SoulCuts Advent Calendar Day 13 – DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah – Xmas Time

13 12 2010

And so another riff on Charlie Brown’s Christmas Time is Here! Jazzy Jeff & Ayah’s Xmas Time is a fantastic, sophisticated slice of contemporary soul that just happens to be centred on the Christmas theme. The Philly maestro (aided on production chores by James Poyser and Demien DeSandies) certainly delivers on this ultra dope cut that swings just the right side of melancholia aided by a hypnotic and soulful vocal performance by Ayah. Inspired by the timeless Christmas songs delivered by greats such as Donny and The Temps, Jeff wanted to create a vibe matching those old classics. Xmas Time is an undoubtedly classy track and possibly the most accomplished of the 2010 season, haunting and celebratory at once. Take a listen to the track below and hop on over to Jazzy Jeff’s own website for a free download. Now, that’s the spirit!

Oh, Jeff and Aya are also working on an album, giving us something to look forward to in the New Year too! Remember, good music just ain’t for Christmas! Ho! Ho! Ho!