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 Tad Haes, who want to share their love for disco, house and dance music with the world.
Charm: 'With You'
Charm's 'With You' features soulful house vocalist Charmaine Baines, who has lent her voice to many other house hits in the past. The familiar-sounding track mixes some well done funk and disco beats to create a lighthearted, yet strong dance song, where Baines' powerful vocals really shine. 'With You' will be out next week on British label Rogue Cat Sounds and will feature a remix by New York producer Eric “Dunks” Duncan (a.k.a. Dr. Dunks).
Mickey: 'Walk Away'
Belgian producer Mickey became famous through a more accessible nu-disco sound, following the lead of other fellow producers like The Magician and Aeroplane. It is interesting to see his evolution though with the release of 'Walk Away,' on the more deep house-oriented label Exploited. The new work showcases Mickey in a more mature shape, combining complex layers and chopped female vocals into an uplifting house track.
Abstraxion feat. Astrid Engberg: 'Every Night I’m Lying'
Abstraxion is the moniker of 28 year old French musician and DJ Harold Boué, who last week released his debut album Break of Lights on New York label Have A Killer Time records. The LP includes 'Every Night I’m Lying,' a collaboration with singer Astrid Engberg and the result is a textural and melancholic deep house/pop song that starts slow and builds up beautifully over its six minutes. The album can be streamed for free in its entirety over HAKT’s SoundCloud.
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