The OXD Mirror: New Music for 10.26.12

Lindstrøm: 'Rà-àkõ-st'

Lindstrøm and Todd Terje are, without a doubt, two of my favorite producers of all time. They happen to come from the same country (Norway,) are currently having great momentum and have recently collaborated on an album that is about to come out next month. Lindstrøm is releasing his second LP in less than a year, following the more personal and experimental Six Cups of Rebel. His new work, Smalhans (entirely mixed by Todd Terje!), is said to have a more dancefloor-oriented approach. We are given two tracks to preview: 'Ęg-gęd-ōsis' and 'Rà-àkõ-st,' the latter featured above. The two talented producers have transported the Euro-disco sound created by Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer in the 70's to the current year like nobody else. According to the album announcement, "Smallhans is Lindstrøm at his very best, perfected by Todd Terje." That couldn't sound better.


Kim Ann Foxman: 'Hypnotic Dance'

New York based producer Kim Ann Foxman has a special place in my heart. Unfortunately, it is not common to see female producers in the dance music world, but Kim represents them brilliantly. After spending years as one of the key members of collective Hercules & Love Affair alongside Andy Butler, Kim recently started a solo career which has proven solid and promising. She often takes over the decks in NYC, at both straight and gay clubs. Her latest release, Return It/Hypnotic Dance, is out now on Needwant Records, a label that has been flawlessly curating some of my favorite music in the past few years. 'Hypnotic Dance' takes over the classic Chicago house style and Kim's vocals are always a pleasure to the ears.


This week's post was written and curated by Tadeu Magalhães.

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  1. Mick says

    I used to look forward to the Tuesday new music column. It was always so informative, spanning a wide spectrum of music (underground, indie, dance, pop and mainstream). But, sadly, the OXD Mirror is so hyper-specialized that it rarely of any use to me as a music fan. I love dance music and I get turned on to the occasional song (like this week’s Mitzi song, but this column has – for me – become that hipster club that I’m nowhere near cool enough to go to.

  2. Mick says

    I hate to be negative because Lord knows there is enough negativity in the comments here! I love this site because it covers a broad spectrum of issues. I’m just disappointed that the coverage of music doesn’t reach as far.

  3. Adam says

    I totally agree with the above comments. It’s as if they’re the indoctrinated dance music gays that really know nothing about music other than this.

    Please, for the love of god, listen to, and post other styles of music. I recommend starting with the Merge Records catalog, and then go to Anti- Records, Saddle Creek, Warp, XL, Matador, et al.

  4. says

    You guys got that Mitzi track up quick!

    Based on this first track, I gotta say I am looking forward to the Lindstrom release. I’ve always like his sound but some of his tracks are just too challenging of a listen or just go off somewhere.

    I don’t know if anyone here is into Mogwai, but they just recently announced a new remix 2XLP out in Nov. The Justin K Broadrick (of Jesu/Godflesh) remix of George Square Thatcher Death Party is soooooooooooo good.

    Dreampop artist Teen Daze also has a new LP out next month. He’s been posting tracks to Soundcloud and my favorite so far is The Heart of God. It’s a beatless track you may not have the patience for, but I think it’s beautiful.

    Mick and Adam, I almost always try to post in the OXD columns. There’s no reason why we can’t use the comments section to broaden the discussion to new music in other genres. So far, I’ve tried to keep my posts on point with the column, but since so many people seem to have an issue with the narrow focus, why don’t we just push it further and see where it goes.

  5. AladinSane says

    I’m with the above posters. At first it was interesting but now it all seems a lil twee. I like dessert but its only nice when you don’t eat it exclusively for every meal…

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