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Merry Mixmas 2020

Pandemic or not, it's Merry Mixmas time once again! It's another festive mix of holiday jams spanning different genres, with brand new stuff and some forgotten classics. It has songs you know, songs you’ve never heard before and some bits you won’t hear anywhere else. This year’s mix includes the exclusive “We Need a Little Vaccine,” a timely take on a holiday staple featuring Mixmas miracle worker Gerald A on vocals. And it doesn’t include Wham, McCartney or Little Drummer Boy, making it safe to play if you’re playing one of those Grinchy games. You can find the track list, along with links and track lists for the other 18 Mixmases, on the Christmas page. And if you don’t want any more spoilers, you can click the pic above or this direct link to download or stream it now. Be jolly!

Merry Mixmas 2019

You know what time it is! I'm back once again with another bundle of holiday cheer wrapped up in all the ones and zeros you could ever want. This year's mix -- the 18th year running! -- features the return of some favorite Mixmas friends such as The Regrettes, Cocteau Twins and Sufjan Stevens, plus Mixmas debuts from the Hoodoo Gurus, Magnetic Fields, JD McPherson, New Order (mashed up with Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon) and other greats. Click here and stream it, chuck it on your iPod, burn it to a CD (it'll barely fit), dub it to a cassette, cut your own vinyl version or do whatever else it takes to get your jolly on. If it leaves you wanting more, fear not, the other 17 Mixmases are available at the Christmas page. Have fun!

Merry Mixmas 2018

For the 17th year in a row, it's Merry Mixmas time!. This year's mix has lots of songs you've never heard before, and lots of songs with exclamation points in the title! Festive satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back. You can download it by clicking the image above or through this direct link. And of course you can find each and every one of the Merry Mixmas entries at the Christmas page. Get Jolly!

The track list is:
Gaspard Royant – (C’mon Baby) It’s Christmas Time!
Aloe Blacc – Tell Your Mama
Sufjan Stevens – Hey Guys! It’s Christmas Time!
The Supraphonics – Santa! I know Him!
The Gifted Children – Jingle Bells!
Run DMC – Christmas Is
Joan Jett – Little Drummer Boy
Small Town Titans – You’re a Mean One Mr Grinch
Twin Bandit – Rise Up Shepherd
Khruangbin -Christmas Time is Here
Whyte Horses – Next Year Will Be Mine
Still Corners – The White Season
JD McPherson – Holly, Carol, Candy & Joy
Sudan Archives – Wake Up
Harry Belafonte – Christmas is Coming
The Spook School – Someone to Spend Christmas With
The Mavericks – Christmas Time Is (Coming ‘Round Again)
Eels – Christmas is Going to the Dogs
The Flaming Lips – Christmas at the Zoo
Debbie Gibson – Sleigh Ride
The Raveonettes – The Christmas Song (Alternative Version)


Merry Mixmas 2017

Hello from the West Pole! It's Merry Mixmas time yet again. This year's mix packs more than two dozen tracks into your stocking, so open it up and give it a spin. You can download it by clicking the image above or through this direct link. And of course you can find all the Merry Mixmas entries at the Christmas page. Ho ho hope you enjoy it!

The track list is:
Cole NeSmith – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Coldcut – Christmas Break (Mixmas Mix)
The Gifted Children – Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Christmas All Over Again
Banjo or Freakout – White Christmas
The Pretenders – 2000 Miles (Mixmas Mix)
Sia – Sunshine
This Heel – Elves (Frosty Mixmas Mashup)
St Vincent – Happy New Year Johnny (Mixmas Mix)
The Eastern Sea – This is Christmas
Explosive Ear Candy – Christmas All The Time
PINS – Come on Home (It’s Christmas)
Bent – Winter Wonderland
Cheap Trick – Christmas Christmas
Hot Chocolate – Brand New Christmas
Eutopian Accident – The Friendly Beasts
Doubleu – Long Holiday
Oriental Echo Ensemble – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Hear It Love It Dance It – Snowflakes are Falling
Weirdo – Last Christmas
Rogue Wave – Christmas for the Jews
Decoration – See You in the New Year
Fountains of Wayne – I Want an Alien for Christmas
Joe Dowell – A Kiss for Christmas (O Tannenbaum)
The Oceanauts – Sleigh Ride
The Found Sound Orchestra – Duck Fat Turkey


