The city of Austin is constantly evolving. The airport features all Austin-based businesses, even kicking out Starbucks and replacing it with Austin Java Company. All over the city, developers have built dozens of new condos in what were basically Taco Bell parking lots. Forbes Magazine says Austin is one of America's best places to ride out the recession.
Businesses up and down 'The Drag' have giant "Welcome SXSW" banners up in their front windows. The free-with-RSVP parties list is swelling and the schedule of official sanctioned live music is jam-packed. The interactive presentations and film festival start Friday, the music officially kicks off March 17.
To get you in the mood for the festivities, I'm putting together three mixtapes of songs from artists playing official showcases during the music festival.
Radioactive Gavin's SXSW 2010 Mixtapes Vol. 2: Dance Party
SXSW Dance Party Mixtape tracklist-
DJ Jester the Filipino Fist “Secret Love Intro”
Yppah “Gumball Machine Weekend” (Mexicans with Guns remix)
Neon Indian “Laughing Gas”
Balkan Beat Box “Joro Boro remix”
Zion I “DJ DJ”
Lazer Sword “Gucci Sweatshirt remix”
Daedelus “Fair Weather Friends” (Death Set remix)
Antipop Consortium “Volcano”
Hudson Mohawke “Polkadot Blues”
Blue Scholars “New People”
Flying Lotus “1983″ (Daedelus remix)
Neon Indian “Terminally Chill”
Dam Funk “Let’s Take Off (Far Away)”
Madlib “Third Ear”
Nice Nice “Uh Oh” (Caural remix)
Yacht “I Love a Computer”
Truckasauras “Up, Up, Down, Down, L, R, L, R”
Oy “Snake” (Mexicans with Guns remix)