The OXD Mirror: New Music for 1.11.13












Nirvana – 'Polly (BrunoBe Remix)'


I was obsessed with Nirvana in middle school and most Nirvana fans would probably agree that the thought of a dance remix to any of their tracks is borderline sacrilege. Leave it to Brazilian BrunoBe to tackle this seemingly un-mixable song and create an impressive deep house remix. BrunoBe layers the original vocals over futuristic synths and bass-lines that mimic the original track, bringing this classic piece of alternative music into the 21st century and thankfully removing some of the sadness as well.


Spin Doctors – 'Princes (G Templeton & Branded James Remix)'


Keeping on with the 90's nostalgia wave, here is a much lighter affair from L.A.-based G Templeton and Branded James. The duo has attacked one of the most popular songs of the 90's and given it a sunny Nu Disco wash that still maintains the fun energy of the original, making it the welcome "blast from the past" that you didn't even realize you desired.


Anna Lunoe & Flume – 'I Met You'

This song has been shuffling around on my iPod for quite some time and it makes me so happy every time I hear it that I'd be remiss not to share it with you. The beautiful video complements the breezy production by Flume and Lunoe that begs you to 'slip and slide' with Lunoe's pretty vocals as she tells the tale of newfound love.

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 Ru Bhatt. Check out more of his music picks on his podcast, The Ru-Mix.

For more information on OXD, check out our website and accompanying blog at, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter: @OccupyTheDisco.


  1. says

    I happen to love this column every Friday and am glad that Towleroad features it! I love being exposed to all the new varieties of dance music that are out there. Particularly like the Duke Dumont and Lee Foss/MK tracks featured here. But I am an old school fan of house music, considering Vocal House of the Mid 90’s-early 2000’s to be supreme. If anyone else is of the same mind, you might appreciate my partner’s podcast page as well, with new and classic house mixed sets avail for download. Thanks you guys for doing this column every week. Don’t listen to the haters. Keep doing your thang and sharing it with others!

  2. Randy says

    I don’t really like the column (nor its predecessor). Maybe it has it’s place for some segment of readers. But for this site, I expect the primary music critic to have some explanation why each of the recommended tracks speaks to me because I am gay. Having a good beat just doesn’t cut it. I want men singing about men to men. I want new artists who are openly gay. I want music by straight allies, about us. I even want music by the people who hate us.

    Consider just the first blurb about Lee Foss & MK feat. Anabel Englund – ‘Electricity’. The statement contains almost NO information about the track at all, regardless of what your interests are, beyond that it’s a “musically restrained house track [with] sultry vocals”. Well, so are hundreds of other tracks. So what? TELL ME SOMETHING.

  3. says

    Randy, you may want to watch the following documentaries we have on our website, and read our manifesto as well:

    The Joy of Disco (about the gay scene in the 70s in NYC and how it triggered the disco movement and changed pop culture forever):

    Pump Up The Volume (on how the gay disco scene transitioned into a gay house scene in Chicago and created house music):


    Hope you enjoy.

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