DJ Riko is back with the 18th annual Merry Mixmas mashup album!

We love DJ Rijo's annual Merry Mixmas albums, and for the 18th consecutive year, the legendary mashup DJ has released an album-length mashup of Christmas rarities (MP3), just in time for your holiday parties! Read the rest

The X-Misses: Christmas music to sing to and rage by

Back in 2010, I did book-tour appearance in Seattle with a great indie band called "Pillow Army," whose music I'm still listening to today; in 2013, Pillow Army's frontman Tim Franklin had started recording angry, atheist Christmas carols and now he's got a whole band devoted to the genre: The X-Misses, whose music is a mix of funny, angry, noisy, and singable new Christmas music that makes for a great complement to other nontraditional seasonal music like DJ Riko's Merry Mixmas mashups. You can buy the album Christmas Reminiscences as a download, or get the whole vinyl album along with a download card that's hole-punched so you can hang it as a Christmas tree ornament. (Thanks, Tim!) Read the rest

Merry Mixmas! It's time again for DJ Riko's badass Christmas mashup

Every year, DJ Riko drops a longform "mixmas" of Christmas mashups; this year's mix is out (MP3 link), featuring everyone from Run DMC to Harry Belafonte to Eels (here's how to get all 16 installments in the series!). Read the rest

Merry Mixmas 2017: DJ Riko drops another album of festive mashups

Tis the season (1:12:27). Read the rest

Merry Mixmas: another mashed up Christmas with DJ Riko

DJ Riko writes, "Pour a glass of egg nog and break out the gingerbread -- DJ Riko is back with another Merry Mixmas (MP3)." Read the rest

Merry Mixmas 2015: more jolly holiday mashups

DJ Riko is back with another year's worth of holiday mashups: Merry Mixmas 2015 (MP3). Read the rest

Fa la la la! This year's Merry Mixmas is here!

DJ Riko writes, "It's time once again for Merry Mixmas, a free Christmas music mix that is a holiday tradition dating back to 2002.

This year's collection features some truly magnificent songs, with numbers new and old by performers big and small." Read the rest

DJ Riko's Christmas mix album

DJ Riko, the mashup genius behind Whistler's Delight, has released a 70-minute MP3 mix-CD of his favorite Xmas oddities, including rarities, non-English songs, and lots of upbeat holiday tuneage:

I'm happy to announce that Merry Mixmas 2005 is now available for download. It's my fourth annual mix of Christmas music, and has been given the official thumbs-up by Santa himself. The mix includes songs that are very old and very new, sung in English, Spanish, Japanese and other languages, and played on banjos, guitars, strings, horns and other instruments...

1. Intro 2. Singers Unlimited - Caroling Caroling 3. DJ Riko featuring Marcie - My Chimney 4. Luscious Jackson - Let it Show 5. The Free Design - Now Sound of Christmas 6. Lou Monte - Dominick the Donkey 7. Louis Armstrong - Cool Yule 8. Mr Hanky - Santa Claus is on His Way 9. The Ventures - Silver Bells 10. George W. Bush - Twas the Night Before Christmas (Jima edit) 11. Kids of Widney High - Christmas is the Time 12. Ringo Starr - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 13. Madness - Insanity Over Christmas 14. Augie Rios - Donde Esta Santa Claus 15. Disney - Santa's Rap 16. Pizzicato Five - Snowflakes 17. Chet Baker - Winter Wonderland 18. Neil Diamond - Santa Claus is Coming to Town 19. Big Ben Banjo Band - Christmas Medley 2 20. Alvin and the Chipmunks - Chimpunk Song (Slow Version) 21. Bright Eyes - Little Drummer Boy 22. Tenchi Muyo vs.

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