Hot 100 2013: 49-40

Braw Gigs, Paul Wright and Neil Landstrumm among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2013

The Hot 100 is our list of Scotland’s 100 hottest individuals and groups who’ve made a splash this year, from comic book writers to comedians, artists to actors. If they've contributed to Scotland's cultural landscape in 2013, you'll find them here.

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49 Colin Currie

Hot 100 2013: 49-40

Drummer boy
This year, the Edinburgh-raised percussionist was described as ‘one of the greatest musicians in the world today’ by composer Steve Reich. Currently artist-in-residence at the Southbank Centre, Currie gave a magnificent performance of Reich’s ‘Drumming’ in Glasgow, as well as touring and collaborating extensively with his own group. (CS)

48 Braw Gigs

Hot 100 2013: 49-40

Noise merchant
Bigger and brawer than ever, the one-man powerhouse DIY gig promoter worked from a base at Summerhall, hosting mesmerising shows and talks from Cut Hands, Umberto, Ian Nagoski, Stefan Blomeier + Claire, plus other central belt gigs including Vatican Shadow and Wolf Eyes. (CS)

47 Scottish Ballet

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Dance triumph
Taking place over four days, featuring the work of 15 choreographers and with almost 20 different components on stage and screen, Scottish Ballet’s Dance Odysseys was a highlight of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival. Ambitious and risky but a total triumph. (KA)

46 T in the Park

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Balado bonanza
The 20th anniversary of our premier music fest may not have had the biggest names in its history, but the long weekender still had a wildly eclectic line-up in which Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and the Killers played off against Kraftwerk, My Bloody Valentine and the Proclaimers. (DP)

45 The Gannet

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Finnieston’s finest
Glasgow’s most hotly anticipated restaurant opening of 2013, the Gannet is a first venture for chefs Peter McKenna and Ivan Stein. Stampeding critics and bloggers were not disappointed by exciting, imaginative cooking in a cool bar-restaurant central to Finnieston’s rejuvenation. (JT)

44 Paul Wright

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Fife filmmaker
A haunting story about a young man who is the lone survivor of a fishing boat accident, Wright’s For Those in Peril won Best Feature Film at the Scottish BAFTAs, impressing critics with its deft mix of realism and fantasy. (GT)

43 Synergy

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Epic promoters
Upping their game in 2013, the truly outrageous Jem-referencing gig promoters (founded by Grainne Braithwaite, pictured) put on powerful shows from Public Enemy, Fuck Buttons, Shellac and Sparks, a last-minute concert featuring John C Reilly, a screening of Zidane with a live Mogwai soundtrack and a church gig by RM Hubbert. (CS)

42 Neil Landstrumm

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Capital producer
Renowned Edinburgh techno producer Landstrumm returned to action on two fronts, initially with his first album in four years, Dragon Under, which emerged through Bristol’s Sneaker Social Club. Doubleheart, his collaboration with Optimo’s JD Twitch, also returned with the ‘Roots’ EP on High Sheen. (DP)

41 Tom Kitchin

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Michelin master
The Edinburgh chef continues to fly his restaurant high in the UK charts, buoyed by roaring reviews and various TV appearances. 2013 saw the successful launch of dining pub the Scran & Scallie in partnership with fellow local Michelin-star holder Dominic Jack. (DR)

40 Edinburgh International Film Festival

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Cinema champion
Artistic director Chris Fujiwara presented another strong international programme of cinema for his second year in the job. Highlights included the joyful American indie Frances Ha, experimental documentary Leviathan and Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring. (GT)

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