PILERATS' (AWESOME) SHIT LIST 2013

PILERATS' (AWESOME) SHIT LIST 2013

100 things that were gr8 in 2013.

2013 was a good year. Lots of stuff happened. Lots of people did stuff. We did stuff. And lots of things made the last 365 days awesome, so here’s a 100 things that in some way shape or form made our year.

Disclaimer: If you are at all butt-hurt about what is or isn’t on this list, or where someone or something is featured on the list above or below something or someone else, you shouldn’t be reading lists. It’s a really long list, so some stuff has some words about it, others don’t, simply because it’s December 31, we have literally one day left to post this list, so without further ado, here 'tis:

100: THE INTERNET

Without it, this, us, and life as we know it, wouldn’t be possible.

99: JAY-Z

Just put this here ‘cause it reminds us of that song of his. His album wasn’t that good earlier this year.

98: TRAP

‘Cause it’s fucking fun to hassle whatever DJ is playing at whatever club you are at by shoving your phone in his/her face with it simply stating PLAY SOME TRAP! Although TNGHT did just BREAK UP, so is edm white kid trap dead now?

97: SCARLETT JOHANSSON

Esquire magazine’s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2013, and zero arguments here.

96: MAD MEN

If you're not watching this show, we feel sorry for you.

95: TIE: BATKID/BATDAD

Our first tie, simply because they’re both related to Batman. Batkid was the FEEL GOOD story of the year, while Batdad was quite simply, fucking HILARIOUS.

93: MEXICAN FOOD

Not sure about the rest of the country, but Mexican Food took hold of Perth like never before, and we ate lots of it.

92: PERTH

Every year we show up on the cultural map that little bit bolder, and this year was no different. Plus WE are from Perth and we think it's the best. Hometown pride yo.

91: SPRING BREAKERS

All grow'd up Disney girls + James Franco = best.

90: A$AP ROCKY & MOB

89: KAI NEVILLE

88: AUSTRALIAN SOUND

Dirty phrase now, but buzz words aside Australia birthed a shit-ton of amazing producers in 2013. Let’s see how long they all last.

87: ASHLEY SKY

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86: SELFIES

“Selfie” was named Oxford Dictionary’s Word Of The Year, and it first appeared on an Australian online forum, another claim to fame for our great southern land.

85: GOOGLE SATELLITE WI-FI

84: BUSH BEING COOL AGAIN

Not George Bush ;)

83: PACIFIC RIM 

Switch brain to off and relish in some blockbuster goodness that is pretty much Godzilla VS Optimus Prime 

82: SWEAT IT OUT

What So Not, Rufus, Motez, Indian Summer… Their roster gets stronger and stronger, and it all began thanks to the absolute legend that is AJAX (R.I.P you amazing human).

81: VINE 

Shouts 2 Riff Raff for single handedly keeping that app alive.

80: #STARBUCKSDRAKEHANDS

Never not FUNNY.

79: MISFIT SURFBOARDS

Legends who do a lot of inspiring and generally COOL SHIT.

78: KING KRULE

77: HOT DOGS OR LEGS

Either way, we all win.

76: WE DID IT COLLECTIVE

Shlohmo, Groundislava, D33J, RL Grime and friends released a lot of AMAZING SHIT this year. Keep an eye on their visual dude Sus Boy in 2014.

75: THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

74: WAVE RACER

Burst onto the scene with Rock U Tonite, did not put a single foot wrong remix-wise afterward.

73: THE NECESSARY DEATH OF CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN

Finding love, ecstacy and viagra with Ron Weasley, Shia LeBeouf and that guy from The Inbetweeners in Romania. Final scene is some epic shit cut to that huge m83 song that says "carry on" a whole bunch of times. Must see!

72: ANCHORMAN 2

It wasn’t as brilliant as number one, but if you thought it was going to be you were deluded.

71: THE MOUNTAIN (DOT COM) TSHIRTS

You don’t know legendary status til you’ve got a wolf pack on your shirt.

70: TWERKING

Can't not mention it. Is Diplo responsible for giving it a leg up into white culture? Would Miley have heard of twerking if it weren't for that Major Lazer video? 

