they've given a quirky drum laden pop tune the lounge treatment thereby creating a languid, lazy beat that drifts effortlessly among Jenner's amazing vocals.
Little Boots – Headphones (Dimitri From Paris Remix)
At the risk of being redundant (we have featured both Little Boots and Dimitri from Paris in previous OXD Mirrors) when this track hit the airwaves I knew I would be remiss not to include it. Dimitri from Paris once again proves his ability to inject a lot of fun into the track with his infectious 80s influenced sound. He certainly succeeds as one can't help but dance and sing along with the somewhat silly, "La la la" chorus.
Cyndi Lauper – Sex is in the Heels (Honey Dijon Main Vox EFX Remix)
NYC nightlife staple and OXD Icon, Honey Dijon, has unleashed her first ever commercial remix where she brings none other than Cyndi Lauper to the underground with her remix of on Lauper's newest single, 'Sex is in The Heels.' The song was originally written for the Kinky Boots musical, and will be released as a single in November. Dijon lends her signature sound to Lauper's ode to a girl's favorite accesory, her heels, thereby creating a veritable house anthem.
OCCUPY THE DISCO (OXD) curates and recommends music events to the gay community in NYC—in an effort to move the focus of the nightlife scene beyond the promoter and venue and to the music itself. OXD's goal is to educate, entertain, engage and empower the gay audience to reclaim their ability to question and experience the unknown. The OXD Mirror will serve to showcase tunes that are definitely off-the-beaten-path but rightfully deserve the attention of the gay ear. It's music that will make you dance, dream, and most importantly, love.