Dispatch from SXSW : Scenes from last night
Austin is getting its quirk on during SXSW with what photographer Dane Walters has dubbed the “jam bus”.
Miike Snow on stage above.
Mark Ronson and the Business Intl. featuring Andrew Wyatt and Boy George - “Somebody to Love Me”
British producer Mark Ronson - best known for his work on Amy Winehouse’s 2007 smash Back to Black - had success with his own guest-laden album, Version, one year later. Now, he has dropped the heavy-horn-section sound and gone with a more 80s feel on the new Record Collection. This shuffling, melodic track features Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt on lead vocal, with Boy George coming out of retirement to contribute throughout.
Miike Snow - “Animal”
This is what happens when three Swedish producers (two of whom won a Grammy for Britney Spears’ “Toxic”) get together to make something of their own. Having remixed Kings of Leon, Passion Pit and Vampire Weekend, their brand of soaring electro-pop has garnered a lot of play on KXT 91.7, between this song and “Silvia”, both from their self-titled debut album.