With over 2000 acts performing at 90+ venues the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX is one of the largest of its kind that focuses on promoting new music acts. I figured taking some time out for a last minute trip, would be well worth it. I met up with the Critical Beatdown Crew (DJ crew from all over the U.S.),saw Diplo, Raekwon, Tittsworth, Flosstradamus, ?uestlove, Torae, DJ Hedspin, Shortkut, A-Trak, One Be Lo (Binary Star) and more.

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The Critical Beatdown crew rep’s Acrylick. They started out as a DJ collective in L.A. and now has members in Boston, Orlando, Tampa, and Las Vegas with more cities to come.

DJ Wrex & DJ Dolo from Boston, MA just happened to have the same shirt on.

Spiders can shuffle! (DJ Spider)

DJ Ku straight out of Tampa, Fl

The Be More Pacific Truck reppin for the filipinos

DJ A-Rock from Orlando, Fl loves hipster girls.

Stopped by the Beauty Ballroom to meet up with DJ Lowkey for a Red Bull event and watched the Clear Soul Forces rock the show

Serafin w/Kewl Kris

One of the photographers at Six Lounge wearing the Beauty Lies Tank

Fishr Pryce from Dallas, TX wearing the Acrylick Short Circuit Tee.

Earwaxxx from Las Vegas in one of our beatport pieces.


DJ R3hab @ The Lizard Lounge (Insomniac)

Rest in Peace DJ AM

Had to stop by the Best BBQ spot in the West the World Famous Salt Lick

DJ Soulo from Boston trying out the Lemonade.

BBQ for days!

Pat and Mike setting up for their shoot with Raekwon

Raekwon the Chef himself

DJ Hedspin (Red Bull Thre3style 2011 World Champ) + The Legendary DJ Shortkut (Beat Junkies/ISP)

Maggie Horn from Telephoned at the Fools Gold showcase had one of our favorite performances from SXSW.

A-Trak letting them know about the Acrylick x Beatport collab

One Be Lo at a random hip-hop show around the corner from the Beauty Ballroom

Diplo the original don murdering the crowd

Latin Prince the leader of the Bum Squad DJ’s

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