John Talabot, Andy Stott, Optimo, Huerco S and more have been billed for our first ever party at the annual conference in Texas.
Since launching in 1987, the annual conference has been bringing artists, labels and industry types to Austin, Texas. (Last year more than 2,000 musical acts from 50 different countries played at events across the city.) RA's first SXSW showcase will see six artists representing a broad cross-section of electronic music appear at Red River nightspot Elysium on Wednesday, March 13th. There will be an even split of DJ and live performances, with both established artists and up-and-coming talent featuring on the bill. We've invited UK experimental techno producer Andy Stott, classically-trained New York outfit Archie Pelago and Canadian duo Blue Hawaii to play live. Hivern Discs man John Talabot and Opal Tapes affiliate Huerco S will both DJ alongside famed Glaswegian duo Optimo, who will arrive in Austin fresh from their RA: Horizons gig in El Paso.
The event will be open to anyone with a SXSW music or platinum badge, music festival wristband or artist wristband. There will also be some tickets available on the door, space permitting.