We’re drawing ever closer to the 22nd January 2016 cut-off date for voting in triple j‘s Hottest 100 and to help you out the station is asking artists who they’re voting for.
We’ve already heard from Northlane, CHVRCHES, Courtney Barnett and more but they’ve just added a handful of new artists including hardcore legends Parkway Drive, electronic duo Peking Duk, young-gun rapper Tkay Maidza and more.
There are some stellar choices in here with Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar and Jamie xx proving popular once again in what seems to be a consistent trend, but there are a few surprising choices.
Parkway Drive’s Winston McCall offered up an eclectic collection for his 10 songs. He included Northlane, Bring Me The Horizon and In Hearts Wake but he also added Drake’s Hotline Bling, The Weeknd’s Can’t Feel My Face and Chvrches’ Leave A Trace – tracks that are drastically different to his musical output as part of Parkway Drive.
“The whole Chvrches album is a banger but I’ll pick ‘Leave A Trace’ simply because it walks the line of pop and darkness to literal perfection,” McCall said of his number one pick. “Unnerving, uneasy and yet so uplifting, I find it rare that both qualities are created and harnessed so well by a single song without compromise. Get creepy and get happy.”
Peking Duk gave it up for a plethora of Australian acts including Hermitude, Vallis Alps, Jarryd James, DMAs and Tame Impala. The latter caused a bit of division in the Peking Duk camp with Adam opting for The Less I Know The Better while Reuben is favouring Let It Happen.
Meanwhile Tkay Maidza gave it up for a host of rappers like Kendrick Lamar, Raury and JME. Her number one pick was Lamar’s Alright and she praised him for being able to make “music that can reach out to everyone.”
Matt Corby, Claptone, Thelma Plum, Hermtidue and Gang Of Youths also gave their picks. You can view them all here.
Watch: Tame Impala – Let It Happen