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Gorgon City ft. Jennifer Hudson: ‘Go All Night’

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 Me, showcased her vocals in a more subdued, traditional R&B environment. Her most recent album release, JHud, has taken the singer in a a new direction with something new to add to her repertoire: dance music diva.

I’ve always felt there’s been an element to Jennifer Hudson’s talent that’s been untapped; with the smooth disco and funk-inspired sounds of her new album JHud, it feels as thought that missed potential has finally been fulfilled. Jennifer hit the studio after finishing JHud with rising star producers Gorgon City for a track for their debut album, Sirens, out this past week. The production itself is catchy, although fairly similar to the likes of Duke Dumont and Disclosure. The real star of this song is Jennifer’s voice; her vocals shine brightly on this house track, reminiscent of other great house vocalists like Martha Wash and Robert Owens. Bonus fact: this track was co-written by another rising star, Kiesza.

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Dan Beaumont: ‘Trippy Pumper’

Dan Beaumont is a London-based DJ and occasional producer who just signed with the Classic Music Company label. His hypnotic 80’s-flavored hit ‘Trippy Pumper’ releases next week. We’re absolutely loving the rolling bass and gentle synths. The accompanying video serves the track very well with its quirky dancers in retro outfits and some funky visual effects as the song evolves.

As seen on The OXD Mirror on Towleroad.com.

Jorge Prida: ‘Supercharged’

A blend of funk, disco and futuristic sounds, Jorge Prida’s ‘Supercharged’ is quickly becoming one of our first obsessions of 2014. The mexican producer who releases on Our Records has created a very impressive world for his brand new EP which also includes great reworks by DJ Rocca.

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Ali Love: ‘Another’

Ali Love is a vocalist and producer that has been popping up everywhere this past year. In addition to his role as part of the acclaimed group Hot Natured (their new album Different Sides of The Sun is INCREDIBLE), Love also has a sophomore solo album on the way. He released a single back in March called ‘Emperor’ and is now following up with a second single, ‘Another’. We love his 90’s inspired vocals and major nods to classic house music.

As seen on The OXD Mirror on Towleroad.com.

Julio Bashmore: ‘Peppermint’

We have yet to come across a track featuring Jessie Ware’s vocals that we didn’t love. The British singer/songwriter most recently teamed up with talented producer and writer Julio Bashmore this past spring for the epic track ‘Imagine It Was Us’. Bashmore also produced and wrote Ware’s ‘If You’re Never Gonna Move’ and ‘Running’. It seems natural that he would utilize Jessie again for his own latest track, and this time he uses her smooth vocals on loop, punctuated with fierce hand claps and heavy synths to create a frenetic dance floor banger.

As seen on The OXD Mirror on Towleroad.com.