B2B: FunkinEvil

Technically, “Fuckin’ Evil” is the correct way to pronounce FunkinEvil, the collaborative project that connects London and Detroit via producers FunkinEven (a.k.a. Steven Julien) and…

Bubblin' Up: Moiré

Before Never Sleep, Moiré’s debut for Werkdiscs, was released earlier this year, it had been awhile since Darren Cunningham’s label backed any new artists. In the time since its founding i…

Melt! 2013: Highs and Lows

XLR8R has been spending a fair amount of time on the European festival circuit this summer, and we continued our jaunt around the continent last weekend with a stop at Germany’s vaunted Melt! Fe…

Bubblin' Up: Iron Galaxy

Somewhere in Montreal there is a private, K-11 boys school which likely has no idea that a member of its faculty is repsonsible for one of XLR8R’s favorite tracks of 2012. With last year’s…

ENTER. the Void: Richie Hawtin and Ibiza

Last week, XLR8R headed to Ibiza, met up with the techno legend, checked out his massive weekly party, and discussed his special relationship with the island. “It is a magic island,” says …

Hi, Doctor Nick! - The Doctor Is Out

This is normally the place where we sing the praises of Nick Hook and talk about how our resident advice columnist has all sorts of wisdom. After all, the guy usually takes a break from his insanely b…

Bubblin' Up: Walton

It’s been almost a decade since Kode9 (a.k.a. Steve Goodman) inaugurated Hyperdub, and by now, the label’s inbox is flooded with submissions from aspiring producers. “There are so ma…

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