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The OXD Mirror: Dive Deep with Miguel Migs, Compuphonic, Walker & Royce and more

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 BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT 

EDM may have ruled the airwaves in 2013, but 2014 saw a shift to all sorts of house music, both mainstream and otherwise. The resurgence of deep house is a trend Occupy The Disco is a big fan of and today I'll be highlighting some of the latest cuts from that subgenre.

Miguel Migs' enlists the soulful vocals of Meshell Ndegocello on 'What Do You Want,' a track from the San Francisco-based DJ's latest album, Dim Division.  This isn't the first collaboration for the two, with Meshell providing vocals for two tracks off of 2012's Outside the Skyline. While the original production on the track is light and airy,  The 'Migs Salted Vocal' highlights the bassline, grounding it in a lower atmosphere and making it much more dancefloor ready. The track is part of a remix package, out on Defected Records later this month.

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Rihanna's Cover Of Madonna's 'Vogue' Surfaces: LISTEN

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Hints of Rihanna's return to the music scene are surfacing as the singer's cover of Madonna's classic Vogue surfaced this week reports OutAccording to U.K.'s Attitude, the cover is from 2008 and her vocal stylings sound reminiscent of her Good Girl Gone Bad days, which served as a guide track for a live performance. Rihanna's absence from the music scene and pop charts has fans and others anxious, and curious, about the release date of her next album, which many, including Rihanna, have dubbed #R8. The singer has dropped an album virtually every year since her debut album Music of the Sun in 2005, and her last album Unapologetic was released in 2012.

However, Rihanna's kept busy in the interim with her film career in a cameo role in 2014's Annie and one of the lead roles in DreamWorks' new animated film Home--set to debut on March 27, features on other artists songs including Shakira's Can't Remember to Forget You and world tours. Rumblings of a new album began in early 2014 after Rihanna left her label Def Jam to fully sign with Roc Nation and news of rising artist Kiesza writing new material for the artist. Rihanna posted a snippet of demo song Kiss it Better on her Instagram late last year and a rough demo of a song called World Peace leaked on the internet and was subsequently taken down. Crooner Sam Smith also let slip that Rihanna shared details with him about the new album stating that he's "excited," for it.

Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 4.08.48 PMMeanwhile Rihanna's fans certainly haven't forgotten the singer. Notable fan Mina Gerges, a college student with 35,000 followers on Instagram, recreates famous photographs of female celebrities including Kim Kardashian's "Break the Internet" picture, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Rihanna and posts them on his Instagram.

In the meantime Gerges, and other Rihanna fans hungry for new music, can listen to the singer's cover of Vogue in full, AFTER THE JUMP... 

 

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NEW MUSIC: Jimmy Somerville, Neutronic, Color of Light, Dragoons, Twin River, Jonathan

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New Music is brought to you weekly by Deadly Music!, which covers mostly indie/alternative music as well as electronica, ambient/modern classical, pop and anything really, really good.

Most tracks are available on a Soundcloud playlist, some of them on a Spotify playlist....both of which are embedded at the end of this post.

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Jimmy Somerville: Homage

-1Jimmy Somerville is set to drop new album Homage on March 10th in the U.S.

“Travesty”, written by Somerville and produced by John Winfield, is a taster of the album which - as the name and Somerville’s back catalog might suggest - pays homage to the disco era.

Somerville and Winfield say they worked hard to authentically recreate the original sound of the disco era.

On Hommage, Jimmy says:

“I've finally made the disco album I always wanted to and never thought could. If I was 15 again I'd buy it, sit on my bed, slowly open the gate-fold, slide out the vinyl, place it on the turntable then jump off the bed and imagine someone just passed me a tambourine…I'd be in heaven!  The horns, the strings, the bass, the guitars, the drums, the backing vocals and the melody….the escape. So open your ears embrace the groove and pay homage to an all too easily derided sound ... I LOVE Disco!"

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Neutronic: “Closer”

The 80s electro pop revival (mark four) shows no signs of letting up in 2015.

