Hi-Five: Greg Wilson
The legendary DJ, remixer, and edit exponent selects his five favorite post-disco cult classics.

Legendary DJ, remixer, and edit exponent Greg Wilson has today released the third instalment of his hugely popular Credit To The Edit series. Almost a decade on from Volume 2, Credit To The Edit—Vol. …

Influences 07: George FitzGerald
Reflective selections during a period of change.

George FitzGerald recently returned with his second album, All That Must Be—a 10-track long-player that documents a time when FitzGerald’s decade-long stint in Berlin came to an abrupt end, seeing him…

Bubblin' Up: Brothers Black
The rising duo muse on their beginnings and finding their footing in the techno landscape.

James Sison and Edward Antonio are the two brothers behind Brothers Black. Originally from London but now residing in Berlin, the brothers first released under the Brothers Black moniker in 2016 with …

Get Familiar: Acronym
First words from one of techno’s most intriguing characters.

Rising to moderate prominence as part of Sweden’s Northern Electronics label, Dan Vicente (a.k.a. Acronym) has been releasing mesmeric ambient and techno music with great consistency over the last six…

20 Questions: Lord Pusswhip
The bewildering Icelandic artist talks Danny Brown, meeting Bjarki while flipping burgers, and ripping Ice Cube CDs to his walkman.

Born from Iceland’s eclectic, avant-garde music scene, Lord Pusshwip is the latest in a long line of galvanizing artists—Björk, Sigur Rós, múm, to name a few—that arouse exhilaration, confusion,…

Bubblin' Up: Hymns
Detailed conversations with one of the most exciting producers in contemporary electro.

Like off-kilter, warped electro? Then you’ll almost certainly appreciate the work of Hymns, Jacob Cusumano, a Melbourne-based DJ-producer whose “Water Acid” track featured in our top…

XLR8R's Top 10 Downloads of February
Check out the 10 most popular tracks to hit our downloads section last month.

As most of our readers would know, every month XLR8R releases a wealth of free music via our ever popular downloads section. You’ll find cuts from nearly every genre under the sun—as well as a f…

Get Familiar: Le Motel
The rising Belgian explores the roots of his eclecticism.

Le Motel is a perfect fit for our Get Familiar series—a talented, original artist, though also a much-undiscovered one. The 27-year-old DJ-producer bases himself in Brussels, Belgium, working as a fre…

XLR8R's April Festival Selections
XLR8R staff share our top festival picks from around the globe in April.

When it comes to the international festival market, April essentially acts as a transitioning month, with the southern hemisphere’s departing summer and the northern hemisphere’s warming c…

Bubblin' Up: Woolymammoth
Early conversations with the new Alpha Pup artist.

Jason Wool is the latest addition to Daddy Kev’s Alpha Pup, home to the likes of Daedelus, Eprom, Alix Perez, and many other artists to whom the rising 21-year-old American has long looked up. F…

Studio Essentials: Lawrence Le Doux
Gear talk with a Belgian musician of many guises.

Belgian artist Laurent Baudoux (a.k.a. Lawrence Le Doux) is a musician of many guises. Since the late ‘90s, Baudoux has worked across a range of solo and collaborative projects that have touched on ev…

Ask the Experts: Alva Noto
The pioneering sound designer steps up to answer your questions.

Carsten Nicolai, better known as Alva Noto, has answered your questions this month. Nicolai, born September 18, 1965, is considered one of the most important sound explorers of recent times. A former …

Artist Tips: Slow Life
Wise words from the Spanish-Italian collective.

The old adage of power in numbers should not be downplayed when it comes to Berlin-based multidisciplinary project Slow Life. Made up of producer S. Moreira, a cast of diggers Cecilio, Dj Tree, and La…

In the Studio: Tzusing
Technical conversations with one of contemporary techno's most exciting names.

There’s a lot of interest in Tzusing’s album debut, 東方不敗. The seven-track release, landing in the early months of 2017, followed a string of well-received EPs via Public Possession, Born F…

Bubblin' Up: Lizz
First conversations with a rising Romanian.

Not much is known about Lizz, one of the latest additions to Bucharest’s Sunrise Booking Agency, where he joins the likes of Rhadoo, Raresh, Cezar, and more. Lizz, real name Petre Ionut Valentin…

Hi-Five: Alison Swing
The Dig Deeper boss reveals her favorite euphoric disco and house records.

Alison Swing is a DJ, promoter, and self-described vinyl junkie originating from Los Angeles, California.  Swing has dedicated herself to exploring sounds that can make a body move, a skill she’s put …

Get Familiar: The Skull Eclipses
Botany and Lushlife discuss their new post-rap project.

Known respectively for their independent work as Botany and Lushlife, Austin producer Spencer Stephenson and Philadelphia emcee Raj Haldar will release their debut album as The Skull Eclipses—an 11-tr…

20 Questions: Mike Dunn
The house legend talks James Brown, synthesizers, and early Chicago memories.

He’s a lover man who’s not shy about sharing his bedroom tips (“Phreaky MF”); he’s a guy who gives props to a higher power for his innate groove skills (“God Made Me Phunky”). But most of all, Mike Du…

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