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SXSW 2014: Official Okayplayer showcase
SXSW 2014: Official Okayplayer showcase

Okayplayer Network Takes Over SXSW 2014 With 4-Part Concert Series!

Okayplayer SXSW 2014

SXSW 2014 is just about here and Okayplayer is proud to announce that we'll be hitting Austin heavy at this year's music conference (kicks off next Wednesday 3/12), bringing our yearlong 15th birthday bashment to Texas with a series of South By Southwest concerts and parties, presented in collaboration with our channel partners Okayafrica, Okayfuture and LargeUp. Each event will showcase talent from that channel's particular arena.

A full lineup and schedule is below, but...spoilers first! DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown AKA Erykah Badu will be holding down Okayplayer (with a little help from Thundercat on the bass!) along with Cody ChesnuTT, SZA and a grip more of the most exciting artists out! Emanon (that's Aloe Blacc and Exile) and Top 14 Artist To Watch For 2014 Sango will top off the bill at our Soulection showcase. Screechy Dan and Los Rakas will join The Heatwave and Rice & Peas residents Max Glazer & DJ Gravy in bringing the dancehall experience to Southby. Finally  Falcons (also Top 14 to Watch for 2014!), a rowdy crew of DJs and a secret TEKLIFE artist will be ringing in the Okayfuture. And all that's just the beginning. Click through to find complete billing, event details and full-size poster art for each event!


Wednesday, March 12th

Okayplayer and LargeUp team up with House of Marley to present a daytime party on the patio at Empire Control Room & Garage featuring The Rice & Peas Party, NYC's most exclusive dancehall event for 8 years running, and UK crew The Heatwave who have been doing the same in London for the past decade. The event will also feature special guests Jubilee (Mixpak) and Deejay Theory, plus performances by Screechy Dan and Los Rakas.



Thursday, March 13th

Okayplayer's new electronic music focused site Okayfuture, along with House of Marley, connect for a night of bass at Hudson on 5th featuring DJs from across the nation including Brenmar, Falcons, Booty Fade, Durkin, Brother in Arms, and a secret appearance from one of Chicago’s TEKLIFE crew.



Friday, March 14th

Okayplayer teams up with Global music making collective Soulection for an Official SXSW showcase at Vulcan Gas Company featuring Sango, SPZRKT, WaldoEmanon (Aloe Blacc & Exile), Dag Savage, Quantic, Mr. Carmack, ESTA, LakimDpat and Christian Tiger School out of South Africa. (Official SXSW showcase)


Saturday, March 15th

Okayplayer's main event: an official SXSW showcase at Bungalow featuring an incredible line up of up-and-coming talent anchored by a DJ set by DJ Lo Down Loretta Brownaka Erykah Badu featuring Thundercat on bass. Performances include Cody ChesnuTT, SZA, Roman Gianarthur, Deep Cotton, Daley, Liam Bailey, THEESatisfaction, Petite Noir (South Africa), and Young Fathers (Scotland/Nigeria/Liberia), who will be representing for the Okayafrica set. (Official SXSW showcase)

Please Note: Official SXSW events are open for all SXSW badge and wristband holders, with a limited number of tickets for sale at the door (stay tuned to Okayplayer for giveaways!)

SXSW 2014: LargeUp brings Rice & Peas dancehall party to Austin, Tx

Wednesday, March 12th, 12 Noon - 5pm

House of Marley and LargeUp present Rice and Peas Party

Empire Control Room and Garage (patio)

604-606 E 7th St. (btwn Red River & I-35 )

Austin, TX

Rice and Peas

Max Glazer

DJ Gravy

Mountain Doo

Miss Lickle Bitt (Watch LargeUp TV  profile below)

The Heatwave

+ Special Guests Jubilee (Mixpak) & Deejay Theory

Live performances:

Screechy Dan

Los Rakas (Watch LargeUp TV profile below)


SXSW 2014 Okayfuture showcase (poster art) topnotch teklife brenmar booty fade falcons durkin brother in arms top nitch bombom djs

Thursday, March 13th, 7pm - 2am

Okayfuture x House of Marley presents Top Notch

Hudson on Fifth

301 W 5th Street

Austin, TX

Secret TekLife Artist





Brother In Arms

Top Notch & Bombón DJs


SXSW 2014: Soulection x Okayplayer showcase

Friday, March 14th, 8pm - 2am

Okayplayer & Soulection Official SXSW Showcase

Vulcan Gas Company

418 E 6th Street

Austin, TX

Sango w/SPZRKT & Waldo (Soulection)

Emanon (Aloe Blacc & Exile) w/Dag Savage

Quantic (Tru Thoughts)

Mr Carmack (Soulection)

ESTA (Soulection)

Lakim (Soulection)

Dpat (Soulection)

Christian Tiger School (South Africa)

Official SXSW Event, Badge & Wristband Required for Entry

(Limited number of tickets for sale at the door--stay tuned to OKP for giveaways!)

SXSW 2014: Official Okayplayer showcase

Saturday, March 15th, 8pm - 2am

Okayplayer Official SXSW Showcase


90 Rainey Street

Austin, TX

DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown AKA Erykah Badu featuring Thundercat

Cody ChesnuTT


Roman GianArthur

Deep Cotton


Liam Bailey


Petite Noir

Young Fathers

Sam James


Christian Tiger School

Official SXSW Event, Badge & Wristband Required for Entry

(Limited number of tickets for sale at the door--stay tuned to OKP for giveaways!)