Christmas Remixed 2
(Six Degrees)
A surprise among the Chrismukkah cash grabs of last season was Six Degrees’ first Christmas Remixed disc, one that bridged the gap between kids and their parents by combining old, Burl Ives-style holiday renditions with new, Dan the Automator-style beats. Volume 2 is less interesting from a remix perspective — the requisite Bing Crosby (“White Christmas”), Rosemary Clooney (“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”) and Vic Damone (“Winter Wonderland”) tracks appear, and while they’re fine on their own, the DJs’ tendancies toward repetitive, clanging bells wears fast. Sequels generally don’t have the juice of the original — as true of music as it is of movies — and the merry feelings of Volume 1 are just old ribbon candy this time around.
—Tara Thorne

About The Author

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Comments (0)

Add a comment

Add a Comment

Get more Halifax

Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.