#13for2013 13: Frankenstein’s Mixtape

16 Jan

Take a bow, friends – we completed the #13for2013 mixtape challenge!


This year, Tom and I decided to ask our friends and anyone else who wanted to get involved to put together a themed mixtape each month as a way to share and discover new music. I’ve ended up finding some stuff I would never have listened to before, making some good friends through it, forming a winning quiz team with a fellow mixtape challenger and neighbour Patrick, going to our first #13for2013 meet up, getting a logo and a Twitter account thanks to the excellent work of Paul, receiving one of the best things ever in the post from Perks in the shape of ‘An RV Dream’ mixtape #5 – Holiday Destinations…

an RV dream

… Stumbling across a few great new blogs and generally having a ball being part of something so creative. It’s been ace seeing people’s enthusiasm for the project, whether they did one mix or 13, or just listened or interacted with us on Twitter.

This Thursday (that’s tonight) we’re meeting at about 7pm at The Owl & The Pussycat in Shoreditch to celebrate the 2013 challenge and to explore how we could take the challenge forward for 2014. If you fancy getting involved, have ideas to share or just fancy a pint, come join us! Everyone’s welcome.

Here are my picks of the #13for2013 mixtapes. Enjoy, and thanks to everyone for taking part.

1. The Best of your Best – Me (sorry): Pulp – Like a Friend

2. A Time and a Place – Nico Adams: Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland 1945

3. Animals – Lauren Potts: TV on the Radio – Wolf like me (Honorable mentions: Vincent K for Pelican by the Maccabees and Alan Dooney for his concept playlist featuring the Chinese Zodiac)

4. Holiday Destinations – Danny Sturgess: Flying Lotus – Orbit Brazil

5. Opposites Attract – Bob Flood: Artful Dodger – Rewind (The crowd say bo selecta)

6. At the Movies – Suz H: Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now

7. What? When? Who? Why? – Paul Sturgess: Twin Shadow – When we’re dancing

8. Fashion – Patrick Connor: Diplo – I’m barely standing

9. Back to School – Gav Hutchinson: Super Furry Animals – Hermann Loves Pauline

10. Going Solo – Tom Hooper: Laura Marling – New Romantic.

11. World Music – Imogen Shepherd: Annett Louisan – Wurdest Du

12. Christmas – Patrick Conor – A Hipster Christmas


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