When the temperature drops – you'll be able to warm yourself with the blazing beats & sizzling hot vocals of my latest mix - Lollipop's Winter Solstice: Equinoctial Dance Mix 2.009.  This continuous dance mix honors the winter solstice which occurs at the instant when the Sun's position in the sky is at its greatest angular distance on the other side of the equatorial plane from the observer. Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied from culture to culture, but most cultures hold recognition of rebirth, involving holidays, festivals, gatherings, rituals or other celebrations.

Celebrating the winter solstice is an ancient idea older than written history. The harvest was in yet it was not yet time to plant again. People were stuck indoors with each other between two seasons of heavy work – the timing seemed perfect for a festival! Early Egyptian & Persian traditions merged in ancient Rome into a festival for the god of seed-time, Saturn. The people gave themselves up to wild joy - feasting, giving gifts & decorating their homes with greenery (sound familiar?) As the old year died, rules of ordinary living were relaxed. During the winter solstice festivals the usual order of the year was suspended: businesses, courts and schools were closed; grudges/quarrels forgotten; and even wars were interrupted or postponed while cross-dressing, masquerades and merriment of all kinds prevailed.

It is in this joyous spirit that I created this mix which has all the hottest tunes that will be packing dance floors this winter. Included are the season's essential remixers turning out some new pop flavors with absolutely ALL the dancefloor divas in attendance, seamlessly mixed into a frothy concoction to take you on a mystical musical journey. I know you’ll love it!

Winter Solstice Intro
Shontelle - T-Shirt (Josh Harris Mix)
Enrique Iglesias ft Sean Garrett - Away (Moto Blanco Mix)
Kevin Rudolf ft Lil' Wayne - Let It Rock (Khan Edison Mix)
Christina Aguilera - Keeps Gettin' Better (Bimbo Jones Mix)
Snow Patrol - Take Back The City (Lillica Libertine Mix)
Shakedown - At Night '08 (Seamus Haji Mix)
Brandy - Right Here (Moto Blanco Mix)
Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (Maurice Joshua Mix)
Donna Summer - Fame (Ralphi Rosario Mix)
Lady Gaga - Poker Face (Jody Den Broeder Mix)
Solange - Sandcastle Disco (Freemasons Mix)
New Kids On The Block ft Ne-Yo - Single (Stonebridge Mix)
The Pussycat Dolls - I Hate This Part (Dave Aude Mix)
Kanye West - Love Lockdown (LMFAO Mix)
Madonna - Miles Away (Morgan Page Mix)
Sander Van Doorn ft Robbie Williams - Close My Eyes (Lollipop's Private Mix)
Ultra Nate - Twisted (The Cube Guys Mix)
Kim Sozzi - Feel Your Love (Extended Mix)
Leann Rimes - What I Cannot Change (Kaskade Mix)
Mariah Carey - I Stay In Love (Ralphi Rosario Mix)
Britney Spears - Womanizer (Kaskade Mix)
Christina Aguilera - Keeps Gettin' Better (Jody Den Broeder Reprise)