If you're hitting a holiday party this weekend and the CD mix of XTC, Slade and Wizzard songs is starting to scratch, you could do far worse for aural entertainment than Santastic II: Clausome. The second annual compilation of holiday mash-ups from US, England, France, Sweden and Holland is up for free at dj BC's website, along with a list of the DJs responsible and the tracks they sampled.
I can't promise that anything hits the heights of 2005's
"Biggie's Last Christmas," which smooshed Puff Daddy's "I'll Be
Missing You" with "Last Christmas" by Wham!, making it sound like
the rap world was mourning the Notorious B.I.G.'s murder in a North
Pole drive-by. Nothing quite that good... but I'm having trouble
getting my MP3 player to quit "Rudolph
the Paranoid Raindeer."
Jesse Walker took an early snapshot of the mash-up craze back in 2003.