A long time ago in a postcode far, far away, three somewhat wise men set out on a journey to unearth the rarest songs ever made and along the way they found their precious baby in the form of the SESHWYN Podcast. They carry forth on their journey to bring music to the masses each month and every December they choose to celebrate the best Christmas songs that you’ve never heard.
So grab a drink, tell your friends and family you love them and turn the volume up. This is SESHMAS 3.0. This is Episode 28 of the SESHWYN Podcast, and this is about to get festive.
Christmas is all about giving, and Chance The Rapper and Jeremih clearly believe in in giving back to their fans because they’ve released their festive mixtape not once but twice. Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama first dropped in December 2016 as a free download but the pair of them revisited the project again in December 2017 for the Merry Christmas Lil' Mama Re-Wrapped edition featuring nine new tracks and an alternative piano remix of one of the original songs.
Christy chose to spin ‘All The Way’, the first track of the project that features comedian Hannibal Buress with some sweet Travis Scott inspired autotune but the whole thing is worth a listen if you vibe with it.
Well, well, well, I never thought we’d be playing Skindred on a Christmas themed podcast but I'm pleased to be proven wrong.
The Welsh Ragga Metal legends are celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band but show no signs of lowing down having released their seventh studio album Big Tings earlier this year. Hanra takes us back to 2005 though for ‘Jungle Bells’ from a compilation album called Taste Of Christmas. Given they line up on that record alongside the likes of The Used, Plain White T’s and From First To Last (yeah, that is the band Skrillex used to scream vocals for) this track has probably aged a lot better than most.
We’ve dragged the SESHMAS playlist out of hibernation and finally added some new songs to this bad boy so now you’re ready to soundtrack the office Christmas party. I will take full responsibility for any pay increases that you may receive but am not to blame if you get a written warning for playing ‘Ludacrismas’ on repeat (although you will gain my respect).
Ok hear me out. It’s Christmas Day and dinner has been served and very quickly demolished. The port has started to flow, belts have been loosened and you’re surrounded by family, old and young. The youth of today can’t be entertained by charades and the aunts and uncles don’t understand how snapchat filters work. There’s only one thing that can bridge the divide and bring this family together - some good old fashioned bloodshed.
WHO WOULD WIN?
That’s right, it might be Christmas but there’s always time for a fight to the death so it might as well be between approximately 60 musicians instead of you and your grandparents.
There’s too many to list but the stars of 1984 are raring to go against their 2004 counterparts and they all really want to find out if they know it’s Christmas time at all. Read over the full lists here (1984) and here (2004), vote above and let us know who your family thinks will be the last person standing. There’s no wrong answers, unless you say Chris Martin. Chris Martin can’t fight for shit.
Now to quickly unwind after all that violence, we hope you’ll join us again for the Episode 29 which will serve as our Best of 2018. Hit us up with any AOTY recommendations, there’s always something that we’ve missed.
If you’re still feeling festive then you could always (re)visit the OG SESHMAS episode from our early days of podcasting or SESHMAS 2.0 from last year. Beyond that you’re going to have to wait until next year, if we make it that far and Hanra doesn’t kill me first for making him listen to more Christmas music. Until then:
Merry Christmas from the SESHWYN lads. We really do love you all.
Peace and love,