Just like he did last holiday season, Somerville knob-twiddler Bob Cronin (dj BC) has compiled another sackful of Christmas mash-up cheer. Grab ‘em and unwrap ‘em. Grab that torrent and unwrap ‘em. For Santastic II: Clausome!, dj BC enlisted his favorite bastard pop auteurs from the US, the UK, Sweden, France, and the Netherlands — he and his buddy Lenlow threw in a few, too — and told ‘em go to toy town, cobbling together shiny new contraptionss from their rimey old holiday chestnuts. The results, predictably, are superb, from ATOM’s chilly “Darlene Love SubZero Ecosystem” to Go Home Productions’ “Carpenters Christmas (Karen Meets Roots Radics Uptown),” which, yes, takes a sleigh ride with occupants of interplanetary craft. And, of course, the fun is not just for gentile girls and boys. “We're representing the Chillun of Israel with not 2 but 2 1/2 Chanukah remixes/mashes!” djBC reports. “Not bad for a pack of goys.” Keep your head up for the unofficial release party at this Friday's December 22 edition of Mash Ave at the Independent.
Cronin is also kicking off a new radio show this month, an hour of custom classical remixes called "Re:Composition" that will air on Buffalo’s WBKK. You can hear it on December 16th, and also on New Year’s Eve.
(Or click here to download “Nutbreaker ’06” and other selections from that high-culture steez.)
DOWNLOAD: dj BC, “Imagine Santa” (mp3)DOWNLOAD: dj BC, “Chanukah Song (GoyiMix)” (mp3)
DOWNLOAD: Lenlow, “Donde Esta Santa Claus?” (mp3)
DOWNLOAD: dj BC, “Sugar Plum Fairy Coda (dj BC Recoda) (2006)” (mp3, from Re:Composition)
-- Mike Miliard