Sónar 2014: Winners and Losers

Last week, the annual Sónar festival set up shop in Barcelona for the 21st time, offering three full days and two long nights of (mostly) electronic music. According to its organizers, 109,000 people …

Bubblin' Up: Austin Cesear

Over just a handful of releases, San Diego, California native Austin Cesear has established a palette that is both unique and highly redolent of his home state. From tracks like “Yep,” wit…

XLR8R's Top 20 Downloads of May

The month of May brought a wide variety of sounds to XLR8R’s Downloads section, with contributions from budding production outfits such as Gidge, Guerre, and Bobby Tank joining original tracks a…

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