The OXD Mirror: New Music for 10.24.13


Kraak and Smaak feat. Joi Cardwell: 'Just Wanna Be Loved (K+S Disco Mix)'

Joi Cardwell is a name that might be familiar to some house music lovers.  The NYC-bred vocalist has penned a number of songs that have been remixed by the likes of Frankie Knuckles, Masters at Work, and Blaze.  Her soulful crooning melds perfectly with the outwardly instrumental nature of deep house music, which has made her a recognizable name in the gay community — besides being openly gay herself, of course. Dutch production trio Kraak & Smaak have created this collaboration with Joi for their album Chrome Waves, which debuts on October 28th.  (The first two singles from this album were featured here on Towleroad previously). The original track is a bit more electro and synth-heavy in its nature, so the group has made a dramatic disco remix available for free to celebrate the release of their new album.


Panama: 'Always (Classixx Remix)'

Sydney-based group Panama has just released their three-song Always EP, which builds off of the nostalgic, part rock/part house sound they've created.  The first track, 'Always', is a beautiful, somber piano-laden song in its original form. L.A. producers Classixx, who can really do no wrong, add some spice to the song with an uplifting beat, a funky bass line and cheery guitar riffs. The sum of this all is an upbeat song that feels like it belongs on a cross country roadtrip playlist, in the best possible way.

Tomorrow, Friday October 25th: Occupy The Disco @ Le Bain at The Standard, High Line

We are back for round two of our semi-regular party at one of NYC's most iconic spaces, Le Bain at The Standard High Line. This time we are featuring two openly gay DJs we admire very much, Mike Servito from The Bunker and Sean Be from Spank, who are both allies of OXD in our mission to bring great house and disco music to gay audiences. Le Bain and The Standard have been extremely supportive of our community and they recently posted a really fun interview with us about gay nightlife in NYC. Check out more information about the party on our site, and we encourage those in NYC to join us tomorrow for a night of great music and some serious dancing.


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