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G3 'RH'

Next month, UK label Little Corner will drop its seventh release, a two-track single from label head G3 titled RH/This One Is Moon Grown II. Like the releases preceding it—OSAMU KIMOTO’s TELEGRA…

Cómeme Announces Debut Album From Borusiade, Shares Track
'A Body' is set to be released on March 2.

Cómeme’s first release of 2018 will be the debut album from Romanian artist Borusiade. Titled A Body, the album follows a handful of singles on Cómeme and Correspondant and will feature seven tr…

Podcast 524: Burnt Friedman
Mystical rhythms and worldly grooves from an experimental icon.

Within a few moments of experiencing Burnt Friedman’s music—whether a live set or his recorded output—it’s apparent that the German artist has crafted a singular style that is almost impossible to pla…

Styles Upon Styles Share New Remix From Jackie
The PTP artist reconstructs a track from Diamond Terrifier Cipher.

Last November, Styles Upon Styles released Chapel Master, the four-track debut from Diamond Terrifier Cipher. Essentially a supergroup, Diamond Terrifier Cipher joins NYC artist Sam Hillmer’s Di…

Premiere: Hear a Deep and Menacing Cut From Maenad Veyl
'Somehow, Somewhere They Have Heard This Before' drops on Pinkman next week.

On January 8, Milan-native Thomas Feriero (a.k.a. Avatism, CW/A, and House ov Leaves) will drop his sophomore release as Maenad Veyl on Rotterdam label Pinkman. The EP, titled Somehow, Somewhere They …

Podcast 523: Scanner
Robin Rimbaud kicks off 2018 with two hours of experimental electronics.

It’s a challenging task trying to condense a career like that of Robin Rimbaud’s into a digestible introduction. For close to 30 years now, Rimbaud has been a major force in sonic art, cra…

Podcast 522: Fabio Della Torre
90 minutes of timeless house grooves from the Bosconi label head.

Fabio Corcos is an Italian artist most widely known for his production and DJ alias Fabio Della Torre. Since launching his DJ career at Tenax Club, Florence in 1995—a venue at which he still currently…

Podcast 521: DJ Gregory
Grégory Darsa (a.k.a. Point G) returns to his DJ Gregory moniker with a 90-minute house masterclass.

Many readers of XLR8R may not be too familiar with Grégory Darsa’s DJ Gregory moniker. Although Darsa was one of the first proponents of house music in France, with one of the most storied resum…

Handbook 'Glow'

abandonbuilding is back with “Glow,” the new single from UK producer Handbook. Inspired by artists such as J Dilla, Flying Lotus, and Madlib, Handbook has created a hypnotic beat-driven st…

XLR8R's Best of 2017: Top Downloads (50-1)
Check out the 100 most popular tracks to hit our downloads section this year.

Yesterday, we kicked off our Best of 2017 coverage with the the first instalment in the top 100 downloads of the year countdown. Today, we tie a knot on a year’s worth of free music with the 50 …

Electric Boogies 'Break Mandrake'

On December 15, SDB Discos will release AS 10 MAIS BOOGIE vol. 1, an eclectic selection of Brazilian music from the ’80s. Boogie is a style driven by Moog synths, vocoders, DX7s, and triggered O…

DJ Schwa 'Timeless Prague'

Since 2006, first in Sydney and now in Prague, Michal Swacko (a.k.a. DJ Schwa) has been at the helm of Beef Records, a label committed to the interesting fringes of house and techno. Schwa is also the…

Bubblin' Up: Kllo
The rising Australian duo explain how they became Ghostly International's premier pop act.

As I meet cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam, the Australian duo better known as Kllo, in a bustling cafe in Silverlake, Los Angeles, I’m immediately hooked by their relaxed demeanor and airy natu…

Noha & Alex 'Thanks for nothing'

Last month, Italian vinyl-only label PanickPanick! released its second EP, a three-track various artist outing featuring cuts from Noha & Alex, Wareika, and Franky Greiner. PanickPanick! launched …

Ariel Black 'Light Projecting'

Ariel Black and MAN2.0 join forces for the latest release on The Umbrella, the label arm of RINSED—a Brooklyn-based party that has hosted artists such as Actress, Anthony Shakir, and Bok Bok. The two …

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