Hot 100 2013: 19-11

Auntie Flo, Armando Iannucci and Boards of Canada 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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19 Auntie Flo

Hot 100 2013: 19-11

Club class
A move from Glasgow to London has seen the internationally-flavoured dance project of Brian d’Souza (and live collaborator Esa Williams) move to the next level. Alongside residencies at club nights Huntley & Palmers and Highlife, there have been two sets at Glastonbury and a T in the Park appearance. (DP)
Photo: Tom Welsh.

18 RM Hubbert

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Having his SAY
Thoroughly deserved Scottish Album of the Year Award winner: need we say more? Yes we do actually, because Glaswegian maestro of haunting solo guitar symphonies Hubbert has since followed-up 2012’s Thirteen Lost & Found with the equally fine Breaks & Bone. (MJ)

17 Arika

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Cultural explorers
The Edinburgh experimental film / music / events team hosted Episode 4 ‘Freedom is a Constant Struggle’, and Episode 5 ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ at Tramway. Entertaining and nourishing, these cultural exploration weekends featured intellectual discussion, flamboyant performance and provocative politics, covering issues of gender, radical black art, drag and identity. (CS) 
Photo: Paula Court.

16 Cry Parrot

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Fashionable festivals
In its sixth year, the independent promoter continued to offer a gloriously eclectic programme of gigs. A Dundee leg has been added to the annual Music Language festival and Scottish underground talent were showcased at Suoni Per Il Popolo in Montreal. (SS)
Photo: Peter Davidson.

15 David Shrigley

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Art giant
List favourite Shrigley became the latest Glasgow artist to make it on to the Turner Prize shortlist for his solo show at the Hayward Gallery, bringing his dark comedic work to Britain’s biggest contemporary art prize with a life-sized urinating nude figure. (RT)

14 The Vintage

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Progressive pub
The Leith bar became the first ever pub to win an Eating & Drinking Guide Best Newcomer Award, elbowing aside notable restaurants with a combination of cutting-edge craft beer and an enlightened menu pushing fine British charcuterie to the fore. (DR)

13 Iain Banks

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Late great author
Banks died of cancer in June, leaving a legacy of 27 literary and science fiction novels. The Bridge and Excession were listed in the 50 Best Scottish Books of the Last 50 Years and his final book, The Quarry, was published posthumously to much acclaim. (KL)
Photo: Ray Charles Redman.

12 Boards of Canada

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Reaping rewards
It wasn’t just Tomorrow’s Harvest, their first studio album in eight years, which relaunched the faceless but much-adored Pentlands electronic duo to attention. Preceding it, a baffling but ingenious pre-release campaign had seen clues to unlocking the promotional website hidden in YouTube clips, on limited edition vinyl records and in adverts. (DP)

11 Armando Iannucci

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From DC to Norwich
Last year’s Hot 100 champ is still one of the UK’s wittiest commentators. Iannucci has continued to work his magic as the creator of HBO comedy Veep (the series has really found its voice with season two and shed its ‘transatlantic The Thick of It’ tag) and as co-writer behind the mighty Alan Partridge movie Alpha Papa. (HN)

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