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.
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.
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.
What does a DJ wish for this holiday? Headphones, records, turntables, and studio gear, of course. But also fire pits, comic books and zombie survival kits. Check out what D-Mac, Nitekrawler, Atticus, Jayclue, Rusty B., Meistro, Stylus, Stereo Faith, Micah Vellian, and Ange want to unwrap in December.
The first time I heard Gayla Peevey’s “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” I laughed so hard I cried. It has become my favorite Christmas song over the years. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
One of jazz organist Don Patterson’s best and rarest albums is a collection of traditional Christmas tunes called Holiday Soul (Prestige 7315 (mono) & 7415 (stereo)). I’ve digitized it—crackles and pops intact—and made it available for you and yours to enjoy!