Google Reportedly Assessing SoundCloud Buyout
The technology company is rumoured to be interested in purchasing SoundCloud for $500 million.

Google is reportedly considering buying out SoundCloud. The news (sourced via Music Business Worldwide) is the latest update in SoundCloud’s ongoing efforts to monetize. Google are rumored to be…

Parlour Googler

What Kentucky natives Parlour (featuring ex-members of Aerial M and The For Carnation) offer in Googler is a hypnotic glimpse of what post-rock is best capable of. Songs like “Jololinine” …

DJ Stingray, Daniele Baldelli, Perc, and More Play FASMA Festival
This year's edition takes place from May 4 to 7 in Athens, Greece.

DJ Stingray, Daniele Baldelli, Perc, and more have been confirmed to play this year’s FASMA Festival in Athens, Greece. The fourth edition of FASMA Festival will take place from May 4 to 7 with …

Podcast 486: Nathan Fake
The Norfolk-born artist delivers a diverse 54-minute collection of ranges and textures.

We’ve been targeting Nathan Fake for an XLR8R podcast for a considerable time—and he has respectfully declined on a number of occasions. So it was with real surprise, albeit a welcome one, when …

Four Tet Remixes The xx
The Four Tet rework surfaced on the London artist's Soundcloud page.

Kieran Hebden (a.k.a. Four Tet) recently shared a remix of “A Violent Noise,” a cut taken from The xx’s latest album. The eight-minute rework surfaced on the London artist’s So…

Octave One, Avalon Emerson, and Tale Of Us Added to Neopop Lineup
This year's edition takes place from August 3 - 5 in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

Neopop Festival has announced the final names for this year’s edition, including Tale Of Us, Octave One (live), and Avalon Emerson. Now entering its 12th year and taking place across two stages …

Farr Festival Announces Day-By-Day Stage Breakdown
This year's edition takes place from June 13-15 in Hertfordshire, UK.

Following the conclusive lineup announcement, Farr Festival has revealed its day-by-day stage breakdown. New for this year at Farr is the Main Stage. Performing here will be Todd Terje, Booka Shade, R…

Terraforma Festival Announces New Names
The event will return to Villa Arconati, Milan on June 23 - 25, 2017.

Terraforma, the international music festival dedicated to artistic experimentation and environmental sustainability, has announced the second round of artists for its fourth edition this coming June. …

Shawn O'Sullivan Preps 400PPM LP for Avian
Fit for Purpose is scheduled for May 15 release via Avian.

New York native Shawn O’Sullivan will return to Avian as 400PPM. Fit for Purpose will be his first full-length under the alias, following on from EPs on Avian in 2013 and 2016. As an artist, O’Sulliva…

Alex Menzies Returns with New LP
'Other World Music Vol I' is scheduled for April 4 release.

Alex Menzies (best known as Alex Smoke) has a new album of “more esoteric music” on the way, he says. Menzies—who contributed to our podcast series back in 2016—shares music via a number o…

Paradise Island Festival Reveals Plans
This year's debut edition takes place on April 15 and 16 on Koh Samui, Thailand.

Paradise Island Festival has revealed its plans for this year’s debut edition. Paradise Island is the latest event from London-based concert and festival promoters Soundcrash, and boasts a diver…

Talaboman Shares New Video
'The Night Land' is out now on R&S Records.

John Talabot and Axel Boman (a.k.a. Talaboman) have shared a video from their recent The Night Land album on R&S Records. The track is for “Safe Changes.” The Night Land is out now, wi…

Dixon, Helena Hauff, and More Added to Neopop Lineup
This year's event takes place from August 3-5 in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

Dixon, Helena Hauff, and Loco Dice are amongst the latest names to be announced for this year’s Neopop Festival. They will join previously announced acts including Kraftwerk 3D (concert) and Mod…

Dapayk & Padberg Release New LP
'Harbour' is out today.

Dapayk & Padberg have released a new LP, titled Harbour. Since 2003, Eva Padberg and Niklas Worgt have been releasing music as Dapayk & Padberg via their label Mo’s Ferry Productions. A …

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