Do you ever just feel completely overwhelmed by the sheer volume of bands that descend on Austin for South by Southwest (SXSW)? Do you wish someone would just make a short mix of a few bands that really match what type of music you are looking for? Well your wish has come true. Last Wednesday, I got my hands on a 5 gig torrent containing songs by over 1000 of the bands playing at SXSW. (It’s all legal. You can get it here http://torrentfreak.com/sxsw-2010-on-bittorrent-3-35-gb-of-free-music-100306/ ) Since then I have gone through every single song, over 60 hours of music, and cut that number down to one hundred solid tunes spanning all genres. From those hundred songs I have compiled 13, thirty minute, mixes organized by genre so you can get right to what you want to hear. I should say though, all this music is incredible so I encourage trying something new.
In order to get this huge amount of music out so quickly I have left off the commentary but have still included the track lists as album art as well as below in the volume descriptions. If you like the tunes, go out and see the shows and buy the music. Remember, these are the artists still trying to get that first break. To that end, please, forward this to anyone and everyone you know that is going to SXSW to help them make the most out of the experience.
I’ve put a lot of time and effort in to putting this collection together and I couldn’t be more pleased with how it has turned out. Thanks for listening and enjoy.
Volume 1 – The Independent @ 501 Studios
To start, I had to do a special mix highlighting the incredible hip hop themed line up at The Independent @ 501 Studios. It is the one venue that has a ton of artists who I have known and loved for years. I dug into my own collection a bit for this one because I already had at least half these guys lined up to be on future hip hop podcasts. #’s 3,4,8,and 10 cannot by missed.
Also, there are even more artists playing The Independent on other volumes of the podcast. I have marked them accordingly.
1. Sirens by A-Alikes
2. Trouble by Planet Asia ft. Tristate
3. Blowin Wax by People Under the Stairs
4. Aw Naw Remix by Nappy Roots
5. Dance Sucka! By Blacklisted Individuals
6. Volcano by Anti-Pop Consortium
7. Motor Music by Finale
8. Reality Check by Binary Star (One Be Lo)
9. Holla Like U Know Me by Black Milk ft. Que Diesel
10. 93 ‘Til Infinity by Souls of Mischief