2012’s Random List

I started the Random List last year, and it was pretty fun for me to do so I figured I’d carry the tradition on for another year. So here, I present to you the winners of some random, and not so random, categories that have come out of 2012.

Biggest debut to come out of nowhere

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Miriam Bryant. This category also covers best track of the year too, I guess (which I’m sharing with Beatrice Eli, below). I still remember reading the email introducing to her. I really didn’t expect to hear what I did. It picked up with other blogs too. In terms of debut releases, this really is as big as they come.

Best gig of the year

Woodkid Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall London November 2012

Woodkid featured in last year’s Random List, and a few weeks ago I had the privilege to catch him at London’s South Bank. Epic is an understatement for what I was exposed to.

Most upsetting

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This one’s a tie between Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida. Unnecessary cameos from both of these on what otherwise are pretty good pop tracks (like above) have led me to just really not like either one of these. I know that will upset a lot of people, but sorry. Enough.

Scariest but fiercest track from Scandinavia

beatrice eli

This one goes to Beatrice Eli, one of the standout artists of the year for me. I should also point out that this is my joint favourite track of the year, along with Miriam Bryant (above). It’s so hard to believe this is one of her first tracks. Can’t wait to hear new tracks!

Most exciting big-label signing

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Jetta. Expect to hear more over the coming months from this lady.

Most underrated album of the year

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The Noisettes. I already put up a post about this here, give it a read if you like. Sad really.

Biggest u-turn of the year

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Marina & The Diamonds. Actually, it’s not so much of a u-turn as an appreciation for her. Rarely do I moan about artists on this site, but Marina was behind one of my biggest whines back at the start of 2011. That post got me some pretty nasty feedback from some. This year though, her second attempt at ‘being bigger’ paid off when Primadonna was released and topped the charts. Good for her.

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Win tickets to Capital FM’s Summertime Ball 2012!

The much-anticipated Capital FM Summertime Ball hosted by Capital FM in association with Vodafone takes place at the legendary Wembley Stadium on the 9th of June 2012 with Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Jessie J, The Wanted, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Example, Ed Sheeran, Usher and Kelly Clarkson all on the bill.

Obviously though, it has now sold out. But don’t worry if you haven’t got your ticket yet, Capital FM and Vodafone are delighted to announce the ‘Take Your Seats’ competition. 

In the draw there are Golden Circle tickets to the Ball, as well as lots of amazing goodies to be won. To unlock the goodies, all you need to do is scream about the comp on your Facebook and Twitter.  The louder you scream, the bigger and better products you unlock.

You could win loads of other really good stuff. Click here to play and take your seat in the virtual Wembley Stadium and good luck!

A mixtape for the weekend

Courtesy of DJ Smiles. Almost 20 full minutes of bangers to get you pumped for the weekend!

  • Mike Posner – Blackout [Remix]
  • Missy Elliot feat. Ciara & Fatman Scoop – Lose Control
  • Rihanna – Talk That Talk [Alessio Silvestro Remix]
  • Flo Rida feat. Sia – Wild Ones [Justin Sane Remix]
  • Lloyd feat. Yung Joc – Get It Shawty
  • Mike Posner – Looks Like Sex [DJ Kue Remix]
  • Usher – Climax [Kaskade Remix]
  • Ciara feat. Chamillionaire – Get Up
  • Madonna – Girl Gone Wild [Avicii Remix]
  • Nelly Furtado feat Timbaland – Maneater