Songs We Like - 2/12

Songs We Like - 2/12

It’s already December, and with another Christmas looming and a New Year to see in, why not enjoy the second day of advent with some of the best new music around? That’s right, it’s an awful link between Songs We Like and Christmas/December. What did you expect? Seamless transitions? Christmas songs? Well, you may be in luck. This week, Rhys and Tom helm a two man show featuring everything from techno to ‘lift music’ to – wait for it – Christmas songs. Tis the season, after all. 

 

Amelie Lens – Stay With Me (Perc Remix)

 

 

Amelie Lens has been gaining a large following this year and seems to be the hot new DJ in techno, based solely on the fact that her name comes up so much in a certain song identification group on Facebook. Lens’ production lives up to the hype too and Perc’s remix of Stay With Me is a raucous, relentless beast. With a drop half way through that has kicks that sound like cannon fire and a hypnotic vocal sample, the track locks you into some teeth-grinding, ravenous fun. –Rhys

 

DMX – Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

 

 

Hold the fucking line – tax avoiding rap legend DMX may not be givin’ it to Inland Revenue, but he’s certainly givin’ us those Christmas vibes with a studio recorded version of his eternally rewarding Rudolph cover. Look, it’s DMX gruffly barking along to a festive classic over a sickly sweet bubblegum production, and if that doesn’t make you smile, you may have a heart as cold as the snowy season itself, ya filthy animal. Tom

 

Mella Dee – Techno Disco Tool

 

 

Techno Disco Tool does what it says on the tin, providing – you guessed it – a techno/disco tool for any budding bedroom DJ or established selector. Featuring a Sister Sledge sample, a bolstered BPM, some thumping techno drums and a name potentially in ode to Joy Os infamous Big Room Tech House DJ Tool – Tip!, Mella Dees reworking of a well worn disco sample into a pulsating sweat-a-thon is certainly a tool I can get on board with. -Tom

 

Trends – No Fun

 

No Fun combines elements which certainly don’t feel like they should be coherent, such as a retro breakbeat and spacey, relaxing synths. While the length may seem intimidating, getting through this whole track is very easy. The dreamy soundscape transports you straight to a place of relaxation within your own mind, giving you 9 minutes of peace to hide from whatever kind of day you’re having. To put it very crudely, this track feels like ‘elevator music’ – but done exceptionally well. –Rhys

 

Image: DMX

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