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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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The OXD Mirror: New Music by La Roux and Prins Thomas, Fort Romeau, Stereogamous and 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.  

La Roux: 'Let Me Down Gently (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)'

After snatching a Grammy for best electronic/dance album with her debut self-titled full-length, La Roux is now getting ready for the launch of her new release, Trouble in Paradise, which will come out in early July. With a keen eye for quality dance music, the british synth-pop artist invited Scandinavian disco extraordinaire Prins Thomas to re-work her first hype single, 'Let Me Down Gently.' Thomas transforms the electronic ballad into a lush and sophisticated slow-disco record, keeping the original melancholy while adding his signature balearic bass lines and ethereal, acoustic elements. The perfect soundtrack for late summer afternoons.

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The OXD Mirror: Monarchy's return and some Summer-friendly remixes

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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.   

UK's Monarchy (Andrew Armstrong and Ra Black) finally have a new album in the works, releasing later this year. The lead single, an electronic ballad called 'Living Without You', stays true to the sound we became familiar with on their 2011 album, Around The Sun. Monarchy will always hold a special place in our hearts as it was going to their concert that inspired us to create Occupy The Disco. After releasing a few collaborations with the likes of Dita Von Teese and Mighty Mouse, we're eager to hear the rest of the new album and inevitable remixes (one of which I've included after the jump). 

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