Not your normal trip to the hardware store:
Dustin arrived at the Home Depot in Salt Lake City thinking he was there to help his roommate pick out some lighting for a party. When he was taken to the lumber aisle, what he found waiting for him was a mob of friends and family as his marriage proposal unfolded to the song, "Somebody Loves You" by Betty Who.Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
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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.
Anna Lunoe: 'Breathe'
We've been fans of Anna Lunoe since last summer's 'Real Talk,' which instantly became a dancefloor staple. The song dominated Beatport's Indie Dance charts and stayed #1 for an unprecedented three-month stint. Lunoe seemingly came out of nowhere but had spent years down in her native Australia cutting her teeth as a DJ for clubs all across the country as well as for fashion events for many of the major labels like Chanel, Fendi and Prada. Lunoe's club-sensible production along with her tender vocals landed her a new record deal with Ultra Records, perhaps one of the largest all-electronic labels in the business. Her newest single, 'Breathe', has all of the makings of another hit with a sound distinctly inspired by early 90's club culture. I can't wait to hear this one when I'm out!
Kraak & Smaak: 'Good For The City (feat. Sam Duckworth) (Moullinex Remix)'
Earlier this year I shared Kraak & Smaak's fantastic collaboration with Ben Westbeech, 'The Future Is Yours', and now the Dutch based trio is back with a funky track called 'Good For The City'. The song will act as the second single from their upcoming album, Chrome Waves. Portuguese producer and all-around musical genius Moullinex enhances the disco and funk vibes from the original track in his remix and brings them to the next level.
Cut Copy: 'Free Your Mind'
Cut Copy embarked on a cryptic teaser campaign this past week, with giant billboards around some major cities that only said "Free Your Mind' that played this new track on enabled smartphones within close priximity to the billboard ad itself. 'Free Your Mind' is the title track and first single of their upcoming LP. It picks up right where Zonoscope left off, while adding in some new elements like classic house pianos and soulful background vocals. This band never seems to disappoint and I'm anxiously awaiting the release of Free Your Mind on November 5th.
MORE NEW MUSIC, AFTER THE JUMP...
Todd Edwards: 'Hold The Faith (Le Nonsense Edit)'
Todd Edwards has been producing and remixing since the early 90s, and is known for using vocal reconstruction on tracks in place of instrumentals, a technique inspired by fellow producers MK and Todd Terry. Edwards is a Christian and has always injected various religious message into his compositions, usually lyrically, though in this case the song title is pretty straightforward. French funk and nu-disco producer Le Nonsense wasn't even born when Edwards started producing in 1992, but has provided a wonderful remix for this song that is available as a free download. The 18 year old producer has been creating some sophisticated reworks as a hobby for a few years now, and his slick mature sound lines up nicely on this track from a veteran.
Miami Horror: 'Real Slow (ft. Sarah Chernoff)'
Miami Horror is back after 2011's fantastic debut album, Illumination. The four piece band originally hail from Melbourne but have recently relocated to Los Angeles, and their new locale's influence can be heard in their latest track, 'Real Slow'. A new album is expected in spring of 2014, so until then hopefully this and perhaps another single will tide us over.
Decibels: 'Regulator/Moderator (Mighty Mouse Remix)'
Midlands, UK-based band Decibels describes their sound as "a blissful mix of lo-fi, ambient, electro and Indie." 'Regular/Moderator' is a single that came out late last year and is just now seeing a remix EP, featuring edits by the likes of Bufi, Tronik Youth, and of course friend to OXD Mighty Mouse, who contributes his famous upbeat disco sound.
If you are in the New York area this Sunday, OXD will be spinning at the brand-new Atlas Social Club for our new semi-regular event, Atlas Disco Club, on Sunday from 9-1. Much like our weekly column here on Towleroad, we will showcase the best in new disco and house music. Learn more about it here.
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We've heard snippets and concert versions of the Avicii, Adam Lambert, Nile Rodgers collaboration "Lay Me Down" but now the studio version has hit the interwebs.
Check it out (it may not be there for long), AFTER THE JUMP...
Ryan Kwanten cut off all his blond.
