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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…

Kas:st 'Emotional Progress'

Following the first part of the Dysphoria I Euphoria project, which was released last year, Parisian duo Kas:st will release the second chapter on Flyance Records. The release, which drops April 17, f…

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…

Teluric Next on Rackmizar
'Ptolemy' EP is scheduled for March 13 release.

Rackmizar will release a new EP from Teluric. After a debut release—namely Melodie’s Raw—Alex Puicea’s vinyl-only Rackmizar label is preparing an EP from Teluric, titled Ptolemy after the …

Bubblin' Up: Eaves
The Brooklyn-based architect explores the spatial influences behind his latest album.

Eaves is the alias of Rick Farin, a 21-year-old DJ, producer, and architecture student based in Brooklyn, New York. His story goes as follows: born and raised in Los Angeles—where he learned began mak…

Podcast 472: Marco Shuttle
The Italian musician weaves together a tapestry of haunting textures and ethereal soundscapes.

When certain DJs take to the booth, you know you are in safe hands—their presence behind the decks feels natural and they are a pleasure to watch perform. It’s the complete experience. Over the past f…

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…

Podcast 459: Dubtil
One of Romania's rising DJs steps out of the shadows for the very first time.

Robert Istoc leads a quiet existence. Having moved from Bacău to Bucharest just over four years ago, the majority of his time—when not DJing—is split between making music in his home studio or walking…

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 …

Labels We Love: Heisenberg
XLR8R investigates the origins and secrets of the thriving Russian label.

“If the music is good it will reach the people; if not then fuck it,” says Sasha Kaktus. Besides his work as a DJ-producer, St. Petersburg-based Kaktus is founder of Heisenberg Records, a …

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…

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