The SXSW Music Festival is one of the largest and most influential global music industry events of the year, taking place every March in Austin, Texas. This event helps to cause many to call Austin the Live Music Capital of the World. This week’s artist announcement for the 2017 SXSW Music Festival included more than 150 Showcasing Artists scheduled to perform at this year’s SXSW. There were a few east coast hip hop artists that were on the list. These artists included Yung Gordon, Scotty ATL, Kaiydo, Sammus and CJ Fly. Take a listen and add them to your music library.
From: Ithaca, NY
Sammus ain’t nothing but bad ass! Not only is she a killer emcee on the mic, she is a Ph.D student at Cornell University studying Science and Technology. If you are an old school video game fan, her name should be a familiar one. Sammus is the female heroine of Nintendo’s Metroid video game series. I give mad props to Sammus and her Kickstarter funded EP.
From: Atlanta, GA
Representing the Dirty South at the 2017 SXSW will be Scotty ATL. Once upon a time Scotty ATL was a star point guard for Svannah State University. Since those days of breakin’ ankles on the court he has been dropping great music.
From: Brooklyn, NY
CJ Fly is a member of the Brooklyn-based Pro Era crew. CJ Fly also know as the “Story Teller” has been pulling together a lyrically rich catalog of music for the last few years. Ever since back in 2013 when his dropped his 18-track solo debut, Thee Way Eye See It, CJ Fly has been tearin’ it up. One of my favorites is his colab with Chelsea Reject.
From: Orlando, FL
Kaiydo has been dropping new music every few months since the start of the year. He started the year with “Arcade” and followed it up with two notable singles: “Reflections” and “Lottery.” Kaiydo’s most recent single is “Fruit Punch.” This track, like the other releases this year, has a heavy bass line and a hook that makes it memorable.
“I don’t know about you but I got this Fruit Punch in my cup!” – Kaiydo
From: Miami, FL
Miami bass music started back in the 80’s at clubs like the Bass Station, Pac-Jam and Superstars Rollerteque with DJs like Luke Skyywalker’s Ghetto Style DJs and Jam Pony Express. Yung Gordon is bringing that Miami bass sound back to the masses with a string of hits over the last few years.
In the week’s to come, I’ll be exploring more of the massive line up of artists at the 2017 SXSW Music Festival.