The Santastic! albums are absotively free "holiday" albums put out each of the last three years by a collective of DJs from around the world. The DJs are given free rein to do whatever they'd like with an existing holiday song or, most often, songs. The results are "mash-ups", where Frosty the Snowman overlaps and intertwines with Run DMC, Eartha Kitt with Janis Joplin, Rudolph with Black Sabbath, Adam Sandler and the Simpsons with the Dreidel Song, Jingle Bells with Led Zeppelin, John Lennon and the Jackson 5 with Santa Claus, etc.
The results are mixed. There are a few absolute standouts that have immediately become a few of our holiday favorites. Others are fun to listen to once or twice for the novelty of it, and some just aren't all that, by my reckoning. But, nonetheless, 'tis free and definitely worth a browse through, as they're sure to bring you a few good tidings!
Our favorite songs are below. The first two inspire madcap dance parties whenever played in this hizouse, and I predict you will be blown away by the awesomeness that is "Lonely Siberian Winter". Have fun trying to place all the bits of songs that are thrown in there!
Santastic II - "Lonely Siberian Winter" (by DJ John) [MP3]
Santastic II - "Donde Esta Santa Claus?" (by Lenlow) [MP3]
Santastic III - "Yuletide Zeppelin" (by mojochronic) [MP3]
Santastic I - "The Christmas Massacre of Charlie Brown" (by DJ John)
Links to the full albums:
Santastic I: Holiday Boots 4 Your Stockings (www.djbc.net/christmas)
- You can only download the entire album, not individual tracks. Click on the Santastic TORRENT 2005 link to download, and use a free software like uTorrent to un-encrypt it.
Santastic II: Clausome! (www.djbc.net/santastic)
- Our favorite album of the three. You can left-click on each individual song to listen to it or right-click to download it for free! You don't have to download the album as a whole.
Santastic III in 3-D (www.djbc.net/santastic3)
- Like the second album, you can left-click on each individual song to listen to it or right-click to download it for free! You don't have to download the album as a whole.