SXSW PLAYLIST: Dance
(Photo: Philistine DSGN)
SXSW is probably the major fest least known for its stadium dance offerings, so it’s no surprise that this year's electronic bill is full of beautiful misfits. Therefore, it’s the slippery genres that can’t be caged – from lullaby house (d’Eon) and bedroom Casio (Com Truise, Javelin) to freaky R&B bass distortion (Pictureplane, SBTRKT) – that are repped in our 2012 preview. Rounding it out with rising stars like Grimes and Purity Ring or seasoned gamechangers like Matthew Dear and A-Trak only thickened this weirdo stew. So we just ran with it: every bite is wildly disparate and wildly danceable. Enjoy!