The OXD Mirror: New Music for 6.29.12

4. Poolside – 'Slow Down'

Two weeks ago we featured a remix of The Rapture's 'In The Grace of Your Love' from these Angelenos. They are readying their debut album of self-proclaimed "daytime disco" tracks, with 'Slow Down' acting as the lead single. Poolside's penchant for relaxation, sipping mezcal and enjoying the sun is rather apparent through this track. Maybe we're suckers for mood-enhancing music, but this one has certainly made it into our ever-expanding list of songs for a lazy beach day.


5. Coleco – 'Ricky Smiley'

Not much is known about electronic production duo Coleco from Toronto. They've recently put out 2 EPs of their various reworks of popular songs, available for free on their Facebook page. As up-and-comers in the Nu-Disco scene, they've opened sets for more notable artists like Fake Blood and The Magician. Their latest, the El Verano EP, features reworks of a few notable female pop artists like Mariah Carey and Aaliyah. 'Ricky Smiley' samples Brandy's 'I Wanna Be Down' and strips the song into an upbeat and sexy new tune. I'm tempted to say I like it more than the original.


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.

This week's post was written and curated by Josh Appelbaum.

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  1. woodroad34d says

    good selections. However, I did have a “slash” vision of Derek Hough and Mark Ballas doing a tango number to ‘Friends (Plastic Plates Remix)’. After that, I started seeing a Paso Doble to ‘Love For Sale’ and on and on and on….I’m kinda sweaty now.

  2. says

    If you like that Poolside track, you should check out their other stuff, including a great cover of Neil Young’s Harvest Moon, a re-edit of Sade’s How Am I Gonna Make A Living and some pretty great mixes perfect for lounging.

    I’m a big fan of Mickey’s mixes as well, which tend to focus on house music on the lower bpm end of the scale.

    This is old but have you guys heard the Hidden Cat of Monarchy’s Gold In The Fire? Devastating track!

  3. alguien says

    ok, i must say thanks for turning me on to poolside. it is just the sort of music i keep on my playlist these days – sort of in the junior boys/apparat/soul clap vein. i just sat through about 4 of their videos (and what’s not to like about 2 hot young men in states of undress?).

    to occupy, i recommend you check out the album “trouble” by totally enormous extinct dinosaurs (TEED). i think that it has a lot of content that you will like a lot.

  4. says

    @alguien Love TEED! I’ve been obsessed with his stuff for the past year and I’m loving his album. In fact, he’s doing a show in NYC on July 30th, which we are adding to our calendar this week. Are you in NYC? If so, you should come with us.

  5. alguien says

    that sounds awfully fun but i’m in LA. not to worry, however. i’ve got a ticket to his august show here @ echoplex. i’m very much looking forward to it.

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