"Lofi Holiday Mixtape, Vol. 2" Out Today Feat. Lofi Makeovers Of Classic Christmas And Holiday Favorites By Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Ferrante & Teicher, Kay Starr, The Supremes And The Temptations

Article Contributed by Universal Musi… | Published on Friday, December 17, 2021

Classic Christmas songs and seasonal favorites by the legendary likes of Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Ferrante & Teicher, Kay Starr, The Supremes, and The Temptations have been radically transformed with Lofi makeovers for UMes Lofi Holiday Mixtape Vol. 2, out now digitally everywhere. Listen here: https://LoFiHoliday.lnk.to/MixtapeVol2

Following on the heels of last year’s inaugural mixtape, UMe has once again thrown open the doors to their hallowed holiday catalog and invited some of the best names in the Lofi scene to create a series of inspired remixes. The result is the new seven-track collection which features evergreen songs like “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Silent Night” and “(Everybody’s Waiting For) The Man With The Bag” reinterpreted with downtempo beats, woozy, hip-hop-esque samples and hypnotic loops, creating something uniquely of today yet oozing with nostalgia.

The Lofi Holiday Mixtape, Vol. 2 opens with UK-based producer Mondo Loops’ remix of Kay Starr’s iconic version of “(Everybody’s Waiting For) The Man With The Bag,” which has been dramatically slowed to the point that Starr’s chipper vocals are now husky and deep and the jaunty tempo replaced with a mellow and mesmerizing beat. The reworked rendition also includes newly recorded instrumentals and ethereal effects to present the beloved song like never before. Spoonbeats, part of a collective of Lofi producers out of Mexico, and L.Dre from Los Angeles both take on classic cuts from The Supremes. Spoonbeats remix of “My Favorite Things” keeps the orchestral strings of the original intact but turns it into a beat-laden instrumental, while L.Dre takes a different approach on “White Christmas” and uses the vocals as a jumping off point to completely alter the song by speeding up the vocals which float over a thumping beat and effects-filled loops. Fellow Los Angeles-based producer LOUALLDAY provides the lion share of remixes and injects The Temptations’ “Silent Night,” Ella Fitzgerald’s “O Come All Ye Faithful,” Ferrante & Teicher’s “Ave Maria,” and Chet Baker’s “Winter Wonderland” with his trademark blend of chopped vocals, instrumental loops and hard-hitting hip-hop beats.

The mixtape is the second volume from uChill, UMe’s lean-back content artist channel. For the holidays, two digital holiday albums and several playlists have been created for the Lofi and slowed + reverb spaces. The recently released Slowed + Christmas, Vol. 1 includes 17 classic Christmas songs from Brenda Lee, Burl Ives, Kay Starr, The Ramsey Lewis Trio and others getting the TikTok-approved slowed + reverb treatment in this first-of-its-kind collection guaranteed to provide mellow vibes to your holiday season. Stream it here: https://Stream.lnk.to/SlowedChristmas

For those looking for more Lofi holiday remixes, the Lofi Holiday Mixtape, Vol. 1 released last year, features additional songs from Ella Fitzgerald and The Temptations as well as from Billie Holiday and others remixed by international festival fixture, Canadian DJ/producer BLOND:ISH; "the queen of Lofi," Dutch producer eevee; and a bevy of up-and-coming producers from the Lofi scene, including Auxjack, Hyphen, Kuji, Somni, Roelo and V.Raeter. The mixtape is available to stream at all streaming services or can be experienced with the accompaniment of animated Yule log visualizer videos on the UMG Christmas Music channel to help ratchet up the digital coziness factor and usher in the holidays. Enjoy here: http://lofiholiday.lnk.to/mixtapePR

Lofi Holiday Mixtape, Vol. 2 Track Listing
1. Kay Starr – (Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag / Mondo Loops Remix
2. The Temptations - Silent Night / LOUALLDAY Remix
3.  The Supremes - My Favorite Things / SpoonBeats Remix
4. Ella Fitzgerald - O Come All Ye Faithful / LOUALLDAY Remix
5. Ferrante & Teicher - Ave Maria / LOUALLDAY Remix
6. Chet Baker - Winter Wonderland / LOUALLDAY Remix
7. The Supremes - White Christmas / L.Dre Remix