2011 SXSW Guide: CREEP’s Favorite Acts

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If you’re into witch house, whatever that is, then you may already know the new producer/DJ duo CREEP, which recently released Days, an EP featuring vocals by the xx‘s Romy Madley Croft. It seems no one knows quite how to label CREEP, but the Brooklyn-based duo, featuring Lauren Flax and Lauren Dillard, say the genre that most closely represents their music is trip hop. Regardless, it’s clear the Laurens have listened to plenty of Goth and industrial in their day. The duo’s debut video is dark, sexy and sinister – just like their music.

After the jump, CREEP’s SXSW picks.

Jamie xx

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“He’s our favorite producer right now. His DJ sets ebb and tide with classic UK sounds along with so much we’ve never ever heard before. It’s a perfect way please a crowd and educate them at the same time.”

Mount Kimbie

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“We’ve been DJing Mount Kimbie’s music for a while now and are looking forward to his performance as well as touring with him in the UK.”

James Blake

“This man is the blackest white dude ever. He has so much soul and we love how he presents those classical sounds in a new and innovative way. He makes interesting music and he makes music interesting.”

Jamie Woon

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“Night Air is one of our favorite songs of the year. All the remixes are stellar as well. Really looking forward to him.”

There are a whopping 2,000 or so acts performing at South By Southwest in Austin this year. A few are household names (Duran Duran, Erykah Badu, The Strokes), some are respected indie veterans (Low, Hieroglyphics) and others feel like they’re about to be the next big thing. We’ve asked a diverse group of 2011 SXSW artists to name acts in the lineup they’d love to see. We’re hoping this ongoing series will serve as not just a guide to the fest, but also an interesting snapshot of today’s music scene.

Thanks to Chrysler and Samsung for sponsoring our SXSW coverage.

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