Jonas Rathsman- ‘Since I Don’t Have You’
The boys of OXD have been buzzing about this track for the past week and we’re excited to share it with you all. ‘Since I Don’t Have You’ is a fierce house track that relies heavily on falsetto vocals and production reminiscent of St. Etienne. As a member of the prolific French Express label, 32-year-old Sweden native Jonas Rathsman releases ‘Since I Don’t Have You’ as his third solo single on the label, following the buzzworthy ‘Tobago’. Combining disco and classic house styles, this slick track is meant to get your feet moving and head bobbing. Aside from his music and production, Rathsman is also a graphic designer and partner behind sustainable fashion line Uniforms For The Dedicated. Impressive resume thus far!
Friendly Fires – ‘Hurting (Tensnake Remix)’
After meeting at St. Albans School at the age of 13, Friendly Fires started as a post-hardcore band and eventually transitioned into a dance-inspired rock act. They released their self-titled first album in 2008 after signing to XL Recordings, following up in 2011 with a sophomore effort Pala. ‘Hurting’ is the fourth release off of Pala, and remixes for the song were released at the end of February. House music mastermind Tensnake crafted this particular remix that was most recently featured on the Kitsune Soleil Mix.
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.