Hi-Five: Dorian Paic
A seasoned selector picks five of his favourite records for the after-party.

Dorian Paic is up next in our Hi-Five feature, this time selecting five of his favorite records for the after-party. With over 25 years in the game, Paic is extremely well positioned to compile such a…

Get Familiar: Machine Woman
Anastasia Vtorova talks about her route into electronics, her noise background, and soaking up influences from everywhere.

Anastasia Vtorova has an inquisitive mind. As Machine Woman, this musician from St. Petersburg, Russia transmutes her musical curiosity into wildly varied and experimental electronic music free from s…

Bubblin' Up: Late Night Approach
XLR8R catches up with the rising Italian duo.

You’ve probably never heard of Late Night Approach. The project, that of 25-year-old Domenico and 23-year-old Giuseppe, only started recently and has only one release to its name: “Poison …

Ask the Experts: Carl Craig
The Detroit legend answers your questions.

With our Ask The Experts Maceo Plex feature still in the works, we’re already moving on to publish our next one—this time with Carl Craig, a creative visionary, an electronic music icon, an este…

Live Essentials: Max Cooper
One of electronic music's foremost innovators details the processes behind his awe-inspiring live shows.

Though one of the most acclaimed live acts out there, it’s not easy to do a Live Essentials with Max Cooper, the Belfast-born, London-based DJ, producer, and scientist explains. “I focus o…

Artist Tips: Joey Negro
One of dance music's most prolific producers gives his tips on remixing.

Joey Negro is the most well-known pseudonym of Dave Lee—a DJ, producer, and one of dance music’s most prolific remixers. Under a plethora of other monikers including Akabu, Doug Willis, The Sunb…

In the Studio: Fred P
One of deep house's finest producers goes deep on his processes and the gear behind them.

Those who have followed the development of house music in the USA over the past decade will certainly be familiar with Fred Peterkin—the artist better known as Fred P or Black Jazz Consortium. The New…

Hi-Five: E/Tape
The discreet DJ selects five of his favorite cuts ahead of this year's Experiment Intrinsic Festival.

E/Tape is as anonymous an artist as they come. There is almost nothing published about him online, or elsewhere. “I don’t want to expose too many things about myself; I just want to expose the music,”…

20 Questions: Bicep
Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson talk cookery books, production, and their debut album.

Bicep—the Belfast-born, London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson—recently announced their self-titled debut LP. The record, according to Ninja Tune, the label, “encapsulates the pair’s…

Real Talk: Dense & Pika
Alex Jones and Chris Spero reflect on the challenges of an extended life in music.

Dense & Pika is the DJ/production project of Alex Jones—Hypercolour label boss—and Chris Spero, most widely known for his work as Glimpse. Their collaborative journey started in 2011 with a number…

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

Every day, barring weekends, XLR8R works with countless artists and labels to promote releases, break artists, and to provide our readers with a fresh dose of music through the ever-popular downloads …

Hi-Five: Terry Francis
The long-term Fabric resident reveals five of his favorite ever records.

It was something of a meteoric rise for Terry Francis after being named Muzik magazine’s “Best New DJ” in 1997. Soon thereafter, in the winter months of 1999, he secured a residency …

Ask the Experts: Shifted
One of sound artistry's most exciting figures responds to your questions.

Having only just announced our next Ask The Experts feature, we’re now publishing our last one—this time with Guy Brewer (a.k.a Shifted), of sound artistry’s most exciting and forward-thin…

Artist Tips: Adesse Versions
The Manchester-based artist advises on creating a raw and heavy sound with Ableton Live.

Adesse Versions is just one alias of Kevin Gorman, a Manchester-based DJ-producer whose earlier work landed on the likes of Ostgut Ton, Cocoon, International Deejay Gigolo to name just a few. The root…

Bubblin' Up: Kareful
One of wave's most in-demand artists muses on his career, the wave scene's successes, and what's on the horizon.

“Actually nearly all my friends are into techno,” begins an earnest Jude Leigh-Kaufman, better known to his legion of online followers as Kareful. “Still, there’s time to convert everyone to wave yet,…

Podcast 498: Nicola Kazimir
The Les Points member scans the decades with a selection of obscure oddities.

Nicola Kazimir is not your average DJ-producer. Though most widely known as a member of Les Points alongside Louh, Audino, and Barbir—a unique group of Zurich-based artists—his catalog of work also sp…

Interview: Rebekah & Paula Temple on their New Live Hybrid Set
The techno heroines answer our questions about their new joint live performance, which is set to debut this weekend at Exit Festival.

Techno producer Paula Temple is an electronic musician known for cutting her teeth in the early 2000s as a developer of the MXF8, the first midi controller used for live performance. Following a long …

Obscure Cuts: Moscoman
The rising Israeli digs deep to reveal five tracks you've probably never heard of.

The second installment of Obscure Cuts is here. For those who missed out feature with Lobster Theremin’s TRP, Obscure Cuts is a new addition to XLR8R—a new feature series. Similar to Hi-Five whi…

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