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Interpretations: Sebastian Mullaert
The Swedish artist heads to a Malibu beachfront to perform his live set in front of the XLR8R cameras.

For such a laidback character, Swedish musician Sebastian Mullaert has a knack for making people dance wildly. His story won’t sound too far out of the ordinary to many of …

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Get Familiar: Abdulla Rashim
Abdulla Rashim is mysterious and exciting in equal measure. In a rare interview, XLR8R discovers why.

Sweden’s Abdulla Rashim is mysterious and exciting in equal measure. Since taking on the Abdulla Rashim moniker just three short years ago, the DJ-producer has launched two highly respected labels and released on …

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Discwoman: Rave Ethics for Women
Catherine Hilgers and Discwoman's Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson detail how to rave safe.

Currently, I’m in West Warwick, Rhode Island and just went for a bike ride and a guy hurled abuse at me because apparently “my ass was hanging out”—which, as a …

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In the Studio: Tobi Neumann
XLR8R spends an afternoon at Riverside Studios with a staple of the German electronic scene.

Having working previously as a composer for jingles and commercials, and with numerous collaborations with artists on the front line of electronic music under his belt, Tobi Neumann makes a …

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Studio Essentials: Octave One
The Burden Brothers detail their musical essentials for when they are on the road.

The Burden Brothers’ connection with their machines runs deep. Lenny and Lawrence, siblings from Detroit, are the core members of one of techno history’s most pivotal acts (with Lorne, Lynell …

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Real Talk: Brett Johnson
The US DJ-producer explores the importance of 'playing the game' in artistic success.

The latest in our series of artist-penned essays comes from America’s Brett Johnson. The Berlin-based DJ-producer has been releasing his take on groovy house for the best part of two decades, his …

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Ask the Experts: Gerd Janson
The Running Back boss takes the time to answer your questions.

With the relaunch of our Ask the Experts series, we were set on inviting a person of a certain calibre to handle the responses. Someone who has a wealth of …

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

The month of June once again saw a healthy dose of free tracks land in XLR8R’s downloads section and once again, it’s time to announce the 10 most popular tracks …

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In the Studio: Lapien
XLR8R visits the Mistress artist's Berlin home to learn more about the production techniques behind his two upcoming EPs.

Having shared his previous releases through Fred P’s Soul People Music offshoot, Delsin and Prologue,  it was recently announced that Nick Lapien (a.k.a Lapien) is set to release two EPs on DVS1’s Mistress Recordings. …

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Labels We Love: Regelbau
XLR8R chats with the production team behind the Danish label, to try to peel back the layers of the Århus scene.

The Danish city of Århus is fostering a small but powerful house movement, an important part of which is Regelbau—a colorful label with heaps of character (and characters working behind the …

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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 …

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Artist Tips: Mark Fell
The acclaimed experimental electronic musician shares his thoughts on production.

Mark Fell is much more than an electronic musician. Wander over to his artist home page and you’ll discover information on his writing, exhibitions/installations and several other things too—but it …

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Studio Essentials: Healing Force Project
The Italian DJ-producer reveals the key tools behind his jazz-infused studio sound.

Healing Force Project is that of Antonio Marini, the Italian experimental musician who produces electronic music with “free-jazz” tastes. As it stands, there is not too much to say: besides a …

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Artist Tips: Ryan Elliott
The famed DJ-producer gives his words of advice for recording a studio mix.

There’s been a great sense of anticipation ever since it was announced that Ryan Elliott had been enrolled for the 88th fabric mix instalment. The American Berghain/Panorama Bar resident has grown …

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Real Talk: Marquis Hawkes
The UK DJ discusses his motivations for switching from vinyl to digital formats.

Real Talk’ is a series of artist-penned essays that appear on XLR8R from time to time.  Since his 2012 debut on Glasgow’s Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, the raw, ghetto influenced …

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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 London …

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Studio Essentials: Linkwood
The Edinburgh-based producer runs us through five essentials in his studio.

Linkwood’s career as a producer can be traced back to 2003 when he released “Miles Away” via Scottish label, Firecracker Recordings. The release, a three-track Various Artist EP, emerged with little fanfare, distributed …

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Movement 2016: Winners & Losers
We came, we raved, we commented.

Photos by: AJ Calzada, Chris Soltis, Douglas Wojciechowski, Mark Kruk, Brandon Rabotnick, Luis Nieto Dickens, Miranda Castillo, and Jeremiah Green. Interviews by: AJ Calzada. Winner: Kraftwerk 3D This was the number one act of the …

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