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

Every day of the year, barring weekends, XLR8R releases a free tune via the ever popular downloads section. You’ll find tracks from established, well-known artists sitting next to those debuting…

Artist Tips: Janina
Drawing on experience, the Berlin-based artist offers her tips for young DJs looking to break through.

Success certainly didn’t come easy for Janina. Born in the German capital, where she resides today, she grew up without the stability that family can offer: her parents divorced, fled, and left her un…

20 Questions: Bruce
The Bristol-based sonic explorer sits down to answer our questions on production, inspirations, and anything else.

Following a storming barrage of kicks and whistles on I’m Alright Mate via Timedance, lauded sonic explorer Bruce (real name Larry McCarthy) recently debuted on Hemlock Recordings with the Befor…

Real Talk: Lawrence English
The Australian multi-disciplinary artist charts his creative path and, in doing so, questions societal issues and the need for DIY culture.

Lawrence English is an artist who deeply questions everything around him. His child-like fascination with dissecting life, from its unnerving questions to the sounds surrounding us on a daily basis, p…

Studio Essentials: Leo Pol
The new Concrete resident shares his favorite studio pieces, alongside a video of a live studio jam.

As you’ll see and hear in the video below, French producer Leo Pol has a knack for conjuring insatiable grooves out of his machines. Using a collection of classic synths, drum machines, and sequ…

Lamache: The Fear of the Fear
The rising French DJ opens up on the anxiety that has held him back for so many years.

In 2012, things were “great” for Thibaut Machet. He was, after all, living in London with his beloved girlfriend, enjoying, too, a highly rewarding time on a professional front. Having had…

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…

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