High Five: Gerry Read

As far as we can tell, no one has ever accused UK producer Gerry Read of being a normal guy. Fresh off the release of his debut full-length, Jummy, we asked Read to put together a list of five tracks …

Trainwreck: Alixander III

Alixander III (a.k.a. one half of Toronto’s Azari & III) is quick to say that he’s been put through some bullshit over the years. After getting over his initial shock that XLR8R reade…

High Five: Pinch

Recent years have seen dubstep largely leave behind its modest beginnings while growing into a commercial and global force, but XLR8R hasn’t forgotten the music’s early days, a time when j…

Bubblin' Up: Nautiluss

For most budding artists, finding one’s own style and voice can be a long and even frustrating process, and this has certianly been the case for Graham Bertie, the Canadian producer who now craf…

Labels You Love: XLR8R Readers' Top 20 Labels

All week long, we’ve been posting features and lists detailing our favorite labels—if you’ve missed any of that, catch up with them all here—but for this year’s edition of Labels We …

Labels We Still Love

Four days into our Labels We Love coverage, we’re guessing that plenty of our readers are thinking, “What about (fill in the name of any label that gets mentioned on XLR8R all the time)?&#…

Labels We Like

All week long, XLR8R’s Labels We Love series has found us speaking at length with the people behind some of our favorite imprints. So far, those features have only focused on well-established la…

Labels We Love: Hypercolour

Over the last five years or so, UK label Hypercolour has steadily crept toward dance-music prominence. In that time, it has built from tentative, occasional releases—largely from a homegrown roster—to…

High Five: Rush Hour

When putting together Labels We Love, we quickly realized that it would be almost impossible to exclude Rush Hour from the proceedings. The Amsterdam-based operation began as a record shop back in 199…

Labels We Love: 50Weapons

When one takes a look at 50Weapons’ catalog over the past two years, the logic would follow that the Modeselektor-helmed imprint had come into being at least in part to present the group’s…

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