Podcast 400: Anja Schneider
XLR8R marks a milestone with the mistress of Mobilee.

Pop the cork! Strike up the band! But most importantly, strap on your headphones—XLR8R is celebrating its 400th podcast. And we’re pretty darn proud of the series, too. Our very …


Podcast 399: Dense & Pika
Alex Jones and Christopher Spero rock their teched-up rhythms in our latest podcast.

Are two heads better than one? We’re not sure—in real life, a double noggin would garner you a lot of dumbfounded looks. But in the electronic-music game, it sure doesn’t …


Watch Pioneer DJ's Teaser Video For New "Battle" Mixer and Rekordbox Update
The minute-long video gives viewers a mysterious look into the new mixer, to go along with the release of Rekordbox 3.3.0

Turntable and battle DJs have been waiting a long time for Pioneer to release a new mixer that has the functionality they desire, and now it looks like the wait is …


XLR8R Podcast 398: Applescal
With his new 'For' in the shops, the leader of the Atomnation label serves up a set of emotive aurals.

You’re in for a treat with our latest podcast, the handiwork of the Dutch DJ-producer Pascal “Applescal” Terstappen. And you’ll know it right from the get-go: The mix kicks off …


XLR8R Podcast 397: Function - Decibel 2015 Festival Edition
As the Decibel festival approaches, XLR8R presents this exclusive set from the Ostgut Ton artist.

Dave Sumner, the techno DJ and producer better known as Function, grew up in Carnarsie, Brooklyn, across the street from a swim club that hosted dance parties in the late …


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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XLR8R Podcast 396: Veronica Vasicka - Dekmantel 2015 Festival Edition
The Minimal Wave honcho heads to Amsterdam to regale the fest with her synthetic musings.

Veronica Vasicka has managed to take a lifelong love of electronically modulated sounds, along with a ardor for playing recorded versions of said sounds, and transform that passion into an …

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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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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 …


XLR8R Podcast 395: Dekmantel Soundsystem - Dekmantel 2015 Festival Edition
Thomas Martojo and Casper Tielrooij warm us up for the big throwdown with a sprawling set of tunes.

Festival season is in full swing—has all the action worn you out yet? Of course you’re not—with so much great music and fun times, there’s no way you’re going to …


XLR8R Podcast 394: Francesca Lombardo - Piknic Electronik 2015 Edition
Listen to a sumptuous set from the Crosstown Rebels recording artist—then catch her in person in Montreal.

As anyone who’s ever caught Francesca Lombardo in live performance knows, the music that she and her comrades play can be beautifully transcendent: Gentle, loping rhythms anchor sighing synths and …

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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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Podcast 391: YokoO
The busy DJ and producer presents an hour of pure listening pleasure.

Students of deep house, at least those who do more than skim the surface of what the sound has to offer, know that the French-born, Berlin-based man known as YokoO …

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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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Interview: Steffi
The DJ, producer and label head discusses her new live act, the relaunch of Klakson and reflects on her success.

Despite both widespread global acclaim and an artistic reputation that sees her perched comfortably within the finest DJs and producers out there, Dutch-born Steffie Doms (better known simply as Steffi) …

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Labels We Love: Safer at Night
Curses, Cranks and Total Fitness head up an imprint devoted to dark-hued rhythms.

Luca Venezia has a thing for the dark hours. As he puts it, “I’ve always been obsessed with nighttime—the magic, the mystery, how everybody become somebody new once the sun …


Interview: Laurent Garnier
The veteran artist opens up about his creative impulses and clubland longevity.

“I have never been comfortable on the comfortable seat,” Laurent Garnier says, grinning with an animated sense of mischief. “I may have surprised some people, but I would have become …


DNGLS Hooly EP (Len Faki Remixes)
Berghain's Faki works his blissful magic on the already gorgeous original version.

The original version of “Hooly,” produced by the French newcomer DNGLS and released on the similarly fresh-faced Barcelona label Anemone Recordings, is a gleaming gem of a sunrise-techno track, its …