by Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Tuesday 18 December 2012

If you were thinking that Sufjan Steven’s couldn’t evolve and expand his musical styling’s any more, you were wrong. Grabbing our attention with his beautifully simple folk chord progressions and lusciously mellow vocals before turning into an arrangement junkie with an electronic vibe, Stevens has just dropped a rap mixtape. Rap. Rap!!!

If reading this has sent shivers down your spine and surfaced a whole load of horrible memories, never fear! We promise it’s nothing like when Travis Barker thought it would be a good idea to release Give the Drummer Some. Instead Stevens has given us a perfect Christmas rave soundtrack featuring gods of the genre such as Das Racist and Kitty Pryde. Big bass, cutesy melodies and hard hitting raps; we know what Santa Clause will be krumping to on Christmas day…

Fancy yourself a listen? Download it here.