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

Since it formation 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 globe …

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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 …

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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 …

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Interview: Frank Wiedemann and RY X Prep for the Sacred Ground Festival
Hot on the heels of their gorgeous debut album, the men from Howling discuss their upcoming fest.

Following the release of their stunning debut album, Sacred Ground, the next step for Howling—Ry “RY X” Cuming and Âme’s Frank Wiedemann—is a festival of the same name, co-curated by the …

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B2B: Carl Craig and Mirko Loko
Following the release of his latest album, Loko anwers a few of the Detroit techno maestro's queries.

Mirko Loko has had a longstanding relationship with Cadenza and the label’s founder, Luciano: Besides sharing a country with Luciano—both call Switzerland home—Loko’s debut LP, Seventynine, came out on Cadenza …

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B2B: Todd Terje and Jaga Jazzist's Lars Horntveth
Two seemingly divergent music makers find common ground.

Terje Olsen, better known as Todd Terje, is one of the kings of the Norwegian sound, having climbed up Oslo’s nu-disco ladder to reach global clubland fame via an array …

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Jackie's House: The Black Madonna and Doc Sleep
The DJs look back at one of the Movement festival's best (and gayest) after-parties.

Jackie House (a.k.a. Honey Soundsystem co-founder Jacob Sperber) is someone who, besides throwing some of the San Francisco’s best parties, can always be counted upon to deliver whip-smart (and often …

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Interview: Virgo Four's Merwyn Sanders
Heading into a live gig at Warm Up, the Chicago house veteran tells his side of the story.

If Merwyn Sanders knows that he’s one of Chicago house music’s most formative producers, he certainly doesn’t act like it. His work with Virgo Four spawned some of the genre’s …

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Get Familiar: Patlac
The Hamburg DJ, producer, and remix specialist comes into his own with a series of emotive releases.

I meet Patlac, one of deep house’s rising talents, on what is perhaps the hottest day of the Berlin summer so far. Fresh off the train from Hamburg—he’s in town …

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B2B: Phil Weeks and D'Julz
The pair of Parisian powerhouses team up to inaugurate the Rex Club's new label.

London’s Fabric launched its eponymous label in 2001, a mere two years the famed club began packing its three rooms with the U.K. capital’s discerning revelers; Berghain opened its doors …

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Q&A: Prins Thomas
The Oslo audio artisan takes the wide-road approach to his career.

In the off chance that you have been in a long deep sleep, or simply residing in another realm, here are a few things to know about Thomas Moen Hermansen, …

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Q&A: C. Andrew Rohrmann and the Galak-Z soundtrack
The electronic musician and sound designer known as scntfc fills us in on his latest project.

Based in Seattle, Washington, C. Andrew Rohrmann is the electronic musician and sound designer known as Scientific American, a.k.a. scntfc. After getting his start as a live performer, Rohrmann moved …

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Hi-Five: Fur Coat
Fresh off the release of their Balance mix, the Crosstown Rebels recording duo serve up five favorite cuts.

Individually, Sergio Muñoz and Israel Sunshine have been on the scene since the early ’00s—but together as Fur Coat, the pair are of more recent vintage, their big break coming …

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Say Nice Things About Detroit: Eight Takeaways from Movement 2015
Detroit provides religious experience in a techno Taglit-Birthright for young adults of all electronic faiths…or Snoop Dogg.

For the past 15 years over 400,000 burgeoning Jewish adults age 18 to 26 have received a ten-day “heritage trip” to the motherland of Israel to discover its culture, find …

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Q&A: Matrixxman
The philosophically-inclined producer prepares to release his debut LP, 'Homesick,' on Ghostly International.

Just over a year ago, Matrixxman delivered a mix to XLR8R for our podcast series—and what a glorious mix it was, reeling us in with such seminal cuts as “Optimo” …

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

Now that the dust has settled from the month of May, it’s once again time to announce the top 10 most popular tracks to land in XLR8R’s downloads section last …

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Nuits Sonores: The Best Music We Heard
Check out some of our favorite sonic moments from the French arts-and-music festival.

The 13th edition of Lyon’s Nuits Sonores festival has come and gone, drawing to a hedonistic close at the hands of Âme’s Kristian Beyer, Laurent Garnier, Marcel Dettmann and Rødhåd …

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Q&A: Stephan Bodzin releases Powers of 10
With his creativity fully refreshed, the German producer delivers his first full-length album in over seven years.

Born in the northern German countryside, Stephan Bodzin’s musical roots can be traced back to his earliest years—a time when he spent hours dabbling the studio with his father, an …

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