With breakout acts like Oh Wonder previously Wonder Wonder) and the ubiquitous CHVRCHES in 2014, first off the blocks this year is England-based duo Neutronic, a boy-girl duo with downtempo electronica tricks to spare, beautiful harmonies and a warm rush of instrumentation.

Have a listing to their brilliant debut track “Closer” which should by rights be huge.

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Kelly Clarkson's New Track 'Heartbeat Song': LISTEN

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If you're looking for some upbeat bubble gum pop to start your week, the original 'American Idol' Kelly Clarkson dropped her return to Top 40 early this morning, a track called "Heartbeat Song" which will serve as the lead single to a forthcoming album called Piece by Piece.

Last week, Clarkson told fans what they should expect from it:

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The OXD Mirror: Catch a Fever With Fiorious and Other Sizzling New Singles

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

Fiorious: 'Fever'

We first introduced you all to electro funk/disco/pop artist Fiorious back in 2012, and his queer disco sensibilities and New York style immediately struck a chord with us.  

The Bronx-born artist quit his day job as a pop music journalist and moved to Europe to start a music career of his own.  As a follow up to his 2012 self-titled album, Fiorious is prepping his Danceteria EP for release this month.  'Fever' is the first release from said EP - and combines some really fun funk and disco elements into an upbeat track.  I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what else this guy has in store for us in 2015, but for now you can grab this track as a free download here.

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NEW MUSIC: Queercore From The Chew Toys, Against Me!, Michael Stec, Tracey Thorn, Thom Yorke, Clustersun

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New Music is brought to you weekly by Deadly Music!, which covers mostly indie/alternative music as well as electronica, ambient/modern classical, pop and anything really, really good.

Most tracks are available on a Soundcloud playlist, some of them on a Spotify playlist....both of which are embedded at the end of this post.

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The Chew Toys: “Leather Sweater” (work unfriendly)

Chew toysThe Chew Toys (above and right) is a queercore married couple making trash punk “dumb sex songs like Kiss had on Rock & Roll Over, but about guys.”

On their debut album which came out last October, The Chew Toys have this to say:

“We really wanted to do an album that was most definitely queer, but still a rock album that would hold its own against anything else out there. That said, it was important for us to tackle important topics in a fun way - we look at the divisiveness of bear culture, the myths of queer identity, social media dysfunction - alongside songs about banging dudes from Boston, daddy chasers, paying for your own drinks, Quaaludes and more.

“We’ve played these extremely queer songs to primarily straight audiences for over two years now. Nobody seems to give a damn when we introduce the songs and clearly spell out that I’ve banged a lot of guys from Boston, or that this one is about edging a dude ‘til he can’t take it any more. It was a bit of an ‘oh shit’ moment when we started out but straight guys seem to like it when anyone sings about sex with anything as far as we’ve been able to tell.

“The song we did the video for - 'Leather Sweater' - is about being so hot for a guy you want to basically tear him apart. It’s always cool to see straight guys in the crowd singing along.”

Check out the lyrics and the song below for yourself:

I’m all over your shit / I got you wrapped up nice and tight / I’m all over your shit / I’m going heavy when you want it light

I’m your leather sweater / I’m ink and fur and salt and sweat uh huh

I’m all over your shit / I am the one that you think of first / I’m all over your shit / I’m gonna edge you til you fuckin’ burst

I’m all over your shit / Like the rainstorm that covers this town / I’m all over your shit / I’m the king that will wear your crown

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Against Me!: "Transgender Dysphoria Blues"

LauraJaneGraceReleased a year ago but currently picking up a head of steam is Transgender Dysphoria Blues, the sixth studio album by Florida-based punk / post punk act Against Me!

Formed by Laura Jane Grace in 1997, Transgender Dysphoria Blues is the frontwoman’s coming out album.  Born Thomas James Gabel, Grace came out publicly as transgender in 2012.

Have a listen to album track “Talking Transgender Dysphoria Blues”.

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