Buraka Som Sistema Hosts Dance Contest

Does the sound of kuduro make you want to move something? Well, Buraka Som Sistema is inviting you to shake what your mama gave you with your mama, along with the rest of your crew, for their “Sound o…

Etienne de Crecy: The Shape of Things

Etienne de Crecy and Exyzt create a new way to view electronic music. Move over Daft Punk pyramid, there’s a new hyper-dazzling techno light show in town! French electro-house man Etienne de Crecy had…

Steven Harrington Does DJ Mix, Incase

Here at XLR8R, we’re often asking visual artists what they listen to while working, and it seems the folks over at Incase harbor similar curiosities. So, when commissioning L.A.-based Steven Har…

Omar Rodriguez Lopez Unveils New Band

El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez might sound like a recently created project, but if you’ve kept your ear close to the rumor mill over the last few years, you’ll know that The Mars V…

Zizek Brings Cumbia to the North

Zizek, the famed cumbia-infused party based in Buenos Aires, will be taking on the North American club circuit with a tour that begins on April 2 at the Trans Atlantic Festival, stops at the Coachella…

XLR8R’s SXSW Wrap-up

As usual, the XLR8R crew hit the venerated South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas last week. But rather than present you with a straight-up best-of, we picked a slew of memorable moments and sou…

2009 WMC Gig Guide

Every year, XLR8R heads to Miami to party non-stop at the city’s annual Winter Music Conference. Needless to say, there are hundreds of events to sift through, and we’ve streamlined your d…

Mala, Ricardo Villalobos Join MUTEK

One need only scan the recent news on XLR8R.com to know that MUTEK Montreal preparations are in full effect. The multi-day electronic music festival will celebrate its tenth birthday this year, and an…

XLR8R TV's Exclusive New Track Series

As part of a new XLR8R TV series called “Tune In An Afternoon,” XLR8R challenged anticon. artists Jel and Odd Nosdam to collaborate and produce an exclusive track. The catch: it had to be …

Glitch Mob, Busy P Join Movement 2009

No less than 25 more artists join the lineup for the previously announced Movement 2009 festival, which will take over Detroit’s Hart Plaza from May 23 – 25. The longtime electronic music …

Contribute to MUTEK at Fundraiser

A flailing economy doesn’t mean all festivities and fun must cease, it just means one has to be a little more creative in generating the means to hold said festivities and fun. Hence, MUTEK̵…

Bisc1 Plots Special Delivery Tour

Bisc1 is a busy man, and that’s no secret to anyone in underground hip-hop. Since last March, when his debut album, Electric Night Falls, was released via Embedded Music, the Queens-based MC has…

Ninjaman Arrested

Desmond “Ninjaman” Ballentine has been arrested and charged with murder, conspiracy to murder, shooting with intent, and illegal possession of a firearm, it’s being reported. According to …

Matthew Dear, Diplo on Causes 2

It’s no secret that Waxploitation is a label that spends as much time raising awareness about the Darfur’s genocidal landscape as it does releasing music. The Causes series—which kicked of…

Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas Prep Album

Ringleaders of the Norwegian disco scene Hans-Peter Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas debuted their first collaborative effort in 2006, a self-titled album XLR8R scribe Peter Nicholson dubbed “disturbi…

Jamie Stewart Adds Dates

Music fans across the pond are obviously as excited about Jamie Stewart’s upcoming solo tour as we are here in North America, as the Xiu Xiu frontman has added an entire European leg, which will…

Red Bull Music Academy Goes to London

The Red Bull Music Academy just wrapped its 10-year anniversary event in Barcelona, Spain, but the organizers of the globetrotting music event/workshop are already gearing up for the next edition, and…

Week in Tours: DJ Hell, Mr. Lif

DJ Hell Gigolo Records’ head honcho may only have a few Stateside appearances scheduled thus far, but those include none other than a couple WMC appearances, a performance at MUTEK’s annua…

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