The OXD Mirror: New Music For 5.17.13

Viceroy & French Horn Rebellion – 'Friday Nights (Bronx Dub Remix)'

California’s Viceroy and Brooklyn’s French Horn Rebellion have teamed up to create ‘Friday Nights,’ an ode to burgeoning bromances that steadily grow throughout the week, but go sour come Friday night (We’ve all heard the story: you go out with your friends all week, and then on Friday night it’s: “maybe, it depends on how my "date" goes"). While the original song is great with its 80′s, tropical vibe, this dub version by Bronx really stands out for me. As any "dub" remix, the lyrics are basically stripped from song, and I prefer this approach – the focus shifts from the lyrics to the addictive, melodic house production that makes the song incredibly dance friendly.

 

Blondie – 'Heart of Glass (Oliver & Thee Mike B Remix)'

California based disco and house outfit Oliver released this free download as a thank you for their fans when they hit 10K on Twitter last week and it’s already one of the most played remixes on my iPod. Blondie’s disco classic ‘Heart of Glass’ is a track we’ve all grown up with and loved, and this refreshing, groovy remix gives it a nice summery update that's perfect poolside.

 

Touch Sensitive – 'Pizza Guy'

'Pizza Guy' is Australia-based Touch Sensitive's follow up single to the amazingly addictive and successful 'Real Talk' (where he collaborated with Anna Lunoe). This song is a much more subdued affair, though it stays true to the Australian synth pop sound with funky basslines, chopped up vocals and cascading arpeggios that give fill out the lush production.

 

(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.

This week's post was written and curated by Ru Bhatt. Check out more of his music picks on his podcast, The Ru-Mix and on Made In Brazil.

Be sure to check out these tracks and more on our Spotify Playlist. 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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