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.
Anna Lunoe: 'Breathe'
We've been fans of Anna Lunoe since last summer's 'Real Talk,' which instantly became a dancefloor staple. The song dominated Beatport's Indie Dance charts and stayed #1 for an unprecedented three-month stint. Lunoe seemingly came out of nowhere but had spent years down in her native Australia cutting her teeth as a DJ for clubs all across the country as well as for fashion events for many of the major labels like Chanel, Fendi and Prada. Lunoe's club-sensible production along with her tender vocals landed her a new record deal with Ultra Records, perhaps one of the largest all-electronic labels in the business. Her newest single, 'Breathe', has all of the makings of another hit with a sound distinctly inspired by early 90's club culture. I can't wait to hear this one when I'm out!
Kraak & Smaak: 'Good For The City (feat. Sam Duckworth) (Moullinex Remix)'
Earlier this year I shared Kraak & Smaak's fantastic collaboration with Ben Westbeech, 'The Future Is Yours', and now the Dutch based trio is back with a funky track called 'Good For The City'. The song will act as the second single from their upcoming album, Chrome Waves. Portuguese producer and all-around musical genius Moullinex enhances the disco and funk vibes from the original track in his remix and brings them to the next level.
Cut Copy: 'Free Your Mind'
Cut Copy embarked on a cryptic teaser campaign this past week, with giant billboards around some major cities that only said "Free Your Mind' that played this new track on enabled smartphones within close priximity to the billboard ad itself. 'Free Your Mind' is the title track and first single of their upcoming LP. It picks up right where Zonoscope left off, while adding in some new elements like classic house pianos and soulful background vocals. This band never seems to disappoint and I'm anxiously awaiting the release of Free Your Mind on November 5th.
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