Playing tracks by
CHRIS READ, Lionel Hampton & Sonny Parker, Jackson 5, Petula Clark, Barry Gordon and more.
When it came to putting together an Xmas mixtape, I knew I couldn't do it without getting my friend and 2x ITF champion, Marc Hype in on the act. Marc and I first met about this time last year when DJing at the Rap History club night in Berlin and bonded over our love of obscure rap 12s, unusual breaks and, as it turns out, funky Christmas records. The result of many hours of digging, many more of mix construction and a few email conversations is a little collaboration we've decided to call 'The World's Greatest Christmas Mixtape', a title we hope will be taken in good humour and a dose of Christmas cheer.
You'd be forgiven for thinking a Christmas mix is going to be a little corny and you might be right, but what the hell; If some of our favourite artists of all time (Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Michael Jackson to name a few) can get away with making Christmas records, I don't see why we shouldn't give some of those records our loving touch - so that's what we've done!