Billboard.biz sat down for a quick chat with !K7 Records' digital marketing man Stephen Bowles to try and get the word on 6th Street...
Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet?
Stepehen Bowles: Dark Sky did such a varied DJ set with grime and rap and ghetto Techno in there and made it all work somehow.
Who are you most excited to see?
Cashmere Cat, who's an electronic producer that I don't think has performed in the States before.
What's the best party you've been to?
Shore Fire so far but it's early now [Wednesday], so I'm hoping for more.
What's the best panel or keynote you've seen?
Germanhaus gave artists a chance to present their material to a licensing person for consideration. I thought that was pretty cool.
What's the best gossip you've heard?
Sorry, I really haven't heard much of that this time. Maybe that means something.
Who have you met/hope to meet that you are most excited about?
Machinedrum. He's such a creative and enthusiastic person that I have a lot of respect for.
Who/what do you think people will be buzzing about after SXSW 2012 is over?
Nowadays it's about the big acts performing here but 5 years ago, it was about small bands performing all over the place and I hope that happens again this week.