On a normal day, seeing a mix put together by a PR firm would prompt us to click the delete button as quickly as possible, but when the folks over at Tailored Communication (a Berlin-based PR company) sent over this X-Mas mix with a slew of excellent artists and 2010 favorites, it was hard to write off as PR fodder. Featuring standout 2010 tracks from Shed, Mount Kimbie, Martyn, Scuba, Space Dimension Controller, and many other quality acts, Tailored Communications’ Xmas Mega-Mix 2010 contains about as much holiday cheer as austere Berlin techno can provide. Though it’s definitely not the soundtrack to your ornament-hanging party, put this on when alone or in the company of few, and make sure a fire is burning—if not from your hearth, definitely from a bottle of self-gifted bourbon. Both the tracklist and mix are below.

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01 Shed – STP2 / Ostgut Ton
02 Sideshow – Dub It all / Aus Music
03 Scuba – Before (After) / Hotflush
04 Emika – Cooling Room / Ostgut Ton
05 Exercise One – Prowl / Wagon Repair
06 Margret Dygas – Hidden (nsi mix) / PowerShovel Audio
07 Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts – Can´t Have Everything feat dOP /Crircus Company
08 Martyn – Miniluv /Ostgut Ton
09 Peter Van Hoesen – Irrational X (Exercise One Remix) / Exone
10 Scuba – Tracers (Deadbeat Remix) / Hotflush
11 Will Saul & Mike Monday – Sequence 1/ Aus Music
12 Joe – claptrap / Hessle Audio
13 Shackleton – International Fires / Fabric
14 Sendai – Northeast / Time To Express
15 Mount Kimbie – Carbonated / Hot Flush
16 Space Dimension Controller – Temporary Thrillz / R&S
17 Phantasmeano – Vowels / Exone
18 Bloody Mary – Arabesque (Jin Choi rmx) / Dame-Music
19 Greie Gut Fraktion – Wir bauen eine Stadt (Alva Noto remodel) / Monika Enterprise
20 Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Gui boratto remix) / Kompakt (from Michael Mayer’s Immer 3)
21 Mathew Jonson – when love feels like crying / Wagon Repair
22 Mount Kimbie – Between Time/ Hot Flush