Para One – 'Every Little Thing (feat. Irfane & Teki Latex) (Plastic Plates Remix)'
Plastic Plates (Felix Blosom) is another musican that we have heavily featured, both through our Mirror columns and our 'Party' events at OXD. He's clearly a rising star on the disco and house scenes, a fact that is only supported by his most recent remix for Para One's 'Every Little Thing.' While the original song's quirky vocals and chopped up production made it quite the sleeper hit, (and one of Felix's favorites of 2012) I have to admit I prefer this new update. The vocals are left untouched but the entire production is overhauled in true Plastic Plates fashion creating a work of art that Para One should seriously consider releasing on an official basis.
Bicep & Ejeca – 'You (Piano Version)'
Two separate Irish artists, Bicep & Ejeca, are no strangers to our column. Their hit collaboration, 'You,' a 90's inspired warehouse-driven track, proved to be quite the late night dancefloor filler when it was released last summer. With this update, the team removes the original's more atmospheric elements and replaces them with classic house pianos. The pulsing basslines and warm piano stylings, are complemented with more full bodied vocals making the song a strong contender to become a summer hit two years in a row.
Milk & Sugar – 'Tell Me Why (Ben Delay Remix)'
Spain's Milk & Sugar are celebrating their 15th anniversary of DJing and producing together. You may know them from their 2011 hit "Hey (Nah Neh Nah)". 'Tell Me Why' is the third single off of their anniversary album, 15 Years of Milk & Sugar – One And A Half Decades. Germany's Ben Delay turns the 90's influenced clubanging original song into a much more mellow deep house-oriented affair, perfect for rooptop dancing under a warm starlit sky.
We founded Occupy The Disco because of our dissatisfaction with the music played in the majority of gay venues at the time. Although we are also pop music fans, we were growing increasingly tired of listening to the same Top 40 songs by female artists at every bar and club. We were frustrated that gay venues didn't embrace house and disco music, two genres that have constantly pushed the envelope of music for the past four decades and played a strong role in the gay scenes in NY and Chicago as a symbol of diversity and acceptance. Fortunately, for house and disco music fans, it seems as though times are changing. We are proud to announce that we are hosting our one year anniversary party tonight at one of the largest gay venues in New York: XL Nightclub. The legendary DJ Derrick Carter is headlining, his close friend Honey Dijon is opening, and Midnight Magic will be performing live. It may seem odd to ask the gays to "occupy" a gay venue, but we are thrilled to support what we think is a move in the right direction in NYC's gay nightlife. Check out more details on our site, and if you're in NYC, hopefully we'll see you there!
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.
Be sure to check out these tracks and more on our Spotify Playlist. For more information on OXD, check out our website and accompanying blog at www.occupythedisco.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter: @OccupyTheDisco.