Rudimental – 'Right Here (Hot Since 82 Remix)'
I discovered Britain's Hot Since 82 (Dee Pee) through his epic deep house rework of Madonna's 'Deeper and Deeper,' 'Knee Deep In Louise,' and have been following him closely every since. The boys of Rudimental hand-selected him to remix their latest, 'Right Here,' and which quickly became an "Essential New Tune" on BBC Radio 1. Hot Since 82 provides a dramatic flourish with chiming high hats and undulating basslines, morphing the song into a 9-minute acid deep house banger that absolutely blows my mind.
Duke Dumont – 'Hold On (feat MNEK)'
Duke Dumont enlists 18 year old breakout star MNEK to provide the vocals for his first original track since his chart topping 'Need U (100%),' 'Hold On.' The song is everything we've come to expect from Dumont: sophisticated deep house production with catchy (and poignant) lyrics that beg you to sing along.
Disclosure – 'F For You (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix)'
Disclosure is the act that is on everybody's lips this summer. While their original tracks are hard to beat, there have been some valiant remix efforts by the likes of Bicep, Volta Cab, Jamie Jones, and most recently, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (Orlando Higginbottom). TEED tackles my favorite song on the album, the club banger 'F For You,' and gives the song his signature sparkly deep house treatment, creating a "late night" element that is missing from the original.
Holy Ghost – 'Teenagers in Heat'
While 'Dumb Disco Ideas,' Holy Ghost's latest single is still making its impact, the Brooklyn duo has released this 80s-inspired non album track, available for free download, to tide us over while we wait for Dynamics, their upcoming sophomore album. 'Teenagers in Heat' certainly has a slight Modern English hangover but the nostalgic sound fits quite nicely on this ode to hormonally charged youth making it a quintessential summer jam.
(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.
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