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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM Andy Butler is the mastermind behind the rotating disco house act Hercules and Love Affair, and the man behind the group's three full studio albums released between 2008-2014. The group, comprised mostly made... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES Originally conceived by Erol Alkan as an exclusive track for his FabricLive 77 Mix, ‘Sub Conscious’ received a new acid treatment by ones of my favorite producers in 2014, Tin Man, which is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT EDM may have ruled the airwaves in 2013, but 2014 saw a shift to all sorts of house music, both mainstream and otherwise. The resurgence of deep house is a trend Occupy The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM Fiorious: 'Fever' We first introduced you all to electro funk/disco/pop artist Fiorious back in 2012, and his queer disco sensibilities and New York style immediately struck a chord with us. The Bronx-born artist... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES It gives me great pleasure to look back at my favorite releases of 2014 and realize so many of the disco/house sounds brought from the gay community's past are once again so prominent... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT It's that time of the year again when we look back and list our favorite tracks of the year. Given the plethora of amazing music on the disco and house scene this year,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM It's that time of the year again for those 'best of 2014' lists, and the three of us will all be sharing our top tracks from this past year over the next 3... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES Museum of Love: 'Who’s Who of Who Cares (Daniel T. & Cooper Saver Remix)' Museum of Love, the band created by former LCD Soundsystem drummer Pat Mahoney with Dennis McNany (also known as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM Happy Thanksgiving, Towleroad readers! Today I am thankful for all the great music that comes across our desk - enjoy this week's picks. Little Boots: 'Heroine' There's something undeniably charming about British artist... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT i'm sorry to be on such a Jessie Ware binge recently but the truth of the matter is her latest album, Tough Love, is nothing short of amazing and more importantly she's not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES After being named a favorite by electro-pop starlet Robyn and remixing the Swedish singer’s track ‘Monument’ this past summer, there is no doubt that Birmingham-based producer Mark E will continue to see his... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT When Janet Jackson recently re-entered my news cycle, thanks to a rare public appearance earlier this week, I was hoping it would be related to the rumored, much anticipated, new album that she... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM Disco's influences can be heard in many different genres today, but probably none greater than house music. In fact, the lines can often be blurred between the two genres, and this track by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT After a string of production and remix credits this year, British singer and producer Adam Bainbridge, also known as Kindness, released Otherness, an album of disco-inspired pop tracks earlier this week. Amongst other... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM Jennifer Hudson won the hearts of the gay community (and an Academy Award) with 2006's 'Dreamgirls,' playing underdog Effie White. Her first two solo albums following the movie, Jennifer Hudson and I Remember... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT Monarchy's Andrew Armstrong teams up with John Sambrooke again for another Horixon EP, which includes their latest single, 'Great Things.' Jacques Teal's beautiful, introspective vocals are complemented by a dreamy landscape provided by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM We've been closely following Kiesza since her debut single 'Hideaway' got our attention this past spring. Her follow-up single 'Giant In My Heart' continued to build on the singer's success as she set... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES Groove Armada: 'Rescue Me' Groove Armada has been around for nearly 20 years now and they still churn out instant classics at a rate most producers would only dream of. They’ve come a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM Even though these guys are electronic music producers, British duo Bondax have always made beautiful vocals (along with their skillful production) the centerpiece of their music. Last year, their track 'Giving It All'... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES Our love for Midnight Magic, Brooklyn's most prolific disco ensemble is unparalleled. Their live performances are, for the lack of a better word, epic, with lead singer Tiffany Roth's electric personality that can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT L.A.'s Goldroom (Josh Legg) stays true to form with his latest single, 'Till Sunrise.' Legg's lush production provides a glistening backdrop for Mammals' dreamy vocals, creating an almost perfect tune to enjoy these... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM Triphop is an often-forgotten subgenre of dance music that fuses breakbeats, soul, funk, and jazz influences. Artists like Massive Attack and Tricky have established careers by infusing this genre into their production for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / TAD HAES Australian producers have become popular with their established synth-pop aesthetic, where acts like Cut Copy, The Presets and Pnau stand out as some of the most prolific and world-famous. So it comes as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT MNEK - 'Wrote A Song About You' 2014 is quickly becoming 19-year-old MNEK's year. Hot off the heels of 'Every Little Word' and his collaborations with Gorgon City and Kylie Minogue, Uzo Emenike... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM In perfect time to celebrate the summer sun, and of course their respective hometown shores, West Coast dance group Viceroy meets East Coast's Penguin Prison in the new summertime jam 'The Life'. Viceroy:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Towleroad