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The attic in the ConcertgebouwHello everyone, thanks for popping along to see what I liked in 2013.

As repeated during this month’s 2013 special, I didn’t fall head over heels in love with any records this year, but I liked a whole lot. And a lot more electronic stuff than I have in a while.

But before I get to the music, here are a selection of my the specialest moments of 2013:

  • Spending my birthday swimming under an electric storm in Wagga Wagga at midnight
  • The start of Phasers – a 90s night done our way
  • Spending a wonderful long weekend in Edinburgh with a close, but physically distant friend and finally going underground
  • Hearing stories from pianist Alfred Brendel
  • Finally seeing the incredible film Dead Man’s Shoes (with a live score) at the Southbank Centre.
  • Returning to Glastonbury Festival as a punter for the first time in 5 years. It’s been fun working on it, but it was ace to just relax at the Best Festival In The World.
  • An extended trip to the Manchester International Festival – art, dancing and glorious friends
  • DJing at the Ada Lovelace Day event – Finding Ada. So many awesome women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths honoured by me playing a bunch of excellent tunes by excellent femmes
  • Seeing Low three times – including once in the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
  • Every moment spent listening to The Bugle – the finest stream of Class A b*ullshit, cricket chat and political satire EVER to have graced the audio landscape
  • A farewell party with a difference…
  • Hot Chip doing Over and Over followed by Look At Where We Are in concert at my old stomping ground, the Enmore Theatre in Sydney
  • Six babies in three weeks amongst my good friends. Amazing.
  • Meeting the awesome comic Josie Long and not making a complete fool of myself
  • Discovering the Brunel Museum
  • Introducing a friend to Hawksmoor – steak deliciousness a-go-go
  • A long weekend of trains (steam, finicular and standard) during which, dear reader, I fell in love :D

And now to the tunes. There is a tracklisting below and you can download the show from here, or get what you can via Spotify over here.

Enjoy. And have an excellent 2014.

  1. Jon Hopkins – Immunity from Immunity
  2. Kathrin deBoer, Max Cooper – Adrift from Adrift (Single)
  3. Atoms For Peace – Unless from AMOK
  4. Four Tet – Unicorn from Beautiful Rewind
  5. Holden – The Illuminations from The Inheritors
  6. Oneohtrix Point Never – He She from R Plus Seven
  7. Lorde – Buzzcut Season from Pure Heroine
  8. Laurel Halo – Melt from Chance of Rain
  9. The Haxan Cloak – Mara from Excavation
  10. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away from Live from KCRW
  11. Low – Plastic Cup from The Invisible Way
  12. Kathryn Williams – Darkness Light from Crown Electric
  13. Rob St. John – Charcoal Black and the Bonny Grey from Rob St. John & the Coven Choir 7″
  14. Sam Amidon – I Wish I Wish from Bright Sunny South
  15. Pinkunoizu – The Swollen Map from The Drop
  16. French for Cartridge – Old Books (Collectress remix) from Hot Air Balloon EP
  17. The Knife – Ready To Lose from Shaking The Habitual
  18. Anna Meredith – Unicron from Jet Black Raider EP
  19. Savages – Husbands from Silence Yourself
  20. Pet Shop Boys – Love is a Bourgeois Construct from Electric
  21. Juana Molina – Wed 21 from Wed 21
  22. Seams – Rilo from Quarters
  23. Factory Floor – Fall Back from Factory Floor
  24. Carter Tutti – Coolicon-A from Coolicon (Single)
  25. Fuck Buttons – The Red Wing from Slow Focus
  26. John Denver, Muppets – Twelve Days Of Christmas from A Christmas Together – John Denver & The Muppets