1. Soviet Bass - Midget Ninjas (Self-Released)
A remarkable album on several fronts, taking various elements from Russian and Soviet history, pairing them with intoxicating beats and setting the whole thing loose, picking up collaborations with the likes of Baauer and Major Lazer along the way. Its triumph is in remaining aloof from mere gimmickry and in fusing such elements together so that the whole thing works brilliantly whether you're alive to the historical references and ironies or not. Also remarkable is that the whole collection is available as a free download from here.
Season's greetings and remember you can hear the first broadcast of the Festive Fifty from midnight tonight (UK time) on Dandelion Radio.