King So So: ‘Disco in the Sky’
The disco scene is frequently presented with mysterious producers who prefer to hide behind a moniker and let their music speak for itself. This has been the case for many successful releases since the 70s (such as Loose Joints‘ ‘Is It All Over My Face’ created by Arthur Russel and Steve D’Aquisto) and this month we get into yet another puzzling character: King So So – although his identity has already been revealed.
German techno-pop producer Superpitcher (aka Aksel Schaufler) is the one responsible for ‘Disco in the Sky,’ an infectious and groovy, synth-heavy disco record that blends high energy with trippy elements. In addition, the ridiculous over-the-top, karaoke-style music video highlights the fun and unpretentious feel of the song.
More new music AFTER THE JUMP…
- Bicep is no stranger to The OXD Mirror, and the hot duo from Belfast is back at the AUS label with their soon-to-be-released ‘Just.’ The new track is a mid-tempo, futuristic house work with a slow build up and a lot of power.
- The first ever release by duo Jacky Mingo & Kapote, based in Berlin, is the Caliente Tunes EP on German imprint Toy Tonics. The label has been doing a great job curating really great new talent and this duo is no exception. The Mexico-inspired opening track ‘Caliente’ is a collaboration with producer Munk, and it has a quirky and fun feel. A great soundtrack for the summer to come.
- WOLF music is another label that has been putting out some great artists, more on the deep house side of things. The boys from Homework had one of their tracks featured on WOLF’s latest multi-artist EP. The cut, ‘Back to the Masses’ came in the dub form by the hands of producer Homeboy, who created an “inside-chamber” experience with the high-pitched synths and metallic sounds, while keeping all the groove a dancefloor can ask for.
- Todd Terje‘s latest release is a remix for experimental jazz band Jaga Jazzist, a version of their new track ‘Oban.’ I’m loving the broken beats and orchestral treatment, yet true to Terje’s Balearic disco signature style – all very dramatic and uplifting.
THIS SUNDAY IN NYC: PARADISCO AT LE BAIN AT THE STANDARD, HIGHLINE
We are serving up our regular weekly dose of bright and sunshine-y disco and house music for you to end your week the right way at Paradisco, our Sunday disco tea at The Standard, Highline. The roof is open, so come early to get some rays and then back inside for some dancing. This is the second to last Paradisco before we go on break for summer – hope to see you on Sunday. As always, there is no cover.
Le Bain at The Standard, High Line
444 W 13th St, New York
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.
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