Holy Other: Underneath the Hood

“I want it to just be over,” says Holy Other. The shadowy UK artist is referring the mystery surrounding his true identity, which he has somehow managed to keep secret. It hasn’t bee…

Rewind: Four Tet

Kieran Hebden, better known as Four Tet, has a considerable, not to mention incredibly consistent, back catalog. In addition to producing his own acclaimed records, the London-based producer has worke…

Welcome to... Russia

Although XLR8R makes an effort to regularly cover numerous strains of electronic music from around the globe, occasionally we recognize the need to take a closer look at a specific scene. In hopes of …

High Five: Teengirl Fantasy

Back in February of this year, we ventured into the Brooklyn studio of experimental house duo Teengirl Fantasy to talk to producers Nick Weiss and Logan Takahashi about the kinds of synths, drum machi…

Chatterbox: Untold

After helping to reboot dubstep in 2008-2009 with a string of now-classic 12″ releases, London producer Untold (a.k.a. Jack Dunning) has gone on to carve out a pretty idiosyncratic niche for him…

Bubblin' Up: SFV Acid

California’s much-maligned San Fernando Valley is primarily known by Angelinos for two things: strip malls and pornography. It’s a total shithole, Los Angeles’ Jersey City, they argu…

Vis-Ed: Bok Bok

Slugs. The word could mean unsightly garden pests or lazy dudes, but in the case of London’s Night Slugs imprint, it clearly refers to bullets. Each release on the label is a deadly, precision-c…

XLR8R's Top 20 Downloads of July

With the arrival of August, we take a look back at the past 31 days, and present to you the top 20 most downloaded tracks from July. We won’t go into the actual numbers that landed each of these…

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