Tad Haes: Pianeira

Many instruments have been used and experimented with by producers when creating house music over the past three decades. And while many of them are important key elements to turn tracks into dancefloor hits, none is as iconic and memorable as the piano. Tad Haes from OXD explores the uniqueness of piano driven house tracks in the mixtape ‘Pianeira,’ with styles ranging from happy to introspective and jazzy.

  1. Radio Slave: ‘Tantakatan’
  2. Groove Armada: ‘There Was Rhythm’
  3. Mock & Toof: ‘Underwater’
  4. Omar-S: ‘The Shit Baby’
  5. Alex Agore: ‘Mizz Honey’
  6. Ripperton: ‘Let’s Hope (Bicep Remix)’
  7. Kölsch: ‘Der Alte’
  8. Mario Basanov: ‘Up’
  9. Mock & Toof: ‘Norman’s Eyes (Prosumer Remix)’
  10. Lauer: ‘Hafflinger’
  11. Still Going: ‘Untitled Love’
  12. Kaine feat. Kathy Diamond: ‘Love Saves The Day (More Piano Instrumental)’
Tad Haes: ‘If This…’

We hope you enjoy this brand new mix by Tad Haes, one third of OXD, with a range of tracks that focus on the deeper side of house music. It features songs by some artists you might be familiar with, like Danny Daze, Dusky, HNNY and A/jus/ted, while presenting hidden gems such as RicardoG and Rhythm Operator.

  1. Kruse & Nuernberg & Polargeist: ‘Temperature Rise’
  2. RicardoG: ‘Something About You’
  3. Danny Daze & Matches: ‘If This’
  4. Satori: ‘You Know What We’ve Got To Do’
  5. Kiki feat. Shaun J. Wright: ‘Spending Time Together’
  6. Roberto Rodriguez feat. Max C: ‘Ride With Me’
  7. Paul Sirrell & Swing Kings: ‘Dub No. 2′
  8. Dusky: ‘Nobody Else’
  9. Rhythm Operator: ‘Anytime’
  10. HNNY: ‘For The Very First Time (Dirtytwo’s Midas Touch Version)’
  11. A/jus/ted feat. Jeremy Glenn: ‘A Brighter Light (Instrumental)’
  12. Ben Pearce: ‘What I Might Do (Harry Wolfman Remix)’
Ru-Mix: Makes Me Wanna Give It

OXD’s own Ru Bhatt (DJ RuBot) has made a new mixtape for you to enjoy this weekend. The title, ‘Makes Me Wanna Give It,’ is a nod to Duke Dumont’s ‘Giver,’ a track that has made the crowd go absolutely wild at previous Occupy the Disco events (both Aeroplane and The Magician played the track during their sets). Ru has built the mixtape around that song and created an energizing house mix that will have you itching to find a dance floor. Stream the podcast below, or download it directly here. You can also subscribe to Ru’s mixes via iTunes.

  1. St. Lucia: ‘September (Alex Metric Remix)’
  2. Jessie Ware: ‘Running (Disclosure Remix)’
  3. Strange Talk: ‘Cast Away (Plastic Plates Remix)’
  4. Kim Ann Foxman: ‘Return It (Populette Remix)’
  5. Bondax: ‘Baby I Got That (Endless Summer Remix)’
  6. Edwin Van Cleef: ‘Nala (Summer Best Pals Mix)’
  7. Solange: ‘Losing You (Cyril Hahn Remix)’
  8. Duke Dumont: ‘The Giver’
  9. Anna Lunoe & Touch Sensitive: ‘Real Talk’
  10. Walker & Royce: ‘Little Things (Eli Escobar Remix)’
  11. Justin Bieber: ‘As Long As You Love Me (Louis La Roche Remix)’
  12. AlunaGeorge: ‘Your Drums, Your Love (Duke Dumont Remix)’
  13. Madonna: ‘Like A Virgin (Mighty Mouse Rework)’
  14. RAC: ‘Hollywood ft. Penguin Prison (Treasure Fingers Remix)’
  15. Montevideo: ‘Horses (Zimmer Rework)’
  16. Midnight Magic: ‘I Found Love (Dimitri from Paris & DJ Rocca Erodiscodub)’
The Ru-Mix – Perfect Summer Day III: ‘Real Talk’

Part III of the ‘Perfect Summer Day’ series draws from the energy of the past two mixes and brings you to it’s inevitable listening point: the dancefloor. This is a spectacular combination of house, disco and dance songs that highlights many of our favorite artists. Get your dancing shoes on, grab a friend, a cocktail and enjoy!

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  1. Blood Diamonds feat. Grimes: ‘Phone Sex’
  2. Flight Facilities: ‘Foreign Language feat. Jess (Personal Touch Remix)’
  3. Friends: ‘Friend Crush (Leo Zero Remix)’
  4. Lemonade: ‘Neptune (Jacques Renault Remix)’
  5. Lana Del Rey: ‘Summertime Sadness (Reich & Bleich Remix)’
  6. David Morales feat. Róisín Murphy: ‘Golden Era (David Morales Disco Mix)’
  7. The xx: ‘Do You Mind (Derek Walin Remix)’
  8. Ladyhawke: ‘Sunday Drive (Scissor Sisters Remix)’
  9. Jonathan Rathsman: ‘Since I Don’t Have You’
  10. Future Unlimited: ‘Golden (Mighty Mouse Remix)’
  11. Little Boots: ‘Headphones (Dimitri From Paris Remix)’
  12. Whitney Houston: ‘How Will I Know (EL!OT Edit)’
  13. Chris Malinchak: ‘These Dreams (feat. Damon C. Scott)’
  14. Isaac Tichauer: ‘I Like It Raw’
  15. Claes Rosen: ‘Tortuga’
  16. Anna Lunoe & Touch Sensitive: ‘Real Talk’
The Ru-Mix – Perfect Summer Day II: ‘Sugar Boat Disco’

Part II of the ‘Perfect Summer Day’ series, ‘Sugar Boat Disco’ showcases the emerging trend of R&B hits from yesterday being refashioned into Balearic disco & house tracks. There are a few artists that have pretty much cornered the market on this (almost all of them from one of our favorite labels, French Express) so this mix consistently delivers a great, chilled-out vibe. With its tropical disco sound, these nostalgia driven tracks are best enjoyed poolside or at the beach, preferably with some friends to partake in the revelry. Keep the cocktails flowing as Part III, which is coming tomorrow, will keep the party going as you dance under the setting sun.

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  1. Bronx: ‘I’ll Be Loving You’
  2. Moon Boots: ‘Got Somebody’
  3. Isaac Tichauer: ‘Doing What I Got’
  4. Perseus: ‘Love in Zanzibar’
  5. Moon Boots: ‘Bills to Pay’
  6. Only Children: ‘Down Fever’
  7. Tina Turner: ‘What’s Love Got To Do (Zimmer Rework)’
  8. Moon Boots: ‘Sugar’
  9. ColeCo: ‘Ricky Smiley’
  10. Perseus: ‘Running Back To You’
  11. Monitor 66: ‘Triscuits’
  12. Le Youth: ‘Dance With Me’
  13. Late Night Tuff Guy: ‘Body’s on Fire’
  14. Perseus: ‘Seychelles’
  15. Chris Malinchak: ‘Beside Me’
  16. ColeCo: ‘Rock The Boat’