4. Poolside – 'Slow Down'
Two weeks ago we featured a remix of The Rapture's 'In The Grace of Your Love' from these Angelenos. They are readying their debut album of self-proclaimed "daytime disco" tracks, with 'Slow Down' acting as the lead single. Poolside's penchant for relaxation, sipping mezcal and enjoying the sun is rather apparent through this track. Maybe we're suckers for mood-enhancing music, but this one has certainly made it into our ever-expanding list of songs for a lazy beach day.
5. Coleco – 'Ricky Smiley'
Not much is known about electronic production duo Coleco from Toronto. They've recently put out 2 EPs of their various reworks of popular songs, available for free on their Facebook page. As up-and-comers in the Nu-Disco scene, they've opened sets for more notable artists like Fake Blood and The Magician. Their latest, the El Verano EP, features reworks of a few notable female pop artists like Mariah Carey and Aaliyah. 'Ricky Smiley' samples Brandy's 'I Wanna Be Down' and strips the song into an upbeat and sexy new tune. I'm tempted to say I like it more than the original.
OCCUPY THE DISCO (OXD) curates and recommends music events to the gay community in NYC—in an effort to move the focus of the nightlife scene beyond the promoter and venue and to the music itself. OXD's goal is to educate, entertain, engage and empower the gay audience to reclaim their ability to question and experience the unknown. The OXD Mirror will serve to showcase tunes that are definitely off-the-beaten-path but rightfully deserve the attention of the gay ear. It's music that will make you dance, dream, and most importantly, love.
This week's post was written and curated by Josh Appelbaum.