A week ago I got back from Austin, Texas from our RjDj trip to SXSW2010.We were there to talk with lots of people about RjDj , hijack the event with a specially made scene and generally cause some reactive music mayhem. The highlight for me was Chiddy Bang using RjDj ( another different recording with video coming soon ) We did manage to physically hijack a booth in the convention center for a while – but those pesky SXSW staff busted us and threw us out ;-)
It was quite different to my expectations in terms of musical content – far more ‘indie’ rock. However we did see some more electronic and experimental stuff at the Ninja Tune event we managed to catch. Most of our time was spent in meetings with artists and labels, which was really enjoyable and fascinating.
During the trip I discovered that Texan food is quite a law unto itself, I found myself trying to find the lowest calorie thing on the menu all week ! However the Driskill hotel serves the best bloody mary I have ever had. ( see pic )