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Amidst Soundcloud's Copyright Troubles, Spotify Steps up to the Plate
The streaming service looks to fill the growing void.

Since their meteoric rise to become one of the world’s largest music distributors—now trailing only behind YouTube—SoundCloud has recently become the target of a bevy of criticisms for their increasingly stringent enforcement of …

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Adult Swim Taps DJ Paypal for First Release in 2016 Singles Program
Hear "Dose", a collaborative work with fellow footwork masters DJ Earl and DJ Taye.

Adult Swim has followed up their highly successful 2015 singles program—a series of tracks from an expertly curated lineup that included Danny Brown, Shabazz Palaces, and Sia—with DJ Paypal’s “Dose.” The envelope-pushing network continues to …

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Hear a Tiefschwarz Mix From Souvenir's 10 Year Anniversary Party
Label founders hold it down at their celebratory party.

Souvenir founders Ali and Basti Schwarz recently celebrated their label’s ten year anniversary with a stacked party at Berlin club Watergate that featured the likes of Detroit techno forefather Carl Craig and prolific …

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Mandar Announce Debut Album
The trio are lining up a five vinyl box set for release on September 30.

Lazare Hoche, Malin Genie and S.A.M. will release their debut full-length together as Mandar via Oscillat in late September. Oscillat was founded by the Mandar trio back in 2014, and …

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Cassy Remixed by ItaloJohnson and Mr. Tophat & Art Alfie
'Back' EP is scheduled for June 10 release.

“Back’ is set to be the first single from Cassy’s debut album, Donna. Co-produced by her “soul brother” King Britt, “Back” comes complete with remixes from Berlin trio ItaloJohnson and Karlovak’s …

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Melodie Prepares New EP; Stream Snippets Here
'Raw' is scheduled for a June release.

Cristi Tudorache (a.k.a. Melodie) has a new EP on the way, for release this June. Raw will be the inaugural release on Rackmizar, a new label by fellow Romanian Alex Puicea. It will …

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Weekly Selections: Diynamic Festival, Movement Detroit, Sasha at Fabric
Our top weekly event picks from around the globe.

On Friday, Diynamic Festival returns to Amsterdam for its fourth edition, set to take place in the Amsterdamse Bos meadow just outside the city center. Attendees can expect two stages …

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Nic Fanciulli Delivers Jamie xx Remix; Stream it Now
The artist kicks off his busy summer schedule with a fresh remix.

After catching up with Nic Fanciulli during this year’s edition of Coachella, the Saved Records label-head made it perfectly clear that he has a hectic summer ahead of him. In addition …

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Peter Van Hoesen Preps EP for Dekmantel's New UFO Series; Shares Track
'Quadra' drops at the end of the month and will be the debut release on Dekmantel's new series.

On May 27, Peter Van Hoesen will inaugurate Dekmantel’s new UFO series with his latest EP, Quadra. Continuing the sound tradition of the UFO stage at the annual summer festival …

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Stream DâM-FunK's 'DJ Kicks' Mix in Full
DâM-FunK's 'DJ-Kicks' album is scheduled for May 27 via !K7 Records.

Following contributions from the likes of DJ Koze, Actress, and Moodyman, DâM-FunK will be the next artist to bestow his musical prowess and reflection to the esteemed DJ-Kicks series. Known all around the world …

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Stream SIT's Sunwaves 19 Set
Sunwaves 19 took place from April 28 - May 2 in Mamaia, Romania.

SIT is the collaborative project of Vlad Caia and Cristi Cons, two rising DJ-producers of the Romanian scene. As discussed in XLR8R’s recent review of Sunwaves 19, the duo’s set …

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LANDR Announces Partnership With SoundCloud
The mastering service pairs with the streaming giant in a potentially revolutionary move.

LANDR—the world’s first cloud-based mastering software—has partnered with SoundCloud to pair its service directly with the world’s largest community of independent music creators. Through the partnership, SoundCloud community members will have …

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Papaya Playa Project Announces Full Moon Party with Jimpster
The Mexican eco-resort will host the Freerange Records boss on June 18.

Papaya Playa Project, a boutique hotel near Tulum, Mexico, has revealed details surrounding the lineup for upcoming parties at the hotel’s beach club. Since opening in the winter of 2011, …

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Q&A: Len Faki's Figure SPC Imprint Comes to an End with Jeroen Search EP
'Figure SPC Z' is due out July 4.

Jeroen Search is in charge of Figure sub-label Figure SPC’s final release, due out at the beginning of July. Figure SPC was launched by Berghain resident Len Faki back in 2009, and …

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Dekmantel Releases Makam Sampler EP
Than Sadet Sampler EP is scheduled for June 20 release.

In September Makam will drop his debut album, Than Sadet, on Dekmantel Records, which promises to be a true showpiece on the label. In anticipation of this, the Amsterdam-based imprint …

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Sacred Ground Reveals 2016 Lineup
The second edition of the German festival takes place in Uckermark from July 29-31.

Sacred Ground, the three-dayer set to take place in Uckermark, Germany at the end of July, has shared its full lineup. The international lineup has been curated by Frank Wiedemann and RY X, …

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Sweat Lodge Celebrates Ten Years with Global Tour
The Berlin-based agency will kick off their party series this June.

Berlin’s Sweat Lodge agency has announced plans to mark a decade in the business—a worldwide tour kicking off this June, and running through until January 2017. Sweat Lodge represents a number …

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Stream Fred P's Forthcoming Album in Full
'6' is the second part in the New Yorker's FP-Oner series, due out May 27.

Fred Peterkin (a.k.a. Fred P) has shared a full stream of his forthcoming album as FP-Oner, due out on Friday. Peterkin dropped his first release as FP-Oner with Mule Musiq …

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