The OXD Mirror is a weekly music column brought to you by the boys of OCCUPY THE DISCO (OXD), a New York City based movement created by three music lovers, Ru Bhatt, Josh Appelbaum, and Tadeu Magalhães, who want to share their love for disco, house and dance music with the world.
This column will now be appearing on Thursday evening, rather than Fridays!
Tensnake feat. Fiora: 'See Right Through'
Tensnake's forthcoming debut album is not due until later in fall but it is already shaping up to be an exciting piece of work with two releases seeing the light of day in less than a week. Different from the rather slow '58 BPM,' which Ru shared last week, 'See Right Through' indicates that the Hamburg producer/DJ still holds on to the dancefloor-oriented vibes he's known for, while sharing the same guest vocalist on both tracks: Berlin-based singer Fiora. The album will feature collaborations with disco legend Nile Rodgers (Chic), who recently worked with Daft Punk on 'Get Lucky,' and Stuart Price a.k.a. Thin White Duke and Les Rythmes Digitales, the producer behind Madonna's Confessions on a Dance Floor as well as The Killer's Day & Age and Pet Shop Boys' latest Electric), amongst other guest appearances.
Atjazz feat. Robert Owens: 'Love Someone (Fromwood World Soul Remix)'
Splitting his time between professionally scoring games like Tomb Raider and producing ethereal jazz and house music tracks, composer/producer Martin Iveson, better known as Atjazz, has been a key figure in the British underground scene for the past 26 years. His popular collaboration with the acclaimed house vocalist Robert Owens off the 2008 album Full Circle has recently seen a revamp by two artists, DJ Tipz and Fromwood. Fromwood, who Ru introduced you to last week with his track 'Homesphere', is responsible for this beautiful World Soul remix, a sophisticated work with an interesting chill approach to the original, highlighting Owen's soulful vocal work.
Hayden James: 'Permission To Love'
Hayden James' 'Permission to Love' proves once more that Australian artists create the best summer music. While the mid-tempo track sports unconventionally distorted vocals that may seem odd to the common ear at first, they turn into just the right amount of spice once layered over uplifting synths and beats. James' debut self-titled EP is out now on Future Classic with 5 excellent tracks that range from pop to balearic and R&B and is highly recommended.
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