José Padilla: Day One
Although Ibiza is world renowned for its nightclubs and the electronic and techno music emerging from this scene, the famous Cafe Del Mar is still going strong as one of the original homes of Balearic, ambient sunset music that spawned a record label of the same name.
More gorgeous summer tunes, AFTER THE JUMP…
- It’s kind of hard to believe this breezy remix of French singer/songwriter Sebastien Tellier’s ‘Comment Revoir Oursinet?’ is about the disappearance of his teddy bear. The song, released last year, gets a slew of fresh new remixes from Darius, Matias Aguayo, and Kitsuné label darling Cesare. It’s available as a free download for your poolside playlists.
- Nu-disco group Sirens of Lesbos made their debut back in September and the 6-piece group has returned with another upbeat track aptly titled ‘Ecstasy.’ They’ve tasked Kraak & Smaak with a remix, who deliver on a slick, spaced out electronic version..
- I shared the first single from Kartell’s newly released EP Tender Games last month, and the chill-wave producer follows up with the equally smooth ‘Attracted.’ The sleek, slow burning track is a perfect follow up release with the summer season on deck.
- Back in the fall of 2012, I introduced Towleroad readers to Roosevelt’s debut track, ‘Soleil,’ and he now returns with another single, ‘Night Moves‘ out on July 10th. The release also includes another A-Side, ‘Hold On.’ Both tracks are excellent, showcasing his subdued style against different production stylings.
The OXD Mirror is a weekly music column brought to you by the boys of OCCUPY THE DISCO (OXD), a New York City based collective created by three music lovers, Ru Bhatt, Josh Appelbaum, and Tad Haes, who want to share their love for disco, house and dance music with the world.
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.