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Here at Radar Towers, we like a lot of stuff. We like Gibson and we like Eigenlabs. We like knackered snares and we like boxfresh samplers. And when it comes to music, we like rock and we like pop. And jazz. And dubstep. And classical and soul and hip-hop and…
Hence our diverse/schizophrenic (delete as applicable) choices for the first and second days of our MusicRadar Advent Calendar and now today's choice - Mr Rainford Hugh Perry, also known as Scratch to his friends.
Anyway, why's Lee 'Scratch' Perry here? Because of a festive freebie by the name of Santa Claus (click here to download the MP3).
Released to celebrate the announcement of Perry's forthcoming USA tour (you must watch this promo video), Santa Claus is a suitably bonkers Perry delight. Produced by Andrew WK (really) and featuring everyone from Moby to the amazing drummer out of Lightning Bolt, Santa Claus originally appeared on last year's Grammy-nominated Repentance. As you'd expect from a Perry-penned Xmas tune, it's mostly about Mickey Mouse and sounds like a trance ragga workout soundtrack. In Rio.
As we said yesterday, Bing Crosby it ain't.
And if you like today's treat, why not try this as well and have yourself a very reggae Christmas. Santa Claus Is Skanking to Town indeed…