triple j have released a short film, of sorts, detailing a top-secret meeting which took place between Breakfast hosts Matt Okine and Alex Dyson, and 40 notable triple j acts including the likes of Lorde, Skrillex and Diplo, to write “the ultimate triple j Hottest 100 song”.
The clip shows the unlikely bunch, which also includes the likes of Illy, Allday, Kingswood, Flight Facilities, The Presets and previous Hottest 100 winner Gotye, convened in the triple j studios and failing in their attempt to write a theme song for this year’s triple j Hottest 100.
Matt and Alex thank “the most talented singers and songwriters on the planet” — and Bluejuice — for coming together to attempt such a feat. Lorde pulls out after virtually no deliberation, and the meeting quickly dissolves into chaos, with the musicians taunting each other.
Allday manages to send the meeting viral, before Reggie Watts, alt-J‘s Gus Unger-Hamilton and The Presets offer up some song suggestions. Skrillex drops a bass, while Violent Soho‘s Luke Boerdam proves his cred as “the highest singer”. Hilltop Hoods finally take the charge, but everything falls apart when one particular artist gives up, despite his suggestions to the contrary.
Of course, it’s probably a tough ask to get all these guys in one room together and have it all play out smoothly. Watch all the tomfoolery play out in the amazing clip below, and check our list of guests in order of appearance. Voting for the Hottest 100 of 2014 is now open.
Watch: Can these 40 musicians write the ultimate Hottest 100 song?
Featuring: Bluejuice, Andy Bull, The Presets, Lorde, Kingswood, Ball Park Music, Flight Facilities, Illy, San Cisco, Allday, Hilltop Hoods, Tkay Maidza, The Jezabels, Bertie Blackman, Paul Kelly, Megan Washington, Flume, Reggie Watts, Gus Unger-Hamilton (Alt-J), Lisa Mitchell, Diplo, Skrillex, Alison Wonderland, Peking Duk, Steve Aoki, Courtney Barnett, Ben Folds, Violent Soho, The Preatures, Yukimi Nagano (Little Dragon), Highasakite, Thelma Plum, Sticky Fingers, Asgeir, Angus & Julia Stone, First Aid Kit, Disclosure, Rick Astley, Gotye, Vance Joy