5 min readModern Christmas Grooves & Funk – The Complete List


You deserve a groovy Christmas 🎄⭐️

After carefully searching for the past month I think I’ve found them all. All the best, contemporary Christmas grooves. Funk, disco, lo-fi, chill beats, and more.

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Please hit me up with the ones I forgot on Twitter @Groovilant – or in the comments below.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays ❤️

chromonicci. – Wonderful Christmas [electro soul]

Stunning new Christmas tune from 2018 that goes directly into my playlist of all-time favourite Christmas tracks. Chromonicci is definitely a producer to keep an eye out for in the coming years. For a taste of his “regular” music as must-hear is his latest EP ‘Bounce Back’.

Vulfpeck – Christmas In L.A. [funk]

Vulfpeck is one of my all-time favourite acts, can’t deny that. I think you like ’em too if you’re here; and if you don’t, you certain will soon! Christmas In L.A. is such a fantastic track. A Christmas track that can be played all year but really shouldn’t. It will make it so much better just hearing it a few months a year.

Their other Christmas track ‘Santa Baby‘ is a must-hear as well, and of course also check out their new album just released in December.

SwuM. – Winter Time [lo-fi]

Lo-fi has blown up in 2018 and SwuM is one of the bigger reasons for it. Really cool beat making which also led him to create a small lo-fi Christmas album. Check out the goodness here and look forward lo-fi taking off even more in 2019.

Tuxedo – Wonderful Christmastime [funk]

Along with Vulfpeck Tuxedo must be on my top 10 of all funk acts out there. What they’ve done to the genre ever since they started with ‘Do It’ on SoundCloud is amazing. I’m super thankful for them pushing the most amazing music genre out to a broader audience.

Tuxedo – Holiday Love [funk]

They also released ‘Holiday Love’ in 2018 which is another equally great Christmas track. If you dig their modern funk music, check out an amazing funk mixtape they released in October.

Khruangbin – Christmas Time Is Here [indie grooves]

Khruangbin is currently on tour and also visited Copenhagen for a wonderful concert back in November. Shortly after they released this mellow and exquisite holiday-themed indie track. They are back for another concert in February and I’m definitely seeing them!

Funkmammoth – Santa’s Elves [beats]

Funkmammoth released a great Christmas tune last year, ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside‘, and then followed up with a couple of dope lo-fi releases this year. Above is my favourite but check out his ‘Last Christmas’ flip as well. Just go and play some tunes on his SoundCloud actually; been listening to this dude’s great beats for many years now.

Jingle Bells (ProleteR Flip) [beats]

The wonderful beat maker, ProleteR, flipped Jingle Bells to perfection. Breathes new life into the classic track which is more than welcome after decades of hearing it in the radio. Check out his new release in the latest selection of 10 smooth tracks to chill to.

Soft Eyez – Winter Wonderland [lo-fi]

Soft Eyez brings a gritty and vintage feel to the holiday season with his take on ‘Winter Wonderland’. Released in 2017 these lo-fi grooves certainly have a place for many years to come.

Bungalow – Evergreen [beats]

Dope beat maker, bungalow, released a small EP with winter vibes back i February – just in time for the holidays 😌 Enjoy ‘Evergreen’ which is his own take ‘White Christmas’. Full EP here.

Korey Wade x Imagiro – Christmas Day [beats]

The beat making collective, Brunch Collect, just released a Christmas album with 26 small production on it. While a lot of it is not Christmas-themed per se, you can hear that Christmas sampled instruments in a lot of them. Above is a clear favourite from Korey Wade and Imagiro.

Handbook – Three Kings [beats]

Handbook releases good grooves almost on a monthly basis, and quality is not hurt! I featured the UK producer last month when Stereofox Records put out ‘Can’t Talk Now’ filled with soulful electro beats. In above he’s taking vibes from Hymn, A Family Tree and Embers from projects on Em La La Terra.

Discoholic – Christmas To Me [nu disco]

Discoholic just re-mastered his already great uptempo disco/pop track from 2017. Lovely vibes for the Christmas parties and just for Grandmom to stay awake for a cozy time before dinner.

Throttle x Michael Bublé – My Kind Of Girl [house]

Another remix or flip or re-groove (or whatever you want to call it) of a classic. Throttle blew me away 5 years ago when complextro and Madeon was the hottest electro genre in town. Now he’s gone mainstream, doesn’t sound as well, but I’m still hearing the old quality I once loved from time to time. I like this party version of Michael Bublé – do you?

Brock Berrigan – White Christmas [beats]

BB just put out a new chillhop album that you should absolutely check out if you like what you’re hearing above.

Wham! – Last Christmas (5 Reasons Remix) [disco]

If you’re a bored of Wham!’s monster hit (like everyone else) then maybe switch to this 5 Reasons remix of the classic tune. I think the added disco vibes makes it a welcome update.

PJ Morton – All I Want For Christmas Is You (feat. Stokley) [funk]

PJ Morton gives the original some modern funk grooves and it works really well.

Fort Knox Five – Jinglin’ Janglin’ (Instrumental) [bass funk]

Who would’ve thought a ghetto funk track with added jingle bells to work so well? You’d probably throw this on the stereo for your Christmas party more for Grandma to enjoy, but who knows…

Skeewiff – Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy (Extended Remaster) [breaks]

Christmas breakbeat? Sure why not. I think Skewiff delivers a delightfully playful take on the original version of the classic ‘The Nutcracker’ music. You don’t just do this and make it work, but Skewiff is quite the producer so he’s the right guy for it.

BIZ – Christmas Time Is Here (Produced by J1K) [hip hop]

Hip hop producer J1K makes such a cool track here which fits with BIZ’ rap vocals very well. It’s not often you hear is a Christmas hip hop tracks, but the grooves are on point.


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