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“Hello, this is Trentemøller.

I have genuinely loved Christmas since I was a little boy.
And I always wanted to do my own version of one of the great Christmas songs.
I chose Silent Night as it has such a beautiful melody that, for me, sums up the whole vibe of Christmas.

Originally it was a lullaby and since I became a dad, Silent Night made so much sense to me especially as it’s my girlfriend Lisbet Fritze who sings on it.

On the cover it’s me with my mom one Christmas night many years ago.

I hope you like my take on the song and may I wish you the very merriest of Christmases and the happiest of New Years
and thank you so very much for letting me spend this Christmas with you.”

Swiss dreamy house/electronica outfit Sirens of Lesbos have returned to the scene after a brief hiatus and they do it with a superb sounding and seductive take on Simply Red’s 90’s hit “Fairground” (available as a free download from today via their Soundcloud).

The Serag sisters fronted group have been focusing on their live setting but recently returned to the studio after last year’s successful string of single releases, only to be met by a wall of writer’s block. In order to revitalise their songwriting approach, Sirens of Lesbos decided to do something slightly different – to cover a song that they disliked when it was initially released. Back in the ’90s, Sirens of Lesbos weren’t interested in the “cleanliness” of Simply Red’s single and instead turned their heads to more “raw and rebellious” music. Twenty-four years on from the original release, the Swiss group admit that “Fairground” has managed to grasp their attention.

I love it when people flip unsuspecting classics into unfiltered dancefloor weapons. Columbian sleeping giant Y4NN takes a stab at giving Timberlake a bit of Latin soul and swagger that transports the track into new and frankly scintillating terrain. The cosigns from Souelction are great and all, but this young producer appears to be blazing the trail by not overthinking the process and letting the energy do all the talking.

I’m not here to advocate covering Fleetwood Mac. Rumours remains the perfect album. It needs no improving. That said, if you’re going to revisit the turbulent act’s glory days, do so with the blissful energy and aura of Jaguar Dreams. The New York trio takes on one hell of a task, lacing ‘Dreams’ with aptly sedative melodies and a docile beat, but emerge with a respectful nod to one of Mac’s most memorable cuts from the classic 1977 LP.