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 Tadeu Magalhães, who want to share their love for disco, house and dance music with the world.
Sky Ferreira - Everything is Embarrassing (Krystal Klear Remix)
Sky Ferreira is a young American singer, songwriter, model and actress, who grew up in California with family friends like Michael Jackson hanging about during the holidays (how's that for a musical influence?). While we are still waiting for a debut studio album from the 20-year-old, 'Everything is Embarrassing' has been gaining lots of buzz, no doubt partially because of its hot producer, Devonte Hynes (the mastermind behind Solange's 'Losing You'). This brand new remix, by UK-based Krystal Klear gives the original song a nice 90's style house groove, making the song much more dancefloor friendly.
Viceroy - 'Dream of Bombay'
After wowing us with a steady stream of remixes and original songs in 2012, Viceroy ropes in Australian chanteuse Chela for the vocals on 'Dream of Bombay,' his first original release of 2013. The San Francisco-based producer stays true to form as he imbues this track with dripping sunshine and includes electro-pop elements, providing the perfect escape from your winter doldrums.
Hot Natured feat Ali Love - Benediction
Hot Natured released this massive tune in October of last year, but it wasn't until I heard NYC-based production duo Donkey's first mixtape that I finally was able to identify that song that I was hearing everywhere. Producer Jamie Jones teams up with fellow Hot Creations label co-founder Lee Foss (who produced 'Electricity' from my last Mirror) and Luca C to create a dance anthem full of italo synths and classic drums that effortlessly highlight Ali Love's seductive vocals. The song's catchy lyrics celebrate the feeling of domestic bliss we all deserve to cherish.
Charli XCX - You Ha Ha Ha (Goldroom Edit)
Los Angeles-based Goldroom (née Josh Legg) drew inspiration from the lyrics of Charli XCX's latest single to create my favorite type of song: the heartbreak-infused dance anthem. It's obvious why songs like these especially resonate with gay audiences–we've all been there. Goldroom manages to capture that feeling and produces a delicate, beautiful song that is perhaps better off enjoyed alone.
Jessica 6 - In The Heat (EL!OT Remix)
Eliot's epic 80's style treatment of Jessica 6's 'Prisoner of Love' earned it's own spot in my top 10 songs of 2012 so it should come as no surprise that I'm excited to see him tackle another Jessica 6 track, which will be included in the forthcoming remix album See The Light (The Remixes). Eliot continues with the 80's style here a bit albeit with strong tropical influences. While Jessica 6 has yet to announce details about their next album, learning that Eliot has joined the band has me very excited for what lead singer Nomi Ruiz has in store for us.
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