Orthy "Listen To Her Heart (Mijo Remix)"

Orthy is the musical project of Austin-based songwriter and producer Ian Orth. Orth will be releasing a special digital release of his reworking of Tom Petty’s classic “Listen To Her Heart” via Dither Down, on May …


Grimes Plots New Album
The leftfield pop artist's latest full-length is due for a surprise release in fall.

Grimes has announced that the follow-up album to 2012’s Visions will land in October. Taking to Twitter earlier today to share the news, the Canadian artist says the varied and as-of-yet-untitled LP uses …

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Interview: Man Power
Just in time for the release of a new LP, XLR8R catches up with the elusive artist.

As with John Talabot, Redshape and Ten Walls before him, the identity of the anonymous producer Man Power has been electronic music’s favourite guessing game lately. Names such as Talabot, …


Blawan Details Second EP on TERNESC, Streams Clips
The UK techno producer follows last month's 'Warm Tonal Touch' EP with 'Hanging Out the Birds' in June.

Last month, a newly Berlin-based Blawan inaugurated his new label, TERNESC, with a sampling of some of his first solo material to see release since 2012. Now, UK-born producer Jamie Roberts (who …


Repitch, Cosmo Rhythmatic and 3TH: A New Generation of Techno in Berlin
A trio of related labels endeavor to define a sound.

Ten years ago, minimal techno sound resonated throughout Berlin; today, one of the most vibrant of the city’s techno formulations is one that’s heavily influenced by noise and dark industrial …

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Ron Basejam Tales From the Night EP
The Crazy P member teams up with the House of Disco for five cuts of funk-fueled action.

“When I Hear That Music,” the lead track on Ron Basejam’s new Tales From the Night EP, has a feel reminiscent of something that a generation of NYC clubbers might …

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XLR8R Heads to Movement
We pack our bags and head to birthplace of techno.

Kicking off tomorrow, Detroit’s Movement Festival is regarded as one of the best festivals in the United States—and the world for that matter. Fittingly taking place in the birthplace of …

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Outlook Festival Croatia Announces Boat Parties for 2015
Hosts include Swamp 81, Just Jam, Renegade Hardware, and Channel One Sound.

Celebrating its eighth year in September, Outlook Festival has announced its boat parties for 2015. Hosts will include Swamp 81, Just Jam, Renegade Hardware, High Focus, Channel One Sound, Reggae Roast and Norman Jay’s …


Hardkiss 'Trax from the Hardkiss Vault'

This year, San Francisco electronic music pioneers Scott, Gavin, and Robbie Hardkiss (a.k.a. Hardkiss) are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hardkiss’ seminal album Delusions Of Grandeur. As part of the …

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Review: Jealous God Label Night
The label, along with Mount Analog, Droid Behavior and Das Bunker, delivers the techno goods in L.A.

Los Angeles on a Friday evening can provide  an amazing variation of discrete musical events to choose from, meaning that dance lovers looking for a late-night techno party don’t have …


Premiere: Stream Eric Cloutier's Raxeira EP in Full
The three-track EP is available now via Wolfskuil Limited.

American DJ and producer Eric Cloutier built his name off the back of his meticulously crafted DJ sets, holding residencies at some of the best clubs around the world including the highly …


Listen to a Track From Errorsmith and Mark Fell's Forthcoming Collaborative 12"
First link-up between the two will arrive on PAN label

Erik Wiegand (a.k.a. Errorsmith, pictured above) hasn’t been heard from under the name since 2004, but Bill Kouligas’s PAN imprint has managed to get him to break cover at last …


Huntleys + Palmers Readies Second Highlife World Series EP
New record sees Esa team up with musicians from Kenya

In February we reported on the Huntleys + Palmers sister label Highlife’s plans for a trio of EPs named the Highlife World Series. Set up to facilitate the release of …

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Premiere: Stream a Track from the Forthcoming Woo York EP
'Blade Runner' is taken from the Ukrainian pair's fifth EP for Soma Quality

Prolific Ukrainian house duo Woo York have notched up somewhere north of two-dozen EPs since their debut in 2009, appearing on labels such as Life & Death, Planet Rhythm, and …


XLR8R Weekly Event Selections
Our weekend picks of events from around the globe

XLR8R is heading out to Detroit this weekend where we will be reporting back our experience at Movement Festival as well as the many tasty after-parties. As such, the majority …

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Sacred Ground Festival Announces Dates and Location
Ry X and Frank Wiedemann of Howling curate new festival

Howling’s Ry X and Frank Wiedemann will be curating the inaugural Sacred Ground festival taking place near Berlin on July 11.  The open air event will stretch one day and one …


Hear a New DJ Koze Track
'I haven't Been Everywhere But It's On My List' is taken from DJ Koze's upcoming DJ-Kicks compilation.

Following on from the news that Pampa label boss, DJ Koze, would head up the 50th instalment in the esteemed DJ-Kicks series, !K7 Records—the label behind DJ-Kicks—has released a full …

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XLR8R Presents Exclusive Ticket Deal For Soundwave Croatia
Get a 3 for 2 discount on full weekend pass tickets to the festival

In 2015 Soundwave Croatia, one of Europe’s most friendly and intimate festivals, returns for its 7th year with a live art and film program added to its eclectic musical offering. …