Guardian Music x MTHRFNKR Guardian Music have just launched Six Songs of Me, a unique celebration of the songs that have shaped peoples’ lives. The service asks each user to answer six simple questions about the songs that mean something to them, namely:
1. What was the first song you bought? 2. What song always gets you dancing? 3. What song takes you back to your youth? 4. What is the best song you’ve ever heard live? 5. What song would you have played at your funeral? 6. What about your encore? Your wildcard? One.More.Song…
In conjunction with Six Songs of Me I’ve got 3 x 1GB USB Mixtapes by Suck to give away, worth £20 each - plus a £5 iTunes voucher to fill it with your six songs. See MTHRFNKR’s choices in the image above. Want to win? Just follow these simple steps:
1. Follow MTHRFNKR on Twitter and like MTHRFNKR on Facebook. 2. Go over and create your own playlist here. 3. Email MTHRFNKR at firstname.lastname@example.org, and paste your playlist link in there.
That’s it. I’ll pick 3 random winners. This competition ends on August 30th. There’s also a chance to win one of 5 x iPads over at the Guardian Six Songs of Me site. All you have to do is head over and create your own playlist, and drop the URL into the box over at this competition page to be in with a chance of winning. Good luck!
MTHRFNKR’s Six Songs
1. What was the first song you bought? I was 9 years old when I was glaring fascinatingly at the CD rack of some department store in Cologne. Back then I only had tapes of the Backstreet Boys at home, I never owned a CD. They didn’t have a huge selection of music, so I picked out a song by an artist I was the most familiar with, ran over to my mom and bagged her to buy it for me. At home I was playing this song over and over and over again and it was the beginning of my obsession with collecting CDs. 2. What song always gets you dancing? It’s no secret, I’m a sucker for chopped up R&B vocal samples and this song is like a love letter to it. I challenge you to listen to this song without starting to dance in your room like an epileptic on LSD.
3. What song takes you back to your youth? I won’t forget the feeling I got when I saw the music video to “Freestyler” for the first time. I was 10 years old and turned on MTV before going to school. The video popped up on the screen and I was so mesmerized by it that I couldn’t think about anything else in class but this song and the cute guy that plays in the video. I thought this guy in the video must be the coolest kid on the fucking planet and I kind of aspired to be like him. Kids back then used to breakdance to this song and run around with big headphones, wishing they had dreadlocks. Good times. 4. What is the best song you’ve ever heard live? This is my favorite song by The xx. According to my Last.fm I listened to it almost 2000 times. So, when I saw the band for the first time in 2009 and heard them play it, I bursted out crying and ended up with the worst post-concert depression to-date. This song just does things to me that I can’t really explain. It’s that moment when music stops being music and turns into an experience. It’s that moment when your soul gets a boner.
5. What song would you have played at your funeral? Actually, I’m immortal but if I would have to choose a song it would be this one. The atmosphere is dark and melancholic and even the artist’s name fits to the occasion. Furthermore, it’s one of the songs that got me into dubstep and who knows, maybe this blog would not exist today, if I hadn’t discovered Burial in 2010.
6. What about your encore? Your wildcard?One.More.Song… This is the song that got me into The xx. Without it I’m not sure if I would’ve ever bothered listening to their debut album. Back then I thought it’s just another overhyped, pretentious, boring indie band and when I saw the “Crystalised” video, I got even more irritated. But when one of my favorite blogs expressed their love for this band, I thought I’m going to give them another chance. When I listened to this tune and Florence’s chopped up vocal samples kicked in, I COMPLETELY LOST IT. This moment changed everything for me and I fell head over heels in love with them. This is the song that I play to everyone in order to get them into what I think is the greatest band of all time.