Here’s a holiday treat! Video artist &/OR [re]added the visuals to The Bird Peterson Holiday Spectacular, a Dilla-like production using music from vintage animated TV specials.
Paul McCartney‘s “Wonderful Christmastime” either evokes fond memories around this time of year or feels like a dagger of repetition in your head as it soundtracks your shopping battles in your local mall. Here are two flips of McCartney’s yule tune that give it a fresh feel.
“Rockin Around The Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee is one of my favorite holiday songs for reasons you’d never suspect.
There’s no denying the Phil Spector influence on Wizzard’s “Rock’n’Roll Winter (Looney’s Tune)”; the song is catchy like the flu, the sound is absolutely huge, and the lyrics are pure nostalgia for the innocence of youth. Amazing.
There are a few go-to Christmas tunes I dig that get me a lot of questioning faces; Wham!’s “Last Christmas” is one of them.
Dr. Rubberfunk and Hint make up the Olympic Cyclone Band and they put out a full Christmas album which is really fresh.
Skeewiff are at it again with the second freebie in their 12 Days of Xmas Super Soul giveaway. Their fusion of Shawn Lee’s “Soul Boots” with their own “I Got Soul” has rendered a cheeky uptempo breakbeat mover in the classic Skeewiff mode. Try to sit still!
Fave producers Skeewiff bring some holiday joy to the dance floor with “Jingle Bell Thanks,” the first installment of their 12 Days of Xmas Super Soul. That’s right, a song a day for the next twelve days, making for a full-length album of holiday goodies, fully available December 25th.
Ghetto funk producer William Breakspear baked up this holiday mix for Radio Eject. Sleigh bells, heavenly choruses and lots of bass. Good fun.
During a recent appearance on New York’s Power 105.1FM, Ruff Ryder captain DMX was sweet-talked into singing a beloved Christmas carol. Well, his enthusiasm for “Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer” seems to not require much cajoling.