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SXSW Music Expands Electronic & Dance Programming for 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A note from SXSW....

Over the years, SXSW has championed heaps of musicians, DJs and labels that now make up the colorful palette of electronic music we all enjoy today. We're set to expand this programming next month with an extensive showcase offering with the aim of being well-rounded and reflective of both established and emerging scenes.

While we continue to celebrate the advanced quality of electronic music on the main stage with Odesza, Ryan Hemsworth and Clean Bandit, we're also zooming in on the best underground bubblers with Trouw residents Elias Mazian and Cinnaman for ADE, Jersey Club DJs Sliink and UNiiQU3, and adventurous genre-benders SOPHIE and Lena Willikens.

The night of Saturday, March 21 is particularly special for us as we end on a bang at the Moog Music & Switched On showcase, featuring Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann for his Texas debut.

SXSW's influence on the global musical landscape remains vast; we feel the growing share of electronic music within that powerful context (in Austin, Texas to boot) is really exciting.

In tandem with our nighttime showcases, our daytime conference team has curated an excellent selection of panels. These discussions will include pertinent social issues (Equality for Women in Dance Music), opportunities for peer collaboration (Digital DJs Meet Up), and debates for audiophiles over the future of sound (The Un-Distortion of Sound - What's Next).


Below is a list of choice showcases.

Tuesday, March 17

ADE x Rwina Records at Barcelona

Wednesday, March 18

Cómeme Label Showcase at Empire Control Room

Hyperdub Label Showcase at Barcelona

Ghostly International at Swan Dive

Young Art Showcase at Highland

Tru Thoughts Label Showcase at The Iron Bear

KCRW at Parish

Music Is Our Weapon at Plush

Thursday, March 19

Amsterdam Dance Event: Amsterdam's Finest at Highland

PC MUSIC at Empire Garage

Serato x Okayfuture at Bungalow

Surefire Agency Showcase at Barcelona

Kitsuné Label Showcase at Vulcan Gas Company

Rock Paper Management at The Madison

Friday, March 20

Cartel x Thread: A Jersey to Austin Takeover at Barcelona

Indian Techno! at The Iron Bear

Holodeck Records at The Madison

Saturday, March 21

Moog Music & Switched On present: at Elysium

Athletixx Records at V Lounge

On The Sly at Plush

More shows to be announced soon.

About South By Southwest (SXSW)

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Music Conference and Festival, takes place March 17 - 22, 2015 and features a legendary festival showcasing nearly 2,000 musical acts of all genres from around the globe on over 100 stages in downtown Austin. By day, the Austin Convention Center comes alive with conference registrants and performing artists partaking in a full agenda of informative, provocative panel discussions featuring scores of speakers of international stature and conducting business in the Trade Show. In its 29th year, SXSW remains an essential event on the music industry calendar. For more information, visit