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Q&A: Idjut Boys' Dan Tyler and Conrad McDonnell
More than 20 years into a storied career, the British duo keeps the dubbed-out vibrations coming.

For more than twenty years, the U.K.’s Dan Tyler and Conrad McDonnell—together known as Idjut Boys—have been bringing an elegant live-mix sound, dubbed-out vibrations, and a fluid party intelligence to …

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B2B: Alix Perez & Eprom
New EP in hand, the producers head to next week's Low End Festival.

A lot has happened since 2009. Dubstep, for instance, jumped into the mainstream pool with both feet—only to be ushered out rather quickly by the tidal wave of 4/4 EDM. …

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All-Access: MUTEK
XLR8R takes an in-depth look at one of electronic music's most forward-thinking festivals to kick off the new XLR8R TV.

MUTEK is a name that any electronic-music aficionado should be familiar with. Launched over 16 years ago in Montreal, it’s a festival that’s been unwavering in its mission to showcase …

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Q&A: Steve Cobby
With two new albums in the past year, the former Fila Brazilia man rides his third wave.

Over the course of his two-and-a-half-decade-plus career, Hull, England’s Steve Cobby has accumulated more pseudonyms than almost anyone out there. And most of them are pretty cool ones, too: Since …

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Hi-Five: Ed Rush & Optical
A pair of drum & bass lifers select their five fave clubs.

Foot-stomping, fist-pumping breakbeats, designed with rebellious youth in mind—that’s the sound of Ed Rush & Optical, and even if you’re not an acolyte of their belting rhythms, you’ve got to …

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The Factory: Kim Ann Foxman
Exploring the relationship of music and how it permeates into the aesthetic of prominent artists, designers, festivals, and producers.

ambitious androgyne on a starlit trajectory A powerhouse who needs little introduction, Kim Ann Foxman’s divergent path from Hercules & Love Affair has proven to be creatively fulfilling and professionally …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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