MIXTAPE: HOOK X BRAINCHILD

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Sunday afternoon is the point in a festival where one often starts to feel contemplative. This was especially true at this year’s Brainchild*, where 5 performers from across the weekend gathered in the Kite Bar to ask and answer the question ‘If the world were ending, what would be the last piece of music you'd want to hear?'.

 

During the Back-to-back session, hosted by Haseeb Iqbal, musicians Alice Phoebe Lou and Allysha Joy, performers Koko Brown and Jospehine Chime, and comedian Chloe Petts reflected not only on their relationship with life and death, but also with music - what it can mean and what it can provide. Some chose a song to uplift, others to soothe, others to relish the impending doom. 

 

We’ve compiled a special edition of the Hook mixtape with their answers, along with those of other festival-goers - some sad, some triumphant, others completely inexplicable. Have a listen, and let us know what you would choose.

 

Alice Phoebe Lou

Planet Caravan - Black Sabbath

 

Allysha Joy

My House Is Falling Down - Vulture St Tape Gang

 

Koko Brown

Have Mercy - Eryn Allen Kane

 

Josephine Chime

Venus As A Boy - Björk

 

Chloe Petts

The Whole Of The Moon - Kirin J Callinan

 

Other festival-goers

 

This Must Be the Place - Talking Heads x2​

 

Maggot Brain - Funkadelic

 

Just - David Lang

 

Topaz - the B-52s

 

Sign 'O' the Times - Prince

 

Seasons in the Sun - Terry Jacks

 

Sanctuary EP - Koan Sound

 

Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield

 

Tiny Dancer - Elton John 

 

Many Rivers To Cross - Jimmy Cliff

 

Changes - David Bowie

 

Do You Realize?? - The Flaming Lips

 

Prickly Pear - Portico Quartet

 

The End of the World - Skeeter Davis

 

Dirty Old Town - The Pogues

 

White Flag - Dido 

 

Kalimankou Denkou - Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares

 

Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush

 

Kiss from a Rose - Seal

 

Pure Shores - All Saints

 

Marilyn ft. Micachu - Mount Kimbie

 

Vienna - Billy Joel

 

Dry Your Eyes - The Streets

 

Lovely Day - Bill Withers

 

Water No Get Enemy -  Fela Kuti

 

The Disintegration Loops - William Basiniski

 

I Think It’s Going to Rain Today - Nina Simone

 

Move On  - Charlotte Dos Santos 

 

Once Around The Block - Badly Drawn Boy

 

I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun - Nuyorican Soul

 

Sandstorm (10 hour mix) - Darude

 

Keep On - D-Train

 

Soothe Me - Sam & Dave

 

Sound and Vision - David Bowie 

 

Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud - David Bowie

 

All my Friends - LCD Soundsystem 

Absolute silence - All the people in the world at once

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*This is our first collaborative piece with Brainchild - an arts and music platform which runs a yearwide programme of events, the pinnacle of which is a festival, taking place every July in Sussex. The team seem to have a knack for spotting rising talent (King Krule, Loyle Carner, Ezra Collective and Squid all played here in their early days), but the beauty of Brainchild is that it’s not about big names - there’s a passion for music and artistry which permeates every part of the festival, and fits perfectly with our ethos at Hook To find out more about them and why we think they’re so brilliant, check out their site here.