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Q&A: Trevor Jackson
After 14 years, the electronic-music iconoclast releases the conceptually ambitious 'Format.'

Trevor Jackson’s last album of original work, produced under his Playgroup moniker, was released to mixed reviews: Popmatters loved its post-genre oddball eclecticism, for instance, while Pitchfork…well, the site gave …

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Interview: Man Power
Just in time for the release of a new LP, XLR8R catches up with the elusive artist.

As with John Talabot, Redshape and Ten Walls before him, the identity of the anonymous producer Man Power has been electronic music’s favourite guessing game lately. Names such as Talabot, …

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Repitch, Cosmo Rhythmatic and 3TH: A New Generation of Techno in Berlin
A trio of related labels endeavor to define a sound.

Ten years ago, minimal techno sound resonated throughout Berlin; today, one of the most vibrant of the city’s techno formulations is one that’s heavily influenced by noise and dark industrial …

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Bubblin' Up: David August
One of clubland's ascendant talents sets his sights beyond the dancefloor.

David August is an ambitious young man—at least, that’s the only explanation we can find for what the producer has accomplished in such a short time. The Hamburg-born, Berlin-based artist …

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Q&A: Audiofly
As they head to Detroit's Movement, Anthony Middleton and Luca Saporito talk to XLR8R about career arcs, inspirations and DJing in Romania.

“We’re slow burners,” says Anthony Middleton, the British half of musical duo, Audiofly. Together with Luca Saporito, the Italian member of the pair, Middleton has been DJing and producing a …

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Q&A: Octave One
As the Movement festival nears, Detroit-born brothers Lenny and Lawrence Burden unveil their new album, 'Burn It Down.'

It’s been two and a half decades since Octave One’s “I Believe” came out as part on the seminal Techno 2: The Next Generation, and even in those early days, …

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Get Familiar: Lauer
His second solo album in the shops, the German producer gets his moment in the sun.

With a career that spans more than ten years already firmly under his belt, the German DJ-producer Phillip Lauer might not seem to comfortably slot into XLR8R’s Get Familiar series. …

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Q&A: Detroit Swindle
Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets sit down for a chat—and offer up a stream of their new Freerange EP..

In early 20012, few people outside of the Netherlands were familiar with Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets. Nowadays, pretty much anybody with an interest in quality house music knows who …

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Interview: Eddie Fowlkes
As Detroit's Movement festival approaches, one of techno's overlooked founders sets the record straight.

“Oh, you really trying to kick up some dirt,” Detroit’s Eddie Fowlkes says with a laugh. We’ve been talking for 20 minutes, and I’ve just inquired if it caused a …

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Get Familiar: Amsterdam's FIBER Festival
XLR8R talks to the organizers behind the groundbreaking electronic-arts-and-music fest.

If you are still trying to figure out what to do this weekend, and if you are at all interested in cutting-edge music, arts and culture—and if you’re reading XLR8R, …

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B2B: Matt Tolfrey and Craig Richards
The man behind Fabric's latest mix-CD goes one-on-one with the club's longtime artist-in-residence.

The U.K.’s Matt Tolfrey and Craig Richards are old pals, having met at the Bomb, the much-missed, seminal Nottingham house club,  in the ’90s. The two have kept their professional …

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Q&A: Damian Lazarus
With his Ancient Moons project, the man from Crosstown Rebels takes a mystical path to dance-music bliss.

He’s one of the world’s premier DJs, exuding an air of confidence from behind the decks—but when it was time to find his role as the leader of a live …

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20 Questions: Marc Houle
A master of live electronics celebrates a set of remixes from his seminal debut album.

Canadian-born Marc Houle is not a DJ; he is widely acclaimed electronic musician who produces his own music and performs it live, beat for beat, drum for drum. Artists today …

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Q&A: Daniel Avery
The talented producer brings his Divided Love soiree to France's Nuits Sonores festival.

For many electronic music fans, Daniel Avery’s Drone Logic was one of the albums of 2013, and they weren’t wrong: The LP, released on Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Sound label, was …

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B2B: Lido & Canblaster
The producers behind the recent 'Superspeed' talk influences, producer tags, and plenty more.

Norway’s young Peder “Lido” Losnegård has, with Cashmere Cat, coproduced hit numbers like Mr. Cat’s “Adore”and Ariana Grande’s “Be My Baby,” and, as a solo artist, released last year’s I …

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XLR8R's Top 10 Downloads of April
Check out the 10 most popular tracks to hit our downloads section last month.

Now that we’ve ticked over into May, it’s time to announce the top 10 most popular tracks to land in XLR8R’s downloads section in April. Like in March, April’s list is …

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Q&A: Lindstrøm on Runddans
On a new collaborative release, the cosmic-disco pioneer flies high with prog-pop icon Todd Rundgren and Serena-Maneesh's Emil Nikolaisen.

An album that features Hans-Peter Lindstrøm in collaboration with Todd Rundgren and Emil Nikolaisen might seem, at first, like a fully crazy idea. After all, Lindstrøm broke thorugh with the …

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Hi-Five: Mike Simonetti's Pale Blue Releases a Heavenly New LP, The Past We Leave Behind
But the heavens be damned—for this Hi-Five, he returns to his hardcore roots.

He’s been a fixture on the scene in the New York area for years—but if non-Gotham-dwelling XLR8R readers are familiar with Mike Simonetti at all, it’s most likely due to …

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