Merry Mixmas 2016

Merry Mixmas 2016

Pour a glass of egg nog and break out the gingerbread -- Mixmas time is here again. This year's festive collection features some familiar voices from Mixmases past, as well as plenty of newcomers to the Mixmas family. You can download it by clicking the image above, by going to the Christmas page (where you'll find all of the Merry Mixmas editions) or through this direct link right here. Whether this is your first time listening to a Merry Mixmas or they've been your jam for years, thanks for checking it out and I hope it puts some jolly in your life. The track list is:

Crosby Family - I Love That Christmas Feeling
Alter Ego and Dan Murphy - Christmas Time
Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance!
The Lonely Hearts Band - Hark (Reprise)
The Grip Weeds - Welcome Christmas
Nat King Cole - Deck the Halls
Geolyn - Deck the Halls
The Singers Unlimited - Deck the Halls
Little Jimmy Thomas - Deck the Halls
The Gifted Children - The Wassail Song
Quintron & Miss Pussycat - Silent Night
Pond - Gloria in Excelsis Deo
The Jackson Five - Someday at Christmas
Stevie Wonder - Someday at Christmas
Ride - Like a Snowflake
Cocteau Twins - Frosty the Snowman
Eraserheads - Old Fashioned Christmas Carol
Jacob Miller & Ray I - Wish You a Merry Christmas
Kanye West - Christmas in Harlem
Luis Frank Y Su Tradicional Habana - La Navidad Blanca
The Killers - Joel the Lump of Coal
Weeping Willows - You're All I Want for Christmas
The Big Moon - It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Hermey & Dot - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
The Beginning of the End - Gee Whiz, It's Christmas
Zephyr Nova - Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies
Steve Gray - Snowman's Stomp
Cerys Matthews - Jimgle Bells


DJ Riko - Merry Mixmas 2015

Merry Mixmas 2015

It's time to get your jolly on once again! The 14th installment in the Merry Mixmas series is here for your downloading pleasure. This year's installment includes the first new "original" track in five years. It's Santa Claus Sabotage and it features the great Gerald A as the fat man. And of course there is the usual cornucopia of Christmas classics, or at least songs that will become Mixmas classics. You'll hear legends like Lou Rawls, Can, Jimmy McGriff and Marvin Gaye, as well as some acts you've never heard before but will be glad you did. So do the clicking and downloading and start jingling all the way to a merry Merry Mixmas!

You can download Merry Mixmas 2015 by clicking on the photo above or by going to the Christmas page, where you'll find all of the Merry Mixmas editions. Here is the track list for Merry Mixmas 2015:

The Singers Unlimited - Bright Bright the Holly Berries
DJ Riko feat Gerald A - Sabotage Santa Claus (Listen All Y'all)
Tralala - Everybody Christmas Time
Tinyforest - Linus & Lucy
The Gifted Children - Over the River and Through the Woods
Sufjan Stevens - Get Behind me, Santa
Whippoorwill - E.L.F.
David Sedaris - Santaland Diaries
Shonene Knife - Space Christmas
Band of Merrymakers - Jingle Bells
Laurie Berkner - Jingle Bells
Bill Murray - Jingle Bells
Jimmy McGriff - Jingle Bells
Physics Club - Watcha Getting
Deep Sea Diver - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Davoodi - The Nutcracka
Garfunkel and Oates - Present Face
Andrea Perry - Christmas With Fat Aunt Bette
Lou Rawls -The Little Drummer Boy
Can -Silent Night
Hermey & Dot - Put a Bow on It
Les Bicyclettes De Belsize - It Only Snows at Christmas
Marvin Gaye - Purple Snowflakes
Sunbears - All I Want for Christmas is You
Man or Astroman? - Frosty the Snowman
The Gasoline Brothers - Oh Tannenbaum


Merry Mixmas 2014

Merry Mixmas 2014

Ho ho ho and yo yo yo! It's time once again for Merry Mixmas, a holiday tradition that dates back to 2002. This year's collection features some truly magnificent songs, with numbers new and old by performers big and small. Just a few highlights are James Brown reminding us that Christmas is Love; Earth, Wind & Fire finally turning their classic "September" into "December"; and Liz Phair doing shots of room-temperature peppermint schnapps. There are fa-la-las aplenty, not to mention songs from Sweden, the Philippines and Finland. So get your holiday cheer on, do some clicking and download the mix – and be sure to tell all your friends about it.

