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The SXSW 2014 Music Sampler from SXSW Baby

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Once more, it’s time to ask the question of who you might want to see at SXSW. It’s a lot easier with the internet and lots of samples, but there are still far too many bands for the overage attendee to plough through. Which is where ‘friend of the parish’ Operation Every Band comes in.

Kevin McStravick and his team have been highlighting some of his favourites every week, but after the reaction to our MP3 Samplers from previous years we all knew going in that we’d be putting together another eighty acts you really must listen to at this year’s South by Southwest music.

DOWNLOAD the SXSW Baby! “Best of SXSW 2014″ sampler
Mega.co.nz link (314 Mb)

A little bit about the process. Through Kevin’s listening via OEB we get our initial “long list” of acts to listen to. Into that mix the SXSW Baby! team threw in the music we’ve been discovering along the way. We also asked a number of our friends in the music industry to suggest a few names as well.

From then it was a matter of listening to them all again, debating favourites, comparing a few songs that were incredibly similar in head-to-head decisions, and once we had a provisional list, any new song that demanded to be included had to bump an existing song out of the playlist.

After all that, we’re left with 80 tracks (all of which are freely available to listen to online folks, we’ve just got them in one place), and a big jigsaw to get a great running order. As previous years, I wanted to create some great moments when listening to the songs, to have the music flow into each other, to have sequences that would allow you to both dip in and out of the sampler, or stick it on a five hour playlist (which should just about reach from the TSA screening at your local airport to the reception desk of your hotel – or twice through if you’re flying from Europe).

If the eighty tracks feels too much for you, then you can break it down to eight ten-track playlists.

  • Welcome to SXSW (Tracks 1-10)
  • The Second Bite Sounds Just As Nice (Tracks 11-20)
  • Chill Out And Kick Back (Tracks 21-30)
  • The Music Of America (Tracks 31-40)
  • Foot On The Amplifier (Tracks 41-50)
  • The Wonderful World of Music (Tracks 51-60)
  • Turn On The Electrics (Tracks 61-70)
  • We Hope It Never Ends (Tracks 71-80)

If you’re not sure, here’s the deal. Listen to the first ten tracks. I’m confident that not only will this give you a great hit of SXSW Music, but you’ll want to listen to the rest of the sampler.

Oh and our 2014 performers in full?

Adam Arcuragi, Ages and Agesm Air Traffic Controller, American Authors, The Apache Relay, Band of Skulls, Barcelona, Basia Bulat, The Belle Brigade, Black Books, Blacklist Royals, Boy & Bear, Bring Me The Horizon, Caroline Rose, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Cello Fury, Charli XCX, The Crookes, David Ramirez, The Devil Makes Three, East Cameron Folkcore, Elle King, Ezra Furman, Gabby Young and Other Animals, Good for Grapes, The Griswolds, Heymoonshaker, Hollis Brown, Honeyblood, Hozier, Hunter Hunted, James Bay, Jeetta, Judith Hill, July Talk, Kashmere Stage Band, Katie Herzig, Kill it Kid, Kongos, Kyle Andrews, Leif Vollebeck, Lincoln Durham, Lions in the Street, Little Daylight, London Grammar, The Lonely Wild, Los Lonely Boys, Magic Man, Mandolin Orange, Matrimony, Mia Dyson, Mighty Oaks, MisterWivers, Moon Taxi, Neulore, Nonono, Only Real, Pockets, Poolside, Quiet Company, Saintseneca, San Fermin, Shelby Earl, Skream, Sleeping At Your Door, Social Studies, Streets of Laredo, The Strypes, Talib Kweli, Timber Timbre, Tinariwen, Tom Easton, Typhoon, The Unlikley Candidates, Vnace Joy, Wardell, The Whigs, Wild Party, and The Wilderness of Manitoba.

The biggest problem in the 21st century is not piracy but obscurity”, Cory Doctorow.

