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The OXD Mirror: Crazy P’s Big Comeback, and This Week's New, Uplifting Disco, Deep House and Techno Records

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES

Ron Basejam feat. Danielle Moore: ‘We Know How To Work It'

Crazy P's producer Ron Basejam and vocalist Danielle Moore collaborate once again on a new release titled ‘We Know How To Work It', a follow up to the catchy ‘Dippin’ In’, which Josh showcased last October.

The track is part of Ron Basejam’s latest EP, Tales From The Night, out now on House of Disco records. The 5-track release is a combo of new disco fabulousness and sophisticated funky tunes that are a delight to the disco fan’s ears. While at it, Crazy P’s 7th studio release is also out now so don’t miss out.

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The OXD Mirror: Welcome Summer with Tropical House Tunes and the Return of The Magician

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT 

Belgian producer & DJ Stephen Fasano, a.k.a. The Magician, is an artist we've enjoyed since the inception of Occupy The Disco. He originally caught our ear with his brilliant remixes and his long standing series of mixtapes, called Magic Tapes, but it's on his original tracks where he truly gets a chance to shine.

Following the success of last year's 'Sunlight' (more on that track below), he releases his first original track in 6 months, 'Together'. The catchy lyrics, bubbling melody and thumping basslines make the whimsical tune a surefire way to to bring joy to any dance floor.

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The OXD Mirror: A Potential 'Song Of The Summer' And More

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

Tove Lo: 'Talking Body (Jax Jones Remix)'

Swedish electro pop singer Tove Lo says her biggest influences are Robyn, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Lykke Li, and at this juncture she's poised to be just as successful as them.  Her album Queen of The Clouds was released last September and climbed up to #14 on the Billboard 200 chart.  'Talking Body' is the second off of the album, originally released in mid January.

The original version of 'Talking Body' is a great electro infused pop song, but what was missing was a catchier, more present dance backing. This week British producer Jax Jones, who you probably remember from last summer's smash, 'I Got U,' released his official remix for Tove's hit track. Jones adds in the little bits and pieces that were missing from the original to make it a serious dance floor contender. It has all of the makings for a "song of the summer" - a great beat, catchy vocals, fun, sexually driven lyrics - and gets my vote.

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The OXD Mirror: The Mysterious Producers of Disco, and New Releases by Bicep, Todd Terje and more

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES

King So So: 'Disco in the Sky'

The disco scene is frequently presented with mysterious producers who prefer to hide behind a moniker and let their music speak for itself. This has been the case for many successful releases since the 70s (such as Loose Joints' 'Is It All Over My Face' created by Arthur Russel and Steve D'Aquisto) and this month we get into yet another puzzling character: King So So – although his identity has already been revealed.

German techno-pop producer Superpitcher (aka Aksel Schaufler) is the one responsible for ‘Disco in the Sky,’ an infectious and groovy, synth-heavy disco record that blends high energy with trippy elements. In addition, the ridiculous over-the-top, karaoke-style music video highlights the fun and unpretentious feel of the song.

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The OXD Mirror: Beth Ditto & Alan Braxe Give Cerrone's 'Supernature' a Fresh Update and More New Tracks

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT 

French producer Marc Cerrone needs no introduction and neither does the The Gossip's Beth Ditto. When the latter produced a wild cover of Cerrone's hit track, 'Supernature' alongside The Shoes late last year, music fans applauded the unexpected version.

Fellow French disco maestro Alan Braxe enlists Ditto again to reproduce a version of 'Supernature' that's much closer to the 1978 original, albeit updated for modern times. With Giorgio Moroder and Chic acknowledging '70s disco is back into vogue, it's about time fellow disco powerhouse Cerrone got his due. Braxe's version of 'Supernature' is out on his new compilation, The Best of Cerrone Productions, which released earlier week.

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The OXD Mirror: A Tribute To Chicago House And More New Music

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

Robert Owens: 'This Time'

Even though house music is as well known today as mainstream genres like pop, rock, and R&B, it has not always been so commonplace or well-regarded as it is in 2015. Chicago was one of the first hold outs for house music, where this new and evolving music style broke race and sexual orientation barriers in the 80s – bringing people together under this new form of rich, soulful dance music, and eventually spreading all over the world.  

London-based record label Midnight Riot, known for their compilations of original disco and house tracks along with classics and B-sides, have put together a really great album that pays tribute to Ron Hardy, the Music Box, and the formative years of Chicago House. The album mixes vintage material with tribute tracks from current artists and Chicago legends, like vocalist Robert Owens. Owens is Chicago House royalty; one of the few that has reserved his soulful vocal talents for dance music. ‘This Time’ is his excellent contribution to this Chicago-centric compilation, which features many queer artists like Owens himself, and the likes of The Cucarachas, The Carry Nation, Severino, Alinka & Shuan J Wright, and The Black Madonna.  

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