The OXD Mirror: New Music for 9.21.12

SBTRKT feat Sampha: 'Hold On (Burnski Desert Edit)'

London-based musician and producer SBTRKT (pronounced as "subtract") might want to remain anonymous (he even wears his signature tribal masks at performances), but he has worked with big names like M.I.A.Basement Jaxx, and Radiohead, and even produced his own original track with Jessie Ware on vocals.  His frequent vocal collaborator Sampha is featured on his latest track 'Hold On', a simple, vocally-infused track with xylophone chiming in between verses.  Berlin-based DJ and producer Burnski adds asoulful house beat to the track, creating a perfect sunset dancing tune and proving Burnski is more than just a pretty face.

Up Yours: 'Tonight'

Up Yours is a tag team of DJs Hifi Sean and Severino (from world-famous Horse Meat Disco) who are well known on the London disco and after hours scene . Their original house recording 'Tonight' showcases the London house music scene at its best, with plenty of drama and in-your-face beats.  The duo rejiggered the original version to create an "after hours" mix of the song; the sleek metropolitan feel has just enough vocals to keep the energy up at a dance party running until the wee hours in the morning.

Body Language: 'I'm A Mess'

After scoring a hit with last years 'Social Studies', multi-member music act Body Language is back with a new EP Grammar.  The Brooklyn-based act is now on tour to promote their new release, which features the ethereal space disco sound heard on their last album.  Although it is not the lead single, 'I'm a Mess' shines as a particularly unique album track: it's a sweet love song with a mellow, outer space dance beat. With 'Social Studies' getting the remix treatment from start producers like Plastic Plates, we are excited to see what reinterpretations are in store for all of the tracks from this EP.


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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