Isaac Tichauer – 'Doing What I Got'
The Maestro known as The Magician used this track to open his latest mixtape and it's immediately clear why. Isaac Tichauer samples Brandy's late 90s hit, 'Sittin On Top Of the World,' and instantly hooks you onto this tropical disco tune. The trend of loungey house tunes that sample popular R&B tracks of yesterday is proving to become a definitive sound of this summer. In addition to Tichauer, Perseus, Le Youth and Only Children recently used similar approaches on their latest tracks yielding wonderful results, let's hope the trend continues. Evidencing there's clearly something in the water, it should come as no surprise that Tichauer is from Australia as well.
Gossip – 'Move in the Right Direction (Classixx Remix)'
L.A.-based Tyler Blake and Michael David, formerly known as the Young Americans, have teamed up as the DJ Duo known as Classixx. They first caught our ear with their gorgeous synth disco rework of Phoenix's Lisztomania and have continued to impress us with remixes for Holy Ghost! and their original song, 'I'll Get You.' This time they've given Gossip's energizing pop tune a lush airy makeover that maintains the song's inspirational feeling despite losing its lyrics. Its a shining example of how a remix can definitively take a song to a whole different level while maintaining the integrity of the original work.
Moon Boots – 'Running From' (feat. Violetness)
Moon Boots, the alter ego of Peter Dougherty, is a Chicago based artist that is also heavily influenced by R&B and underground disco. Though he's a bit of an enigma, he did recently release this summmery track that feature's Violetness' flirty vocals amongst a calypso disco melody. It's only appropriate that this song is featured on French label Kitsuné's Soleil Mix. Kitsuné is world renowned for their taste in electronic music and we highly recommend checking out any of their compilations. If you're in New York on July 15th, we invite you to join us as we Occupy The Disco at the label's Bastille Day Party, where the elusive Moon Boots will be DJing. More information about the event here.
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.