Ronny (@RonnyPMF) & I traveled down to Austin, TX last Friday to check out SxSW for the 1st time and we had a phenomenal time...already looking forward to the next time that the team will be down there.
|J. Hatch, iStandard co-Founder|
Day 1: We went over to check out my family at iStandard (@iStandard) for their 1st ever official SxSW producer showcase. Got there just in time to see Statik Selektah, S1, and Mr. Porter play tracks from their catalog as well as the winners of the actual showcase. Drinks and laughs ensued, good times.
|DJ Aaron Omar|
Day 2: We spent the bulk of the day moving around downtown Austin and checking out various shows. While watching an outdoor free Rock show, we hit the Tubby's BBQ and ate a couple of brisket sandwiches. Divine.
We went to check out the La Barbecue outdoor showcase, hosted by DJ Low Key. Staying true to the spirt of SxSW, this gave us a chance to discover new artists as well as celebrate some of the more well known performers. For me, my favorite act of the entire weekend was EarthGang. The energy they brought as well as their unique style won me over. Statik Selektah had a dope set. DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip played some RIDICULOUS beats crafted by his partner Bobby Raps. Tef Poe is another artist that you should look for. Fashawn closed the event out with an a cappella performance.
After that, we headed over to Stubb's to check out Texas' own Bun B and friends celebrate his birthday. We couldn't bring the camera in but Sama'an Ashrawi put a dope video of the performance together:
Day 3: FOOD. Texas is known for exceptional BBQ and great meat-centered meals. So we hit Terry Black's BBQ and got busy. I had some of the best brisket I've ever had in my life. Ronny had the sausage, both plates accompanied by some serious mac n' cheese and string beans. A few beers and some BBQ ribs to go, and we closed our trip out. Thank you Austin, TX and thank you SxSW.
- DJ Aaron Omar (@AaronOmarPMF)