Another SXSW is behind us, and while the web has already been chocked full of big name rockers and rappers getting name-checked alongside emerging hipster bands you’ll see blogged about too much about this summer, there was plenty more to do in Austin this year—namely dance. Check out our picks of amazing DJ talent along with a few bands and MCs who kept the groove going and not just toes tapping. …MORE
The URB contingent has landed in Austin and while our list of acts to see and parties to visit this year is seemingly infinite, we put our heads together to decide on a list of 5 acts that we’re especially looking forward to catching.
TNGHT – It had to happen sometime; heavyweight badman and WARP impresario Hudson Mohawke is set to debut his collaboration with Lunice, one of Montreal’s most prolific producers. Playing later in the week, we at URB honestly don’t know how to handle the excitement; but we know it’ll involve some booming drops and unreleased dubs. In other words, it has to happen ASAP. — MS
TNGHT will premiere at Warp/Brainfeeder’s party on Saturday the 17th.
Before our conversation, I listened to the new album, watched the video for DoomTree’s “Drumsticks” a million times. I’ll have to wait a month or two till he comes to play West Hollywood to shout it at him at a show. At at 28, he’s already logged a considerable amount of time in the studio, and four hundred plus some odd tracks which is definitely a professional average. Spin has even called him a child prodigy, various mainstream media corporate outlets bowed at his feet as well in previous write-ups. He was down for the exchange, and I was unbelievably ill. It was decided via text message would be mutually beneficial way to proceed.
This leak off Drizzy’s upcoming Thank Me Later is produced by Omen and features The Dream. It’s not the final version yet, but the slow jam starts off like a better version of “HoustonAtlantaVegas” and is similarly an anthem (of sorts) for the ladies. Yet, it’s a bit watered-down from what the track could have been like.