If you’re into that jingle bells and Santa stuff. we’re sorry to disappoint you. Christmas shows just isn’t our thing. And since 2016 kind of sucked we’re all about gathering crazy, funky, multikulti beats with grove and love prepping for a 2017 that only can go higher.
We do it with Japanese 60:s pop beats from Jun Mayuzumi, the first ever electronic space music themed record from former Yugoslavia between 1981 and 2015 Yugoslavian Space Program, Cairo force of nature Islam Chipsy and Finland’s very own Dracula Frederik. Our biggest hope for next year we put in the hands of Ahmed Gallab’s project Sinkane. The band has announced Life & Livin’ It, a new record to be released in February. The video for lead single U’Huh celebrates positivity in a world filled with countless not very nice things.
But all states of mind have their exceptions. And Ajvar has one (1) Christmas tradition ftw. namely Freddie McGregor. The one and ultimate Christmas tune worth repeating. So, from all of us to all of you a very Irie Christmas.
Luiz Ggonzaga Jr – Galope (Salvador Araguaya Edit)
Salvador Y El Peche – Orvalho
Acid Arab – Stil
Mansa’91 – Chuku (Stas Remix)
Oskarova Fobija – IzmedU Dve Kapi Znoja
Miha Kralj – Robot
Francis Bebey – Savanah Georgia
Raja Zahr – A Drummer And A Dancer
Islam Chipsy – Moled El Gomhoreya (Yehia El Tonsy Remix)
There’s no such thing as an Ajvar Christmas special, we simply don’t do it the main stream way. Instead this last 2014 show is packed with goodies from T.P.O.K Jazz Congo style, Tsonga Disco from the greatest South African soul singer of the 1970:s, Afro-Brazilian Latin house-beats from Da Lata and the Freedom Family sweetest happy song. No jingle bells but loads of groove.
However there’s one tradition worth keeping, honoring and repeating – the ultimate Christmas tune. So from all of us, and Freddie McGregor, to all of you a very irie Christmas.
La Sonora Dinamita – El Ciclon
Daniel Ponce – Oromi
Verckys Et L’Orchestre – Talali Tala
Franco Et Josky Kiambukuta Du T.P.O.K Jazz – Partage
Everything must come to an end. Not Ajvar though, but our broadcasting-clubing-mixing 2011 is per today over. Closing the book, like we do every year, with the beautiful and breathtaking Christmas anthem Irie Christmas by Freddie McGregor. And a classic Ajvar mix made to last over the holiday and a few days more. Hip hip hooray.
Let’s be honest. Christmas songs are, as such, awful. But if you have get involved – do it by backbeat. Eversince thebeginningof reggae, cover songshasbeenavital partofthe genre including christmas songs. Famous and respected voices like Johan Holt, Barrington Levy and Lady Saw have payed their holiday tribute unshamed, all in. But the uncrowned king of reggae christmas is Jacob Miller who in 1978 released the album Natty Christmas with the…ok, joyful Wish You A Merry Christmas. So with a little hesitation we’ve put together a Spotifylist christmas style. Mommy rather kiss a dreadlocks than Santa.
Spotify is a bless. But the most beautiful and heartbreakning christmas song efter made is missing. Even the coldest icehearted christmas hater will melt when Freddie McGregor chants about the breez so cold on that Irie Christmas morning. Listen and rejoice.
It’s the season final, it’s almost christmas and we couldn’t care less. Bout christmas. But we know we have to please the crowd and do our best to provide a holidaymode. No song in the entire wold does that more than Freddie McGregor’s Ire Christmas. Hereby elected the greatest christmas-song ever.
Freddie McGregor wish you a irie christmas
For a perfect season final a gust is in place. This time DJ Ebou visited Ajvar with a bunch of fantastic afro-japanees-persian-swedish-italian tunes. Like the sweet song by Polish-German musician Holger Czukay’s Persian Love. Czukay’s trademarks is the use of shortwave radio sounds and involving the painstaking cutting and splicing of magnetic tapes. The result is pure guitarmagic. Bandname of the week is Sandi And The Sunsetz, a Japanese technopop-band that collaborated from 1979 until the 1990s. The song Kingdoms Without Corners could rock the screamiest baby to sleep.
Jacob Miller – We Wish You A Ire Christmas
Chale Brillante Y Sus Gambino – Prisionero Eu Tu Brazos