As nuts as the film and music portions of SXSW are, they are quickliy being eclisped by the juggernaut of the interactive conference, as nearly any big idea or new technololgy worth a dang is being launched there.
Some serious money is being pushed through the 2012 race for the White House, and the incumbent, President Barack Obama, hasn't really started spending that much (and his campaign war chest trumps all other candidates).
A panel of booking agents and independent musicians held a panel discussion at SXSW to make the case to touring acts that small markets, not high-profile appearances were the key to their financial success.
Araabmuzik patches together a wide variety of samples, including bits and pieces of trance, house, dubstep, soul and jazz. He mixes them all on an Akai Music Production Center, an electronic music maker and sampler, and occasionally, he’ll throw in a keyboard or two.