You can download Merry Mixmas 2014 by clicking on the photo above or by going to the Christmas page, where you'll find all of the Merry Mixmas editions. Here is the track list for Merry Mixmas 2014:

Bells and Brass - Christmas is Coming
Diplo – Frosty Bounce
Liz Phair – Ho Ho Ho
R.E.M. – Deck the Halls
James Brown – Christmas is Love
DJ Snake – Bird Machine (Jingle Bells Version)
Crash Test Dummies – Jingle Bells
Booker T. & The M.G.'s – Jingle Bells
Germany Germany – Christmas Club Banger!
Sugar + the Hi-lows – Jingle Bells
Eraserheads – Hitchin' a Ride
Crying Day Care Choir – Christmas Day Care Choir (Falala)
The Winter Experiment – It Feels Like Christmas
Skeewiff – Joy to the Soul
!!! – Anyway It's Christmas
Arthur Lyman – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Dan Croll – A Guardian Christmas
Weeping Willows – Christmas Time is Here Again
Pomplamoose – Up on the Housetop
Earth, Wind & Fire – December
Meiko – Maybe Next Year
Yo Gabba Gabba – It's Wintertime
The Bridges – I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus
The Gifted Children – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Johnny – Onneksi Olkoon
The Reindeer Tribe – Holiday Lover
Percy Faith – We Need a Little Christmas
Wooden Shjips – O Tannenbaum


Merry Mixmas 2013

Merry Mixmas 2013

Following a tradition that started in 2002, here is this year's Merry Mixmas. As in the past, I've sifted through hundreds of Christmas songs and put the best of them into the mix. Some songs are straightforward, some are parodies and some are kind of out there, but all of them are good. Promise. While most of the songs are shortened so I can fit more things in, the mix ends with a full-length, and long, number that really caught my fancy. It's kind of like hosting a party and having one guest stay a long time after everyone else leaves, and you being really glad he did.

Anyway, you can download the mix by clicking on the photo above or by going to the Christmas page, where you'll find all of the Merry Mixmas editions. Here is the track list for Merry Mixmas 2013:

Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau – Christmas Medley
Jimmy Wakely – It's Christmas
Televisor – We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Barenaked Ladies – Deck the Stills
Grand Fantastic Strings – Troika
Fleming & John – Winter Wonderland (Misty Mountain Hop)
Ramsey Lewis Trio With Strings – Little Drummer Boy
Soulful Strings – Little Drummer Boy
Beck – Little Drum Machine Boy
Erasure – The Christmas Song
Hap Palmer – Hanukkah
Blondie and Fab Five Freddy – Yuletide Throwdown (Rapture)
Mono Puff – Careless Santa
Raveonettes – Christmas Song
Slim Boyd and the Range Hands – On December 5 and 20
The Feetless – Feeling Blue in Paradise
The Audition Studio Orchestra & Chorus – All Around the Christmas Tree
The Gifted Children – The Nutcracker March
We Shot the Moon – My Favorite Christmas Gift
Sufjan Stevens – Christmas Unicorn


Summer is Ready When You Are

Summer is Ready When You Are

Here's a new mix that's guaranteed to put you in a summery mood, regardless of when you listen to it. So put on some sunscreen, grab your sunglasses and get ready for some hot tunes. You can download it by clicking the image above or by heading over to the Tunes page. Here is the track list:

Sam Cooke – Summertime
Spiritualized – Lay Back in the Sun
The Breeders – Saints
The Drums – Saddest Summer
The Polyphonic Spree – Section 2 (It's the Sun)
Nat King Cole – Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer
Cornelius – Chapter 8 – Seashore and Horizon
Tony Goddess and the Silver Lining – This is What the Summer Brings
Queen – Bicycle Race
Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes
Blondie – The Tide is High
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince – Summertime
Husky Rescue – Summertime Cowboy
Sly & The Family Stone – Hot Fun in the Summer Time
Neon Heights – Listen to the Music
War – Summer


Dust Never Sleeps

New mix - Dust Never Sleeps

Here's a new mix with a bunch of good stuff on it. As usual, I bounce around in different genres, often with my own edits of the tracks. I had fun putting it together. I hope you have fun listening to it. You can download it by clicking on the photo above or by going to the Tunes page.

Here is the tracklist:

The Beach Boys – Think About the Days
Autolux – Transit Transit (Riko mix)
DJ Riko – Warm and Weedy (2 Bears vs Terence Trent D'Arby)
The Pharcyde – Oh Shit
Chiddy Bang – The Whistle Song
Sonny J – Belly Bongo
3rd Bass – Sons of 3rd Bass
Grandaddy – Broken Household Appliance National Forest
Spiritualized – Hey Jane
DJ Food vs the Amorphous Androgynous – The Electric Images (In My Mind Never Die)
Pepe Deluxe – A Night and a Day
WTF? and Dead Prez – It's Bigger Than Hip Hop
Flaming Lips – Unconsciously Screaming


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