A Fanatic Xmas mix
Though I'm a Scrooge when it comes to presents, I'm always on the hunt for good holiday music and Fanatic Productions has a bunch of it this time. As always, the trick is not to make it the same sappy drivel that we keep hearing again and again in the stores, which is why these tracks work so well. And for a nice holiday present, they're all free to hear and download.
- First up is UK post-punkers 65daysofstatic with the cleverly titled "I'm Dreaming of A White Noise Christmas." Not so much white noise but lots of static and shoegaze.
- Next up are mash-up masters the Bran Flakes (who share a label with Girl Talk) with "Lovely Sleigh Ride," which they take Christine Aguilera along (unwittingly)
- Finally, there's a nice dance master mix from Gulp Communications, featuring many of their productions and remixes: "It's a Gulping Xmas '08" makes a nice homemade house party.