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04/19/2007


The OXD Mirror: New Music by Duke Dumont, Borneland, MNEK, HNNY & Saint Pepsi

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT

The OXD Mirror is a weekly music column brought to you by the boys of OCCUPY THE DISCO (OXD), a New York City based collective created by three music lovers, Ru Bhatt, Josh Appelbaum, and Tad Haes, who want to share their love for disco, house and dance music with the world.   We're trying out some new formats to keep this column fresh, so stay tuned over the next few weeks as we fine tune!

There's no doubt that nostalgia is very "in" these days. Whether it be in television, films, or even "throwback thursdays" it seems like everyone is reminiscing about the "good old days," and reissuing our childhood memories with an added millenial gloss. This revisiting of the past is also very apparent on today's music. With pop acts like Beyoncé sampling more of a '90s R&B vibe, and dance acts like Disclosure harkening back to early UK Garage music, updating yesterday's sound for a new era is de riguer by today's cultural phenomenons.

We saw the trend first begin to emerge in 2012 with the French Express enclave taking '90s R&B hits and giving them a tropical feel. Now, producers are becoming even more experimental and are using the audience's familiarity with the original track as an anchor that leads them through their new, updated productions. This strategy works very well for unknown artists as it's a great way to have audiences become instantly familiar with their track and want to seek out other, original music that has the same production value. The playlist below features some artists that are certain to make it big in 2014 through using this tactic successfully.

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Steve Kardynal Gives Chatroulette Users 'All They Want for Christmas': VIDEO

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Steve Kardynal performs his signature Chatroulette routine for the holidays.

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The OXD Mirror: New Music For 8.9.13

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT

The OXD Mirror is a weekly music column brought to you by the boys of OCCUPY THE DISCO (OXD), a New York City based collective 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.  

Mighty Mouse - 'Feel Alright' 

London's Mighty Mouse, a producer and DJ that is no stranger to OXD readers, has had quite the busy year. His partnership with Van She's Matt Van Schie has not only produced some stellar tracks under the moniker Du Tonc but has also resulted in co-founding their own label, Nightfilm Records. To thank his fans and celebrate the label's launch the "Intergalactic Disco Mouse" has released this track as a free download that perfectly encapsulates everything we love about him. With its groovy, disco-pop sound and admittedly cheesy sample, it achieves that 'feel good' moment that we all strive for on the dancefloor.

Mighty Mouse has been a fan of our cause as a straight ally since the inception of Occupy The Disco. Tonight we're excited to feature him as the headliner of our inaugural party with one of NYC's most iconic spaces: Le Bain at The Standard, High Line. To have a traditionally "straight" venue not only cater to a gay audience on a prime weekend night but completely own up to it by quoting our manifesto on their blog shows we are on our path to create an integrated, friendly environment for music fans, whether gay, straight or anything in between. Check out more information on our site, and we encourage anyone in NYC to join us tonight.

 

Cyclist ft. Maiko Watson - 'Shine'

Cyclist, also known as Toronto's Mark Penner, is a "big fan of old school disco," a fact that is readily apparent through his various remixes and original efforts and his monthly Toronto party, "Beam Me Up." 'Shine,' co-written by vocalist and friend Maiko Watson, is a disco-funk jam that sounds like it could have come from the First Choice era of music with its soulful vocals and hip grooves. In addition to the phenomenal original I also highly recommend the jack-swinging remix by Chicago's Rogue Vogue for a different take that harkens back to the warehouse days.


Yasmin - 'Thinking About You (Futurewife Remix)'

Britain's beautiful siren Yasmin was most recently featured on The OXD Mirror with her contribution to Drums of Death's 'True.' She recently released a daring, sultry cover of Whitney Houston's 'Thinking of You' to much acclaim. While Billon's pulsing, uptempo remix of the cover is certainly gaining notoriety via Radio 1's Annie Mac, Seattle's Futurewife has created a remix that takes the cake. The funky dance-inducing remix is reminiscent of Janet Jackson in her heyday, without becoming a rehash of the Kashif produced 80's synth original.

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Here's Mariah Carey and Miguel's New Single '#Beautiful': AUDIO

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And yes, the hashtag is part of its official title.

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Mariah Carey Offers Peek at New Single: VIDEO

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Mariah Carey is ready to begin the next phase of her music career, releasing a twangy teaser for her new single "Beautiful", featuring Miguel, on Thursday.

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Mariah Carey Goes Over the Rainbow with 'Almost Home': VIDEO

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If you feel like getting swept away in the new clip for the Mariah Carey Oz anthem "Almost Home", here you go. The video was directed by David LaChapelle. Stargate co-produced the track.

Carey has a new album coming out in May in which she's collaborating with Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, Big Jim Wright, Hit-Boy, The-Dream, and Rodney Jerkins.

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