Christmas should be a time of joy, yet for some it can feel depressing. That is why musicians have long provided an essential voice, outlet and consolation to those who aren’t having an enjoyable holiday.
After the government’s Christmas party scandal, a parody Facebook event called ‘Christmas Rave’ has been organized outside 10 Downing Street with over half a million people confirming they will attend and nearly 585,000 expressing interest!
RL Grime & Salva – Have A Very Mercy Christmas
RL Grime has been a mainstay in the electronic music scene for some time, earning himself accolades with numerous high-profile remixes. His most recent album, Nova, debuted at number one on Billboard’s dance/electronic charts in July and its catchy tracklist made it hard not to get excited by any dance music fanatic. Additionally, his reign over EDM trap scene also yielded some notable successes of its own. A brief look online revealed an extensive Twitter following and Soundcloud page dedicated solely to his works; which could explain why so much attention seems to be paid towards him these days given all that other commitments? Regardless, RL Grime never ceases to delight fans with notable reworks and creative flair throughout all that time!
Kaskade – Christmas is Here
If you enjoy Christmas music, Kaskade has just what you need! His latest release, Kaskade Christmas, is a 13-song collection featuring his unique take on holiday classics featuring vocalists such as Late Night Alumni, Erika, Ilsey, Dia Frampton and more. So put on your pajamas, curl up under your favorite blanket, and sip some eggnog – it won’t be long until Christmas morning!
Kaskade, known for fusing electronic music with classic R&B and pop elements, has always been an innovator in the dance industry. His relentless drive to introduce new sounds has had a lasting effect on electronic music that will never be forgotten.
Kaskade takes his signature electronic style to the next level on this track, reinventing some of the most beloved holiday songs into contemporary versions with crisp vocals and funky basslines. This song will help you get in the festive spirit this holiday season and will keep you feeling festive all throughout Christmas!
Over the years, you may have come across a lot of holiday remixes. But this one stands out for its lyrics and beautiful transitions between verses and choruses – you know this is truly original dance music.
As you can hear, the track starts off slowly but quickly builds into an upbeat dance tune. Perfect for a holiday party or when you need to get your friends and family dancing!
Kaskade’s Christmas album includes both classic classics and some brand-new original tracks that you won’t want to miss! A must-have for any electronica fan this holiday season!
The captivating lead single “Deck the Halls” featuring Erika is just what you need to get into the holiday spirit. You’re sure to sing along with this track, and the rest of the album offers up modern renditions of beloved Christmas tunes.
The Chainsmokers – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
The Chainsmokers have returned with an ambitious new album. This marks a rebirth for the dance duo after years of relentless success that have forced them to slow down.
Their latest LP, So Far So Good, marks an evolution in their songwriting and production that is more mature and nuanced than any of their previous efforts. As a result, this dance album sounds more like a blend between dance music and thoughtful indie-pop.
Contrary to their prior work, this album’s songs were created over a two year period with Pall and Taggart meticulously crafting lyrics and production elements up to 100 times. They also spent time at writing retreats in Joshua Tree, California and London.
This creative break allowed them to reevaluate their artistic vision and how they wanted to present themselves as musicians. Now, they are confident in delivering a more sophisticated, mature set of music which blends electronic sounds with thoughtful indie-pop songwriting.
They’ve even gone so far as to sing some of their own tracks on the new album, something they hadn’t done in any past records. With a passion for authenticity, both musicians are immensely proud of this achievement.
They have quickly become one of the world’s most beloved artists, with songs racking up 4 billion streams according to Luminate (formerly MRC Data). After building a career out of creating huge hits and performing at massive concerts, they now want to offer more personal encounters for their fans.
Accordingly, their upcoming tour has been scaled back in order to focus on booking more intimate venues.
In their latest music video for the album title track, The Chainsmokers invite viewers on a festive journey to their favorite holiday spots. It’s an understated yet powerful video which has been viewed over 82 million times on YouTube.
The Chainsmokers are an award-winning DJ and production duo comprised of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart. After working together for over a decade, they capture behind-the-scenes shots as well as drone footage for their music videos.
Ellie Goulding – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Ellie Goulding is a pop sensation with numerous hits to her credit. In 2015, her debut single “Love Me Like You Do” became the number one single in the US and earned her nomination for a Grammy award.
She has since released several albums, including the critically acclaimed Halcyon Days. Additionally, she has collaborated with EDM acts Calvin Harris, Major Lazer, Clean Bandit, Zedd and Madeon.
For the holidays, she has released several festive tracks on Amazon Music. These include Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, which can be streamed across all Amazon Music tiers.
One of the greatest Christmas songs ever, it’s perfect for celebrating the festive season and adding to your playlist. Its catchy lyrics make it easy to sing along, while its upbeat rhythm adds a festive atmosphere at any holiday party.
Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane composed “Christmas Song” for the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis, which follows Esther and her family as they cope with loneliness during the holiday season.
In 1960, Ella Fitzgerald recorded her own version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas which quickly became a holiday classic due to its jazzy, joyful sound and cleverly humorous message. It’s the ideal choice for the holidays.
This song offers comfort to those feeling hopeless, which is why it has become such a beloved holiday staple and why many people re-listen to it each year.
Goulding’s second album, Halcyon Days (2013), featured happier lyrical content and an exploration into electronic dance music (EDM). Her first release from the album, “Burn,” became a worldwide success.
She has continued to create and record music throughout her career, releasing several singles along the way. Most recently, “Santa’s Coming For Us,” served as the lead single for Sia’s Christmas album and became an enormous success in America.
Her latest album, This Is What I Want For Christmas, was a huge hit with both her audience and fans around the globe. To kick off her performance, the singer-songwriter played two tracks from the new LP.