Labels We Love: Unknown to the Unknown

Unknown to the Unknown wasn’t supposed to be a record label. Originally, it was just a YouTube channel curated by London’s DJ Haus, who’s also one half of Hot City. “People wer…

Rewind: Mouse on Mars

If there is a still-active group whose past discography is undoubtedly ripe for revisiting, it’s German duo Mouse on Mars. Composed of veteran artists Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma, the band boas…

Bubblin' Up: Visionist

London producer Visionist (a.k.a. Louis Carnell) is a confident artist, but he’s also not afraid to give credit where it’s due. “I can’t lie,” says the 22-year-old beatma…

High Five: Jacques Greene

Over the past two years, Montreal producer Jacques Greene has quietly amassed an impressive little catalog, twisting the spirit of R&B into something functional for dancefloors fueled by classic …

B2B: Blondes and Lindstrøm

For some, the work of Norwegian producer Hans-Peter Lindstrøm is irrevocably important and possibly one of the biggest catalysts for the prominent rise of the “space-disco” sound throughou…

XLR8R's Top 20 Downloads of January

We’re officially one month into 2012, which means it’s time again to share our break down of the most downloaded tracks on XLR8R over the past 31 days. January brought about the return of …

High Five: Grimes

Claire Boucher has been on something of a winning streak over the past couple of years. Starting with a 15-song cassette debut in 2010, the Montreal-based artist known as Grimes has quickly developed …

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