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Merry Mixmas 2014

Merry Mixmas 2014

Ho ho ho and yo yo yo! It's time once again for Merry Mixmas, a holiday tradition that dates back to 2002. This year's collection features some truly magnificent songs, with numbers new and old by performers big and small. Just a few highlights are James Brown reminding us that Christmas is Love; Earth, Wind & Fire finally turning their classic "September" into "December"; and Liz Phair doing shots of room-temperature peppermint schnapps. There are fa-la-las aplenty, not to mention songs from Sweden, the Philippines and Finland. So get your holiday cheer on, do some clicking and download the mix – and be sure to tell all your friends about it.

You can download Merry Mixmas 2014 by clicking on the photo above or by going to the Christmas page, where you'll find all of the Merry Mixmas editions. Here is the track list for Merry Mixmas 2014:

Bells and Brass - Christmas is Coming
Diplo – Frosty Bounce
Liz Phair – Ho Ho Ho
R.E.M. – Deck the Halls
James Brown – Christmas is Love
DJ Snake – Bird Machine (Jingle Bells Version)
Crash Test Dummies – Jingle Bells
Booker T. & The M.G.'s – Jingle Bells
Germany Germany – Christmas Club Banger!
Sugar + the Hi-lows – Jingle Bells
Eraserheads – Hitchin' a Ride
Crying Day Care Choir – Christmas Day Care Choir (Falala)
The Winter Experiment – It Feels Like Christmas
Skeewiff – Joy to the Soul
!!! – Anyway It's Christmas
Arthur Lyman – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Dan Croll – A Guardian Christmas
Weeping Willows – Christmas Time is Here Again
Pomplamoose – Up on the Housetop
Earth, Wind & Fire – December
Meiko – Maybe Next Year
Yo Gabba Gabba – It's Wintertime
The Bridges – I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus
The Gifted Children – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Johnny – Onneksi Olkoon
The Reindeer Tribe – Holiday Lover
Percy Faith – We Need a Little Christmas
Wooden Shjips – O Tannenbaum

 

Merry Mixmas 2013

Merry Mixmas 2013

Following a tradition that started in 2002, here is this year's Merry Mixmas. As in the past, I've sifted through hundreds of Christmas songs and put the best of them into the mix. Some songs are straightforward, some are parodies and some are kind of out there, but all of them are good. Promise. While most of the songs are shortened so I can fit more things in, the mix ends with a full-length, and long, number that really caught my fancy. It's kind of like hosting a party and having one guest stay a long time after everyone else leaves, and you being really glad he did.

Anyway, you can download the mix by clicking on the photo above or by going to the Christmas page, where you'll find all of the Merry Mixmas editions. Here is the track list for Merry Mixmas 2013:

Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau – Christmas Medley
Jimmy Wakely – It's Christmas
Televisor – We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Barenaked Ladies – Deck the Stills
Grand Fantastic Strings – Troika
Fleming & John – Winter Wonderland (Misty Mountain Hop)
Ramsey Lewis Trio With Strings – Little Drummer Boy
Soulful Strings – Little Drummer Boy
Beck – Little Drum Machine Boy
Erasure – The Christmas Song
Hap Palmer – Hanukkah
Blondie and Fab Five Freddy – Yuletide Throwdown (Rapture)
Mono Puff – Careless Santa
Raveonettes – Christmas Song
Slim Boyd and the Range Hands – On December 5 and 20
The Feetless – Feeling Blue in Paradise
The Audition Studio Orchestra & Chorus – All Around the Christmas Tree
The Gifted Children – The Nutcracker March
We Shot the Moon – My Favorite Christmas Gift
Sufjan Stevens – Christmas Unicorn

 

Summer is Ready When You Are

Summer is Ready When You Are

Here's a new mix that's guaranteed to put you in a summery mood, regardless of when you listen to it. So put on some sunscreen, grab your sunglasses and get ready for some hot tunes. You can download it by clicking the image above or by heading over to the Tunes page. Here is the track list:

Sam Cooke – Summertime
Spiritualized – Lay Back in the Sun
The Breeders – Saints
The Drums – Saddest Summer
The Polyphonic Spree – Section 2 (It's the Sun)
Nat King Cole – Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer
Cornelius – Chapter 8 – Seashore and Horizon
Tony Goddess and the Silver Lining – This is What the Summer Brings
Queen – Bicycle Race
Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes
Blondie – The Tide is High
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince – Summertime
Husky Rescue – Summertime Cowboy
Sly & The Family Stone – Hot Fun in the Summer Time
Neon Heights – Listen to the Music
War – Summer

 

Dust Never Sleeps

New mix - Dust Never Sleeps

Here's a new mix with a bunch of good stuff on it. As usual, I bounce around in different genres, often with my own edits of the tracks. I had fun putting it together. I hope you have fun listening to it. You can download it by clicking on the photo above or by going to the Tunes page.

Here is the tracklist:

The Beach Boys – Think About the Days
Autolux – Transit Transit (Riko mix)
DJ Riko – Warm and Weedy (2 Bears vs Terence Trent D'Arby)
The Pharcyde – Oh Shit
Chiddy Bang – The Whistle Song
Sonny J – Belly Bongo
3rd Bass – Sons of 3rd Bass
Grandaddy – Broken Household Appliance National Forest
Spiritualized – Hey Jane
DJ Food vs the Amorphous Androgynous – The Electric Images (In My Mind Never Die)
Pepe Deluxe – A Night and a Day
WTF? and Dead Prez – It's Bigger Than Hip Hop
Flaming Lips – Unconsciously Screaming

 

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