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The OXD Mirror: New Disco and House Tracks for Your Halloween Celebrations

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

Disco's influences can be heard in many different genres today, but probably none greater than house music. In fact, the lines can often be blurred between the two genres, and this track by Vienna-based producer LeSale falls somewhere in between.

Lesale feat. Mavin: 'In Command'

'In Command' is the title track from his upcoming EP, and features vocals from Mavin. The track has already built up a nice buzz amongst critics and peers, with Jacques Renault contributing a remix for the record as well. Check out Mavin's falsetto around the 2:55 mark, which to me at first sounded a little like Florence Welch.

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The OXD Mirror: New Music by Jacques Renault & The Emperor Machine, PJU & Robert Owens, Deejay Deer, and more

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES

A few weeks ago, when I first stumbled upon the names of local favorite Jacques Renault and British producer The Emperor Machine together, I could tell something great was on the way. Luckily for us, the wait is over and their work together is out. Hear the snippet of their new track below, and head to XLR8R for a free stream of the full EP.

Jacques Renault feat. The Emperor Machine: ‘I Like It’

The collaborative track, 'I Like It,'  is the opener of Jacques Renault’s brand new EP, Out of Sync, which releases next week. It combines the house grooves from Jacques’ production with the outstanding analog synth work of Andy Meecham, the man behind The Emperor Machine and member of Chicken Lips. The result is a powerhouse track for late night moments on the dancefloor.

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The OXD Mirror: New Tracks by Kindness ft. Robyn, Jessie Ware, Karen Harding, and more.

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT 

After a string of production and remix credits this year,  British singer and producer Adam Bainbridge, also known as Kindness, released Otherness, an album of disco-inspired pop tracks earlier this week. 

Amongst other album guest stars such as Dev Hynes and Kelela, Kindness enlists Robyn's sparkling voice to shine through the stuttering beats on his upcoming single, 'Who Do You Love?'. While the lyrics border on banal, Kindness keeps it interesting with ethereal tones juxtaposed with staccato, funky basslines.

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The OXD Mirror: Is JHud the New Dance Diva? And The Return of Midnight Magic

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

Jennifer Hudson won the hearts of the gay community (and an Academy Award) with 2006's 'Dreamgirls,' playing underdog Effie White.  Her first two solo albums following the movie, Jennifer Hudson and I Remember Me, showcased her vocals in a more subdued, traditional R&B environment.  Her most recent album release, JHud, has taken the singer in a a new direction with something new to add to her repertoire: dance music diva.

Gorgon City ft. Jennifer Hudson: 'Go All Night'

I've always felt there's been an element to Jennifer Hudson's talent that's been untapped; with the smooth disco and funk-inspired sounds of her new album JHud, it feels as thought that missed potential has finally been fulfilled. Jennifer hit the studio after finishing JHud with rising star producers Gorgon City for a track for their debut album, Sirens, out this past week. The production itself is catchy, although fairly similar to the likes of Duke Dumont and Disclosure.  The real star of this song is Jennifer's voice; her vocals shine brightly on this house track, reminiscent of other great house vocalists like Martha Wash and Robert Owens.  Bonus fact:  this track was co-written by another rising star, Kiesza.

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The OXD Mirror: Yelle is back, and new music from Escort, jozif and more

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES

Yelle: 'Complètement Fou'

French trio Yelle has a distinctly fun and unpretentious approach to pop and dance music, and became popular in 2007 after their cover of 1987’s hit ‘A Cause Des Garçons,’ including a cute remake of the original music video by another trip curiously also named A Cause Des Garçons.

This week, Yelle's third studio album, Complètement Fou (French for "Completely Crazy”), sees the light of day, keeping in line with the trio's signature electro-pop sound with the album's title track.  Continuing with the feel-good vibe reminiscent of post-Daft Punk French electronica, the just-released music video embraces rich colors, oversized popcorn, and voguing. The combination that showcases Yelle’s effortlessly sexy, silly and hilarious style that makes them so unique. 

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The OXD Mirror: Chill Out with Dreamy House Tracks by Horixon, Chris Malinchak, Soul Clap & More

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT 

Monarchy's Andrew Armstrong teams up with John Sambrooke again for another Horixon EP, which includes their latest single, 'Great Things.' Jacques Teal's beautiful, introspective vocals are complemented by a dreamy landscape provided by this hot production duo.

The EP's title track, 'Brighter Day' features house vocalist legend Robert Owens. Having collaborated with Owens before on 'Lifeline,' (released by Kitsuné) there's no question their new collaboration will fall into heavy rotation. Check out both tracks on the Brighter Day EP, available now on Beatport.

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