Jamie Woon talks family and eclectic musical influences @SXSW [Video]

A man captivating many ears at the moment, UK singer Jamie Woon met Radio Milwaukee's Adam Carr for a post show interview at SXSW's opening night of music showcases. Watch Jamie speak on the musical household he grew up in, the limitlessly eclectic styles that influence him, songwriting on his acoustic guitar and his SXSW experience, which he says is reminiscent of UK festival Glastonbury - below. Read more

J. Cole freestyles @SXSW [Video] | Live Music

"Cole World, boy, check the degrees..."

One of Roc Nation's finest [with an ever-growing roster!], J. Cole drops a fierce freestyle for a minute at BET's Music Matters show at SXSW in Austin, Texas this week.

[Spotted: RealTalkNY]

Jamie Woon – "Lady Luck" (Hudson Mohawke Remix) | New Music

Having recently performed at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, hotly tipped UK singer Jamie Woon uploaded a remix to his current single Lady Luck by Hudson Mohawke. Check out the remix below, and see the video to the original version of the tune here.

Jamie Woon - "Lady Luck" (Hudson Mohawke remix)

Tyler, the Creator & Hodgy Beats Freestyle For SBTV (Video)

SBTV catches up with men of the moment - Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator and Hodgy Beats - in Austin, Texas as the ongoing SXSW festival for a quick freestyle which you can check out below.

Lupe Fiasco pulls out of SXSW performance, replaced by Janelle Monae x B.o.B | Festival News

Tomorrow night will be a Laser-less affair for attendees of the annually anticipated music, film and interactive festival SXSW 2011, as Lupe Fiasco announces having to cancel his scheduled performance at KillersLasersPapers, originally billed alongside Cee Lo Green and Wiz Khalifa, on doctor's orders to rest his voice.

Never fear... Lupe will be replaced by Atlantic labelmates Janelle Monae and B.o.B.

"#lasers dr still has me on voice rest...won't be @sxsw ...but @janellemonae @bobatl will now be rockin' the show with @realwizkhalifa" Lupe tweeted, before reminding those of us not sunning it up at the festival to tune in to killerslaserspapers.com tomorrow night at 8pm to watch XV, B.o.B, Janelle Monae and Wiz Khalifa rock the #SXSW stage... from the comfort of our own screens.

SoulCulture at SXSW: HP Mobile Park, Zombies and More #HPSXSW #HPMobilePark

So after a 20-hour flight (London-Phoenix-Austin), SoulCulture arrived at 25th annual South by Southwest (SXSW) this week; one of the world's most prestigious film, interactive and music festivals and conferences. Courtesy of HP we have been unleashed on their state of the art trailer park alongside a host of some of the world's best writers and bloggers - and given our own personal trailer equipped with wi-fi, an Envy Laptop and email enabled printer (pictured below). Yum, freebies. Read more

Kanye West to perform at VEVO's SXSW PowerStation concert [Video]

This is a slickly-edited video promo for Kanye West's just-announced performance at VEVO's SXSW PowerStation concert on March 19th. Anything further I say will be loaded with bitterness and jealousy, so I'd better just stop now and leave you to enjoy the visuals below.

Quadron - "Pressure" (Live Video) x US Tourdates Spring 2011

Soulful experimental Danish duo Quadron are heading to the US in March on a mini-tour in support of their amazing self-titled debut album. The 5-city tour, which will see them take the stage with veteran R&B/soul singer, songwriter and producer Raphael Saadiq for four of those dates, will also include a three day stop at the SXSW between March 16 and March 18.

They've also just released stunning live visuals of Coco - one half of Quadron - performing a very stripped down version of 'Pressure' from their debut album. Watch the video below and read on for more details about their US tour. Read more

Ken Livingstone Calls For ‘London SXSW’

Former mayor Ken Livingstone wants London to produce a music event similar to Austin, Texas' yearly SXSW Festival.

The ex-mayor, who is also a future candidate for the next election, proposed the project as part of his Protecting London's Live Music document for his Ken 4London campaign.

"What we don’t have is a music industry-based expo in the style of Austin Texas’s highly successful South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. My plan is to bring a little bit of Texas to the capital with a London Music Festival.

The Texan festival, in which this year's line-up included Rhymefest, 9th Wonder, Solange Knowles and Kidz In The Hall - offers a platform for established and new talent to perform and network. Livingstone envisages London's answer to SXSW to offer similar opportunities.

"As well as playing host to signed and unsigned acts representing the multitude of music genres heard around the city, the London Music Festival will be a tool for musicians and the people they work with to develop their careers, and bring together people from a wide area to meet and share ideas."

"Taking place across hundreds of venues, large and small, with big name acts and a host of new names, this project will inject energy into an industry we should all cherish and for one week of the year unite the whole of the city into a celebration of music."

In his Protecting London's Live Music document, Livingstone also pledged to enact policy to protect London live music venues through planning law, develop a live music strategy and boost communication between local authorities, the GLA and the music industry.

via Digital Spy

J. Cole: From SXSW to SOB's (VIDEO)

Documenting the journey.

Footage of J. Cole performing at SXSW and SOB’s (New York) this year:

The album's due later this year.

Can't. Wait.


Natural Competitor: J. Cole Interview x Hip Hop Official (Video)

Amidst a hectic SXSW schedule, the new kid on the Roc J. Cole talks about featuring on childhood-dream magazine covers (XXL and The Source) and his naturally competitive nature.

Sharon Jones on Age, Fame + Industry at SXSW (Video)

Billboard.com caught up with soul reviver Sharon Jones on the bustling streets of Austin, TX where she talked about "all things age, fame and how love is nothing but a game."  Looking healthy at 54 years old, I can only hope to have that much energy in a few decades - check out the footage of her energetic live show at Austin Music Hall alongside all nine Dap Kings.

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings' new album, I Learned The Hard Way, is out on May 4th (Daptone).