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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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Q&A: The Orb's Alex Paterson
The venerable ambient-house pioneer reteams with Thomas Fehlmann on the new 'Moonbuilding 2703 AD.'

It’s always a bit dicey to describe an artist or act as “unique”—anything that we can think of has been thought of before, probably many times over. But for more …

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"Tears": An Oral History
As a new Frankie Knuckles retrospective hits the shops, Satoshi Tomiie, Robert Owens and Judy Weinstein look back at the making of one of house's seminal songs.

Just over one year on from the Frankie Knuckles’s untimely death, the Defected label, in collaboration with Def Mix, is about to release a retrospective of the Godfather of House’s …

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In the Studio: Hunter/Game
The Milanese production duo invite us into their analog-heavy lair.

Hunter/Game is the latest project of Martino Bertola and Emmanuele Nicosia, two Milanese friends and established producers in their own right who are quickly developing a reputation for their beautiful …

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Q&A: Patrice Scott
With the new 'Euphonium,' the Sistrum head solidifies his standing as one of Detroit's premier producers.

Patrice Scott has a history within Detroit’s clubbing world—a really long history: As a youth, the DJ and producer, who’s about to release his long-awaited LP, Euphonium on  was going …

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Real Talk: Ambivalent
The man behind the Delft and Valence labels asks: What does a real DJ do?

‘Real Talk’ is a series of artist-penned essays that appears on XLR8R from time to time. This installment’s scribe is  producer Kevin McHugh, the man better known as Ambivalent. McHugh’s …

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10 Reasons We Loved Amsterdam's DGTL Festival
Michael Mayer, Roman Flügel, Recondite and Happa were among the attractions at this year's installment.

If there’s one thing that can be said about the Netherlands, it’s this: Dutch people really know how to party. And importantly, they understand how to put on a party …

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Interview: Ben Klock
A techno titan opens up about doubt, inspiration, and passion.

Far in the distance and irreconcilably aloof, he stands. The expectant crowd is hypnotized, entranced in the music as they move in unison to the raw and powerful techno beat. …

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20 Questions: Scuba
The Hotflush operator talks Taylor Swift, SUB:STANCE memories and Labyrinth Festival.

Over the course of the past eleven years, Scuba’s musical output has curved through various spheres of bass, techno, and house. The U.K. artist will release his fourth album, Claustrophobia, on …

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Q&A: Ableton's Dennis DeSantis
XLR8R talks to the author of Making Music: A Book of Creative Strategies

Dennis DeSantis is a composer, sound designer and percussionist based in New York City. His background in music is deep: He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition …

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Q&A: Fort Romeau
With 'Insides,' the producer delivers an album brimming with rich, sensuous house.

“That album name came kind of last minute,” Mike Greene says as he sits in a Williamsburg, Brooklyn hotel room, relaxing before a late-night gig at New York’s club of …

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20 Questions: George FitzGerald
The producer's evolution continues with the release of a heartfelt new album.

The British DJ and producer George FitzGerald began working on his debut LP while spending time on Ibiza during the summer of 2013—but the album, Fading Love, isn’t exactly a …

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Get to Know: Vincent Floyd
A Chicago house stalwart gets the recognition he deserves.

Vincent Floyd and Armando Gallop were just teenagers when house music exploded in Chicago in the mid-1980s. As childhood friends who grew up across the street from one another on …

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

The month of March again brought a new helping of free tunes to XLR8R’s Downloads section, and as is the custom, we’ve crunched the numbers and can now present the …

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