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.
Mayer Hawthorne: 'Her Favorite Song (Oliver Remix)'
After Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' lit up the charts internationally, many deemed 2013 to be the summer of Yacht Rock. There certainly has been no shortage of songs that would fall under that genre, and Oliver's remix of Mayer Hawthorne's 'Her Favorite Song' classifies as such. L.A.-based soul singer Hawthorne is prepping for the July 16th release of his third full-length album Where Does This Door Go, which not-so-coincidentally features a collaboration with 'Get Lucky' vocalist Pharrell Williams. Hawthorne cut his teeth in the music world by starting as a club DJ in Michigan, and parlayed that dance floor sensibility into his own singing and songwriting. I hope to hear more of this soul-meets-dancefloor vibe on the new album.
Joe Goddard & Boris Dlugosch: 'Step Together'
Both Boris Dlugosch and Joe Goddard of Hot Chip have been on a roll lately. Dlugosch reunited with Irish chanteuse Roisin Murphy 12 years after their famed collaboration 'Never Enough' to release 'Look Around You', a sultry deep house song that's been on repeat for me all summer. Goddard also teamed up with Osbourne for the excellent midtempo track 'Hold Up'. Together, the two producers have made a lush, upbeat, piano-laden house track called 'Step Together', which falls nothing short of spectacular.
Golf Clap: 'Waiting'
Bryan Jones & Hugh Cleal had been touring around DJing their slick, deep house music until officially becoming the group Golf Clap in early 2013. They've quickly come to be known by hit tracks like 'Another Way' (which I featured on here back in February) and 'On To You'. The Detroit-based duo has big plans to release some EPs as well as remixes, and they continue to bring a string of excellent mixtapes through their Soundcloud. 'Waiting', a single available for free download, is a summery deep house song that samples Cassie's 'Me And U' and is perfect for hot summer days.
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