69: FITSPO

Every year making us go to the gym that much more…

68: TIE: BALANCE & COMPOSURE / DAYLIGHT

Both put out top ten worthy guitars and drums records this year. Hair on your face and pint glass in the fucking air. More HERE

67: TIE: SEA PUNK/FADE HAIRCUTS

Same as last year, girls went to the trippy colour's and guys went to the barber.

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65: LISTS

Eventually the entire internet will just be a series of lists. The laziest form of online journalism.

64: ED SNOWDEN

Dropped some serious knowledge bombs on the world in 2013. His CHRISTMAS MESSAGE is worth checking out.

63: HUMANS OF NEW YORK

One of our favourite WEBSITES this year.

62: CAI RUSSO

We professed our love for her a few issues back in the magazine, now she's in a Justin Bieber video and we no longer stand a chance :(

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61: NBA

Better than ever. 

60: FIDLAR

We got to meet Fidlar at Splendour, had a feeling they’d be fun, and when they came to Perth we had much fun. Their self-titled album this year was gr8.

59: KOKON TO ZAI

Get around this rather splendid FASHION LABEL from London via Russia.

58: BUCKET HATS

For dudes with big heads, these are a godsend.

57: SHELLAC NAILS

All of our respective partners and girl_friends froth on these, so we froth in accordance.

56: WHAT SO NOT

So many bang0rz in 2013, signed to old mate Skrilly’s label, and just generally killed it the entire year.

55. SAHARA RAY

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54: NIKE ROSHES

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53: ALYSHA NETT

She was super-happy to be featured in our mag, told all her friends about it and made us all dough-eyed and love-struck.

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52: JAMES FRANCO

Put it this way, this is the editor’s girlfriend’s “celebrity pass”, and he’s completely okay with that. Spring Breakers and This Is The End were amazing, and that Bound 2 rip with Seth Rogen almost broke the INTERNET.

51: BRAINFEEDER

Still ahead of the game.

50: SHAKAS

We threw fucking heaps of them this year, and it made us 400% happier every single time.

49: JESSIE ANDREWS

Just head to her TUMBLR and see why she’s our fave porn star/model/DJ/awesome person.

48: ARCHER

Still the best animated show going around.

47: IOHYOU

Look after some legendary bands like Violent Soho, DZ Deathrays, Snakadaktal and City Calm Down, and for some reason seem to really like us – something we are eternally grateful for cuz they are a bunch of rad dudes.

46: PAYPASS

Even though it cost one of us a lot of money when he got his wallet stolen, this shit was epically convenient.

45: NORTHLANE

Get. Singularity. Now

44: SAILOR JERRY

Got us really drunk lots in 2013, always happy to help out a party.

43: ALISON WONDERLAND

Released her first single this year, came over to the west a few times and absolutely killed it each and every time.

42: RYAN GOSLING

Absolute dreamboat, and that WON’T EAT HIS CEREAL thing was hilarious.

41: WILLOW BEATS

This little two-some make some incredible music, and let us tour them around the country earlier this year for sold out national tour, and it was GREAT.

40: PITBULL/KE$HA TOUR CANCELLATION

The fact that these two global “superstars” had to cancel their Australian tour this year due to lack of ticket sales renewed our faith in the Australian public’s taste in music.

39: DRAKE

Great album, so many memes, so many emotions.

38. CARA DELEVINGNE

Please just keep being weird.

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37: VIOLENT SOHO

Hungry Ghost proved grunge ain’t dead.

36: CONVERSE

What’s a Vans?

35: NINA LAS VEGAS

Not just ‘cause she DJs good and is a lovely lady who we filmed one of our favourite interviews with, she supports those who unreservedly deserve it, the underground kids in it for the right reason. Something that built the very foundations of this magazine.

34: DAVID GUTTENFELDER

An absolutely incredible photo journalist, armed with an iPhone, Instagram account and a AAA pass to North Korea – head to his WEBSITE now.

33: ST. JEROME'S LANEWAY FESTIVAL

We got to tour with the festival earlier this year and make a whole free issue out of it. Always one step ahead of everyone else in terms of act selection.

32: TIE: MICK FANNING/BEN PLAYER

Two of the world’s most talented watermen, both winning the world titles on their respective crafts. The boogie will always be close to our hearts.

30: DISCLOSURE

Say what you want about their “deep house” pedigree, Settle is a fucking hit machine, and pads out 75% of our DJ sets. 

