The OXD Mirror: New Music for 12.5.13

Ariana Grande – 'Baby I (Director's Cut Signature Remix)'

The most promising voice of 2013, Ariana Grande, is supplemented with a classic '90s house treatment by the iconic Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper. Released by Knuckle's Def Mix Music (which he runs with David Morales), the signature mix harkens back to the amazing Mariah Carey & Morales collaborations of the '90s. I only wish Grande would take note from Carey's efforts and re-record new vocals with the Def Mix team, hopefully she'll do so for forthcoming remixes. 


Disclosure – 'Voices (feat. Sasha Keable) (Wookie Remix)' 

I'm so excited to see Disclosure enjoying so much success, it seems that people can't get enough of them. While they continue to release post-album tracks such as 'Apollo' and the Nile Rodgers collaboration, 'Together,' it doesn't mean we've given up on the album, Settle. Given that Disclosure's sound is so heavily rooted in UK garage it makes sense that UK garage legend like Wookie would lend his talent to one of their tracks. On his remix for their album track, 'Voices,' he emphasizes Sasha Keable's vocals and warms up the synths, giving it a lighter feeling.  


OCCUPY THE DISCO (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.

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