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The OXD Mirror: New Music for 2.8.13

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TADEU MAGALHÃES

The OXD Mirror is a weekly music column brought to you by the boys of OCCUPY THE DISCO (OXD), a New York City based movement created by three music lovers, Ru Bhatt, Josh Appelbaum, and Tadeu Magalhães, who want to share their love for disco, house and dance music with the world.

 

Yelle: 'L'Amour Parfait'

Yelle released my favorite album of 2011, Safari Disco Club, which is one of the most fun and sophisticated pop records made in a long time. Just as it took years and a major label investment for widely-celebrated pop artist Robyn to become a hit here in the States, I'm hoping that the same happens with Yelle. This week, the French singer shared her newest track, produced by GrandMarnier and one of OXD's favorites, Aeroplane. It goes in a bit of a darker direction than Safari, and despite my initial resistance, I'm falling in love with it with every listen. The slower beats and heavy bass make for a dirtier sound, which is offset very nicely by her sweet vocals. I'm looking forward to hearing what is coming up for her new album.

 

Little Boots: 'Superstitious Heart'

Another under-the-radar artist that plays to a very gay sensibility is Little Boots. The British electropop singer, born Victoria Christina Hesketh, is a multi-instrumentalist house music lover who is best known for her 2009 hit "New In Town" from her Illuminations EP. Following the quieter releases of 'Shake', 'Headphones' and 'Every Night I Say A Prayer", her new song, 'Superstitious Heart,' is a chill introspective tune that keeps on with the more underground mood of her recent work, indicating a clear shift from her ultra-pop debut album, Hands.

 

Jagwar Ma: 'The Throw'

Aussie duo Jagwar Ma is the latest addition to the Future Classic Records family. Their new single, 'The Throw,' is a lysergic, nearly 7-minute long track that starts off as an innocent indie rock song, only to transform itself into a dancing beast halfway through, incorporating elements from balearic disco into a sophisticated upbeat work.

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Mario Basanov feat. Jeremy Glenn: 'More For The Less'

We love it when our favorite artists collaborate; this time Lithuanian deep house producer Mario Basanov has teamed up with Canadian producer-singer Jeremy Glenn. This song has the not-often-found power to send a chill down your spine from the very first beat. 'More For The Less' is a disco-infused deep house track that's meant to get your feet moving immediately as you dive into the track. Mario also provides us with a dub version of the song, which takes on a darker and faster mood for this beautiful track.

 

Carmen Villain: 'Lifeissin (Prins Thomas Remix)'

Norwegian singer-songwriter Carmen Villain's latest single 'Lifeissin' is a melancholic song in its original form, with a mellow mix of acoustic and electronic elements that make it quite unique. Through the lenses of fellow Norwegian disco master Prins Thomas, who is also labelmates with Lindstrøm and Todd Terje, 'Lifeissin' embodies a dreamy dance vibe, transformed into a beautiful upbeat-ish track that could become a strong late night dancefloor filler.

 

Róisín Murphy: 'Simulation' (Video)

Though we have featured 'Simulation' here before, including the amazing remix by Mano Le Tough, the official video has finally come out and it is definitely a piece worth sharing. Róisín Murphy is back with a much more underground approach to her aesthetic than some of her very avant garde, over-the-top treatments for her incredible 2008 pop masterpiece Overpowered. Róisín yet again shows her vision that music is not just something to be heard but also experienced visually.

 

 

Paradisco on Sundays, 3-8pm
Occupy The Disco has teamed up with THE OUT NYC to create a Sunday afternoon tea dance focused on disco and house music catered specifically to gay music lovers. We have invited our dear friend, Fire Island's legendary DJ Lina Bradford, to provide the music for the party. We have worked with Lina to create a sound that remains true to the classic disco and soulful house music that made her famous but will also provide a brand new experience to be enjoyed. You can also expect to hear some familiar tunes from The OXD Mirror here on Towleroad. More info on our website.

 

 

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

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

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  1. That Prins Thomas remix is amazing!

    Are y'all following BRONX (souundcloud: BRONXmusic)? He put out a remix a couple weeks ago of Pattern's 'Sunny Days', a catchy, synthy nu disco jam and in the same vein as Good Night Keaton. It's addictive and would make me long for spring if I lived somewhere cold (i.e. not Texas).

    Posted by: kirkyo | Feb 8, 2013 3:19:58 PM


  2. Really good stuff this week! I've loved Little Boots for a long time, and the tracks from Jagwar Ma and Mario Basanov are outstanding.

    Posted by: Scott | Feb 8, 2013 6:21:00 PM


  3. @Kirkyo Yes! We've featured BRONX here before. Love his stuff.

    @Scott Glad to hear! I'm obsessed with the Jagwar Ma song. Been on repeat all week.

    Posted by: Tadeu (OXD) | Feb 8, 2013 7:01:44 PM


  4. I've been keeping an eye (ear) on London based producer Ludwig Amadeus for a while now and I've never heard anything quite like it. 2013 will be his breakthrough. You heard it here first :) www.ludwigamadeus.com

    Posted by: ludoles | Feb 8, 2013 10:19:58 PM


  5. It's very frustrating - just one big cruel tease - to see good music promoted here with no easy way to download. There's exactly one track in this post with an iTunes link, and it just says "Not available in the U.S.". What's the point?

    Posted by: Rich | Feb 10, 2013 11:38:07 AM


  6. @Rich Some of these songs are still not officially released, but only shared by the artists on their official SoundCloud pages. They will soon be available in the US. See below links for pre-order:

    Mario Basanov:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/more-for-less-feat.-jeremy/id596044881

    Yelle:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lamour-parfait-remixes-ep/id595782837

    Some are available already, like Róisín's 'Simulation':
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/simulation-ep/id555038833

    And Jagwar Ma's:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-throw-single/id596658413

    Hope this helps :)

    Posted by: Tadeu (OXD) | Feb 12, 2013 11:39:11 AM


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