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The OXD Mirror: R&B, Disco and House Converge with SlowKnights, Janet and Classixx, D'Angelo and More...



Scissor Sisters' guitarist Del Marquis (Derek Gruen) has been cultivating his own brand ever since the band took an indefinite hiatus after their 2012 release, Magic Hour. Marquis released Cosmos under the Slow Knights moniker the following year, and quickly became a personal favorite with additional remixes by ColeCo and stage shows with Midnight Magic and Spank!

While Del Marquis was the mastermind behind Cosmos, he did mostly featured other vocalists such as Rod Thomas (Bright Light Bright Light), Xavier Smith and Bridget Barkan on the album's tracks.  

Those vocalists have now officially joined Slow Knights and are ready to release their sophomore effort, Living in a Dark World, Let Me Be Your LightThe lead single, 'Just Kiss' features soulful vocals and lyrics about attraction and anger layered over trap drums and '80s synths. The track is very heavily rooted in R&B, but it also has a tropical disco remix by ColeCo, which should be hitting the sound waves next week. 

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Bobbi Kristina to Be Taken Off Life Support on Anniversary of Whitney Houston's Death: REPORT

BobbikristinaBobbi Kristina Brown will be taken off of life support tomorrow, on the third anniversary of Whitney Houston's death, according to a report on TMZ:

Brown family sources tell us Bobby has finally made the decision, realizing there is no hope for his 21-year-old daughter to recover. A source connected with Houston's family told TMZ on Sunday ... Cissy Houston, Whitney's mom, also wanted life support pulled on the anniversary to "bond mother and daughter for eternity." We have not confirmed this, but the NY Post ran the story this AM.

Members of the Brown family are extremely emotional, sobbing over the decision but realizing it's the right thing to do.

US Weekly, however, reports on a prayer vigil held last night for by the Brown family, and says the stories about life support removal are false:

The Houston family source denies the reports entirely to Us Weekly, and adds that there is "no truth to it at all."

Brown was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home on Saturday, January 31.

CNN reports:

Investigators are focusing on Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, as they try to determine how she ended up facedown in a tub of water, a source with knowledge of the case told CNN.

In another development, a source close to her family told CNN that she has injuries that still need to be explained. The nature of those injuries was not disclosed.

Brown has reportedly been in a medically-induced coma since shortly after she entered the hospital.

Whitney Houston's Daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown Found Unresponsive in Bathtub, Reportedly In ICU


Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 21-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found in unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home Saturday, NBC reports:

Brown's husband, Nick Gordon, and a friend found her in the tub in the morning and started CPR, the Roswell Police Department said in a statement. Police and rescue personnel arrived at the home at 10:25 a.m. and performed "life-saving measures" before Brown, 21, was brought alive to the nearby North Fulton Hospital.

The incident remains under investigation, police said. It comes less than two weeks before the third anniversary of Houston's death. The Grammy-winning singer was found submerged in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills, California, hotel on Feb. 11, 2012. 

TMZ adds doctors have stabilized her breathing and that she is in ICU.

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.

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Are You Ready for the Return of Whitney In Lifetime's Upcoming TV Biopic? - VIDEO


Whitney, Lifetime's upcoming television movie about the tumultuous life of Whitney Houston, has a debut trailer out now. The film stars Yaya DaCosta as the titular singer and is directed by Angela Bassett.  

Buzzfeed writes the film "chronicles Houston’s life from church choir in Newark, New Jersey, to the heights of global superstardom. But, as her fans have come to know all too well in the wake of her tragic death in February 2012, there was another, darker side to the singer..."

Here's hoping it's better than Liz and Dick. The film airs January 17. 


[via Pink is the New Blog]

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Whitney Houston is Matt Zarley's Greatest Love of All: VIDEO


Bearish crooner Matt Zarley (you've seen him get into political hot water and stand in for Jim Lange in a zany remake of The Dating Game) sat down with his mic for a tribute to the singer who was his biggest influence.

Strap yourselves in for Zarley's soaring arrangement of a number of Whitney's greatest hits,

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