Posts Tagged ‘Christmas Music’


Chill Christmas beats from 19-year-old Austrian producer filous. We’ll remember filous from his real nice Hollow Coves remix last fall.

On this track, “Let It Snow,” Matthais Oldofredi crafts a very subtle spin on the Christmas standard. The song delivers maximum chill for a frosty night. With the cold temperatures and Christmas vibes I’m experiencing in Vancouver right now, I love it.

Billboard describes the song “a beautiful, heart-wrenching song featuring vocals from Buster Moe alongside a knee-slapping beat and tons of harmonica.”

This song is going in my holiday set.

Go with yourself.

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Dylan and Jason got an email from a Zoner named Kevin who recorded a couple Christmas songs.

Just a guy with a little home studio messing about…. you’ll get a couple Holiday classics all rocked out for those of you that need some double kick and tom fills with your “Carol of the Bells.”

I like “likes.”

Go with yourself.

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Vince Vaccaro sent me an MP3 link to a Christmas jam he recorded.

Pour two fingers (ok, make it three) of spicy rum in a cocktail glass with a splash of eggnog and listen to this!

Vince Vaccaro – “Little Drummer Boy”

Go with yourself.

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Its a Capital Rock City Christmas!  ho ho ho, merry Christmas, enjoy.

Download: Capital Rock City #85


DJ Notes:

01) Said the Whale – “The Weight of the Season”
02) Said the Whale – “Wanting like Veruca”
03) Colin McTaggart – “O Holy Night/Silent Night”
04) Vince Vaccaro – “Little Drummer Boy”
05) theset – “Christmas Song”
06) Vegan Holocaust – “Black Christmas”
07) The Blue Violets – “Blue Christmas”

Go with yourself.

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My goodness, it is getting late on a Wednesday night and there are still a couple projects that I’d like to get done before bed.  But I felt that a Christmas playlist was the most important.  I want to get a hand dandy audio streamer thingy for my website so I can post the actually songs… I think that would be so much more useful than a “list” of songs AND I’d get to play radio DJ.

My computer is still a piece of shit, so bare with me please.  My Christmas playlist is heavy on the Sufjan Stevens because I have a whack of Sufjan Christmas songs and because I generally love him.  No, there is no Bob and Doug’s 12 Days of Christmas…. hmmm was that a double negatibe.  Yes, there is no Bob and Doug.

Here we go.

Hey Guys! It’s Christmas Time

01) Sufjan Stevens – “Hey Guy! Its Christmas Time”
02) Dave Matthews & Time Reynolds – “Christmas Song”
03) Pilot Speed – “Fairytale of New York”
04) The Walkmen – “In The New Year”
05) Zee Avi – “No Christmas For Me”
06) Pedro the Lion – “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”
07) Sufjan Stevens – “Jingle Bells”
08) Louis Armstrong – “Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Mulato Beat Remix)”
09) Lenka – “All My Bells Are Ringing”
10) John Lennon – “Happy Xmas (War is Over)”
11) Jack Johnson – “Rudolph The Rednose Reindeer”
12) Tom Petty – “Christmas All Over”
13) Sara Bareilles – “Winter Song”
14) Sufjan Stevens – “Sister Winter”
15) Sufjan Stevens – “Come On! Let’s Boogey to the Elf Dance”
16) Jimi Hendrix – “Little Drummer Boy”
17) Sufjan Stevens – “Jupiter Winter”
18) Chuck Berry – “Run Rudolph Run”
19) Fleet Foxes – “White Winter Hymnal”
20) Rogue Wave – “Christmas”
21) Death Cab For Cutie – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
22) The Pogues – “Fairytale of New York”
23) Smashing Pumpkins – “Christmastime”
24) Meiko – “Maybe Next Year (Xmas Song)”
25) Sufjan Stevens – “Did I make You Cry on Christmas?”
26) Sufjan Stevens – “Get Behind Me, Santa!”
27) Sufjan Stevens – “Star of Wonder”

Sufjan came out with this box set of Christmas music a couple winters ago.  I love it.  So there is lots of his songs on this list.

I thought a Pilot Speed cover would be pretty neat.  Not a bad track at all… and Cancon for you radio programmers!

The Walkmen track isn’t a “Christmas” song per say, it is a New Year’s track and fits with the holiday theme of things.

Zee Avi sounds like Zooey Deschanel (or however you spell it).  I wanted one of her songs from the “Elf” soundtrack but no dice.

Pedro the Lion reminds me of a band from Vancouver called In Medias Res… I kinda think that In Medias Res were Pedro fans, so that would make sense.   Post Alternative?  That is what the kids call it.

Louis Armstrong is getting all remixed and it sounds pretty bloody groovy.  I actually think this was the song that Zooey sang in Elf?  maybe?

bah, my computer makes typing not so much fun and I am getting sleepy.  So no more stories, just trust that this list would make for a pretty festive Christmas morning and sound at least kinda contemporary.  A few classic thrown in that I like, but you could easily throw in your own personal favourite tired and true classics.  I might also want to include the New Years song that Death Cab does.  I like that song and just thought of it right now… that would fit alright.

Merry Christmas.


Last year, just before Coral became pregnant, I took some cello lessons.  I’d love to go back to that.  Life is too short.


I love this quote: “You may not always start the year as a leader, but you can certainly finish it that way.” – Rohit Bhargava

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