roland_012615

Roland Unveils Hybrid Digital/Analog JD-Xi Synth
Watch Dorian Concept take the hybrid synthesizer for a spin in the keyboard's demo video.

In addition to introducing the latest member of its AIRA line at NAMM last week, Roland has shared details of the JD-Xi, a new hybrid digital/analog synth. Billed as a …

READ MORE →
vinsol_012615

Vin Sol Shares New Dance Mania Tribute Mix
The West Coast DJ/producer stitches together some of his favorite cuts from the iconic Chicago label's catalog.

With EPs for Clone Jack for Daze and Icee Hot currently in the pipeline, West Coast DJ/producer and Soo Wavey co-head Vin Sol has shared a new hour-long mix which …

READ MORE →
herzel_012615

Hivern Discs Preps New EP from Herzel Featuring Remixes by Palms Trax; Preview It Now
The Barcelona label will drop its first effort of 2015 next month.

John Talabot’s Hivern Discs label has tapped Berlin-based Macendonian artist Herzel (pictured above) to deliver its first effort of 2015, the five-track Shades EP. The record appears to be Herzel’s …

READ MORE →
thephantom_012615

The Phantom "Complex City"

Some may recognize Polish producer Bartosz Kruczynski from our recent Bubblin’ Up Week 2015’s 10 More Artists to Watch list, where Kruczynski’s Ptaki project (for which he serves as half …

READ MORE →
prophet6_012615

Dave Smith Instruments Introduces Prophet-6 Analog Synth
The San Francisco-based synth designer has unveiled its modern reboot of the famed Prophet-5 synthesizer.

Over the weekend at NAMM, San Francisco synth designer Dave Smith Instruments introduced the Prophet-6, a modern update of the legendary Prophet-5 analog synth designed by Dave Smith for Sequential …

READ MORE →
tornhawk_012615

Torn Hawk and Willie Burns Collaborate on Upcoming EP
The two producers will release a new record together via Hawk's Valcrond Video label next month.

Berlin-via-Brooklyn producer Luke Wyatt (a.k.a. Torn Hawk, pictured above) and Wille Burns (a former XLR8R podcast contributor) have revealed plans to release a collaborative 12″ in February via Hawk’s own …

READ MORE →
ninakravizdjkicks_012615

Nina Kraviz DJ-Kicks
The Russian selector transcends the hype while delivering an excellent mix.

For those who came to Nina Kraviz via the wild media circus that follows her every move, rather than as a result of their own musical enquiries, it could be …

READ MORE →
pas_012615

Planetary Assault Systems Preps New EP
Luke Slater will release 'The Eyes Themselves' on his own Mote-Evolver imprint next month.

Luke Slater has a new EP as Planetary Assault Systems on the way. Over the years, the UK techno mainstay (who also produces as L.B. Dub Corp) has built an …

READ MORE →
johncarpenter_20questions_012615

20 Questions: John Carpenter
Before his first-ever artist album drops next month, the legendary director and composer talks about movies, growing up, and his favorite synth.

John Carpenter is a whole lot of things. At the age of 67, he’s an accomplished and highly influential filmmaker, a pioneering soundtrack composer, a writer, a musician, a father, …

READ MORE →
djbone_012615

Download New Mixes from DJ Bone, Torn Hawk, and Solar
Three seasoned artists deliver podcasts for Resident Advisor, FACT, and Dekmantel.

To start off the week, three new mixes from DJ Bone vs. Differ-Ent (pictured above), Torn Hawk, and Solar have been made available to stream and download. First up is …

READ MORE →
nocowb_012615

Nocow "Zathdax"

St. Petersburg collective (and monthly party five years running) Roots United will launch a new label effort in the coming weeks. In charge of delivering the imprint’s inaugural release is …

READ MORE →
johncarpenter_011215

Stream John Carpenter's 'Lost Themes' LP
The horror film auteur's debut album officially lands next week on Sacred Bones.

A week ahead of its official release on Sacred Bones, John Carpenter’s Lost Themes album has been made available to stream. The iconic director/composer is renowned for creating the scores …

READ MORE →
lowdown_012315

The Lowdown: The XLR8R Top 10 with Burial, Caribou, DJ Deeon, and More
This week's most popular posts also include bits from Aphex Twin, Delroy Edwards, and Marcel Dettmann.

Throughout the week, a whole lot of material gets posted here on XLR8R. And while we know—and love—that some hardcore readers will eagerly pour over every single news story, interview, …

READ MORE →
audiofuseb_012315

Arturia Details New Audio Interface and BeatStep Update
The French company has a few tricks up its sleeve for this year's NAMM convention.

After teasing an upcoming audio interface for the past few months, Arturia have now detailed its new Audiofuse device (pictured above) along with news of an update to its BeatStep …

READ MORE →
akaitw_012315

Akai Unveils New Analog Synthesizer and Analog Drum Machine
The Timbre Wolf and the Tom Cat will hit stores in July.

As part of the wave of gear-related updates which NAMM has brought this week, Akai has unveiled two new products of particular interest—the Timbre Wolf Analog Synthesizer (pictured at top) …

READ MORE →
Null-resized

Australian Newcomer Null Readies Debut EP for Acéphale, Shares New Track
The Melbourne artist's first record will feature a heavy visual element.

A new artist hailing from Melbourne, Null will release his debut EP, Almost, in March. The seven-track effort is a co-release by the Acéphale and Siberia labels, and from the …

READ MORE →
pocketsynth_012315

Teenage Engineering Releases Pocket-Sized Synthesizers
The creator of the OP-1 has introduced a new line of affordable and extremely compact synths.

Teenage Engineering—the company behind the inventive OP-1 synth—has unveiled the P-O line of synthesizers, a new set of three units set to retail for $59 each and small enough to …

READ MORE →
Side A (JB)

Stream the New Single from Metro Area's Darshan Jesrani
The forthcoming 12-inch is the New York artist's first under the name Cylinder.

Following on from the low-slung electro-disco of his Gauntlet single as Siren at the back end of last year, multi-aliased Metro Area member Darshan Jesrani is now preparing to drop …

READ MORE →