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Download an Ethereal Dub-Techno Mix from ANRI
The Chalet resident weaves together one hour of hypnotic bliss.

Japanese DJ and producer ANRI has been honing her craft since the age of 18 when she moved from her hometown of Yokohama to Tokyo where she quickly became a regular at clubs such as Womb, Ageha, and A…

Ticket Giveaway: Perlon Superlongevity at Funkhaus Berlin
XLR8R is offering a pair of tickets to the event, which will take place at Funkhaus, Berlin on August 4-6.

As previously announced, the Perlon label will soon celebrate its 20th anniversary. As part of its celebrations, the label will throw a 46-hour party in Berlin, running at Funkhaus from midnight on Au…

Podcast 490: Ben Lukas Boysen
The rising Erased Tapes composer shares his first ever live improvised jam session.

Ben Lukas Boysen is a German composer, producer and sound designer—and an established member of the Erased Tapes label. Having debuted on the London-based imprint in 2016 with the re-release of his de…

Lamache: The Fear of the Fear
The rising French DJ opens up on the anxiety that has held him back for so many years.

In 2012, things were “great” for Thibaut Machet. He was, after all, living in London with his beloved girlfriend, enjoying, too, a highly rewarding time on a professional front. Having had…

Get Familiar: Afriqua
The wildly talented DJ-producer reveals his story and discusses his upcoming plans.

Adam Longman Parker keeps a low profile for an artist with such a vast musical education. His story goes something like this: born and raised in Hampton, Virginia, he began piano lessons at the age of…

In The Studio: Dorisburg
One of club music's most consistent producers reveals some of his studio secrets.

It’s difficult to imagine the electronic scene today without the considered productions of Alexander Berg (more commonly known as Dorisburg). The Swedish native, along with several of his fellow count…

Cabanne: Accidents of Life
The French minimal pioneer finally reveals his tale and reflects on his jazz-infused debut LP.

Touring frequently and releasing on some of the scene’s most lauded imprints, it’s no surprise that Jean-Guillaume Cabanne has established himself as one of minimal’s leading names. …

Photo Gallery and Review: MDRNTY 2016
This year's event took place from October 15-16 in Gstaad, Switzerland.

I was pleasantly surprised by this year’s MDRNTY event in Gstaad, Switzerland. The Swiss brand has been throwing parties since 2009, although this is only their second visit to this particular locatio…

Ion Ludwig: The Search Continues
One of the scene's most elusive characters sits down to share his story.

From Berlin’s Club der Visionaere to a historical Dutch city on the banks of the River IJssel, one of the scene’s most admired yet enigmatic characters sits down to tell William Ralston his story. Dev…

Sónar: Too Much of a Good Thing?
XLR8R digs deep into the relationship between Sónar festival and the various "Off" events that surround it.

Barcelona’s Off-Week—or Anti-Sónar and Off-Sónar as it was formerly known—now brings a similar amount of people to the city as the main festival itself. The relationship between the organizers …

Photo Gallery and Review: Terraforma Festival
XLR8R travels to the Italian countryside to explore Terraforma, one of last year's highlights for many fans of experimental music.

It’s difficult to conjure up too many more beautiful festival locations than that of Italy’s Terraforma, a blossoming music event hosted in the woodlands of an 18th century villa just under an hour’s …

Bubblin' Up: Varhat
XLR8R travels to Paris to learn more about one of the most exciting talents in the French music scene.

Following a string of acclaimed releases, Varhat has established himself as one of most exciting talents in the French scene. William Ralston visited him in Paris to learn just why. To accompany his f…

Review and Photo Gallery: Found Festival
XLR8R visits South West London to check out this year's Found Festival.

I have never harboured much affection for London’s electronic music festivals. It sounds like a sweeping generalisation, criticising a plethora of largely successful events based solely on their locat…

Fuse: Power in Numbers
XLR8R journeys to London to investigate the secrets behind the brand's success.

Having recently announced a five-date residency with HYTE at Amnesia this coming summer, Fuse is quickly becoming one of Europe’s leading party brands—and so much more. William Ralston traveled to Lon…

Margaret Dygas Even 11
The Polish producer marks her return to Perlon with another splendid two-tracker.

With the impending releases of a Spacetravel eight-tracker and a new Margaret Dygas EP, it’s set to be a busy few months for Perlon. Up first is Dygas, the Poland-born, Berlin-based DJ-producer whose …

Zendid: Merging of Minds
A widely-known name in the DJ community, the French duo finally explain their story.

If you missed the mix they shared via XLR8R just last week, you’d be forgiven for not knowing who Adrien Doumenge (left) and Lenny Mailleau (right) are. Originating from Toulouse, Southern Franc…

Cristi Cons: Classical Electronics
The rising Romanian discusses his history with classical music and the turning tides in the Romanian scene.

Romania’s electronic music scene has never attracted as much curiosity as it does in this day. It’s a well-documented story that we all know by now: Their Bucharest­-centric bubble, characterized en m…

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