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The OXD Mirror: It’s a Techno Week with Mark E, The Carry Nation and Alan Fitzpatrick

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES

After being named a favorite by electro-pop starlet Robyn and remixing the Swedish singer’s track ‘Monument’ this past summer, there is no doubt that Birmingham-based producer Mark E will continue to see his work appreciated by an ever-growing audience. He is on a steady rise with two recent releases: ‘Activity,’ out on Futureboogie, and ‘Avion Central,’ due out on Ghostly/Spectral next week.

Mark E: ‘Activity'

 While ‘Activity' relies on acid basslines, hypnotic synths and an overall dark mood reminiscent of Detroit techno, ‘Avion Central’ takes a lighter turn with its ethereal textures and slower beats, showcasing Mark E’s grasp for sophisticated and versatile dance music.

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The OXD Mirror: New Music by Jacques Renault & The Emperor Machine, PJU & Robert Owens, Deejay Deer, and more

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES

A few weeks ago, when I first stumbled upon the names of local favorite Jacques Renault and British producer The Emperor Machine together, I could tell something great was on the way. Luckily for us, the wait is over and their work together is out. Hear the snippet of their new track below, and head to XLR8R for a free stream of the full EP.

Jacques Renault feat. The Emperor Machine: ‘I Like It’

The collaborative track, 'I Like It,'  is the opener of Jacques Renault’s brand new EP, Out of Sync, which releases next week. It combines the house grooves from Jacques’ production with the outstanding analog synth work of Andy Meecham, the man behind The Emperor Machine and member of Chicken Lips. The result is a powerhouse track for late night moments on the dancefloor.

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The OXD Mirror: Yelle is back, and new music from Escort, jozif and more

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES

Yelle: 'Complètement Fou'

French trio Yelle has a distinctly fun and unpretentious approach to pop and dance music, and became popular in 2007 after their cover of 1987’s hit ‘A Cause Des Garçons,’ including a cute remake of the original music video by another trip curiously also named A Cause Des Garçons.

This week, Yelle's third studio album, Complètement Fou (French for "Completely Crazy”), sees the light of day, keeping in line with the trio's signature electro-pop sound with the album's title track.  Continuing with the feel-good vibe reminiscent of post-Daft Punk French electronica, the just-released music video embraces rich colors, oversized popcorn, and voguing. The combination that showcases Yelle’s effortlessly sexy, silly and hilarious style that makes them so unique. 

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The OXD Mirror: New Music by Groove Armada, Zero 7, Audiojack, The Juan Maclean and more

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES

 
Groove Armada: 'Rescue Me'
 
Groove Armada has been around for nearly 20 years now and they still churn out instant classics at a rate most producers would only dream of. They’ve come a long way since the 90s, with an evolving sound that so far has been influenced by house, jazz, dub, pop, R&B, trip-hop and drum’n’bass.

 
2014 has been a prolific year for the British duo with the release of three EPs so far, including their latest Stairwell Felonies out now on Get Physical. The smash opener ‘Rescue Me’ brings back memories of old-time warehouse parties with its soulful elements, strong build-ups and ethereal breaks.  
 
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The OXD Mirror: New Music by Midnight Magic, Full Intention, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and more

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES

Our love for Midnight Magic, Brooklyn's most prolific disco ensemble is unparalleled. Their live performances are, for the lack of a better word, epic, with lead singer Tiffany Roth's electric personality that can light up the entire room.  Their songs keep the lush spirit of orchestral disco alive, via their 9-piece band that spans different styles of disco and funk.

Midnight Magic: 'Night Flight'

 The band has new material soon to be released, a 5-track EP that will soon be out on Soul Clap Records. The lead single, 'Night Flight,' is already available and while it may feature slower beats than one would expect for the dancefloor, don't be fooled: it still can move hips and shake bodies like many tracks can't. 

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The OXD Mirror: New Music by Jad & The Ladyboy, Basement Jaxx, Maceo Plex and more

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES

Australian producers have become popular with their established synth-pop aesthetic, where acts like Cut Copy, The Presets and Pnau stand out as some of the most prolific and world-famous. So it comes as a refreshing surprise to hear the work of Jad & The Ladyboy, whose soulful influences can be clearly noted on his newest release 'Hey Sisters,' which follow the success of 'Step In My Direction.'

Jad & The Ladyboy: 'Hey Sisters'

The new record maintains a warm jazzy feel, and the addition of a strong gospel vocal creates an uplifting dancefloor experience. Download your free copy of the song here.

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