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The OXD Mirror: Josh's Top 10 Tracks For 2014

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

It's that time of the year again for those 'best of 2014' lists, and the three of us will all be sharing our top tracks from this past year over the next 3 weeks. It's been a great year for music, and hopefully you all have enjoyed the variety of disco, house, pop, and techno music we've shared in 2014.

10. Roisin Murphy - 'Ancora Ancora Ancora'

2014 marked the official return of Roisin Murphy, seven years after her last full release, the massive Overpowered LP.  Her Italian language Mi Senti EP was comprised mostly of covers of Italian pop and disco songs, including 'Ancora Ancora Ancora.'  Severino (of the famed Horsemeat Disco) and Nico de Ceglia remixed this into a beautiful piano-laden track that showcases Murphy's vocal chops.  Supposedly, a new full length album is in the works for her in 2015. 

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The OXD Mirror: New Music by Museum of Love, Akufen, ROTCIV and more

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES

Museum of Love: 'Who’s Who of Who Cares (Daniel T. & Cooper Saver Remix)'

Museum of Love, the band created by former LCD Soundsystem drummer Pat Mahoney with Dennis McNany (also known as Jee Day), released their debut self-titled full length album on DFA Records this past October.

The label issued a remix of 'The Who’s Who of Who Cares,' (the original track was shared here by Ru) by producers Daniel T. and Cooper Saver. The boys turn the original song into a mixture of space-themed, tribal and jazzy sounds. The perfect soundtrack for interstellar trips to visit distant planets with ancient cultures – or simply dance all night. Download it for free here.

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The OXD Mirror: Fill Your Plates with New Music From Little Boots, Anna Lunoe and More

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

Happy Thanksgiving, Towleroad readers!  Today I am thankful for all the great music that comes across our desk - enjoy this week's picks.

Little Boots: 'Heroine'

There's something undeniably charming about British artist Little Boots. The singer/producer/DJ, born Victoria Hesketh, started her career with electro group Dead Disco in the mid-2000s. After leaving the band, Boots embarked on a solo career that has netted two full length albums, a few EPs, and some noteworthy singles including 'New In Town' and 'Every Night I Say a Prayer.'  She's never made much fanfare around her image or music, but has consistently churned out innovative and even at times sweet electronic music. Her new EP, Business Pleasure, is out next month, and includes the slick cut 'Heroine.'

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The OXD Mirror: Jessie Ware Remixed, MK's latest project, New Róisín Murphy and much more

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT 

i'm sorry to be on such a Jessie Ware binge recently but the truth of the matter is her latest album, Tough Love, is nothing short of amazing and more importantly she's not afraid to get experimental with some really fantastic producers on the disco and house scene when it comes to remixes.

Which brings me to why I'm showcasing her again today. Jessie Ware:Remixed is a collaboration between Ware and Red Bull Studios where five different producers in five different cities create five distinctive remixes for the Julio Bashmore-produced album track, 'Keep on Lying.' While all five are noteworthy, it's Preditah's garage influenced remix that stands out, possibly because it reminds me of another garage-influenced Ware remix, by Disclosure, which put both of those acts on the map way back in 2012.

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The OXD Mirror: It’s a Techno Week with Mark E, The Carry Nation and Alan Fitzpatrick

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES

After being named a favorite by electro-pop starlet Robyn and remixing the Swedish singer’s track ‘Monument’ this past summer, there is no doubt that Birmingham-based producer Mark E will continue to see his work appreciated by an ever-growing audience. He is on a steady rise with two recent releases: ‘Activity,’ out on Futureboogie, and ‘Avion Central,’ due out on Ghostly/Spectral next week.

Mark E: ‘Activity'

 While ‘Activity' relies on acid basslines, hypnotic synths and an overall dark mood reminiscent of Detroit techno, ‘Avion Central’ takes a lighter turn with its ethereal textures and slower beats, showcasing Mark E’s grasp for sophisticated and versatile dance music.

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The OXD Mirror: Throwback Thursday with Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, and more

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT 

When Janet Jackson recently re-entered my news cycle, thanks to a rare public appearance earlier this week, I was hoping it would be related to the rumored, much anticipated, new album that she is supposedly recording. Alas, there's no news on that front but at least we have a fresh new remix to hold us over for a while, at least until details about the diva's potential comeback appear.

Munich's Justin Faust updates Janet's 2001 hit, 'Someone to Call My Lover' with sexy basslines and soulful pitch reduction making it a dance floor burner that easily fits into today's balearic and deep house soundscapes. Faust has had a great year, with his previous release 'Spellbound' in heavy rotation by DJs and fans alike.  As a gift for surpassing 5000 followers on twitter, Faust is giving away this classic Janet remix away for free, and it can be downloaded via the Soundcloud widget above. 

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