So for SXSW I volunteered I unfortunately didn’t attend all the shows that I wanted but that is how it goes. This year was a bit disappointing for me as a Techno/House enthusiast their wasn’t many artist that REALLY caught my attention except for Cajmere and Duski and Doorly but that was as underground as it got with Techno and House. Last year we had Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Tiga, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) and Ean Golden which was amazing! I got to see all of them and hear them play! On 2013 I couldn’t attend the LEGENDARY set deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin did back to back! Richie Hawtin finally released it for free stream on SoundCloud which I was extremely thankful for! Some of my highlights for SXSW this year was seeing Flosstradamus for the third time and I got to experience a lot of Hip-Hop something out of my comfort zone. Also on the more underground not Techno related Djemba Djemba, Mr. Carmack and Loudpvck where there. I also saw the premiere of the Swedish House Mafia ‘Leave the World Behind’ movie with my friend Ana which is absolutely amazing! Really good documentary of the Swedish House Mafia very real! I took a picture of the tour manager Amy (she was sitting a few rows from where we where sitting) with Ana! This is cool because to be honest I think that is as close as I we will get to the Swedish House Mafia. Overall this year wasn’t the greatest but I had a good time.
Ana (left) and the tour manager, Amy (right side wearing a white shirt) of the Swedish House Mafia.
Richie Hawtin vs deadmau5 b2b @ SXSW 2013