The Miami New Times newspaper today wonders aloud if the dance punk revolution, which appears to fit in quite comfortably at the indie rock confab known as South By Southwest (a.k.a. SXSW), is helping the Austin, Texas March conference deliver blows to the dance-centric Winter Music Conference, which is happening this week:
... WMC and the indie-fied SXSW really didn't overlap. Then somewhere along the way someone started "playing Daft Punk to the rock kids," and in 2002 two dudes called the DFA resurrected dance-punk and produced a little song called "House of Jealous Lovers" for The Rapture, leading to a weird world of cross over dance acts, house remixes of punk bands, and all sorts of MP3-blog fuckery ... Yeah, there's a lot of overlap now. Fuck, even Ultra mainstagers Booka Shade and Deadmau5 played SXSW this year.
[WMC image, above, by Time Out].