– @Ewan and the @SXSWbaby team

The SXSW 2013 Music Sampler from SXSW Baby

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

As SXSW draws ever closer, it’s time once more the SXSW Baby team to release our music sampler track into the wild.

With over 2,000 bands performing at SXSW Music this year (and countless more that don’t have official showcases), choosing the bands to go and see is always tricky. With the internet, YouTube, Spotify, and other internet services, it’s a lot easier to get a feel ahead of time of the bands to watch out for, be it four names out of a hat on a short news article, right up to the six month listening marathon that is Operation Every Band from friend of SXSW Baby! Kevin McStravick.

Kevin has been highlighting some of his favourites every week, but we’ve got our own tradition at the Baby… our sampler collection of the tracks, bands, singers (and poets) that have caught our ears as we get ready to hit Sixth Street’s sound explosion (Even though we realise that .mp3 is decidedly old school in 2013). Here it is, eighty acts you really must listen to at this year’s South by Southwest music.

DOWNLOAD the SXSW Baby! “Best of SXSW 2013″ sampler
Mega.co.nz link (314 Mb)

A little bit about the process. Through Kevin’s listening via OEB we get our initial “long list” of acts to listen to. Into that mix the SXSW Baby! team threw in the music we’ve been discovering along the way. We also asked a number of our friends in the music industry to suggest a few names as well.

From then it was a matter of listening to them all again, debating favourites, comparing a few songs that were incredibly similar in head-to-head decisions, and once we had a provisional list, any new song that demanded to be included had to bump an existing song out of the playlist.

After all that, we’re left with 80 tracks (all of which are freely available to listen to online folks, we’ve just got them in one place), and a big jigsaw to get a great running order. As previous years, I wanted to create some great moments when listening to the songs, to have the music flow into each other, to have sequences that would allow you to both dip in and out of the sampler, or stick it on a five hour playlist (which should just about reach from the TSA screening at your local airport to the reception desk of your hotel – or twice through if you’re flying from Europe).

If the eighty tracks feels too much for you, then you can break it down to eight ten-track playlists.

  • This is SXSW (Tracks 1-10)
  • A little bit of Rock with your Roll? (Tracks 11-20)
  • The British Sound Invasion (Tracks 21-30)
  • We have both kinds of music (Tracks 31-40)
  • Time And Relative Dimensions in Song (Tracks 41-50)
  • This Land Is Your Land (Tracks 51-60)
  • Love Shine A Light (Tracks 61-70)
  • A tear, Sarah Jane? (Tracks 71-80)

If you’re not sure, here’s the deal. Listen to the first ten tracks. I’m confident that not only will this give you a great hit of SXSW Music, but you’ll want to listen to the rest of the sampler.

Oh and the 2013 bands in full?

A Band Of Bitches, Asgeir Trausti, Bernhoft, Bhi Bhiman, Black Pistol Fire, Boy, Chappo, Clairy Browne and The Bangin’ Rackettes, Conveyor, Current Swell, Delta Rae, Desert Noises, Diego Garcia, Diplomats of Solid Sound, Ed Harcourt, Elle King, Everything Everything, Fallulah, Five Mile Town, Fort Lean, Foxygen, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Frightened Rabbit, Houndmouth, Jack Savoretti, Jake Bugg, Jamie N Commons, Jenn Grant, Jenny Owen Youngs, John Cooper Clarke, John Hiatt, Jonathan Boulet, Kid Congo & Pink Monkey Birds, Kim Janssen, Let’s Buy Happiness, Lions In The Street, Little Green Cars, Los Lonely Boys, Luke Sital-Singh, maNga, Meligrove Band, Mister Loveless, Mor Ve Otesi, Ms Mr, Night Beds, Ok Sweetheart, Pacific Air, Palma Violets, Peace, Quiet Company, Pockey LaFarge & The South City Three, Rah Rah, Ravens and Chimes, Rebel MC aka Congo Natty, Reptar, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Rosco Bandana, Royal Teeth, Ruby Jane, Sammy Decoster, Sarah Jaffe, Seth Sentry, Sizarr, Star & Micey, Svavar Knútur, Swear and Shake, Synthesizers, Tamikrest, The Chicharones, The Crookes, The Heavy, The Little Ones, The Mowglis, The Rubens, The Staves, Tim Easton, Tom Odell, Whitehorse, Wildlife Control, and Will Brennan.

