HipNeck’s Best Of 2013


The end of the year is near, and that means best of lists are storming the internet. Why not one more… here’s some of my favourite songs from 2013 thrown together in a mix. I’m ending the HipNeck blog site after this post, but am going to keep posting mixes on soundcloud every month or so. So keep following HipNeck at http://www.soundcloud.com/hipneck


Made In Heights – Murakami


Prepare to get hypnotized by Made In Heights. Kelsey Bulkin (lead vocals) might have one of the most beautiful voices I’ve ever heard.

Bipolar Sunshine – Drowning Butterflies


Yessssss! Bipolar Sunshine have blown my ear’s mind with Drowning Butterflies! It’s new, and already is easily one of my favourite tracks from 2013.

Gardens & Villa – Bullet Train


Don’t know much about these guys, but this song is a beauty.

Songhoy Blues – Soubour

Damon Albarn’s project ‘African Express’ brings together collaborations between big name artists and African artists. On December 9th ‘Maisons Des Jeunes’ drops via African Express and it’ll definitely be worth checking out. ‘Soubour’ is the first bluesy beauty of a song out so far and it’s a colab. between Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Songhoy Blues.

Bit Funk – Soul Satisfaction


Bit Funk is putting out some unnnbelievably original material right now, and it all starts with Soul Satisfaction. There’s some kind of genius layered piano riff in here that’ll get you hooked quick. + Free Download!!!

HipNeck’s Glitter Freeze Mix

sempLogo_2And back!!!¬†Figured I’d get things started again with a new mix here’s the track list…

1. Arcade Fire – Flashbulb Eyes

2. Major Lazer – Get Free (Vacationer Remix)

3. Ta-Ku – Higher (Flume Remix)

4. Beaches Beaches – Got Feel

5. Foals – Miami (Jono Ma & Franklin Furter Remix)

6. Big Data – Dangerous (CHAPPO Remix)

7. Cherokee – Don’t Matter (Feat Darianna Everett)

8. Little Dragon – Little Man (Boy In A Movie & Benji Boko Remix)

9. Panama – Always

10. Chiefs – Stay (Feat. Nick Acquroff)

Panama – Always (Classixx Remix)

classixx-nancy-whang-608x332Panama’s song Always was already a beauty, but the tropical funk vibes that LA duo Classixx have put into it make it even better.

I’m heading out of the country for work tomorrow, so HipNeck’s going to be put on hold until the end of November; plenty of new posts to come when I get back though.

Belleruche – Bump

Turntable Soul Music is exactly the kind of music Belleruche makes, and it’s the name of their best album. These guys have a boat load of amazing tracks, and get your hands on Turntable Soul Music.

Bon Iver – Minnesota, WI (Oliver Nelson Remix)

Bon+Iver++by+Ture+LillegravenBon Iver’s music is clearly mind bendingly beautiful, but it takes on a whole new dimension when someone like Oliver Nelson gets his hands on it, and turns it into this…