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Will Young Is Ready to Take You on a 'Love Revolution' - VIDEO

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Will Young, who found fame in the first series of British television talent competition Pop Idol in 2002, has announced details of “Love Revolution,” the first single to be taken from his new album 85% Proof.

A retro soul effort about rampant consumerism, “Love Revolution” signals a return to Will’s roots following on from his hugely successful fifth album Echoes.

The single is out now and 85% Proof is set for release on May 25th.

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The OXD Mirror: A Tribute to Frankie Knuckles and More New House Music

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

David Morales: 'Frankie's Tune'

One year ago, the world lost the man affectionately known as “the godfather of house music,” Frankie Knuckles.  With five singles hitting #1 on the Billboard dance charts, including “Tears” and “The Whistle Song,” and dozens of hit remixes for artists like Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton, and Lisa Stansfield, Knuckles’ impact was felt not only the airwaves but in the clubs.  He was one of the pioneers of house music along with childhood friend Larry Levan, and the phenomenon they created with their music transcended gay, straight, black or white clubs, uniting many under a shared love for this new dance music. 

Frankie was part of a collective called Def Mix with long time friend David Morales. In tribute to his late friend, Morales has released ‘Frankie’s Tune,’ a beautiful, soulful house track true to the style that Morales and Knuckles crafted together in their many years of producing. Tamra Keenan provides vocals on the track, backed by the signature Def Mix piano and percussion. It’s a tender reminder that house music isn’t just bass and beats, but can be a rather lush form of music from the soul, a legacy that Frankie was instrumental in fostering.

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NEW MUSIC: Inheaven, Tommy Wallach,The Sinclair Sinclair, Assembling Languages, Akroyd Smart

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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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Inheaven: “Regeneration”

 

With their debut single “Regeneration”, London, England-based feedback-laden indie rock outfit Inheaven deliver a classic anthem of amp-pulverizing noise pop that updates the post-punk template for a new disenfranchised generation.

 

Recommended for fans of The Jesus and Mary Chain, Eagulls and perhaps your new favorite thing.

 

 

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Tommy Wallach: We All Looked Up

 

Tommy Wallach (above) is something of a Renaissance man.

 

A Brooklyn-based writer and musician, as well as releasing new single “I Will Watch”, Wallach is also set to publish his debut novel We All Looked Up with Simon & Schuster along with a companion album of the same name. Not only that, the book is also being made into a movie next year by Paramount.

 

MTV has described the novel as “like ‘Skins’ meets ‘The Breakfast Club’ meets Lars Von Trier’s ‘Melancholia.’”

 

Bit of an underachiever then, much like London based rapper, writer, poet, actress and playwright Kate Tempest.

 

 

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Listen to new tracks by The Sinclair Sinclair, Assembling Languages and Akroyd Smart, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jubilant Music Video from Ryan Amador Celebrates the 'Spectrum' of Sexuality: VIDEO

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You may remember Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Ryan Amador and Jo Lampert from their statement-making video "Define Me" which we featured here in which they cleansed themselves of the unwanted labels put on people because of their sexuality.

Amador is back, with Lampert and Gyasi Ross, and a host of other couples to make an uplifting statement along similar lines celebrating the full spectrum of sexuality.

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Featuring, in order of appearance, Camille Devoney & Alisha Carderella, Bounce & Laura Waleryszak, Dominique Toney & Dylan MacDonald, Brook Unique Miller & Kari Miller, Rick Shattuck & Raneir Pollard, Lindsay Hicks & Amy Jackson Lewis, Jonathan Arroyo & Daryl Jim Diaz.

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The OXD Mirror: New Music by Róisín Murphy, Jad & The Ladyboy, Discodromo, Virginia and more

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES

 

Róisín Murphy is finally back big time. Last month, the Irish singer teased us with the Paris is Burning-inspired 'Gone Fishing,’ followed by last week’s killer dance track ‘Jealousy’ (which has both a disco and house mix) and now it is time for the first official single off of her new album to see the light of day, 'Exploitation' – an interesting mix of uptempo beats, distorted synths and a jazzy guitar, all tied together by Róisín's strong vocals. The new LP, Hairless Toys, will be out on May 11th, although it will not include 'Jealousy,' which so far is available only as a vinyl EP (you can stream the full EP here).

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FKA Twigs and Shamir Debut Music Video Tributes To Queer Culture: WATCH

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This year’s YouTube Music Awards are shaping up to be a filmic tribute to some of the more niche corners of queer culture. In her self-directed music video for her song “Glass & Patron,” FKA Twigs gives birth to an old school vogue battle that takes place deep within the woods. For the ceremony part of its digitally streamed awards show this year YouTube made the decision to bring the focus back to the music itself, debuting over a dozen new videos from FKA Twigs, Charli XCX, and gay R&B newcomer Shamir.

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Following up his infectious bubblegum disco single “On The Regular,” the video for Shamir’s “Call It Off” is a muppet-themed send up of the quintessential bad breakup.

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