Troy Pierce Goes Astray

Growing up in rural Indiana on a healthy diet of corn and Richie Hawtin, it was only a matter of time before Troy Pierce would move to New York, and eventually Berlin, to craft some of the most intere…

Artist Chart: Escort

It’s not everyday that a group offers up humanized disco the way that Brooklyn-based outfit Escort does. Featuring all live instrumentation by upwards of over 20 members, this collective churns …

XLR8R TV Episode 19: Chromeo

When you’ve got game like Chromeo, it’s only right to share. Electrolovers Dave 1 and P-Thugg bro-down with their fans by answering letters, doling out heartfelt advice on romance, and fin…

Trentemøller Remixes, Reignites

Danish producer Anders Trentemøller is set to release a collection entitled The Trentemøller Chronicles, featuring a bounty of rare and unreleased tracks, in addition to a batch of remix…

Daily Download: Rustie "Deep Fried"

Mixing together the depth of dubstep, the energy of electro, and a tinge of southern hip-hop, Glasgow-based Rustie is the new banger task force. Only two EPs into his career, this young producer has a…

Tour: Final Fantasy

Violin virtuoso and Arcade Fire member Owen Pallet is embarking on one hell of a tour as Final Fantasy. After his appearance at the Calgary Folk Festival last weekend, Pallet set the precedent for a d…

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, July 30

Celebration The Modern Tribe 4AD Celebration’s sophomore album still contains the post-punk presence of all three members respective pasts (Lovelife, Jaks), but this time around the band has bro…

Event: dublab's Tonalism

dublab, Farmlab, and crew are bringing another night of all-ambient music to Los Angeles next week with Tonalism. In true dublab tradition, complementary tea will be served, and event attendees are en…

Daily Download: Slam "Azure (Radio Edit)"

Glasgow-based duo Slam returns with its fourth longplayer, Human Response, a "back-to-basics" record that returns to the deep electronic and techno sounds that first put the Stuart McMillan …

The Week In Videos

This week, XLR8R visited bizarre terrain, kicking things off with Escort’s Muppet invasion on “All Through the Night.” Next, we witnessed the Plastic Little dudes as they unleashed t…

The Week In Downloads

Activist, writer, and MC Amir Sulaiman started the week off with some positive hip-hop vibes, and L.A.-based MC E Reece followed suite with the title track from his forthcoming long-player. Continuing…

Decibel Festival Lineup Announced

The Decibel Festival is one of the most engaging electronic music gatherings of the year to occur in the Pacific Northwest, and 2007’s lineup may be the best the festival has seen yet. Crashing …

Ewan Pearson's Piece Process

Tight. As in compressed drums that sit perfectly in the mix, sharply cut vocals and synths snippets that tickle the ears, and basslines that push and prod dance club anthems forward. This is the world…

Direct a Video for Digitalism

Internet TV website QOOB and Hamburg’s electro kingpins Digitalism are offering fans a chance to direct a video, and you’ve got until September 20 to actualize your vision. The prize is tw…

Celebration Gets Modern

Celebration is far from a typical 4AD outfit. Featuring members from post-punk projects Lovelife and Jaks, the Baltimore-based trio whips up a post-goth circle of organ-driven mayhem that far exceeds …

The Week In Tours, July 26

This week the personified hype machine himself Jona “YACHT” Bechtolt traverses the States yet again packing small clubs and amphitheatres alike, while James Murphy as LCD Soundsystem stays…

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