High Five: Darkstar

It feels like something of an understatement to say that Darkstar has come a long way. Starting out in 2007 as a pair of London producers working in the nebulous post-dubstep realm and dropping lauded…

High Five: FaltyDL

For those who happened to miss our review of Hardcourage, the new-full-length from FaltyDL (a.k.a. Drew Lustman), we happen to think the Brooklyn beatmaker’s third LP is a rather fine effort. Ov…

Welcome to... the Internet

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 or musical ph…

Bubblin' Up Week 2013: Archie Pelago

In March of last year, Greg Heffernan, Zach Koeber, and Dan Hirshorn—the cellist, saxophonist, and DJ (as well as occasional trumpeter) who together make up the hybrid production/live-instrument outfi…

Bubblin' Up Week 2013: Kid Smpl

There is something about the moniker of 22-year-old producer Joey Butler (a.k.a. Kid Smpl) that’s a bit misleading. Had it been 10 years ago perhaps, it would not have been so surprising to run …

XLR8R's Top 20 Downloads of December

We’re sure you’re all absolutely tired of reading over lists after the barrage of ranked countdowns that arrived with the close of 2012, but seeing as how XLR8R is officially back to busin…

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