Christmas is a time for people to come together. In that tradition, Desolat celebrates a year packed full of music, with the second yearly Christmas label sampler: a showcase of inspiring heavyweights alongside fresh talent from two continents, wrapped up in a big shiny bow. While Christmas 2009 vinyl sampler was red, 2010 sampler will be blue: simply a beautiful sounding item in our favourite music format. All artists featured on the sampler have released music on Desolat previously: some as special guests, some as cherished label staples.

Legendary Chicago producer DJ Sneak jumps into the fray with a contemporary salsa-kissed house jam at a strapping pace, taste-making French don Franck Roger similarly digs deeps with the agile burner >Egotrippin<. Desolats taste for dancefloor atmospherics is further exemplified by Loco Dices stripped back and frisky track >Dont Make Signal<, and Martin Buttrichs playful >Roads<. Livio & Roby, Premiesku, Yaya and Guti & Audiofly also contribute their own takes on the Desolat sound: with crunchy, sample-flecked grooves aplenty. Its been a watershed year for Desolat, with a super-wide variety of singles, remixes and long players by artists such as Pulshar, Ricardo Villalobos, Thomas Melchior, Marco Passarani and Der Räuber & Der Prinz: musical explorations of submarine-worthy proportions. We are excited to see what 2011 will bring… Stay tuned


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