~*Cactus Mouth/Unholy Rhythms Christmas Mix 2010*~
Over the past 6 months, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some of the nicest artists and bloggers out there. During this time, I came to know (albeit virtually) Cactus Mouth - one of the hippest dudes out there. As the months progressed, there were many occasions that he and I would blog not only the same artist, but the same song; we sometimes described the song with the same exact words. SCARY!
So, of course, when I found out that he was interested in doing a mix just for Christmas, I wasn’t surprised at all since I had the *same* idea. Originally, the mix was going to be a three-way collaboration with Yvynyl, Cactus Mouth, and myself. However, Mark had to bow out…. slightly*. He managed to round-up a track for us and provide an astounding amount of support. The end result is an exclusive 14-track wintertime mix.
Some of the tracks are a straight up ode to Christmas tunes. We have both Mutual Benefit and Megafortress covering “Silent Night”, but in two totally unique ways. The other tunes are, at times, a bit more subtle in their celebration of the season but they’re all fantastic. From the joyously infectious upbeat “Emelia” by Unouomedude, to the gorgeously ambient “Missa Do Gallo” by Dream Band and Ricky Eat Acid.
I am also super excited that we got the up-and-coming SNOWMINE to contribute a track, as well as Martha! Mother. My ultimate homeboy Guerre contributed a tune that, while not super Christmasy, it is oh so perfect for watching the snow fall on a day you’re isolated. For those looking for a little more “chill”, there are the tunes by the fabulous Ra Cailum, DanielRadall, Craig Cruiser, and Closed Cassette.
The only song that people might have heard in advance is BAnanas Symphony*s, ”Holidaze”. The song was meant for the mix but somehow escaped early enough to give listeners a taste of what was to come. It is still a fantastic song hence the inclusion of it on the mix.
I want to thank each and every artist involved and most of all, I want to thank Cactus Mouth for a wonderful collaboration. Merry Christmas, one and all.
“Holiday Sweaters & Egg Nog” A Cactus Mouth & U/R Christmas 2010 Mix
- BAnanas Symphony - “Holidaze”*
- Unouomedude - “Emelia”
- Ra Calium - “Snow Falls”
- Danniell Radall - “Love Is You”
- Closed Cassette - “Things Must Get Done”
- Megafortress - “Silent Night”
- Craig Cruiser - “Snowed In”
- Dream Band - “Missa Do Galo”
- Ricky Eat Acid - “wntersngs”
- Guerre - “MF”
- Holy Spirits - “The Sea”
- Martha! Mother - “Michael W. Smit”
- SNOWMINE - “Nervous”
- Mutual Benefit - “Silent Nite”
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*Provided by Yvynyl.
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