Trainwreck: Claude VonStroke

By dance-music standards, San Francisco’s Claude VonStroke (a.k.a. Barclay Crenshaw) is practically a household name at this point. Since founding the Dirtybird label in 2005, the producer has c…

Bubblin' Up: Phoebe Kiddo

Producer Phoebe Kiddo’s path toward releasing her debut LP, Artefacts of Broken Dreams, has spanned years, continents, and even consciousnesses (she’s especially interested in the meditati…

Five Minutes with 214 at New Forms Festival

XLR8R spent much of last weekend taking in the sights and sounds of Vancouver’s annual New Forms Festival (our full review can be found here). While making our way around the Northwest city, we …

Rewind: Clark

Chris Clark, best known by his slightly more compact moniker, Clark, is an artist motivated by clarity. His impressive dozen years on Warp Records have seen him hone a style that’s paradoxically…

Bubblin' Up: Seams

To describe Jami Welch (a.k.a. Seams) as an English producer now residing in Berlin hardly makes him sound that remarkable. Welch’s relationship with the city is, however, slightly different tha…

XLR8R's Top 20 Downloads of August

We really can’t seem to find any overarching theme to our 20 most downloaded tracks from last month, but we have noticed there is a handful of respectable and easily recognizable names that made…

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