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The OXD Mirror: Ru's Top 10 Tracks of 2014



It's that time of the year again when we look back and list our favorite tracks of the year.  Given the plethora of amazing music on the disco and house scene this year, this was no easy task. Nevertheless below is a list (in descending order) of my favorite tracks that I played while spinning at our Occupy The Disco parties here in New York. 

While it's actually the Bixel Boys remix of Kiesza's acclaimed lead single, 'Hideaway' that holds the #10 spot on my list (listen after the jump), I'd be remiss to not also include the fantastic music video that accompanied the original cut. Whether it's the rhythm that hooked you, or the chorus of ooh's and aahs, 'Hideaway's brilliance lies in it's simplicty; which is echoed in the music video. It's a refreshing to watch in a world where the opulence of Gaga and Beyoncé seem to reign.

Listen to the Bixel Boys Remix of 'Hideaway' and the rest of Ru's top 10  AFTER THE JUMP...

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Robyn Asks 'Who Do You Love' in New Video from Kindness: WATCH


Kindness, the solo project of British singer Adam Bainbridge released a new video today for "Who Do You Love?", a new track from his new album Otherness, featuring Swedish pop phenom Robyn.

Bainbridge explains the video:

Who Do You Love is a song about people and connection, and how you can identify who you are by those you love. Those people say a hell of a lot about you. Robyn and I were very happy to make this video with a long term collaborator of mine, Daniel Brereton, whose idea was a series of portraits of our closest friends and family - in a way, the most revealing portraits of us possible. None of these folks were 'cast' - we were just lucky to have them around us on the day and in the right cities!

It's possible that we'll always be more emotionally susceptible to these images - these are our closest friends and loved ones after all - but there's something about seeing all these people together, all these people that would do this for us - it makes the song make a little more sense, and a little more powerful for us. I hope you'll feel some of what we feel when we look at these faces. Thanks to all of those friends, family and collaborators that made it possible.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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The OXD Mirror: New Tracks by Kindness ft. Robyn, Jessie Ware, Karen Harding, and more.



After a string of production and remix credits this year,  British singer and producer Adam Bainbridge, also known as Kindness, released Otherness, an album of disco-inspired pop tracks earlier this week. 

Amongst other album guest stars such as Dev Hynes and Kelela, Kindness enlists Robyn's sparkling voice to shine through the stuttering beats on his upcoming single, 'Who Do You Love?'. While the lyrics border on banal, Kindness keeps it interesting with ethereal tones juxtaposed with staccato, funky basslines.

Check out more tracks  AFTER THE JUMP...

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Röyksopp Delivers Stunning 'Monument' Remix (with Robyn), New Track 'Skulls': VIDEO


Röyksopp and Robyn's austere, haunting collaboration "Monument", delivered earlier this year, is given a remix called "The Inevitable End Version" by the duo, who say their upcoming album (with the same name as the remix) will be their last.

The video for the remix features the Norwegian pair performing in concert with Robyn.

Said the duo: "We feel like this is a goodbye to the traditional album format. In our consecutive run of albums, we have been able to say what we want to say and do what we want to do with the LP. We're not going to stop making music, but the album format as such, this is the last thing from us... "

This remixed version of the track will be a part of it, as will "Skulls", a new track which they previewed yesterday as well.

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Robyn, Hot Chip, and Sufjan Stevens Turn in Gorgeous Covers of Arthur Russell Classics: LISTEN


A tribute to the late composer, cellist, and all-around musical genius Arthur Russell, mostly known for his successes in underground dance and disco, is set to be released on October 21. Russell died of AIDS-related causes in 1992 after a career which included collaborations with Talking Heads, Philip Glass, Allen Ginsberg, and Bootsy Collins.

Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell features contributions from Hot Chip, Cults, Scissor Sisters, Sufjan Stevens, Phosphorescent, José González, and Blood Orange, among others. The release is the latest from the Red Hot organization which dedicates itself to fighting AIDS through pop culture.

Swedish pop/dance princess Robyn offers an upbeat cover of "Tell You (Today)". Check it out after the jump, along with equally gorgeous covers of "A Little Lost" by Sufjan Stevens and "Go Bang" by Hot Chip.


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Röyksopp & Robyn 'Do It Again' On 'Tonight Show': VIDEO

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On Monday night's Tonight Show, Robyn and Röyksopp took the stage to perform "Do It Again," a standout track from their collaborative EP of the same name.

Fans will be delighted to see that the Scandinavians didn't hold back for Fallon, and their set is completely in line with their style. Lights flash while Röyksopp stand cooly in the background, a couple of guys wear morph suits, and Robyn pulls out her signature moves. Also, she sports a geighties mullet that is truly exquisitie (above).

Check out these two new remixes of "Monument," a track also off Do It Again. And check out video of the performance, AFTER THE JUMP...

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