Sunday, March 11, 2012

SXSW 2012 Edition (5/9): Electronic Dance Music

Here it is!  The third annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Edition of the Active Listener Podcast.  Like previous years, I have listened to every band that had a sample up on, around 1,100 bands.  That is way too many songs to really get to know any of the bands well but what it can provide is a first impression.  So with that in mind I have organized the 100 best first impressions I got into 9 genre specific mixes for your previewing pleasure.  There are a couple new technical features to note this year.  First, each podcast has individually labeled tracks for each song so you can skip around and repeat to your heart's content.  Second, we've got a new way for you to contribute and join the conversation, the new Active Listener Podcast Facebook page at  I'll be posting music recommendations and finds as they come to me so you do the same!  Alright, enough with the introductions, on with the music.

Thanks for listening and don't forget to support the artists,


SXSW 2012 Edition (5/9): Electronic Dance Music
I think the title says it all but just for fun I'll give you a little intro.  We start it off with some D\R\U\G\S to get the mood right with their more mellow, dare I say technoish, sounds.  Next up is a latin themed track that is awesome.  And third, we've got a taste of what I am most excited for, Hospital Records in Austin.  All my drum and bass fans rejoice.  Anyway, then we're into the lighter side of house and by the time we get to Porter Robinson it's a full on electro house dance party.  Enjoy.

1. Love Lust F/M by D/R/U/G/S
2. K Le Pasa by Dj Dus aka El Dusty
3. Cross the Line (ft. Ayah Marar) by Camo & Krooked
4. Church by Jacques Lu Cont
5. Reach for the Stars by Sound Remedy
6. Unison by Porter Robinson
7. Immo by SIRsir
8. Promise Me a Rose Garden by The M Machine
9. What You Gonna Do? by Codes

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- Open your favorite podcast program (Itunes, Downcast, etc...)
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