Originally founded in 1993 as a newsprint zine in Seattle, XLR8R (pronounced “accelerator”) has grown into a highly influential publication that strives to Accelerate Music and Culture. Focusing on a wide variety of musical subcultures, XLR8R aims to challenge cultural paradigms and provide their readers with a unique and inspiring experience.

For over 22 years, XLR8R has continued to bring their readership the latest news in genre spanning electronic music while successfully breaking new artists into the scene. Since becoming an exclusively online publication in 2010, XLR8R has focused its energy on bringing their fanbase exclusive podcasts, features and daily downloads from some of electronic music's most influential artists.

In 2015, the XLR8R brand has continued to expand with the launch of the new XLR8R-TV, as well as with the curated XLR8R Events section, operating with a full time staff based out of Los Angeles.

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