Yes, it's that time again. Austin, TX is preparing for the absolute onslaught of bands and music fans, who will collectively descend on the city for another SXSW Music Festival, this time taking place March 18 - 22. The list is already lengthy, and we can expect it to quadruple in size in the coming weeks. If you've yet to book a hotel room for this year's festivities, well, good luck to you.
A few names from the aforementioned list:
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We put up tracks, you hit download, then we sent our data-collection elves out to find out XLR8R.com's most popular MP3s of 2008, according to our wonderful readers. While some obvious choices are here (M83, Hercules and Love Affair, Flying Lotus), our list does contain some surprises (Rainbow Arabia, Débruit, Neon Neon), a surprising amount of dubstep, and a whole lot of remixes. Now, let's hope everyone's had their fill of Lil Wayne for one year.
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Though he's busy on the road at the moment, traversing various corners of Asia that include Japan, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia, DJ T. has promised a new full-length, slated to drop in early summer. The Dusseldorf-born, Berlin based DJ and producer has already chosen a title, The Inner Juke Box, and will put finishing touches on the release upon his return to Europe in the spring.
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Voltage Music, which was co-founded in 2001 by DJ Tomas (a.k.a Double Identity and Dub I.D.) and XLR8R founder Andrew Smith (a.k.a Professor Smith and Jackie’s Army), has spent the last eight years releasing West Coast dub, broken beat, electro, and dubstep tunes. Read more »
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