Yep... Mariah's in there!
Groove Armada

Christmas is fast approaching, and the soundtrack of the land has rather unsubtly altered.

Festive fare tends to be a little, well, clichéd, with the same names - Slade! Wizzard! The Pogues! - featuring on an annual basis. As well worn as those classic tracks undoubtedly are, Clash can't help but feel that a little variation is well overdue.

Groove Armada can prepare a party for an occasion, and the revered duo are set to touch down in London's fabric nightspot on December 18th for a special Christmas party.

Ahead of this, the pair pieced together a special alternative Christmas playlist especially for Clash readers. Here's a wee note to begin with: "Mainly working on the basis that Christmas doesn’t really need to be more Chrismassy as far as we're concerned, so keeping it tough till we thaw a little at the end."

Dive in below.

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Marquis Hawkes - 'Chances'

The beats are tough in that Marquis Hawkes sort of way but the loop from an outstanding US soul band should keep the champagne corks popping….

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Bicep & Hammer - 'Go' (Bicep's Liquid Mix)

The vocal in there makes me think of crisp cold winter morning. One for that deep house mistletoe moment….

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DJ Haus - 'Make It Hot'

If you get stuck outside without your Christmas jumper, then this banger from DJ Haus will make a lot of sense...

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Emanuel Satie - 'Your Body'

Joining us at fabric on December 18th, there’s nothing obviously Chistmas-y about this song, but it’s damn good.

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Felix Dickenson (Justin van der Volgen) - 'A Day’s Reality' feat Robert Owens

Dalston’s very own Robert Owens sounding better than ever. Insanely good vocal…

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George Benson - 'Turn Your Love Around'

It’s Xmas FFS so you can play GREAT music that happens to sound right at home at an office party.

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Maria Carey - 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'

This is the best Christmas song EVER.

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Catch Groove Armada at fabric on December 18th - ticket link.

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