As the countdown to December 25 dwindles down, Christmas music can be heard seeping from speakers all around the world. Putting a dance music spin on some holiday classics, Monstercat has unleashed a collection of songs of the season from some of the Canadian label’s up-and-coming talents.
The five-track compilation kicks off with Tokyo Machine‘s playful take on “Jingle Bells,” ringing in the recognizable melody with a significant amount of bass and setting the scene for the rest of the tracks. “Arctica” is a lighthearted original from Pixel Terror, and things take a turn for the stranger in FWLR‘s take on “Deck The Halls,” which features a theme of computer’s becoming self-aware and taking over. Skyelle‘s gorgeous vocals take center stage on “Christmas Ain’t The Same,” and Bossfight‘s formidable dubstep returns on a powerful version of “Carol of the Bells” called “Carol of the Cartels.”