XLR8R's Best of 2011: Releases, Part Two

This is the end, the final installment of XLR8R’s Best of 2011 coverage. We gave you our first 20 picks for the top releases of 2011 yesterday, and now we present the top 10. 10. Sepalcure Sepal…

XLR8R's Best of 2011: Releases, Part One

Here, we have the first part of the final installment of our year-end coverage, XLR8R’s picks for the top 30 releases of 2011. Instead of pontificating about the trends, themes, and over-arching…

XLR8R's Best of 2011: New Artists

Make no mistake—here at XLR8R, we revere the work of veteran producers and definitely have a soft spot for classic tunes. That said, we’d be lying if we didn’t admit that our love of new m…

XLR8R's Best of 2011: Labels

These days, it’s easier than ever for artists to share their music with the world. Now that Soundcloud and Bandcamp have become more or less ubiquitous, music makers can quickly link directly to…

XLR8R's Best of 2011: Tracks, Part Two

As most music websites are wont to do, XLR8R has fashioned a list of its picks for the best tracks of the year. Yesterday, we shared with you #50-21, and today, we present to you our top 20 tunes from…

XLR8R's Best of 2011: Tracks, Part One

XLR8R is inundated with new music every single day. CDs and 12″s come in the mail; upstart producers email links to the latest thing they’ve posted on their Soundcloud pages; established l…

XLR8R's Best of 2011: Videos

The easiest way to capture XLR8R’s attention with a music video in 2011 was to merely have an original idea and at least a semblance of production value, a task that often proved more difficult …

XLR8R's Best of 2011: Podcasts

Every Tuesday, XLR8R adds a new chapter to its ever-expanding cache of podcasts, always in the form of an exclusive mix from an artist who’s piqued our collective interest. The list of podcast p…

XLR8R's Best of 2011: Top Downloads

XLR8R’s Downloads section is constantly growing, updated day after day with loads of free music by a wide array of talented artists from around the world. 2011 was no different, of course, and g…

B2B: Kevin Saunderson and MK, Part 2

Yesterday, we published part one of our extended conversation with electronic-music veterans Kevin Saunderson and MK (a.k.a. Marc Kinchen). In the second half of their lengthy exchange, the artists di…

B2B: Kevin Saunderson and MK, Part 1

It’s fun to imagine that electronic-music legends all know each other, as if there’s some kind of social club for all those producers and DJs who helped shape house, techno, and all the ot…

XLR8R's Top 20 Downloads of November

With the close of another month comes another list of the most popular downloads available on XLR8R over the past 30 days. Though we’ll be unveiling the biggest tracks from all of our 2011 offer…

Bubblin' Up: Mano Le Tough

Mano Le Tough (a.k.a. Niall Mannion) doesn’t seem like the prototypical Berlin producer. His most recent releases, the Stories EP and “In My Arms” (video below), offer a disco-tinged…

Five Minutes with Hyetal at Primavera Club

After our visit to Madrid for this year’s Red Bull Music Academy, we decided to kick around Spain for a few more days and stop in Barcelona for the annual Primavera Club. Designed as an autumn c…

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