mala_53113
Features

Five Minutes with Mala at Movement 2013

One of the absolute highlights from XLR8R’s time at this year’s Movement festival in Detroit was the set that Mala played on the Red Bull Music Academy stage on Sunday …

READ MORE →
pp_53113
Features

Press Play: Juan Atkins, DJ Rashad, Jacques Greene, Little Boots, and More

Seeing as how we’ve got some some exclusive premieres, record streams, interviews, visual pieces, unexpected remixes, and more from artists like Juan Atkins, Tim Goldsworthy, Jacques Greene, DJ Rashad, Traxman, …

READ MORE →
dabryemain_53013
Features

Five Minutes with Dabrye at Movement 2013

As XLR8R was getting ready to head to Detroit for this year’s Movement festival—which we wrote about and photographed extensively—there were many acts we couldn’t wait to see, and Ann …

READ MORE →
bathstrainwreck_53013
Features

Trainwreck: Baths

Los Angeles-based artist Baths (a.k.a. Will Wiesenfeld) trades in wistful, vocal-led electronic pop, and has often been lumped in with the chillwave movement as a result. This isn’t inherently wrong, …

READ MORE →
doctornick_053013
Features

Hi, Doctor Nick! - The Right Time to Get a Booking Agent and the Importance of Doing What You Believe In

Nick Hook has the knowledge. More importantly, he’s willing to share it. Our resident doctor (not really) and street shaman pops in every Thursday morning to field readers’ questions about …

READ MORE →
movementmainot
Features

Movement 2013 Photos: Azari & III, Nicolas Jaar, Audion, Squarepusher, and More

We spent this past Memorial Day Weekend taking in the plethora of sights and sounds offered at Detroit’s annual Movement festival. After dancing, partying, and vibing to as much electronic …

READ MORE →
hyetal_hive5_052113
Features

High Five: Hyetal

After spending enough time with the radiant style of bass-focused electronic music put forth by Bristolian producer Hyetal (a.k.a. David Corney), it’s easy to hear that his artistic vision owes …

READ MORE →
movementmain2
Features

XLR8R's Five-Point Movement Festival 2013 Breakdown

Detroit’s annual Movement festival is something of a Mecca for fans of electronic music, especially those who have a fondness for its history and the integral part the Motor City …

READ MORE →
primaveraknife_052813
Features

Things We Learned at Primavera Sound 2013

In electronic music circles, Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival is always likely to be slightly overshadowed by the presence of Sónar, which takes place in the same city just two weeks …

READ MORE →
pp_52413
Features

Press Play: MK, Skream, Hyetal, Ryan Hemsworth, and More

A ton of great music appeared on the internet as streaming audio and video this week—more so than usual, it seems. We’re not exaggerating: We’ve got record streams, fresh mixes, …

READ MORE →
morodermain_052313
Features

An Inside Look at RBMA New York 2013

Most people experience the Red Bull Music Academy as a month-long series of sponsored events, bold advertisements plastered onto tall buildings and subway walls, and copies of the Daily Note …

READ MORE →
doctornick_052313
Features

Hi, Doctor Nick! - The Necessary Evil of Self-Promotion and the Secret to Making Beats Without an MC

Nick Hook is a talented dude. The guy can make beats, play instruments, record rappers, and that’s just a partial list. But he’s also smart enough to know that no …

READ MORE →
WE_052213
Features

Wax Ecstatic: Kyle Hall, Gerd Janson, Hieroglyphic Being, and More Discuss the Limited Vinyl Craze

It may be hard to believe, but the past three years have seen a surprising return to service for the humble 12″ record. The format which DJ culture was essentially …

READ MORE →
dpmain_52113
Features

Deep Inside: Daft Punk 'Random Access Memories'

Hype is a necessary, though often dangerous tool for marketing music in the digital age. Now seemingly more than ever, an album’s or single’s success relies heavily on how many …

READ MORE →
FlyLo52013
Features

10 Lessons We Learned from Together Festival

In terms of sheer scope, Together is gargantuan. The 2013 edition of the yearly Boston event was spread across eight days in a citywide selection of venues, acting as much …

READ MORE →
pp_51713
Features

Press Play: Daphni, Wiley, Nautiluss, Glimpse, and More

Record streams, remixes, DJ sets, unreleased tunes, music videos, and more fill out the space of this week’s Press Play, with an array of excellent artists—like Wiley, Nautiluss, Daphni, !!!, …

READ MORE →
rpboo_51513
Features

High Five: RP Boo

When throwing the word “veteran” around with the players of Chicago’s juke/footwork scene, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that RP Boo was making moves roughly a decade …

READ MORE →
doctornick_051613
Features

Hi, Doctor Nick! - Tips for Working with Vocalists and the Audience Adds to Some of the Doctor's Past Advice

We’re not ashamed to say it. We love Nick Hook. And not just because he’s funny or cool or knows lots of rad DJs and producers (although all those things …

READ MORE →