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.
A.N.D.Y. feat Nyemiah Supreme: 'Pump It Up (Daryl Remix)'
When Azealia Banks released her 1991 EP and Fantasea Mixtape last year, I was compelled by the marriage of her rap and R&B vocals along with classic house backing and production. She sadly moved away from the style that made her widely known and became focused more on social media rants rather than her music. Meanwhile, in the same spirit of Azealia's house/rap collusions we enjoyed so much, Belgian producer A.N.D.Y. teamed up with rising MC Nyemiah Supreme to release the epic track 'Pump It Up' last November. The stellar track is now finally seeing remixes almost a year later. Though the original is certainly dancefloor appropriate, Daryl brings in a more underground club feel to the track, giving it a whole new life a year after its original release.
Blende: 'Rikki (Majestique Remix)'
London-based producer Blende, a.k.a. Johan Blende, released his new track 'Rikki,' a song about falling in love with a robot that was co-written with Sam Harris of X Ambassadors. Blende's self-professed love for indie, techno, French house and deep house music (and everything in between) influences his production work — the result of which is a mix of lush disco, electro and house sounds that feel as classic as they do new. Blende's labelmates from Eskimo Records, the Dutch group Majestique, add an upbeat, electro feel to this track with this reinterpretation of the original work.
The Magician: 'When The Night Is Over ft. Newtimers (Ejeca Remix)'
For those who follow these column regularly, it's not surprising that I chose a track by The Magician, an artist whose work we feature often, or that I picked a remix by another frequently-featured producer, Ejeca. The marriage of these two artists however is a first, and the result is a club banger that combines elements of The Magician's nu-disco sound and Ejeca's classic 90s house beats. To say that I'm obsessed with this track would be an understatement, so I suggest you drop everything you're doing right now, put on your headphones, and enjoy.
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