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.
Andrew Clarke: 'Under The Sun (Cyclist Gospel Remix)'
Toronto’s Mark Penner, also known as Cyclist, created an incredible re-edit of UK producer Andrew Clarke's new single “Under The Sun”. Cyclist keeps the original song's heavy disco-inspired synths and keyboards and adds vocal samples from Aretha Franklin’s 'Never Grow Old.' Along with a heavier piano and lighter drums, this edit gives it an all-around more soulful feel, which makes it clear why it's billed as a "gospel" remix.
Lilly Wood & the Prick: 'Middle Of The Night (Yuksek Remix)'
French pop duo Lilly Wood & The Prick have been making silly yet delightful music since their inception in 2008, sounding very much in line with their playful band name. 'Middle Of The Night' was the first single off of their 2012 sophomore album The Fight. Though a little late following the release of this song, fellow Frenchman Yuksek readies this track for the dancefloor with this recent remix. Hand claps, bouncing bass and nu-disco synths complement lead singer Nili Hadida's vocals nicely for a track that we expect to start hearing out quite often.
Patrick Baker: 'Blissed Out'
Patrick Baker (featured before on The OXD Mirror here and here) is a Nashville-based musician who has veered quite a ways off from the city's country music roots with his disco and deep house sounds. Baker has showed off an impressive range of talent so far, with vocals inspired by the 80's and 90's and self-production that spans across various genres of electronic and even pop music. His skills have garnered the attention of production outfit Satin Jackets (who he also recorded with) and producers The Magician and Goldroom. 'Blissed Out' is a dreamy tune that straddles his 80's/90's taste (I hear a lot of cues from INXS in this track) and adds in a more modern production element for a beautiful effect that is distinctly his own.
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