Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Death of The Mixtape Xmas special 2008

Merry Christmas!!
I’m not gonna claim to have made the ultimate Xmas mix but I’m damn sure it’s the most demented you’re gonna hear this festive yuletide. Just as a few notes to give a little background to the choices- The 3 tracks by one artist are by Sufjan Stevens and are spread throughout the mix. All are from his Christmas songs 5CD box set that comes highly recommended (& is less than a tenner in some shops). As noted below all the interludes (& the Tony D’Money track) are from my favourite Xmas record ever, Cassette Boy’s Festive Christmas. Hell Interface are usually known as Boards Of Canada, this track was released along with the V/Vm & Gorse tracks on the infamous V/Vm Test Records label. The Fall track was a difficult choice, I nearly picked ‘No Xmas For John Quays’ but swayed towards ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ from a Christmas themed session they did for John Peel in 1994.

Anyways onto the tracklist –
Sufjan Stevens – Come On Lets Boogey To The Elf Dance

The Fall – Jingle Bell Rock
Tony D’Money – Gangsta Wrapping
Bodenstandig 2000 – Weihnachten Auf Hawaii
James Brown – Soulful Christmas
Gorse – Christmas Time 99
Beck – The Little Drum Machine Boy
Sufjan Stevens – The Little Drummer Boy
Ween - Silent Night
Andy Williams – Sleigh Ride
V/Vm – Erald Hark Angel
Sufjan Stevens – That Was The Worst Christmas Ever
Hell Interface – Soylent Night
All track interludes are from Cassette Boy’s Festive Christmas.

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