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” …

XLR8R Review: HEDD Type07 Studio Monitors
XLR8R takes a closer look at HEDD's versatile Type07 studio monitors.

There is a new player in the field of studio monitoring: Heinz Electrodynamic Designs, or HEDD. Klaus Heinz—a physicist known for his work in founding the highly regarded Berlin-based speaker manufact…

Daniel Avery Mixes Next DJ-Kicks
The Brit's contribution to the series will be available from November 11.

Daniel Avery has mixed the next DJ-Kicks CD. Avery’s contribution follows a year of diverse entrants into the !K7 Records coordinated series: Marcel Dettmann, Dâm-Funk, Jackmaster, and Moodymann…

Planetary Assault Systems Arc Angel
Luke Slater presents over 90 minutes of his most elegant techno to date.

Widely regarded as a champion of pure and proper techno, Luke Slater has had his sights set on the future for 23 years now. In that time he has managed to bring it ever closer to us, through painstaki…

Photo Gallery and Review: The Social Festival
XLR8R travelled to Maidstone, Kent, for Social Festival's biggest edition yet.

It’s hard to know what to expect with a festival in the South of England. I’d spoken to a handful of people on the subject before heading to The Social Festival and horror stories were apl…

Physical Therapy Debuts on Delft
'909 Reasons Why' is scheduled for November 4 release.

Berlin-based Daniel Fisher (a.k.a. Physical Therapy) is set to debut on Delft with his 909 Reasons Why EP. The release comes after a stellar year of releases on Liberation Technologies, alongside his …

Stream New Sets from Rrose, Robert Hood, and More
The sets come from this year's Dekmantel Festival.

Following the success of this year’s event, Dekmantel Festival has shared some of the recordings from the UFO Stage, the area reserved for experimental and techno-related artists. Recordings fro…

Read a Transcript of Cameron Leslie's Fabric Defense Speech
The fabric co-founder defended his club's status in the meeting with Islington Council.

Cameron Leslie, co-founder of Fabric London, last night delivered a speech in defense of his club’s reputation. It was reported earlier that fabric will be forced to close after their license wa…

Studio Essentials: High Contrast
Wales' gift to drum & bass lets us in on his studio secrets.

Lincoln Barrett, better known as High Contrast, is one of the drum & bass scene’s most familiar faces. The Welshman’s iconic afro has bobbed behind many a DJ booth on the international…

Studio Essentials: Bruno Pronsato
Berlin-based Steven Ford guides us through the essentials that make his studio such a fruitful outlet.

A wise man once said that there are many paths to the top of the mountain; in the case of Steven Ford (a.k.a. Bruno Pronsato), one of the most revered voices in minimal house music, speed metal drummi…

Melodies Reissues Aged In Harmony Rarities
Floating Points' label will re-release three seven-inches, including 'You're a Melody.'

Eglo sub-label Melodies is set to re-release three Aged In Harmony rarities. Sam Shepherd (a.k.a. Floating Points) established Melodies last year as a means of reissuing his favorite old, rare records…

Abdulla Rashim and Rrose Remix Daniel Avery
The Phantasy Sound regular has also hinted that he has his own new material on the way.

Daniel Avery’s Senastion/Clear has been given the remix treatment. Taking care of the new version of A-side “Sensation” is Eaux Records boss Rrose, who offers “a typically ambi…

Paradise Garage Gets its Own Movie
Jonathan Ullman will direct a new film about the legendary New York club.

A new film entitled Paradise Garage, about the history of the club, is in the making. The Paradise Garage discotheque, located in New York’s Hudson Square between 1977-87, is widely recognized a…

Desert Sky Gaia
Gilles Aiken delivers a wholly absorbing debut LP as Desert Sky.

Before now, you would be hard pushed to really detail the differences between Gilles Aiken’s Edward and Desert Sky aliases. The output of both—variously on labels like Geigling, PAL SL and Assemble Mu…

Get Familiar: Abdulla Rashim
Abdulla Rashim is mysterious and exciting in equal measure. In a rare interview, XLR8R discovers why.

Sweden’s Abdulla Rashim is mysterious and exciting in equal measure. Since taking on the Abdulla Rashim moniker just three short years ago, the DJ-producer has launched two highly respected labe…

Burial & Zomby Release New Track
'Sweetz' is out now.

Zomby and Burial have released a new track. Ahead of Zomby’s fourth studio album, Ultra (which is set for release in September), the British producer has pressed one of its cuts to wax—”Sw…

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