The biggest problem in the 21st century is not piracy but obscurity”, Cory Doctorow.

SXSW Eco goes app

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

If you’re heading to SXSW Eco next month (Oct 3-5) then you might want to pick up the mobile app, which is available now for iOS and Android devices.

The SXSW Eco Mobile App is the official mobile app for getting the most out of attending SXSW Eco 2012. Build and organize your own day-by-day schedule, browse cutting-edge panels by category, and explore the “Who’s Here?” list of inspiring keynotes and speakers, who will be coming to the conference in October.

It follows the same style as the application for SXSW in March, with a search function, personal schedules, and maps of the event. It’s also free.

The SXSW 2012 Music Sampler from SXSW Baby

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Deciding what music to go and listen to at SXSW is always a tricky one. Thanks to the internet you can get a good feel ahead of time, from the quick lists by music reporters pointing out their ones to watch right up to the six month listening marathon that is Operation Every Band from friend of SXSW Baby! Kevin McStravick.

But that takes real dedication. Kevin’s been highlighting some of his favourites every week, but after the reaction to our MP3 Sampler from the 2011 we all knew that we’d be putting together another eighty acts you really must listen to at this year’s South by Southwest music.

DOWNLOAD the SXSW Baby! “Best of SXSW 2012″ sampler
Rapidshare link (279MB)

A little bit about the process. Through Kevin’s listening we got a rather nice “long list” of acts to listen to, and into that mix the SXSW Baby! team threw in their own favourite bands. We also asked a number of our friends in the music industry to suggest a few names as well.

From then it was a matter of listening to them all again, debating favourites, comparing a few songs that were incredibly similar in head-to-head decisions, and once we had a provisional list, any new song that demanded to be included had to bump an existing song out of the playlist.

After all that, we’re left with 80 tracks (all of which are freely available to listen to online folks, we’ve just got them in one place), and a big jigsaw to get a great running order. As last year, I wanted to create some great moments when listening to the songs, to have the music flow into each other, to have sequences that would allow you to both dip in and out of the sampler, or stick it on a five hour playlist (which should just about reach from the TSA screening at your local airport to the reception desk of your hotel – or twice through if you’re flying from Europe).

If the eighty tracks feels too much for you, then you can break it down to eight ten-track playlists.

  • That’s SXSW in a nutshell (Tracks 1-10)
  • Playing the notes against the beat (Tracks 11-20)
  • We have both kinds of music, Rock and Roll (Tracks 21-30)
  • A little heart in your lyrics (Tracks 31-40)
  • How the west was put in the South By (Tracks 41-50)
  • Bouncing along 6th Street (Tracks 51-60)
  • Slow down and watch the world (Tracks 61-70)
  • Pop goes the weekend (Tracks 71-80)

If you’re not sure, here’s the deal. Listen to the first ten tracks. I’m confident that not only will this give you a great hit of SXSW Music, but you’ll want to listen to the rest of the sampler.

And if you want more after that and SXSW Music hasn’t started, ask Simon at Outroversion nicely for his mix!

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Outroversions SXSW Music Sampler is here

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Friend of The Baby! Outroversion has always come up with the goods in terms of musical picks for SXSW, and his 2012 selection is going to be wonderful to listen to. Picking out the bands and performers is always tough, so a hand picked and curated collection of songs is always welcome.

We’re still putting the finishing touches to the SXSW Baby! sampler, so pardon us if we don’t look at Outro’s list in full just yet (so we don;t spoil our picking skills!) but after previous years, we trust him to choose good music.

More thoughts and the band list on his site, or you can dive straight in and grab the musical archive.