OK, public service blogging time. It's December, and that means one thing – a whole month of listening to the same five crappy Christmas records every time you walk into any shop. We know, we've been there ourselves, and we hate it just as much as you do.
So we're going to do something about it. From now until Christmas – or at least until we get bored – Free New Crap is all about providing you with an alternative Christmas soundtrack. Each week, more or less, we're going to offer up one free, completely legal MP3 download that'll put a slightly different spin on Christmas for you. And that starts right now with a free download of Jingle Bells by Dean Martin, as remixed by Dan The Automator from Gorillaz, Deltron 3030 and all manner of other groups you like.
Jingle Bells (Dan The Automator Remix) is a welcome respite from the Jingle Bells you're already getting sick of, full of Soul II Soul breaks and old-school scratching, while Dean Martin lends his boozy croon to proceedings with typical flair and panache. Jingle Bells (Dan The Automator Remix) by Dean Martin is from a fun little album called Christmas Remixed – Holiday Classics Re-Grooved, that throws together a bunch of achingly trendy DJs and a handful of Christmas standards. Christmas Remixed – Holiday Classics Re-Grooved includes a version of Happy Holiday by Bing Crosby remixed by Beef Wellington that just has to be heard to be believed, but Jingle Bells (Dan The Automator Remix) by Dean Martin was too strange a proposition to pass over.
Or buy Christmas Remixed – Holiday Classics Re-Grooved from