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Chrissy Growl EP
The Chicago polymath makes his Freerange debut with this wide-ranging swathe of clubland gems.

The dance-music polymath Chrissy, who’s also recorded under the Chrissy Murderbot and Chris E. Pants monikers, has worked his magic within so many genres—from juke to booty bass to rave to disco…

Podcast 423: Shenoda
With new music coming soon on Aus, the London producer surveys a sonic wonderland full of peaks and valleys.

We’ve been on a roll with hot mixes lately—check out last week’s sophisticated, muted chugger from Livio & Roby, for instance, or the previous week’s near-abstract dancefloor mov…

Anja Schneider Soul Traveler EP
The Mobilee label's leader offers a warm and rich threesome of sophisticated club cuts.

Last year, Berlin’s Anja Schneider celebrated the tenth anniversary of Mobilee, the label she founded with partner Ralf Kollmann; XLR8R helped to mark that milestone with a Schneider podcast, wh…

Klaves Say It EP
The young Polish producer comes up with a pair of playful house tunes for the Let's Play House label.

Sometimes, in house music as elsewhere, you don’t need a lot of time to say what you want to say or to do what you want to do—and that’s the case with the title track of this new EP from M…

Bubblin' Up: Clovis
An emerging master of sophisticated and subtle 4/4 sounds plays the upcoming XLR8R bash.

Clovis Bouhier—who, as a creator and player of dream-time house and techno, goes by his first name only—is native of Los Angeles, born and raised, save for a two-year stint in France, under the bright…

Preview: Montreal's Igloofest
The beloved midwinter gathering celebrates ten years of frosty fun.

It’s one of those so-crazy-it-just-might-work ideas: Toss a festival outdoors in Canada, in the middle of winter, on a pier jutting out into the frigid St. Lawrence River. And it certainly has w…

XLR8R Podcast 421: Buttechno - CTM Festival Edition
As the experimentally-inclined Berlin fest approaches, the Moscow artist gives us a set of adventurous electronics.

The Russians are coming! At least, it sure seems that way: Just last week, we kicked off the 2016 podcast lineup with a set from Russian DJ-producer Andrey Pushkarev, and today, we’re proud to p…

Jon Delerious Forage EP
The Canadian producer delivers a set of rock-solid house rhythms for the dependable Nordic Trax label.

House music isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when considering the Alberta city of Calgary—that would the oil industry, maybe, or perhaps the the 1988 Winter Olympics, or the Calgary Stam…

Podcast 420: Andrey Pushkarev
One of Moscow's finest purveyors of subtle sounds kicks off 2016 with a set of intimate 4/4 rhythms.

Quick-mix DJ sets, in the right hands, can be dazzling—but there’s certainly plenty to be said for DJs who give their selections room to breathe, giving each track’s subtleties plenty of s…

Kenny Dope featuring Robert Owens "Bricks Down" Remixes
Masters at Work, Mr. G and Doc Daneeka perform all work their house-music magic on the floor-filling original.

Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez and Robert Owens are a couple of guys who need little in the way of introduction, but just in case, here’s the CliffsNotes version: Among many other claims to f…

Lord RAJA Para
Chester Raj Anand's latest long-player is an adventurous, dazzling and ultimately gratifying work.

There’s a striking consistency running through Para, Chester Raj Anand’s follow-up his 2014 debut album, A Constant Moth. Sure, consistency may not normally be thought of as a particularly…

Podcast 419: DeWalta & Shannon - XLR8R Festival 2016 Tulum Edition
For the final podcast of the year, the friends and frequent partners set the stage for our upcoming fest on the Mexican coastline.

We here at XLR8R are excited—and not just because we’re finishing up an amazing 2015, with what’s looking to be a great new year just around the corner. No, what’s really got our hea…

Mike Shannon: "For me, techno has always been a faceless thing."
As XLR8R Festival 2016 approaches, the head of the Cynosure label muses on his beginnings, his ethos, and the advantages of musical naiveté..

Nowadays, he’s one of the most respected guys in techno; as a kid growing up in Ontario, however, it’s a safe bet that dance-music greatness was probably the last thing on Mike ShannonR…

Podcast 418: Marymoon
The St. Petersburg–based artist presents a set of dubby, melodic and richly rewarding tunes.

Dramatic, moody, and full of mystery—that’s the vibe of our latest podcast, the next-to-last installment of the year. This finely-crafted mix is the creation of Marymoon, a talented purveyor of …

Wbeeza Black Moon EP
The South Londoner's secretsundaze debut, filled with acidic and Detroit-tinged touches, attests to the producer's burgeoning talent.

Warren “Wbeeza” Brown is a purveyor of wide-angle house; he’s the sort of music maker who can focus on a large aural topography that encompasses everything from soul, jazz and hip-ho…

Podcast 417: Heathered Pearls
"Melodically appealing groovers," as mixed by one of Ghostly International's finest, define our latest podcast.

Jakub Alexander, better known as Heathered Pearls, has described the sound of his debut album, 2012’s Loyal, as “indirect, huge, heavy, slow ocean waves off in the distance at night.”…

Hi-Five: Camea
The Bpitch Control mainstay selects her top techno make-out tracks.

‘Tis the season for mistletoe, egg nog, and sitting by the fireside getting cozy with your significant other. In short, it’s kissing season! For those who like to get all lovey-dovey to an…

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