Artist Tips: Monoloc
Sascha Borchardt reveals some of the secrets behind his brooding, atmospheric sound.

Given his releases on some of techno music’s most prominent labels, many of you will already be familiar with the work of Sascha Borchardt (a.k.a Monoloc). Borchardt, now based in Berlin, grew u…

Ask the Experts: DVS1
Zak Khutoretsky imparts his wisdom on DJing, music production, mastering, and everything in between.

In the latter half of 2016, news hit that Zak Khutoretsky (a.k.a. DVS1) was making plans for HUSH’s 20th anniversary celebrations. Through those past two decades, the HUSH umbrella has covered all of …

Real Talk: Federico Molinari
The wonderfully gifted Argentinian producer explores his preference for hardware synthesis.

Fans of funky, minimal basslines will already be familiar with Federico Molinari. The much loved Argentinian DJ-producer has been on XLR8R’s radar’s for some time—around the time of his debut EP in 20…

20 Questions: The Black Madonna
Marea Stamper answers 20 questions on just about anything.

For many electronic music fans, certainly those outside of the Midwest, Marea Stamper (a.k.a. The Black Madonna) arrived on the scene around four years ago, seemingly out of nowhere, with a finely cur…

Bubblin' Up: Z@p
We catch up with one of Uruguay's most exciting talents.

Fernando Zapico (better known as Z@p) and I first meet over a coffee in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district towards the end of last September. It’s his last day on European soil, having been on the road for s…

In The Studio: Dorisburg
One of club music's most consistent producers reveals some of his studio secrets.

It’s difficult to imagine the electronic scene today without the considered productions of Alexander Berg (more commonly known as Dorisburg). The Swedish native, along with several of his fellow count…

Live Essentials: Dusky
The coveted UK duo detail the gear behind their live show.

Dusky will be performing alongside Peggy Gou, Cassy, Heidi, Jackmaster, HVOB, Âme, Midland, Josh Wink, Damian Lazarus, Rodhad, 2manydjs, and Recondite at CRSSD Festival, which takes place March 4-5 in…

20 Questions: Peggy Gou
The rising South Korean talent answers our questions on just about anything.

Peggy Gou will be performing alongside Cassy, Heidi, Jackmaster, HVOB, Âme, Midland, Josh Wink, Damian Lazarus, Rodhad, 2manydjs, and Recondite at CRSSD Festival, which takes place March 4-5 in San Di…

Get Familiar: Amir Javasoul
One of Montreal's most gifted selectors speaks on upcoming projects and the role of a DJ in the modern age.

Montreal-based Amir Javasoul is another immensely gifted selector that you may not yet have heard of. Having grown up in Iran, he moved to Montreal at the age of 10 where he learned the ropes of DJing…

Real Talk: Honey Dijon on What it Means to Be a DJ
The house music mainstay muses on the artform behind the mix.

Honey Dijon will be performing alongside Ricardo Villalobos, RPR Soundsystem, Black Coffee, Âme, Nina Kraviz, and more at SXM Festival, which takes place March 15-19 in St Martin. You can grab tickets…

Artist Tips: Letherette
The Ninja Tune duo elaborate on the secrets behind their sample-heavy recording processes.

Letherette is the project of Richard Roberts and Andy Harber, two childhood friends so close that they are “more like brothers than anything else,” they say. The roots of their connection …

Get Familiar: Niko Marks
We hear the story of Niko Marks, whose 44th studio album, 'Day of Knowing,' was released on February 10 on Carl Craig's Planet E Communications.

For an artist with well over 50 releases under his belt—including EPs and albums on Planet E, Delsin, Ornaments, EMI, Submerge, and U2X Productions, where the majority of his outings have landed—Detro…

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

With the holiday break well and truly behind us and 2017 in full swing, it’s time to peruse the stats, tally the numbers, and announce the top 10 tracks to hit the downloads section in January. As is …

Bubblin' Up: Mor Elian
We sit down with the rising artist to discuss her history, musical direction, and what's next.

When charting Mor Elian’s foray into electronic music and, more specifically, DJing, the age-old 10,000-hour rule—they say it takes at least 10,000 hours to become an expert in any field—rings truer t…

Studio Essentials: Jeroen Search
The Dutch techno veteran speaks on the synths that have been essential during his two decade career.

Longevity in the techno world isn’t the easiest feat to pull off. Having the essential understanding of the sound, as well as the additional flare, is one thing, but holding onto it is something else.…

20 Questions: Baba Stiltz
XLR8R catches up with the multi-talented Studio Barnhus regular.

Swedish musician Baba Stiltz dares to be different.  Keeping up with his genre-bashing music over recent years has been just as enjoyable as consuming it. His most recent release dropped on Stockholm’…

Real Talk: Romans on the Importance of Techno in the Face of Fascism
Gunnar Haslam and Johannes Auvinen (a.k.a. Tin Man) reflect on techno's role in the fight against fascism.

The latest in our series of artist-penned essays comes from Romans, the collaborative project of New York techno producer Gunnar Haslam and Vienna-based acid evangelist Johannes Auvinen (a.k.a. Tin Ma…

Artist Tips: Bonobo
Simon Green details seven techniques that led to the creation of his latest album, 'Migration.'

Since the release of his acclaimed Black Sands album, Simon Green (a.k.a. Bonobo) has ridden a somewhat meteoric rise to the upper echelons of electronic music. This rise can mostly be contributed to …

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