What The Festival 2015

The boutique electronic music and interactive arts festival What The Festival emerged in 2012 and has quickly become a staple for festival enthusiasts. Called the “Pacific Northwest’s Burning Man,” What …

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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, …

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Bubblin' Up: David August
One of clubland's ascendant talents sets his sights beyond the dancefloor.

David August is an ambitious young man—at least, that’s the only explanation we can find for what the producer has accomplished in such a short time. The Hamburg-born, Berlin-based artist …


Get Familiar: Amsterdam's FIBER Festival
XLR8R talks to the organizers behind the groundbreaking electronic-arts-and-music fest.

If you are still trying to figure out what to do this weekend, and if you are at all interested in cutting-edge music, arts and culture—and if you’re reading XLR8R, …

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20 Questions: Marc Houle
A master of live electronics celebrates a set of remixes from his seminal debut album.

Canadian-born Marc Houle is not a DJ; he is widely acclaimed electronic musician who produces his own music and performs it live, beat for beat, drum for drum. Artists today …