Jam of the Week: Marika Hackman – Driving Under Stars

British folk singer Marika Hackman released her haunting debut album, We Slept at Last in 2015. That album was all original material, none of which appeared on her trio of EPs which preceded it.

Continuing her zeal for new music, Hackman has come up with spins on some Christmas favourites and a couple original songs for her first ever holiday EP. Continue reading

Jam of the Week: Golden Rules – Night Shifts at Christmas

Golden Rules, Lex press 02 (870x489)South London producer Paul White and Florida rapper Eric Biddines teamed up to release one of 2015’s funkiest hip hop records, Golden Ticket by Golden Rules.

Now the duo have released a whimsical, festive-themed hip hop single to keep us going through these dim December days. A great track that reminds me of the sentiment of Chris Rea’s ‘Driving Home for Christmas’. Continue reading

Choice Cuts: Mariah Carey – Merry Christmas

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It’s December. The lights are up. The holiday festivities have begun. And most us are probably thinking about what colourfully-wrapped confectionary we’ll be chomping down come the Christmas holidays. So what better time to look back at Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas*, a catalyst for selection box-guilt, cheeky high school kisses, bruised backsides and general Christmas party embarrassment. Continue reading

Jam of the Week: Wreckvge – Witch Hunt (ft. PuroWuan)

Wreckvge, profile pic 2015 (604x340)This week’s jam very nearly wasn’t Halloween-themed. Finding newly released music tracks with a Halloween spin really shouldn’t be this difficult. They’re out there, as this week’s delectably dark track by Wreckvge and PuroWuan demonstrates. Continue reading