Our official Gorilla vs. Bear 2016 SXSW showcase at Mazda + Hype Machine's Hype Hotel offered a glimpse into the future of pop music on a beautiful Thursday night in east Austin, from Negative Gemini's frenetic, club-ready experimental electronic pop that began the evening (I heard at least a few people compare her vibe to an early Grimes set circa 2011) to headliner Charli XCX's first-ever, next-level collaborative set with SOPHIE, which Charli proclaimed "maybe my most favourite set I have EVER played"...
Brighton producer Leon Vynehall drops a tight 2-hour Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1, featuring Fela Kuti, Mosca, Can, and most importantly, a handful of great new tracks from his own forthcoming record Rojus. Listen below + get psyched to see Vynehall live in Austin at SXSW on Thursday afternoon at the Tiny Mixtapes + ISO50 party at Mazda + Hype Machine's Hype Hotel with D∆WN, Jlin, and more, right before our official showcase gets underway. Full tracklist after the jump:
We're beyond psyched to present the official Gorilla vs. Bear x Mazda + Hype Machine's Hype Hotel SXSW 2016 showcase, starring:
Charli XCX drops the SOPHIE-produced title track from her new Vroom Vroom EP (which also includes a track with Hannah Diamond), out soon on her own label of the same name. Charli'x Vroom Vroom EP is out March 25th. Listen below + check two other tracks from Vroom Vroom artists RIVRS and Cuckoolander here.