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The OXD Mirror: New Music by Kölsch, Sailor & I, Digitaria and More

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES

Danish producer Kölsch became known by the piano-based tech house hit 'Der Alte,' and is now back with a new release on Kompakt Records.

Kölsch: 'Cassiopeia'

 ‘Cassiopeia,’ takes cue from similar piano riffs, with the addition of a lush, emotional string arrangement that elevates the track to an euphoric state. This is a song with a lot of potential for establishing Kölsch as one of the next big names in house music; just reading the commentary on the Soundcloud here show the immense excitement around this track.

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The OXD Mirror: New Dance tracks by Kiesza, Anna Lunoe, Duke Dumont and more

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT

The OXD Mirror is a weekly music column brought to you by the boys of OCCUPY THE DISCO (OXD), a New York City based collective created by three music lovers, Ru Bhatt, Josh Appelbaum, and Tad Haes, who want to share their love for disco, house and dance music with the world. 

Kiesza's lead single, 'Hideaway,'  already in heavy rotation on many summer playlists, is well on its way to topping the charts worldwide. The Canadian dance starlet has followed up to her breakthrough 'Hideaway' video with another must see video for her latest single, 'Giant In My Heart.' Not only does the song prove Kiesza is no flash in the pan, the video also does not disappoint. It follows the story of a man that lives dual lives, one that does not make him happy and one that does. Sound familiar? With these two hits under her belt, Kiesza is building some high expectations, but I have full faith she'll resonate with gay audiences and deliver a fantastic album later this year. 

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The OXD Mirror: Get Uplifted With New Tracks by Jax Jones, The Magician and More

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

Happy Pride, Towleroad readers!  As we celebrate the progress LGBT people have made since the Stonewall Riots, we also celebrate the rich culture our people have cultivated over the years - which includes the popularization of disco, high-NRG and house music.  We have always kept on dancing even in the face of adversity; hopefully today's column will help keep everyone's feet moving once again during your celebrations.

The Magician: 'Sunlight feat. Years & Years'

Famed international producer The Magician is back with a bright summery jam called 'Sunlight'.  This song has had plenty of buzz around it since it was featured as a mystery track on The Magician's Magic Tape #43, which came out last month.  Olly Alexander, of London's electro soul pop trio Years & Years, provides lush vocals, adding in that crucial layer of soul that every essential summer house track needs.  

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The OXD Mirror: New Music by Jaakkoo Eino Kalevi, Bob Moses, Automagic & More

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES

The OXD Mirror is a weekly music column brought to you by the boys of OCCUPY THE DISCO (OXD), a New York City based collective created by three music lovers, Ru Bhatt, Josh Appelbaum, and Tad Haes, who want to share their love for disco, house and dance music with the world.  

 

Jaakko Eino Kalevi might not be the easiest name to remember, but his music will stick like no other. The Finnish producer's latest track, 'Speak Out,' releasing on Tim Sweeney's Beats In Space next week, combines elements of rock, pop and dance music to create an effortlessly beautiful record. It's the type of work that sounds polished and complex, while maintaining a certain level of innocence that is impossible to ignore.

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THE OXD Mirror: Chris Malinchak's New Sound (with Mikky Ekko) and More

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT

The OXD Mirror is a weekly music column brought to you by the boys of OCCUPY THE DISCO (OXD), a New York City based collective created by three music lovers, Ru Bhatt, Josh Appelbaum, and Tad Haes, who want to share their love for disco, house and dance music with the world. 

New York's Chris Malinchak already has two "BBC Essential" tunes under his belt, last year's tropical jam 'If U Got It,' and the dreamy summer anthem, 'So Good to Me.' It seems Malinchak is ready to rule the airwaves again this summer with his new disco-infused sound on 'Stranger,' which features Mikky Ekko who is best known for collaborating with Rihanna on 'Stay.' Malinchak borrows a page from the King of Pop on this feel-good tune that BBC's Pete Tong has, once again, deemed as "Essential" listening. We wholeheartedly agree.

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The OXD Mirror: A Dose of Pop-Infused Tunes For Early Summer

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

Lana Del Rey's ethereal tracks have always mixed well into upbeat remixes (like 'Summertime Sadness'), but I have also come to love her songs in their untouched forms over time, including her latest single release 'West Coast.' 

Lana Del Rey: 'West Coast (MK Remix)'

'West Coast' is the first single from her new album Ultraviolence, and in its original form is a spooky, guitar-heavy anthem, with an appropriate California Rock/Fiona Apple feeling to it. House music genius MK (Marc Kinchen) completely reworked this song into a pulsing dance track — keeping intact the interesting ebbs and flows that the vocals and instrumentals take during the song.  

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