Photo: Ale in Wonderland
Features

Q&A: Inner8
Working in solo mode, Dadub's Daniele Antezza delivers a thought-provoking new album.

Inner8 is the solo project of Daniele Antezza, the Berlin-based, Italian-born producer who is best recognized for his work alongside Giovanni Conti. The pair run the Artefacts Mastering studio together, …

READ MORE →
Photo: Marie Staggat
Features

Charivari Detroit, Then and Now
As the Motor City gears up for Charivari's second summer festival, two who were there take a look back at the seminal shindig's early days.

It’s no coincidence that one of the first ever techno tracks shares a name—although not the spelling—with party brand Charivari Detroit. Event organizer and original Charivari Detroit brand promoter Todd …

READ MORE →
dj_t_high_five
Features

Hi-Five: DJ T.
Enjoy these five future classics, courtesy of the man from Get Physical.

Raised on disco and funk, steeped in Teutonic electronics, Germany’s Thomas Koch—better known to clubland citizens as DJ T.—is one of the founding fathers, along with the Booka Shade and …

READ MORE →
Lucy_In_The_Studio2
FeaturesGear

In the Studio: Lucy
The Stroboscopic Artefacts label head opens up about his production techniques—and his innate need to create.

Italian-born Berlin-based Luca Mortellaro (a.k.a. Lucy) is a stalwart of the modern techno scene. His productions, many of which are released through his flowering Stroboscopic Artefacts imprint, drift between those …

READ MORE →
the_drifter
Features

Bubblin' Up: The Drifter
Following a good friend's footsteps, Mark Flynn finds the way forward.

It’s known for a plethora of quality exports, but—despite the Irish heritage of artists like Niall “Mano Le Tough” Mannion—Ireland isn’t considered a particularly renowned hot spot for house and …

READ MORE →
Photo: Seze Devres
Features

Q&A: Mike Servito
With nary a production to his name—and a date at Dekmantel right around the corner—the Bunker resident is ready for the world.

In academia, the term “publish or perish” refers to the pressure that professors are under to to get their research, discourse or literary output into journals, books or anywhere; it’s …

READ MORE →
trainwreck mr. c
Features

Trainwreck: Mr. C
Gangsters, guns and cocaine—its all in a night's work for the man from Superfreq.

“Coming on like a seventh sense!” For some of us, at least those of a certain age, lines like that were our first contact with Mr. C. The line is …

READ MORE →
Satoshi Tomiie-MN2S-booking-agents
Features

Q&A: Satoshi Tomiie Releases New Day
A decade and a half after his full-length debut, the house-music vet's second album is finally here.

If there were any justice in the world, Satoshi Tomiie would be exalted as one of house music’s prime movers, a towering figure gazing over the clubbing realm like a …

READ MORE →
Joey Negro Dave Lee
Features

Q&A: Joey Negro Revisits the ’90s
The dance-music doyen otherwise known as Dave Lee releases a collection of classic house and garage.

The London clubland lifer Dave Lee is a man of many monikers: there’s his main nom de musique Joey Negro, of course, but there’s also Doug Willis, Raven Maize, Agora, …

READ MORE →
Photo: Camille Blake
Features

From Russia With Love: Seven Takeaways From Outline 2015
We gather our thoughts after the second edition of the Moscow event.

A little over a week ago, XLR8R made the journey to Moscow for the second annual Outline Festival. Running for 24 hours straight from Saturday night to Sunday night, Outline …

READ MORE →
leaderboard
FeaturesGear

In The Studio: Adrian Younge
With a new album on the shelves, XLR8R visits the studio of the renowned analog wizard.

When it comes to analog production, few command the amount of respect, and know-how, that Adrian Younge does. Starting out with an MPC and inspired by hip-hop and the art …

READ MORE →
SLAM_Hi-Five
Features

Hi-Five: Slam
With the release of a new compilation, the Glasgow techno giants salute their hometown sound.

It’s easy to take Orde Meikle and Stuart McMillan, the Glasgow-based DJ and production vets together known as Slam, for granted. After all, since the duo’s beginnings in the ’80s, …

READ MORE →
Photo: William Glasspiegel
Features

Vanguard: RP Boo
A founding father of footwork releases 'Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints' on Planet Mu.

It’s notoriously difficult to write an accurate history on the rise of any music scene, even a localized, tightly focused one—particularly if it has its roots in pre-smartphone, pre-nonstop-documentation days. …

READ MORE →
Photo: Sofia Lambrou
Features

Interview: Power Vacuum's Milo Smee
The man known as Bintus—among many other pseudonyms—refuses to be pinned down.

Kruton, Binary Chaffinch, Chrome Hoof, Invincible Scum, Zirkon and Booze: Milo Smee’s lengthy discography reflects a man with a penchant for a comical pseudonym.  Now producing under the Bintus alias, …

READ MORE →
813---Body-Race
DownloadsFeatures

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

Now that we’ve well and truly ticked over into July, and the tracks from the end of last month have had time to work their magic, it’s time we present …

READ MORE →
jonny white 1
Features

Q&A: Art Department's Jonny White
The No.19 label chief charts the path forward as a solo artist.

Since its formation in 2009, the Toronto-based Art Department project—the duo of Kenny Glasgow and Jonny White—has grown to become a linchpin of the electronic music scene, lauded across the …

READ MORE →
POPOF-Hi-Five
Features

Hi-Five: POPOF
A new album in the shops, the French vet fills us in on his five all-time fave LPs.

He’s known for a hard-charging, tech-housey sound, but POPOF can do “intimate” as well as anyone—check out 2009’s holding-hands-at-dawn track “Serenity” if you need proof. On his new album, Love …

READ MORE →
Groove Armada Web copy
Features

Q&A: Groove Armada Release Little Black Book
Tom Findlay and Andy Cato spill the beans on their new album, dropping their live set, and returning to their house roots.

Eight studio albums, scores of acclaimed EPs, and multiple sold-out world tours: Tom Findlay and Andy Cato have come a long way since they first started producing music together in …

READ MORE →