Hear ye, oh thou colossal beast of Texas. We bow down to your massive ways, your overly exaggerated Tex-Mex foods, those who tackle them, thy Selena-like booties you habituate, thee grand folky pow pow ballads, and thee six day/night frenzied-out festival you instil every year. We especially salute you, SXSW.

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and no one’s doubting that here. Hey, last year, our former lovely editor Paola told ya not to fuck with it in the No Jodas con Texas playlist, and we won’t. Continuing our ritual of honoring SXSW, the one that brings a ton of musicians, DJs, showcases, promoters, record label execs, journalists, fans, groupies, posers, sex, drugs, and rock & roll, we’re giving ya and exclusive FREE, 23-track playlist featuring 2012 SXSW performers, so you can listen to during your road trip to Austin.

Chile, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru and more in da house representing some of the many sounds of electro synth, carioca bass, power pop, cumbia, flamenco, and boogie! Behold Brazilian baile funk Zuzuka Poderosa, Panamanian rap duo Los Rakas, Mexicali’s alt-norteño guy Juan Cirerol, Monterrey’s wunderkind rockers Bam Bam, Chile’s electro synth pop quartet Astro, Venezuela’s dance punk La Vida Bohéme, Chilean gypsy chanteuse Kali Mutsa, Chile’s singer/songwriter starlet Francisca Valenzuela and A LOT more.

Stream/Download our BIG BADASS TEXAS playlist. The SXSW Music Sampler!

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