Electronic music has become an important part of the annual gathering, and we've put together some of this year's highlights.
Start off your week on Tuesday by setting sail with the Surefire crew, who are bringing Kode9 and MikeQ out on the open seas for a boat party. Once evening rolls around, you've got the choice of EPROM repping Rwina over at Barcelona, or TOKiMONSTA and Daedelus playing for Paypal and HE^RD at the Empire Control Room & Garage. On Wednesday, we recommend our own RA party at the Vulcan Gas Company—with Total Freedom, SOPHIE, Bob Moses, Untold and Tessela among the attractions.
Thursday is a big night for electronic music at SXSW. Love 'em or hate 'em, the PC Music showcase at Empire is probably worth checking out. Fort Romeau and Palmbomen II will be flaunting sounds from their new records at Plush, and Surefire will host another party with Avalon Emerson and DJ Earl in tow, this time at Barcelona. Two of Europe's finest clubbing cities are in the spotlight: an after-midnight set from Berghain resident Boris is a must-see, and that'll happen at Berlin Beats over at Lucille. Around the same time, ADE will be showing off Amsterdam talent at Highland Lounge with Awanto3 and Cinnaman.
Friday has some good left-of-centre options. Ben Aqua's #FEELINGS will take over Plush, Cartel and Thread will host a Jersey club-themed party at Barcelona with DJ Sliink & Nadus and then LA's Leaving Records will hit Empire with Ras G and Samiyam. The Moog and Switched On party on Saturday is one of our big highlights for the whole week, with a doozy of a double-header—Marcel Dettmann and Matrixxman—at Elysium. Failing that, Salva will headline Nest's shindig at Kingdom, On The Sly will throw a killer-looking grime party with Rabit and Celestial Trax, and then there's always Canadian boy wonder Ryan Hemsworth at the Hype Hotel.
Check out the complete info for our picks below, and view the entire listing pages yourself here.
Mar 17 Surefire Sound x Dub Academy Boat Party, Hyatt Regency.. Mar 17 SXSW 2015, SXSW Mar 17 ADE presents Rwina Records, Barcelona Mar 17 Hype Hotel, Fair Market Mar 17 HE^RD x PAYPAL Music Tech Mashup, Empire Control Room.. Mar 18 Resident Advisor SXSW Official Showcase, Vulcan Gas Co.. Mar 18 Motek Showcase with Balcazar & Sordo, Matt Hardinge, B.. Mar 18 Hyperdub SXSW Showcase, Barcelona Mar 18 Pitchfork SXSW Day Party, Mohawk Mar 18 Cómeme, Empire Control Room & Garage Mar 18 Ghostly International Sxsw Official Showcase 2015, Swa.. Mar 19 Guesthouse Music Sxsw Showcase, Lanai Rooftop Lounge Mar 19 PC Music SXSW official showcase, Empire Control Room &.. Mar 19 Berlin Beats, Lucille Mar 19 Fort Romeau, Palmbomen & TX Connect, Plush Mar 19 DREAM x AM ONLY present Exclusive Cookout Party, The B.. Mar 19 OWSLA Austin Party Weekend Showcase, 603 Red River Str.. Mar 19 25 Years of Perfecto with Paul Oakenfold, Kenneth Thom.. Mar 19 Pitchfork SXSW Day Party, Mohawk Mar 19 ADE presents: Amsterdam's Finest, Highland Lounge Mar 19 Kitsuné Sxsw Showcase, Vulcan Gas Company Mar 19 Surefire Agency SXSW Showcase, Barcelona Mar 19 Lust for Youth, Hotel Vegas Mar 20 #Feelings Official SXSW 2015 Showcase, Plush Mar 20 Cartel x Thread SXSW Showcase, Barcelona Mar 20 Fool's Gold SXSW Showcase, Gypsy Lounge Mar 20 Leaving Records SXSW Showcase, Empire Control Room & G.. Mar 21 Moog SXSW Showcase, Elysium Mar 21 Nest HQ x Moving Castle SXSW Showcase, Kingdom Nightclub Mar 21 On The Sly Official SXSW Showcase, Plush Mar 22 [bas_mrkt] Feat. Clarian & Sian, Lanai Rooftop Lounge