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The OXD Mirror: Vocal Bliss From UK Newcomer Moko and More

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

Triphop is an often-forgotten subgenre of dance music that fuses breakbeats, soul, funk, and jazz influences.  Artists like Massive Attack and Tricky have established careers by infusing this genre into their production for artists like Bjork, Madonna, and Everything But The Girl.  Moko is a newcomer to the music industry, breaking through in the UK last year by performing with Neneh Cherry on Boiler Room TV and subsequently signing to MTA records in July 2013. 

Moko: 'Ceremony'

The London native got her start singing in church, and spent some time singing in London Community Gospel Choir before finishing university.  'Ceremony' is the second single from her forthcoming sophomore EP, Gold.  Despite being a newcomer, Moko sounds like a seasoned professional, with rich vocals that complement the ebbs and flows of the song's beats.  Her career is set to blow up in the coming months, so be on the watch out for her!

Another banger from Moko, and more new tracks, AFTER THE JUMP...

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The OXD Mirror: New Music by Jad & The Ladyboy, Basement Jaxx, Maceo Plex and more

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES

Australian producers have become popular with their established synth-pop aesthetic, where acts like Cut Copy, The Presets and Pnau stand out as some of the most prolific and world-famous. So it comes as a refreshing surprise to hear the work of Jad & The Ladyboy, whose soulful influences can be clearly noted on his newest release 'Hey Sisters,' which follow the success of 'Step In My Direction.'

Jad & The Ladyboy: 'Hey Sisters'

The new record maintains a warm jazzy feel, and the addition of a strong gospel vocal creates an uplifting dancefloor experience. Download your free copy of the song here.

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Out Musicians Michael Hensley and Adam Rio Cover Human League's 'Don't You Want Me' - VIDEO

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Watch out musician Michael Hensley and Adam Rio’s indie electro-pop same-sex spin on Human League’s 80s classic “Don’t You Want Me.”

Michael tells us that “the goal was to bring out the darker side of the song, and the video tells the story of a relationship that's falling apart.”

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The OXD Mirror: New Tunes by MNEK, Caribou, Aeroplane, Jessie Ware and More.

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT

 MNEK - 'Wrote A Song About You'

2014 is quickly becoming 19-year-old  MNEK's year. Hot off the heels of 'Every Little Word' and his collaborations with Gorgon City and Kylie Minogue, Uzo Emenike follows up with the lead single from his upcoming album, 'Wrote A Song About You.' The song's classic '90s house sound complements the MNEK soulful vocals perfectly, proving yet again that the UK wunderkind's musical prowess can't be matched. 

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Erasure Debuts New Track From Upcoming Album 'The Violet Flame': LISTEN

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Erasure have posted a new track "Elevation" which is taken from their upcoming new album The Violet Flame.

The album is set for release on September 22nd on the UK and September 23rd in the U.S. on Mute Records.

"Elevation" is streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud now

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The OXD Mirror: Go Deep Into Summer with Vocals by Penguin Prison, Shaun J Wright and More

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

In perfect time to celebrate the summer sun, and of course their respective hometown shores, West Coast dance group Viceroy meets East Coast's Penguin Prison in the new summertime jam 'The Life'.

Viceroy: 'The Life feat. Penguin Prison'

These nudisco powerhouses joined together to create a poppy, uptempo track that has the perfect guitar-laden summer vibe.  The idea of cruising around in the sun with my convertible top down certainly sounds like "the life I want," as the lyrics go, but of course with this song as part of my summer cruising playlist.

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