Slugabed’s debut LP Time Team was a merry sort of affair, full of unabashed synth noodling and cheery funk licks.
As you’d expect from a man who pitched his album as a “computational experiment” into “hexagonal crystals”, the Bath-born producer is more than happy to goof around. His latest jape is a seasonal cover of Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’, and it sounds like he’s been smoking more than his fair share of frankincense.
The remix features all of Slugabed’s usual tics – rubbery electro baselines; twinkly synth motifs; a sense of mischief – and bungs in some gratuitous “swag!”s for good measure. In an impish nod to beatmaker Mike Will Made It, the full title is ‘Last Christmas (Slugabed Ruined It)’. We’ll leave it up to you to decide if the remix is a cracker or a turkey, but we’ll always have time for this sort of festive raillery. Grab it below, and raise a mince pie. [via Potholes In My Blog]