Moogfest 2011 Wrap-Up

For the second year in a row, the city of Asheville, North Carolina celebrated the legacy of former resident and innovator of the synthesizer Robert Moog with a festival featuring the eclectic, electr…

Five Minutes at ADE with Derrick May

If it wasn’t clear enough from both parts of our ADE coverage, this year’s festival had a far-reaching roster of artists, including some absolutely legendary names, of which the DJ, (forme…

Five Minutes at ADE with Frankie Knuckles

While this year’s ADE festival had a lot to offer in the way of young, burgeoning talent—check out both parts of our festival wrap-up for proof—it also brought some absolute legends to Amsterdam…

Amsterdam Dance Event Wrap-Up, Part 2

After the hustle and bustle of the first two nights of the Amsterdam Dance Event, I wasn’t quite ready for what happens in Amsterdam on Friday and Saturday nights—the population seems to double.…

Bubblin' Up: Karenn

There is an abundance of paths that can lead two people to collaborate creatively—sometimes it’s by a chance meeting, sometimes it stems from a gradual sharing of ideas, and, in some cases, it c…

Amsterdam Dance Event Wrap-Up, Part 1

As a city, Amsterdam is an almost overwhelming convergence of the old and the new, the familiar and the foreign. Pristine modern architecture and rustic brick buildings occupy virtually the same space…

B2B: Martyn and Modeselektor, Part 5

After a whole week of back-and-forth between Martyn and Modeselektor, the final chapter of their in-depth conversation has finally arrived. In previous installments (part one | part two | part three |…

B2B: Martyn and Modeselektor, Part 4

XLR8R recently set up an extended conversation between Martyn and Modeselektor, as both acts released new full-length albums within the past few weeks. As it turned out, the boys had so much to say th…

B2B: Martyn and Modeselektor, Part 3

All week long, XLR8R is running segments of a recent conversation we initiated between electronic-music veterans Martyn and Modeselektor, both whom recently dropped new full-length albums. Go back and…

B2B: Martyn and Modeselektor, Part 2

In the wake of new albums from both Martyn and Modeselektor, we here at XLR8R thought it might be fun to initiate a conversation between the veteran artists. What began as a casual chat pretty quickly…

B2B: Martyn and Modeselektor, Part 1

In recent weeks, Martyn and Modeselektor, both heavyweight electronic-music acts in their own right, brought new albums into the world, Ghost People and Monkeytown. Rather than simply picking their br…

High Five: Sleep ? Over

Austin, Texas resident Stefanie Franciotti is the sole remaining member of band-turned-solo project Sleep ? Over, a mystic and temperamental force in the realm of lo-fi pop music. Her tunes, like the …

Five Minutes At Decibel with Kyle Hall

In the interest of full disclosure, we ended up talking with Kyle Hall for a little more than five minutes—actually, a lot more—but by the time we finally pinned down the future of Detroit before his …

Five Minutes at Decibel with Asura

In between running around the entirety of Seattle for this year’s Decibel Festival, we managed to find a moment or two to sit down with a few artists and have a quick chat. Here, we nab some fac…

XLR8R's Top 20 Downloads of September

Here it is: our monthly list of the top-ranking tunes offered as free downloads on XLR8R. September offered a fine selection of tracks from newcomers and established artists alike, including another B…

Decibel 2011 Wrap-Up, Part 2

Last week, XLR8R’s Glenn Jackson headed to Seattle to check out the city’s annual Decibel Festival. The first two days presented an impressive offering of international artists, and the we…

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