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Real Talk: Honey Dijon on What it Means to Be a DJ
The house music mainstay muses on the artform behind the mix.

Honey Dijon will be performing alongside Ricardo Villalobos, RPR Soundsystem, Black Coffee, Âme, Nina Kraviz, and more at SXM Festival, which takes place March 15-19 in St Martin. You can grab tickets…

Talaboman Shares New Track
'The Night Land' is scheduled for March 3 release.

John Talabot and Axel Boman (a.k.a. Talaboman) have shared a track from their upcoming The Night Land album on R&S Records. It’s been over two years since Talaboman’s Sideral EP arrived on Hivern …

DVS1 Next Up in Ask the Experts; Send Him Your Questions Now
Following on from Mind Against, Zak Khutoretsky steps in to answer your questions.

It’s likely that this month’s Ask the Experts will be a popular one. Zak Khutoretsky (a.k.a. DVS1), the artist responding to your submissions, has long been one of the most respected figur…

Auntie Flo Releases Experimental EP
'The Soniferous Garden' is available now.

Brian d’Souza (aka Auntie Flo) has released a new two-tracker, titled The Soniferous Garden. The EP sees d’Souza bring together an international group of musicians to explore musical differences and c…

Podcast 474: Eric Cloutier
The Detroit native treats us to a two-hour session of carefully picked house and techno.

On his DJ style, Eric Cloutier has been quoted as saying that he aims to keep things “really body-oriented.” It’s a sentiment that will register with anyone who has caught him spinning plates in the p…

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 …

Podcast 473: Grant
Grant offers up a genre-spanning mix made up entirely of his own projects.

When Grant first stepped onto the scene via his own label, The Lauren Bacall, back in 2014, it was one of the most sure-footed strides we have seen in recent years. His productions, which rolled out t…

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…

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