Real Talk: Ceri
The rising London-based DJ-producer explains why freedom on the dancefloor is a fast fading liberty.

Ceri’s journey into the world of electronic music has been underpinned by a determination, dedication to her craft, and a deeply ingrained passion for music. Having immersed herself in electronic musi…

XLR8R's Best of 2017: Top Downloads (50-1)
Check out the 100 most popular tracks to hit our downloads section this year.

Yesterday, we kicked off our Best of 2017 coverage with the the first instalment in the top 100 downloads of the year countdown. Today, we tie a knot on a year’s worth of free music with the 50 …

XLR8R's Best of 2017: Top Downloads (100-51)
Check out the 100 most popular tracks to hit our downloads section this year.

Over the last year, every day of the week XLR8R has released at least one track via our downloads section. If you were to browse through the tracks featured this year, you’d find minimalistic ju…

Hi-Five: Jori Hulkkonen
The Finnish DJ-producer digs up some synth-pop gems.

You would be hard pressed to find an artist who has contributed to electronic music as much as Finnish DJ and producer Jori Hulkkonen has. Since his first forays making music in the ’80s, Hulkko…

Bubblin' Up: Kllo
The rising Australian duo explain how they became Ghostly International's premier pop act.

As I meet cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam, the Australian duo better known as Kllo, in a bustling cafe in Silverlake, Los Angeles, I’m immediately hooked by their relaxed demeanor and airy natu…

Artist Tips: Alpha 606
The Cuban multi-instrumentalist gives some tips on removing the computer from your workflow.

Born in Miami to Cuban immigrants, Alpha 606 is the project of Armando Martinez, a multi-talented multi-instrumentalist. The group was founded by Armando and Rey Rubio in 1998, and they were joined by…

XLR8R's Top 10 Downloads of October
Check out the 10 most popular tracks to hit our downloads section last month.

Every month, XLR8R works with artists and labels to release a large batch of exclusive tracks for your download, listen, and playing pleasure via the ever-popular downloads section. You’ll find …

Real Talk: DeepChord
Rod Modell explains how the harsh nature of modern techno could be damaging our nervous systems.

Up next in our Real Talk series is Rod Modell (a.k.a. DeepChord), a dub techno luminary and sound-designer with 25 years involvement in electronic music and over 50 releases under various aliases and …

Alex & Digby: For My Process
Two of the scene's brightest talents reveal the moving tale behind their debut album.

Alex and Digby Smith (a.k.a. Alex & Digby) released For My Process on June 19, the height of the European summer. The album is a diverse collection of 10 extremely well produced and highly detaile…

In The Studio: Rødhåd
Mike Bierbach goes deep on the processes behind his debut LP.

Rødhåd is one of the most respected DJs in the global techno scene. The native Berliner has built his reputation over years of playing immersive and dramatic sets at Berghain and around the world. Ind…

Real Talk: Anja Schneider
Having recently left her Mobilee home, the German artist explains why we too should value creativity over commercialism.

Anja Schneider recently left mobilee, the label she founded over 12 years ago. It was big news, to say the least. Schneider had enjoyed great success as a head of a widely acclaimed and leading house …

XLR8R's Top 10 Downloads of September
Check out the 10 most popular tracks to hit our downloads section last month.

XLR8R’s downloads section is somewhat of a bastion of what XLR8R represents: exciting, emerging, undiscovered music. Every day, our inboxes are inundated with tracks from artists of every calibr…

Get Familiar: DJ Seinfeld
One of lo-fi house's leading names discusses inspirations, his debut album, and the position of the genre.

In less than a year DJ Seinfeld has become an extraordinarily influential figure in house music. What’s remarkable is that he’s done so with a series of subtle, slow burn productions that have come to…

Artist Tips: Danny Daze and Shokh
The two collaborators offer insight into the manipulation of audio in Ableton.

Back in August, Danny Daze and Shokh teamed up for a single on Kompakt’s long-running Speicher series. Released alongside a cut from Patrice Baumel, “Aire” presented the perfect fusi…

Bubblin' Up: Cinthie
The Beste Modus boss muses on her new imprint, balancing motherhood with touring, and remixing Kerri Chandler.

When meeting Cinthie in person, as XLR8R did just a few months ago at a charming cafe along the river Spree in Berlin, you are immediately greeted with a beaming smile and a conspicuous ray of positiv…

Hi-Five: Ellen Allien
The BPitch Control boss selects five of her favourite records from Tresor.

Ellen Allien witnessed it all. Returning from London, the German native experienced the fall of the Berlin Wall and then all that came after—first working behind the bar and at the decks at Fischlabor…

20 Questions: Magda
The Polish-born DJ-producer talks Lionel Richie, PERM events, and Terry Riley.

Magda is another one of those artists who shouldn’t really need an introduction. Born in Poland and raised in Detroit, Magda has soaked up the various characteristics of her surroundings, learni…

Influences 01: DeepChord
Rod Modell explores the influences behind his upcoming album.

Influences is a new XLR8R podcast series, of sorts. As many of you know, we run the weekly series and have done so for more than a decade. It was only a few months ago that we celebrated our 500th sub…

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