Looking for holiday gift ideas? Well, nothing says "I love you" like a DIY mixtape-style playlist. From Modern Holiday Songs to Classics Reimagined, in today's Spotlight we bring you the greatest gift of all: a free playlist featuring MP3.com's best holiday music all wrapped together and ready for download! Plus, we also throw in a head-banging rendition of "White Christmas" from a former NIN member. Can you guess who?
Holiday songs are rooted in tradition, many dating back hundreds of years. However, like any set of classic genre, it's always interesting to hear new interpretations. Click through to hear some carols that have been updated for the 21st century by a team of artists on the ArtisTech Media label.
Experimental electronica is the order of the day as we dig into our catalog for another Prime Cuts Playlist featuring Dreadlock Tales, Blue Vitriol and our favorite band name of the week, Topless in the Turning Lane.
For anyone planning to open presents this December 25th, we've assembled some pop tunes to keep moods merry, to get hips shaking, and to keep Aunt Peggy from slipping in her mix of spiritual music--or any other kind of yawn-inducing songs, for that matter.
The simplicity of acoustic folk music often makes for the best versions of holiday songs. Stripped of unnecessary glitz the songs remind us of of the true emotion and spirit of the season. Click through for a collection of some of our favorite holiday folk songs from the MP3 Database!
No Pain In Pop are a small, London based record label that pride themselves on working with "Leftfield music which retains a melodic and modern aesthetic". They are also self-proclaimed as "polystylistic" with a range of cultures, ideas and techniques all pouring out from the various artists and collectives they work with.
For our money, some of the best Christmas songs are the classic Christmas songs and the fun of discovery comes with digging up new interpretations of the "oldies." Here's a gift of three free tracks (though we're still working on tying a ribbon around an MP3).
A new voice from Sweden, a new single from Japan's masters of melodic noise and a mystery man from the UK headline our favorite spins at MP3 HQ. Let's take a trip around the globe and dig into the three favorites from the week that was.