Mixmas 2019

Every year, Henry and I look forward to DJ Riko’s yearly Mixmas. Usually he releases it just before Christmas but it’s a bit earlier this year!

Go here http://djriko.com/mixmases.htm and download for Christmas cheer!

Here’s his track list for 2019:

Dram – Litmas
JD McPherson – Every Single Christmas
Margo Guyen – I Don’t Intend to Spend Christmas Without You
Josh Rouse – Sleigh Brother Bill
Sufjan Stevens – Put the Lights on the Tree
Bailen – Christmas is All Around
Hoodoo Gurus – Tojo
The Magnetic Fields – Everything is One Big Christmas Tree
Sia – Santa’s Coming for Us
New Order – Rocking Carol
The Regrettes – Marshmallow World
James Brown – Santa Claus go Straight to the Ghetto
Justine Skye – Eyes for You
Satan’s Pilgrims – Feliz Navidad
Livingmore – Show me Light and Love
Jagged Jaw – Pink Xmas Tree
Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick (Alternate Version)
Tralala – Holiday Hearts
Cocteau Twins – Winter Wonderland
Redtenbacher’s Funkestra – Deck the Halls
The Duke Spirit – Melt by the Morning
The Grip Weeds – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
The Silhouettes – Under the Mistletoe
The Oh Hellos – Every Bell on Earth Will Ring

I haven’t finished the whole thing yet (Henry and I are listening together when we have time) but the second bit — “JD McPherson – Every Single Christmas” — is so good that I went looking for the song to add to my Christmas music collection, and discovered that JD McPherson has a whole album of original Christmas music called “Socks” and it’s great!! (Be sure to watch some of his live performances on youtube!) You can buy “Socks” on iTunes and other places. The whole youtube playlist is here:

I have plans, eventually, to write up a review of every single Mixmas and point you to my favorite parts ’cause there’s always something that just rocks my socks that I never would have heard otherwise… Right now I’m listening to 2014, which is such a good one! Liz Phair’s Ho Ho Ho “Doing shots of room-temperature peppermint schnapps while the yule log on tv crackles and pops…” (I always skip the Crash Test Dummies bit, though. That’s ok – every Mixmas has a clunker or two, the aural equivalent of the Ugly Christmas Sweater :)

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  1. Soozan

    Thank you for the rich mind and life you share. ?


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