20 Questions: John Digweed
The UK pioneer talks Blade Runner, marathon sets, and Bill Hicks.

At this point in time, introducing John Digweed to our readers would be a redundant outing. After all, the DJ, producer, remixer, and label owner has clocked well over 30 years in the game, the majori…

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

Regular XLR8R readers would be familiar with our downloads section and the wealth of tunes that can be found there. For those of you who aren’t familiar, it goes like this: every day, barring we…

Studio Essentials: Jay Tripwire
The Canadian powerhouse gives insight into the inner workings of his studio and the essential pieces of gear that lend to his ever evolving sound.

With the rate at which the electronic music scene and its genre offshoots morph and change, it’s easy to overlook those artists that were there at the beginning pushing the scene the forward in intere…

Ask the Experts: Frank Wiedemann / Âme
One of house music's leading names goes deep on Innervisions, productions techniques, and balancing his touring with family life.

Frank Wiedemann, the Berlin-based producer, remixer, and live performer is perhaps most widely known for his role in Innervisions, the lauded electronic music label and collective that he co-founded i…

Hi-Five: Etapp Kyle
The Ostgut artist reveals five of his favorite classic warm-up tracks.

Etapp Kyle’s 2016 submission to the XLR8R podcast series was a highlight in a remarkably strong year. Alongside the mix—which was as well received as any last year—we told Kyle’s story, a …

Artist Tips: Steve O'Sullivan
The Mosaic and Bluespirit label heads offers some important practical advice for approaching labels with demos.

You’d be hard-pressed to find too many people better positioned to advise on approaching music labels with demos. Growing up in West London, Steve O’Sullivan’s early years were fille…

20 Questions: Robag Wruhme
The mysterious DJ-producer reveals just that little bit more.

Gabor Schablizki (now known as Robag Wruhme) has been in the game for a considerable time—since about 1997, to be a little more precise. For over a decade, he was best acknowledged as one-half of Wigh…

Hi-Five: Shanti Celeste
The rising Bristol-based DJ-producer shares five of her favorite Aaron-Carl tracks.

Placed firmly at the epicenter of Bristol’s currently buoyant house music scene, Shanti Celeste (real name Shanti Maass) has proven herself as a multi-talented DJ, producer, and label head over …

Studio Essentials: Marco Shuttle
The Italian DJ-producer talks us through the key elements of his studio.

Treviso-born Marco Shuttle has been involved in underground electronic music since his 15th birthday, first as a promoter and then as a DJ-producer. Having traveled to London to gain his MA in Fashion…

Obscure Cuts: TRP
The Lobster Theremin artist reveals five hidden gems from his record bag.

Obscure Cuts is a new addition to XLR8R—a new feature series. Similar to Hi-Five which we recently relaunched, Obscure Cuts is a method of unearthing and sharing good records, in this case, those obsc…

Real Talk: Kiani & His Legion on a Science of Uncertainty
The rising Belgian artist muses on outside inspirations and the need for ambiguity in art.

Over the last few years, rising Belgian artist Thomas Neyens (a.k.a. Kiani & His Legion) has become a name to watch in the greater house music scene. Neyens first appeared on the radar under the K…

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

It’s with great pleasure that we curate and compile the tracks for XLR8R’s download section each and every day. Among the countless tracks and releases that flood into the inbox, you’…

20 Questions: Sam Gellaitry
The prodigal Scottish DJ-producer answers questions on influences, production techniques, and more.

Sam Gellaitry’s most recent record—Escapism III—landed on April 7 via XL Recordings. The release was the third part of the trilogy, arriving after two well-received initial installments of a sim…

Artist Tips: Machinedrum
Travis Stewart gives us seven detailed tips on studio efficiency.

It would be fair to say that Travis Stewart is an XLR8R favorite. Just do a quick search on XLR8R for any one of his monikers—Machinedrum, Sepalcure (alongside Braille), or JETS (alongside Jimmy Edgar…

Bubblin' Up: Derek Piotr
With his new album on the way, XLR8R dialed up the New England-based sound architect to muse on his inquisitive style.

When looking to do a feature on Polish-born New England-based producer Derek Piotr, a Bubblin’ Up almost seemed redundant; after all, since 2011, Piotr has released a full-length album every yea…

Hi-Five: Felipe Valenzuela
The Melisma and Cure Music label head selects five of his favourite warm-up tracks.

Hi-Five is back, following a lengthy hiatus. For those of you that don’t know, the structure of this feature is as follows: the selected artist, on this occasion Felipe Valenzuela, must delve in…

In The Studio: Adam Collins (a.k.a. Omni A.M.)
We sit down with one-half of Omni A.M. to chat through the band's history, gear, and production techniques.

Adam Collins has unwaveringly dedicated his life to musical exploration. From his rock beginnings to Omni A.M., the psychedelic electronic band he formed in the ’90s with Marky Star, Collins has…

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…

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