In the Studio: Vril
The mystical producer speaks.

Vril doesn’t really speak—we established that several months ago when he contributed to our XLR8R podcast series. And it’s a great shame because it’s difficult to think of too many m…

Hi-Five: Jaymie Silk
The Montreal artist lays down five tracks to reveal your inner self.

Jaymie Silk is a Montreal-based producer and DJ with a penchant for enticing, hard-hitting grooves. His music—a hybrid, drum-led style taking in house, techno, footwork, and UK bass—looks to the glamo…

Ask the Experts: Maceo Plex / Maetrik
Eric Estornel goes deep on your questions.

Maceo Plex, real name Eric Estornel, started his journey in 1993. Intrigued “by a pair of circular shaped objects designed for holding discs created from vinyl that produced vibrations resulting…

20 Questions: Midland
Harry Agius talks favorite films, books, track selection, and his new 'Fabriclive 94' release.

Harry Agius (a.k.a Midland) began DJing in 2003 after a tape of Andy C at a Slammin Vinyl show kick-started an obsession with the craft. From there, he went on to attend Leeds University, dividing his…

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

The month of July proved to be one of the most popular months for XLR8R downloads this year. This could be chalked to down to hosting a helping of tracks from some big-name artists like Matthew Herber…

Hi-Five: Dorian Paic
A seasoned selector picks five of his favourite records for the after-party.

Dorian Paic is up next in our Hi-Five feature, this time selecting five of his favorite records for the after-party. With over 25 years in the game, Paic is extremely well positioned to compile such a…

Get Familiar: Machine Woman
Anastasia Vtorova talks about her route into electronics, her noise background, and soaking up influences from everywhere.

Anastasia Vtorova has an inquisitive mind. As Machine Woman, this musician from St. Petersburg, Russia transmutes her musical curiosity into wildly varied and experimental electronic music free from s…

Bubblin' Up: Late Night Approach
XLR8R catches up with the rising Italian duo.

You’ve probably never heard of Late Night Approach. The project, that of 25-year-old Domenico and 23-year-old Giuseppe, only started recently and has only one release to its name: “Poison …

Ask the Experts: Carl Craig
The Detroit legend answers your questions.

With our Ask The Experts Maceo Plex feature still in the works, we’re already moving on to publish our next one—this time with Carl Craig, a creative visionary, an electronic music icon, an este…

Live Essentials: Max Cooper
One of electronic music's foremost innovators details the processes behind his awe-inspiring live shows.

Though one of the most acclaimed live acts out there, it’s not easy to do a Live Essentials with Max Cooper, the Belfast-born, London-based DJ, producer, and scientist explains. “I focus o…

Artist Tips: Joey Negro
One of dance music's most prolific producers gives his tips on remixing.

Joey Negro is the most well-known pseudonym of Dave Lee—a DJ, producer, and one of dance music’s most prolific remixers. Under a plethora of other monikers including Akabu, Doug Willis, The Sunb…

In the Studio: Fred P
One of deep house's finest producers goes deep on his processes and the gear behind them.

Those who have followed the development of house music in the USA over the past decade will certainly be familiar with Fred Peterkin—the artist better known as Fred P or Black Jazz Consortium. The New…

Hi-Five: E/Tape
The discreet DJ selects five of his favorite cuts ahead of this year's Experiment Intrinsic Festival.

E/Tape is as anonymous an artist as they come. There is almost nothing published about him online, or elsewhere. “I don’t want to expose too many things about myself; I just want to expose the music,”…

20 Questions: Bicep
Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson talk cookery books, production, and their debut album.

Bicep—the Belfast-born, London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson—recently announced their self-titled debut LP. The record, according to Ninja Tune, the label, “encapsulates the pair’s…

Real Talk: Dense & Pika
Alex Jones and Chris Spero reflect on the challenges of an extended life in music.

Dense & Pika is the DJ/production project of Alex Jones—Hypercolour label boss—and Chris Spero, most widely known for his work as Glimpse. Their collaborative journey started in 2011 with a number…

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

Every day, barring weekends, XLR8R works with countless artists and labels to promote releases, break artists, and to provide our readers with a fresh dose of music through the ever-popular downloads …

Hi-Five: Terry Francis
The long-term Fabric resident reveals five of his favorite ever records.

It was something of a meteoric rise for Terry Francis after being named Muzik magazine’s “Best New DJ” in 1997. Soon thereafter, in the winter months of 1999, he secured a residency …

Ask the Experts: Shifted
One of sound artistry's most exciting figures responds to your questions.

Having only just announced our next Ask The Experts feature, we’re now publishing our last one—this time with Guy Brewer (a.k.a Shifted), of sound artistry’s most exciting and forward-thin…

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