The XX – 'Angels (Bodhi Remix)'
When The xx announced they'll be releasing a sophomore album, Coexist, it seemed as though a collective sigh of relief was given by music bloggers around the world. Their self-titled debut album was arguably one of the best of 2009, and after producing a few tracks for big names like Rihanna and Drake, it seemed as though everyone was yearning for them to create more original music. A first listen of their lead single, 'Angels,' sounds very similar to their previous efforts with its intimate murky-pop feel. However, after about a minute, the beat comes in and brings the band to a place they haven't really been before: the dancefloor. Bodhi's remix, though unofficial, perfectly highlights this feeling and illuminates the fact that The xx are experimenting with their sound in a subtle manner, which is quite true to their fashion.
Tina Turner – 'What's Love Got to Do (Zimmer Rework)'
It might seem as the Balearic Disco / R&B wave of music never stops, but I felt moved enough by Zimmer's fantastic remix to include it on this week's Mirror. The French-Californian producer showcases Turner's soulful vocals against a warm, lazy, swaying beat that instantly refreshes the classic song. I originally heard this track on Zimmer's mixtape, Sage Paradis, which is available to download for free. If you're a fan of The OXD Mirror I highly recommend downloading, as it is my favorite poolside mix of the summer and it includes a few tracks I've posted before from artists like The Rapture & Moon Boots.
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.