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04/19/2007


The OXD Mirror: 'It's Album Time' for Todd Terje, More New Tracks and a Frankie Knuckles Tribute

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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.  

 

Over the years, Todd Terje has released a string of impressive EPs and remixes that have only built up anticipation for a full length album from this Norwegian disco giant. Terje is well aware, and finally releases his appropriately named debut LP, 'It's Album Time' next week (stream it now on NPR). On the album, Terje stays true to his signature cosmic disco sound and "brazen lust for melody," but also recognizes that listening to an album is much different than his 12" singles out in the club. Suiting to his playful nature Terje experiments quite a bit on the album, providing a listening experience that's specifically tailored to be enjoyed at home.

The album track 'Delorean Dynamite' is just one example of of such mastery, as the song begins with the high energy from the previously track, 'Strandbar' and post climax, allows for a beautiful dénouement that sets the stage for the next track, a ballad with Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry (shared by Josh last week). I highly recommend the album, it's a real treat and will provide the perfect soundtrack to your summer. 

Check out more new tracks & a tribute to Frankie Knuckles AFTER THE JUMP...

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The Golden Age of Hustlers: VIDEO

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Justin Vivian Bond and co-directors Silas Howard and Erin Greenwell present their (crowdfunded) remake of "Golden Age of Hustlers", written by SF punk chanteuse Bambi Lake, which "captures the 1970's gay hustler scenes of pre-HIV/AIDS era on Polk St in San Francisco from an insider's experience."

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StudThe HuffPost has an interview with the directors.

Says Howard:

I'm obsessed with the idea of queer and trans lineage and how the past and future can live in the same room. Perhaps it's in part due to coming of age in the midst of loss from AIDS, that I feel a kinship to the mentors gone too soon. Though Bambi wrote the song in the early '90s, in a community of "misfit" queers, sex workers, transsexuals, queers and punks, it speaks to a modern time in that many of us still look for places where all parts of ourselves can find home. I'm grateful to Justin Vivian Bond for carrying Bambi Lake's legacy forward, allowing us access to learn from Bambi as a performer and a punk transsexual icon of an older generation, who prevailed and created art that represented an experience of living outside the "mainstream." I think of the music video as a kind of love letter from our past to the next generation.

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Lady Gaga Invites David Letterman, Audience to Roseland, Performs 'Dope', 'G.U.Y.': VIDEO

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As you may know, Lady Gaga is the last act performing at NYC's legendary Roseland Ballroom, which is just a skip and a jump away from the theatre where The Late Show is taped.

Last night, David Letterman and Bill Murray brought Gaga onstage where they took a selfie and invited the audience over to Roseland to see two of the numbers she is performing in the final shows there - "G.U.Y." and "Dope".

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Frank Ocean Debuts New Track 'Hero' And Beyonce Duet: VIDEO

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Frank Ocean has teamed up with Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash and DJ Diplo for his latest track "Hero," a song he created as a promotion for Converse shoes.  

He also apparently teamed up with Beyoncé for a duet on the track "Superpower." You can hear the song and see a 30-second clip of "Superpower" after the jump.

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Gay BFF Delivers 'Work B*tch' Toast to Britney-Loving Bride: VIDEO

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A gay BFF delivers a toast to a Britney-loving bride that she'll never forget.

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Can Choir! Choir! Choir! 'Change Your Mind' with This HAIM Cover? — VIDEO

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Need something energetic and uplifting to start your day? Perhaps this version of HAIM's "If I Could Change Your Mind" as performed by Choir! Choir! Choir! can help. The group meets on Tuesdays in Toronto.

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