This year’s South By Southwest is almost upon us! If it’s your first time, get ready to experience extensive networking, innovative conferences, amazing musical acts and so much more. Need some guidance on who to check out? No problem. Here are some badass artists playing at this year’s event.
9 Artists at SXSW You Don’t Want To Miss This Year
“HumbertoLópez (AKA Bial Hclap) is a producer and DJ from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. After leaving a notable legacy in the hip hop scene of his hometown Guadalajara, he founded Handiclap Records in 2005. He has since collaborated with PatoMachete, Capricornio Man (El Gran Silencio), Dr. Shenka (Panteón Rococó), just to name a few. He has played in clubs and festivals across Europe and America, sharing the stage with artists such as Chico Trujillo, Panteón Rococó, La Yegros and Mon Laferte. Bial Hclap has positioned himself as one of the most relevant remixers and producers of hip hop, nu cumbia and global bass…”
“Leticia Pelliccione, known professionally as Letón Pé, is a Dominican singer-songwriter and actress, born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She began her professional education at age 19 at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, NY. Mixing electronic sounds with a special sensibility in Latin Pop and R&B, experimentation and risk are the engines behind her musical exploration that emerge from her Caribbean roots. ROLLING STONE (USA) just named her one of the TOP 10 LATIN ACTS TO BREAK-OUT IN 2023, while REMEZCLA claims LETON is the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC’S NEXT POP DIVA.”
“Composer, singer and percussionist Miosoti Alvarado “La MiO” leads a group of versatile musicians to give shape to Piquete: a musical project with Afro Boricua roots, which aims to strike a balance between the sensuality and rudeness of street music both in its aesthetics, theme and musicality. Contemporary sounds of Caribbean and Brazilian music, neo soul and hip hop meet traditional instrumentation creating a powerful, flavorful and cutting edge fusion. Piquete, established in 2018, in Santurce-Puerto Rico, has called its sound Neo Plena and Bomba Groove, demonstrating the versatility of Boricua urban music.”
El Laberinto de Coco
“El Laberinto del Coco is an Afro-Puertorican Bomba Fusion 13 piece ensemble founded in 2017 by visionary percussionist Hector“Coco”Barez. With a unique blend of sizzling musical ideas Barez presents new ways to the traditional sounds of Puerto Rican Bomba.”
Couch Prints is a Pop group made up of Jayanna Roberts and Brandon Tong… and that’s pretty much all I know. Find out more for yourself at SXSW!
“Y2 is a Germany born, Texas raised rapper, singer, producer and songwriter. In just 5 years Y2 has released 23 solo albums and has featured on songs with Nipsey Hussle, Tech N9ne, Machine Gun Kelly, Freeway, Iyla, Teamarrr and Mickey Shiloh.”
“The Vancouver folk-pop duo Fionn have spent most of the last year working on a new record, set to be released in spring 2023. This new record, which includes recent releases Picnic on the Moon, All Good, and Waves; is a full-circle record for Fionn, revisiting the sound and spirit of their heralded first releases; however, their path to this point has been anything but predictable.”
“Founding members Jake and Ali “explore the great yawning unknown. From the freedom and uncertainty that rests at your fingertips or the distant and possibly desolate future, they capture adolescent restlessness with big walls of sound and a dreamy melodious warble” writes Toronto based blog Ohestee. NYC’s Look At My Records! calls Laveda “a young band with a fully realized voice and perspective, and What Happens After couldn’t feel timelier.””
“Female-fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trio The Accidentals (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause), kicked off 2018 with the release of their debut album, Odyssey, with Sony Masterworks. They followed the album with 200 days of touring nationally and multiple sync placements. In 2019 they released a self-titled LIVE album and toured 150 dates in the UK and US. In 2021 they released Time Out, an album of co-writes with legendary writers. ”
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