3M Mixtape is a series of 12 music sessions, masterminded by actors Dawn Sievewright and John McLarnon in creative collaboration with Dundee Rep’s Artistic Director Andrew Panton, that is filmed live and released weekly on Dundee Rep’s YouTube channel. The result is a celebration of the best music talent in Scotland while offering a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the artists during the pandemic.
With over 4000 people from all over the world enjoying the project so far, the creative team is pleased to announce the next 3M Mixtape session only feature a live performance of Karma Chameleon by Martin Quinn that will be released alongside a special video: 3M Mixtape Meets Boy George. This 20-minute conversation features the legend and music icon talking to Dawn, John and Martin about everything from writing Culture Club’s biggest hit Karma Chameleon to ‘80s pop and how he is missing live performance.
Boy George said “What an important project to be happening in these strange times where live music performance has been put on hold. It was a pleasure being a part of 3M Mixtape and I wish Dawn, John, Andrew and all the team at Dundee Rep the best for the second half of this brilliant project.”
Dawn Sievewright, John McLarnon and Andrew Panton said “3M Mixtape continues to be a celebration of the best of Scottish musical talent. For George to be part of the project has been really exciting and we’ve loved his input.”
All 3M Mixtape sessions released so far are available on Dundee Rep’s YouTube channel to be enjoyed by audiences around the world. These are a mix of original songs as well as covers with artists featured including Reuben Joseph, Eleanor Kane, Harry Ward, Hannah Jarrett-Scott and Karen Fishwick, among many others, who perform songs by such artists as Lulu and from musicals, including Waitress.
3M Mixtape is delivering on Dundee Rep’s strategy of bringing music events to the fore and continuing to work with a range of freelance artists. The project is presented as part of Rep Studios, a new digital platform from Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre, showcasing a season of theatre, dance, and music which celebrates Dundee’s distinctive cultural voice within a wider world facing change and evolution driven by these unique times.
Both the 3M Mixtape session and the special 3M Mixtape Meets Boy George videos were released 18 July on Dundee Rep’s YouTube channel.