Bubblin' Up: Jay Daniel
One of Detroit's most promising artists muses on his thought-provoking debut album and career so far.

Jay Daniel’s debut release, 2013’s Scorpio Rising EP, arrived just a few months after the young Detroit artist first picked up an MPC. Although it slightly lacked cohesion, the EP and its 2014 follow-…

Artist Tips: Pangaea
The Hessle Audio co-founder gives his thoughts on the production processes.

Kevin McAuley (a.k.a. Pangaea) has been at the forefront of the UK’s burgeoning electronic music scene for close to a decade. Marrying traditional techno structures with a rogue experimentalism,…

Cabanne: Accidents of Life
The French minimal pioneer finally reveals his tale and reflects on his jazz-infused debut LP.

Touring frequently and releasing on some of the scene’s most lauded imprints, it’s no surprise that Jean-Guillaume Cabanne has established himself as one of minimal’s leading names. …

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

The month of October proved to be one of the most popular months for XLR8R downloads this year. Among the healthy helping of tracks submitted and published, you could find everything from driving tech…

Real Talk: Dolan Bergin & Ajay Jayaram
With London's clubbing scene under the microscope, two of its leading figures give their take on the debate.

Real Talk is a series of artist-penned essays that appear on XLR8R from time to time. With the recent closure of one of the world’s most important clubs, fabric, the spotlight has been thrown on…

Top 10 Rising Australian Producers
XLR8R shines a light on 10 ascending artists from down under.

Wabz XLR8R featured rising Melbourne-based producer Nick Wuksta (a.k.a. Wabz) back in April with the premiere of his Sleep Less EP on Solitaire Recordings. His music takes influences from UK garage an…

Ten Walls: A Musician in Exile
XLR8R coaxes Ten Walls from his studio isolation to face unanswered questions about his personal politics.

Though some seem willing to forgive, certain doors seem permanently closed for Ten Walls since his infamous Facebook rant. Over one year since he apologised, having refused all previous requests to sp…

Burnt Friedman: Rhythmic Anomaly
The German experimental musician sets modern culture to rights.

As summer dawned on Berlin this year and the outdoor events program got underway, one particular coming together of artist and venue showed real promise: with its otherwise largely house-oriented cale…

Artist Tips: Disclosure
The Grammy-nominated duo return to the XLR8R pages to give their tips on production.

Although Guy and Howard Lawrence (a.k.a. Disclosure) have appeared on XLR8R twice before, their evolution over recent years means they no longer seem like the perfect fit for our channels. Back in 201…

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

Every month, as most of our readers know, XLR8R releases a large batch of exclusive tracks for your download, listen, and playing pleasure. You’ll find cuts from all electronic persuasions, as w…

Virginia: On A Wave Of Inspiration
The multi-talented artist reveals her intimate story leading up to her first LP on Ostgut Ton.

Fresh off the release of her first LP with Ostgut Ton and subsequent summer touring, Virginia joins André Baum over a piece of cherry pie and a few cups of coffee in the Ostgut Ton offices to delve in…

Ask the Experts: Headless Horseman
The mysterious producer removes his veil for the first time to answer all your questions.

It came as something of a surprise when Headless Horseman agreed to step in as our resident expert this September. It came as an even greater surprise when we entered his analog-heavy Berlin studio ju…

Real Talk: Depression
An anonymous musician talks us through the hard realities that many touring DJs face up to.

Real Talk is a series of artist-penned essays that appear on XLR8R from time to time.  In our latest edition, we offer something a bit different to the usual format: its author is a well-known touring…

Live Essentials: Flight Facilities
Hugo Gruzman, one half of the Australian duo, talks us through their live essentials.

When Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell joined forces as Flight Facilities back in 2009, they unwittingly launched a project that would quickly grow to become one of Australia’s most well-received electroni…

Studio Essentials: These Hidden Hands
Tommy Four Seven and Alain Paul run us through the gear that they hold most dear.

Some partnerships were simply meant to be; with every release, it becomes clearer that the British-born, Berlin-based pairing of Tommy Four Seven and Alain Paul is just that. Their project These Hidde…

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

It’s with great anticipation every month that we compile the best of our downloads section into the top 10 list. You’ll find tracks from established artists and exciting newcomers alike, a…

Ion Ludwig: The Search Continues
One of the scene's most elusive characters sits down to share his story.

From Berlin’s Club der Visionaere to a historical Dutch city on the banks of the River IJssel, one of the scene’s most admired yet enigmatic characters sits down to tell William Ralston his story. Dev…

Seven Davis Jr.: The Other Side
XLR8R gets the story behind the LA-based producer's sophomore full-length.

Seven Davis Jr. has left an indelible mark on the world of electronic music in recent years. The Los Angeles musician has rode a skyrocketing trajectory ever since his earliest material dropped back i…

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