November 27 2012
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The first two tracks are from Christmas albums. One album is from Tracey Thorn of Everything But The Girl. The name of her album is called Tinsel and Lights. We played her take on The White Stripes' tune "In The Cold, Cold Night.
The next Christmas album came from the band The Rosebuds. The band was part of the supergroup Gayngs, and open up for part of Bon Iver's 2011 tour. They just dropped their album today by the name of Christmas Tree Island. We played the song "I Hear (Click, Click, Click)."
We head to Chicago for the next tune, which is from The GTW & Bengfang. GTW stands for Greater Than Wealth and is a Nigerian-born rapper/singer by the name of James King. Bengfang is the producer, whose real name is Eddie Yang. We featured their tune "Cravings," which samples the song "Crave You" from Flight Facilities.
Finally, we go across the Atlantic to Germany for a singer/songwriter/producer by the name of Dillon. She release an album called The Silence Kills, which was released in 2011 on the electronic label BPitch Control. She kind of reminds me of Lykke Li. Just check out the song "Thirteen Thirtyfive."