2012

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Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang - "Rotin": SXSW Music 2012

Janka Nabay is the undisputed king of bubu music, a frantically-paced electronic dance music with ancient, magical origins in Sierra Leone (known as Salone by locals). Before Janka, Sierra Leoneans thought of bubu music as a relic of the past, something best left in the hills with the folk singers and witches. But in the mid 90s, during the Sierra Leonean civil war, Janka resuscitated and modernized bubu. Salone quickly fell under its spell.

Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang - "Ro Lungi": SXSW Music 2012

Janka Nabay is the undisputed king of bubu music, a frantically-paced electronic dance music with ancient, magical origins in Sierra Leone (known as Salone by locals). Before Janka, Sierra Leoneans thought of bubu music as a relic of the past, something best left in the hills with the folk singers and witches. But in the mid 90s, during the Sierra Leonean civil war, Janka resuscitated and modernized bubu. Salone quickly fell under its spell.

Matthew Dear - "Headcage": SXSW Music 2012

Depending on whom you ask, Matthew Dear is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist, a bandleader. He co-founded both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral Sound. He's had remixes commissioned by The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip, The Postal Service, and Chemical Brothers; he's made mixes for the Fabric mix series and Get Physical's Body Language. He maintains four aliases (Audion, False, Jabberjaw, and Matthew Dear), each with its own style and distinct visual identity.

Tycho - "Hours": SXSW Music 2012

Tycho is the music project of San Francisco artist and producer Scott Hansen. As Tycho, Hansen blends swirling melodies into vaguely triumphant arcs that crisscross between stuttering beats and vocal samples, creating rolling sonic landscapes that extend into the horizon. Known in the design world as ISO50, Hansen is famed for his bucolic, sun-drenched design style, which serves as a backdrop and mirror for his musical output. Hansen began his electronic-music career with 2002's The Science of Patterns EP , which was followed in 2004 by his first full length, Sunrise Projector.

Tycho - "A Walk": SXSW Music 2012

Tycho is the music project of San Francisco artist and producer Scott Hansen. As Tycho, Hansen blends swirling melodies into vaguely triumphant arcs that crisscross between stuttering beats and vocal samples, creating rolling sonic landscapes that extend into the horizon. Known in the design world as ISO50, Hansen is famed for his bucolic, sun-drenched design style, which serves as a backdrop and mirror for his musical output. Hansen began his electronic-music career with 2002's The Science of Patterns EP , which was followed in 2004 by his first full length, Sunrise Projector.

Tycho - "Coastal Brake": SXSW Music 2012

Tycho is the music project of San Francisco artist and producer Scott Hansen. As Tycho, Hansen blends swirling melodies into vaguely triumphant arcs that crisscross between stuttering beats and vocal samples, creating rolling sonic landscapes that extend into the horizon. Known in the design world as ISO50, Hansen is famed for his bucolic, sun-drenched design style, which serves as a backdrop and mirror for his musical output. Hansen began his electronic-music career with 2002's The Science of Patterns EP , which was followed in 2004 by his first full length, Sunrise Projector.

Tycho - "Daydream": SXSW Music 2012

Tycho is the music project of San Francisco artist and producer Scott Hansen. As Tycho, Hansen blends swirling melodies into vaguely triumphant arcs that crisscross between stuttering beats and vocal samples, creating rolling sonic landscapes that extend into the horizon. Known in the design world as ISO50, Hansen is famed for his bucolic, sun-drenched design style, which serves as a backdrop and mirror for his musical output. Hansen began his electronic-music career with 2002's The Science of Patterns EP , which was followed in 2004 by his first full length, Sunrise Projector.

SXSW Interview: Ann and Nancy Wilson - SXSW Music 2012

Songs like "Crazy On You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda" and "Straight On" embedded Heart in the DNA of classic rock. Ann and Nancy Wilson were among the first women who worked as writers, performers and leaders of a rock band. Heart proved their staying power in the MTV era, topping the charts through the 80s and 90s. The sisters have branched out to solo efforts while continuing to tour and record together. Their most recent album, Red Velvet Car, debuted at 10 on the Billboard Top 200 LPs in 2010.

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