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Podcast 376: Lena Willikens
A delightfully unusual mix from the rising Cómeme selector.

Just last month, XLR8R profiled Lena Willikens as part of our annual Bubblin’ Up Week series. The article highlighted the Cologne selector’s love of unusual sounds, and her ability to make…

Artist Tips: Egyptrixx
The Toronto producer passes along a few of his studio tricks.

For the past several years, the name Egyptrixx (a.k.a. David Psutka) has been closely associated with the Night Slugs camp (after all, the UK label did provide a home for his first two albums, ‘…

Ask the Experts: John Tejada
The LA techno veteran answers reader questions and opens up about his production process.

John Tejada knows techno. In truth, the LA-based producer knows a lot more than that, as he’s been releasing music since the mid ’90s, but techno is essentially his calling card. Though he…

Podcast 375: Anthony Parasole
One of Brooklyn's finest pilots a thoughtfully diverse journey to the dancefloor and back.

New York City’s techno scene has been something of a cause célèbre over the past few years, with intriguing new artists and labels seemingly popping up on a daily basis. However, it’s not …

Artist Tips: DJ Deeon
A Dance Mania stalwart and ghetto house OG shares his production secrets.

It’s hard to overstate the importance of Dance Mania Records. The Windy City imprint was instrumental in bringing the sounds of Chicago—and ’90s ghetto house in particular—to the world, wh…

Podcast 374: M.E.S.H.
The Berlin-based selector assembles a darkly thrilling mix unbound by genre.

For those outside of Berlin, it would be easy to think that techno is the be-all and end-all of electronic music in the German capital. Even the word “techno” has become an inexorable part…

Caribou Has Assembled an Enormous Mixtape; Listen to It Now
The Canadian artist has compiled 1000 of his favorite songs in a YouTube playlist.

Following the wildly successful release of last year’s Our Love LP, it would be hard to fault Caribou (a.k.a. Dan Snaith) if he elected to simply relax and bask in the afterglow. Snaith, however…

Joey Anderson Readies New EP
The New Jersey producer returns to the Dekmantel label.

Over the past year or so, Joey Anderson has issued music via a variety of labels, but his relationship with Amsterdam’s Dekmantel imprint has proven to be especially fruitful. The Dutch outpost …

Podcast 373: Kowton
The Bristol bass manipulator delivers an exclusive mix loaded with unreleased tunes.

It wasn’t that long ago that any talk of Kowton (a.k.a. Joe Cowton) was almost sure to revolve around his drums. Even on his earliest records, the man simply had a way with percussion that few o…

Podcast 372: Jason Kendig
An exclusive mix from Honey Soundsystem's top selector.

The start of each new year is a time to look ahead, and we here at XLR8R would like to get into that spirit by stretching our Bubblin’ Up series across an entire week and showcasing a handful of…

It's a Christmas Miracle... XLR8R Has a New Website

Most years, we here at XLR8R take advantage of the lull in musical activity during the holiday season, happily stepping away from our computers for at least a few days. This year, however, a special e…

Podcast 371: Floorplan

Right about now, someone is probably seeing this post and thinking, “Wait a minute, didn’t Robert Hood already do a mix for XLR8R?” And they would be right: back in 2011, the Detroit…

Ask the Experts: Mr. Oizo

Thanks to the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, this month’s edition of Ask the Experts is arriving a few days early, but its rushed appearance doesn’t mean the knowledge being imparted…

Podcast 370: Shifted

Over the past few years, Shifted (a.k.a. Guy Brewer) has quickly built a following on the back of two albums and an impressive series of 12″s, most of which showcase a bleak and ominous strain o…

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