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The Big Chill: Eight Takeaways from Sonar Stockholm
We don our furriest coat, scarf and mittens combo and check out the third edition of Sonar's Swedish franchise.

This past weekend XLR8R made the journey to the Swedish capital, Stockholm, to take in the city’s third edition of Sonar. Having looked in on the impressive Reykjavik edition last February, we w…

Event Review: Floating Points in Glasgow
Sam Shepherd blows the cobwebs off a Hogmanay worn Glasgow crowd with a set of flawless disco and soul.

There probably isn’t another artist I’ve seen DJ more times in the past couple of years than Floating Points. The London producer (a.k.a. Sam Shepherd) has in the course of those dozen or …

Event Review: Interval 100
Working its way through adversity, the Romanian festival offered 100-plus hours of aural escape.

These are trying times in the Romanian capital, Bucharest. In the wake of the horrific fire at the city’s Colectiv Club at the end of October that killed 60 and eventually led to the resignation…

Seven Takeaways From roBOt 08
We travel to Bologna for the eighth edition of the fast-growing city festival.

In what has become a tradition we’re in no hurry to see the end of, XLR8R recently headed for Bologna in north-eastern Italy for the eighth edition of roBOt Festival. Running as ever over three …

Event Review: Todd Terje in Glasgow
The man from Norway played a live solo set in the city's revereed Sub Club.

Glasgow’s 400-capacity Sub Club is its most revered and venerable clubbing space, having opened in 1987 and only ever moved premises to allow for reconstruction after a fire at the end of the 19…

Summer Rain: Eight Things We Learned at DGTL Festival
We dry ourselves off and collect our abiding impressions of the first edition of Barcelona's DGTL Festival

Last weekend, XLR8R made the journey to one of our favorite cities, Barcelona, to attend the first edition of a new house and techno festival called DGTL. Taking place at the Parc del Forum venue also…

From Russia With Love: Seven Takeaways From Outline 2015
We gather our thoughts after the second edition of the Moscow event.

A little over a week ago, XLR8R made the journey to Moscow for the second annual Outline Festival. Running for 24 hours straight from Saturday night to Sunday night, Outline 2015 took place at Karacha…

XLR8R Heads To Outline
Second edition of the Moscow festival to run over first weekend of July

In a couple weeks’ time, XLR8R will be making the journey to Moscow to take in the second annual Outline Festival. The festival, which runs over July 4 and 5, takes place in the east of the city…

Check Out a New Mix From Pender Street Steppers
Canadian duo steps up for NTS Radio

As pointed out over on RA, who have made the two-hour offering their Mix of the Day, XLR8R favourites Pender Street Steppers {a.k.a. Jack Jutson and Liam Butler) have made a new mix available via redo…

Preview the Debut EP From Junto Club on Optimo Music
Glasgow four-piece is the latest product of the city's Green Door Studio

As with the likes of Golden Teacher and Whilst before them, Optimo Music’s latest big discovery is a product of Glasgow’s incredibly fertile, all-analogue Green Door Studio. As label boss …

Stream a Track From Lockah's Forthcoming LP
Scottish producer to release 'It Gets More Cloudy…' via Donky Pitch.

Bubblin’ Up alum Lockah is having another banner year, with April’s excellent And Blue Brindle Too EP to be followed up with his sophomore album in July. It Gets More Cloudy… is said to fi…

Watch a Trailer for Jeff Mills' Exhibitionist 2
Detroit techno legend also releases full details of the audio-visual release.

Last month we reported that Jeff Mills was planning a sequel to 2004’s legendary mix CD and DVD release Exhibitionist. As FACT reports, further details of Exhibitionist 2 have now emerged, along…

Ellen Allien Preps New EP
High will be the BPitch honcho's first release of 2015.

BPitch Control founder Ellen Allien has announced a new EP to be released, as usual, via her own label. High, which is the German producer’s first output of the year, brings together a hypnotic …

Philipp Gorbachev Releases a Second Single on His PG TUNE Imprint
Nine-minute track 'Let's Dance' was written for a recent set in Moscow.

Last month we reported on the Cómeme affiliate Philipp Gorbachev’s new PG Tune label, “a platform for a string of digital singles due out over the spring and summer.” Having inaugura…

Kerri Chandler Launches a New Label
Kaoz Theory's first release will be a compilation of exclusive tracks

As RA reports, Kerri Chandler is set to launch a new label named Kaoz Theory. Its first release will be Kerri Chandler presents Kaoz Theory, a 16-track, unmixed compilation of exclusive tracks from th…

Kornél Kovács Preps EP for Numbers
Radio Koko will be the Studio Barnhus co-head's debut on the Scottish label.

Glasgow label/collective Numbers has announced its next EP: a four-tracker from Studio Barnhus man Kornél Kovács. A collaboration between label and producer has apparently been on the cards for some t…

Omar-S and OB Ignitt Team Up for Collaborative EP
Three-tracker is the second collaborative record from the Detroit artists after 2012's Wayne County Hill Cop’s (Part.2).

As reported over on Juno, Detroit titans Omar-S (pictured above) and OB Ignitt have announced that they are to team up for a new collabrative EP. The four-tracker, entitled The ’90s Evolution of What …

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