SXSW 2015: 30 Artists You Need to See

Legendary rockers, emerging rappers, underground sensations and more to catch in Austin

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Machel Montano
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Machel Montano

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Why You Should Pay Attention: Legendary Trinidadian soca singer Machel Montano has effortlessly splashed together Caribbean carnival spirit and pop sensibilities for decades. Along the way, his forceful mic play has netted collaborations with Wyclef Jean, Busta Rhymes and Pitbull, but the happiest man alive has, of late, lent his voice to Major Lazer's global domination.

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