29: JENNIFER LAWRENCE

Marry us.

28: PHARRELL WILLIAMS

Still the coolest cat in school, and the 24-hour video clip for HAPPY is some next-level shit.

27: MOLLY

Not the 1999 COMEDY/DRAMA starring Elizabeth Shue as a retarded woman, although left us retarded a lot over various stages of 2013.

26: JAMES BLAKE

Overgrown was a great album, and his live sets in the country around Splendour time melted our minds/hearts.

25: SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS

Speaking of, we got to go there and make another issue based entirely around the festival. During which time we hung out with retarded Elizabeth Shue a lot, had Wavves piss in a bottle for us, and danced. Oh how we danced.

24: SKRILLEX SUMMIT VIDEO CLIP

Our video lord Moonclad Kid made a video for Skrillex, which he released on January 2, and is now sitting pretty at 21,000,000+ PLAYS.

23: CIRCO FESTIVAL

We helped organise this festival in a MONTH, which featured Flight Facilities, Chet Faker, Hermitude, Wave Racer, Ta-ku, Mr Carmack, Djemba Djemba, Dune Rats, Ground Is Lava, Giraffage, Girl Unit, JeromeLOL, Evian Christ, New York Transit Authority and more. Needless to say it, and the stupid after party, was a good time.

22: KARL STEFANOVIC

Dude just wins at everything.

21: BEYONCE

“Hey PR team, you can sit this one out, I’m just gonna release this fucking incredible album un-announced”. 

20: RUSSELL BRAND

Showed the world in 2013 he’s a LOT MORE than just a funny guy.

19: GRAVITY

The first movie in a long time that you HAD to go to the movies to see. Yeah there was a few things about it that kinda sucked, but as far as pure cinema goes, Gravity was a full-blown experience.

18: THE SMITH STREET BAND

No band in 2013 pumped us up more than Wil Wagner and friends. Every time moral was low, Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams lifted the spirits. They even played in our OFFICE this one time.

17: THE RED WEDDING

No words.

16: GTA 5

A final gift before…

15: CONSOLE WARS

PS4 and XBox One, next gen gaming, extreme productivity decrease.

14: SNAPCHAT

We feel like this ARTICLE covers our feelings towards Snapchat well enough.

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13: THE ASHES

#RETURNTHEURN

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12: TA-KU

If you can find a producer who deserves more plaudits than TA-KU finally received in 2013, we’ll high-five ya.

11: GAY MARRIAGE

Easily a top 10/#1, but only once Australia sorts its shit out. Regardless, this year saw a massive step forward for the union between same sex couples, and that’s an unequivocally awesome thing.

And the top 10 things we loved about 2013...

10: PILERATS RECORDS

We promise this is the last of our own trumpets we’ll below, but the end of the year saw us launch Pilerats Records. While we’ve only released one track so far (and a pretty bloody good one by SABLE we feel), watch this space for big things in 2014.

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9: FLUME

Dude was farking everywhere in 2013, and for damn good reasons that we don’t really need to go over.

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8: PING PONG

We put a ping pong table in the office. It was probably the best thing to happen to our office in 2013, a year when lots of good (and truly terrible) things happened in that office. Plus apparently Susan Sarandon LOVES IT. It's seriously number eight out of a hundred good.

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7: SILK ROAD

So much drama, so much drugs, we still don’t understand BITCOINS though.

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6: DOGE

Much funny. Such lol. The laziest, most perfect internet junk food of 2013.

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5: DUNE RATS

Our brothers in name, music and party, we had more fun with Dune Rats in 2013 than any other band. Most specifically, filming the GREEN VERSION of Red Light, Green Light, and THAT INTERVIEW with DZ Deathrays and BC afterwards.

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4: EMILY RATAJKOWSKI

We love her enough to easily be able to Google her last name.

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3: KANYE WEST

Love him or hate him, the dude is a fucking entertainer, and he entertained us more in 2013 than almost any other artist/celebrity.

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2: BREAKING BAD

Thanks for the memories Walter and Jesse, we’ll miss you more than anyone. If you know of any television show in history that wrapped things up more perfectly than Breaking Bad, we’ll eat our hats.

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1: MILEY CYRUS

She won 2013. Hands down.

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See you in 2014 fuckers!

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