That’s right, some of you have been finding new music with Hype Machine for 10 years. Thanks for listening, and for being so curious.
I also can’t thank the people who have built Hype Machine with me over the past ten years–their creativity, commitment and patience are outstanding.
There is a lot to say about this much time but one thing stands out: there has never been a better time to be a music listener, and yet it is still difficult to playfully connect with new things. Finding what to listen to is as hard as ever, and that means we need to get back to work.
PS. In the meantime, enjoy the Norton Commander CGA color remix of the site.
We’re back with five more days of blogger-curated showcases, celebrating 10 years of Hype Machine! (Though it’s only our seventh SXSW.)
Each year, Hype Hotel, presented by Feed The Beat, brings the Hype Machine experience to life with lineups of the best new artists being discussed on music blogs. 2015’s excellent day and night shows have been selected by YVYNYL, Turntable Kitchen, All Things Go, Blah Blah Blah Science, Consequence of Sound, Gorilla vs. Bear, Crack In The Road, Disco Naivete, Cruel Rhythm, ISO50, Unholy Rhythms, and Pigeons & Planes, along with the Hype Machine team and Conflict of Interest.
Special thanks to our presenting partner Taco Bell, and sponsors #HypeOn Mazda, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Miller for providing food, refreshments, and making the event possible. More thanks to ROBE, Orange Amps, and High End Systems for making it look and sound amazing, and Eventbrite for powering our RSVP
Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel: 1100 E 5th St, March 17-21
RSVP is now open for free Day shows. SXSW badges/wristbands have priority, but a limited number of Day wristbands will be admitted to Night shows.
All shows are 21+
2015 opened on a vibrant note at Austin-based creative space, The Museum of Human Achievement. The 3rd installment of Living Spaces, Portals’ traveling showcase series, featured sets from JUBILEE, Ellie Herring, Holly Waxwing, and Wez, with an installation by artist Beth Link. We’re thrilled, as always, to have supported it.
Piece together (or relive) the night via this photo essay by Daniel Dorsa, and the sampler mix below.
Our 7th annual Zeitgeist! In our roundup of the best music of 2014, we have:
An Album for Every Moment: We asked musicians, music bloggers, and friends to recommend a perfect album for every moment of the year. Use this guide to find albums you may have missed or make a new connection with something you already know.
Top 50 Artists: The most-blogged artists of 2014.
Top 50 Tracks: A set of the most-favorited tracks on Hype Machine this year.
You can also toggle between past Zeitgeists using the dropdown menu on the top. Check them out—good music is good music, any time or year.
Thank you for listening with us!
Living Spaces is a traveling showcase series organized by our friends at Portals. Their next destination is Austin, on New Year’s Eve. We’re once again happy to be supporting the event, as the first two, in Brooklyn (pictured above) and Baltimore, were exceptional.
In their words, what it’s all about:
“Reaching out to old and new friends, we’ll move from city to city, occupying a unique independent space in each one. For each event, we’ll collaborate with local visual and multidisciplinary artists to construct large-scale spatial installations. Our overarching intent is to create inhabitable space for live performance–space where everyone can engage wholeheartedly with the present experience. We hope to include both more familiar and less familiar visual artists, musicians, audiences, and places.”
Explore the sights and sounds of each artist (and RSVP if ringing in 2015 in Texas) here.