"Chunks" of feces making it through USDA's flawed meat inspection program.
What would happen if all the Earth's ice melted?
Britney Spears debuts cover art for "Work Bitch".
Miley Cyrus officially confirmed for Kanye West's "Black Skinhead" remix.
Pastor Terry Jones arrested in possession of 2,998 kerosene-soaked Korans. preparing to burn them.
U.S. to destroy ivory stocks in effort to stop illegal elephant poaching.
Satellite image suggests North Korea has restarted nuclear reactor. "U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies said a satellite image from August 31 shows white steam rising from a building near the hall that houses the plutonium production reactor's steam turbines and electric generators."
The two highest-paid men in European football meet for the first time.
Signorile on Christine Quinn and the maturation of the LGBT vote: "I do want to say that those LGBT leaders of groups based in Washington, D.C., that raised lots of money for Quinn and are now lamenting her loss -- and blaming LGBT New Yorkers for abandoning her -- are insulting the well-informed, politically active LGBT voters of New York, and it will only cause further backlash against them if they continue."
Princes Harry and William get on the horn for charity.
Voyager 1 spacecraft becomes first man-made object to leave the solar system. "New and unexpected data indicate Voyager 1 has been traveling for about one year through plasma, or ionized gas, present in the space between stars. Voyager is in a transitional region immediately outside the solar bubble, where some effects from our sun are still evident."
Tina Brown leaving Daily Beast, starting new company, Tina Brown Live Media: "(Tina Brown Live Media) is really a marriage of her commitment to journalism and story telling, its going to be really event orientated," the source said, adding it will expand on Brown's Women in the World conferences and will put together other events such as flash debates.
Massive underground water reserve discovered in Kenya.
Convicted felon gets two life sentences for murder of gay Atlanta paralegal John E. Ray: "Ray's killing stumped Atlanta police, who missed a break the day after Ray's body was discovered in his Lakewood Heights home. That's when officers spotted Ray’s car not far from his home. But a police chase of the vehicle was called off just before the driver crashed into a utility pole. When police arrived, the driver had fled. In 2011, Atlanta police turned to media outlets in an attempt to revive the cold case. Later that year, DNA linked Jackson to the murder and he was arrested on Dec. 15, 2011 as he was serving a sentence for an unrelated robbery conviction."
Little outcry over same-sex marriage in New Mexico.
Village People cowboy Randy Jones to marry his partner in NYC. "Disco deity Randy Jones, 60, is rounding up friends and family in Manhattan to legally wed longtime partner Will Grega, a software developer and composer, during three days of festivities, the couple said in a press release."
Business Insider CTO Pax Dickinson fired over racist, homophobic tweets: "A Business Insider executive has made some comments on Twitter that do not reflect our values and have no place at our company. The executive has left the company, effective immediately. Business Insider's team is composed of more than 100 talented men and women of many backgrounds, and we highly value this diversity."
Montreal man says he's victim of Russia's anti-gay law: "He's challenging his insurance company's refusal to cover his cancellation of a tour to Russia. In 2010, K. David Brody wrote a novel called Mourning and Celebration, Jewish Orthodox and Gay, Past and Present, which went on to win several awards. And right after Russia passed its contentious anti-gay propaganda law, Brody figured it wasn't safe to go there, so he cancelled a trip he had planned for this summer. 'I certainly wasn't going to lay myself open to that risk of going on vacation there, and running the risk of getting arrested and fined and goodness knows what.'"
(image from minnesota public radio - mpr - see their story here)
Family Research Council's Tony Perkins is calling on his followers to boycott Betty Crocker because of the company's support for gay couples, Right Wing Watch reports:
Perkins was outraged that Betty Crocker donated custom cakes to three gay Minnesota couples who were married after the state legalized same-sex marriage, and upset that a company spokesman said that “Betty celebrates all families.” Perkins warned that Betty Crocker’s “latest promotion is a recipe for disaster” and claimed that it is offensive to a majority of Americans who have already “made it tough on companies like Target, Starbucks and JC Penney” for not opposing gay rights.
“When you’re at the store, think outside the Betty Crocker box!”
Listen to Perkins's call for action, below: