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” …

Birgit's Midsommer Rave

◢ Lineup Boss Axis youANDme Thomas Lizzara (official) Franz Alice Stern AGENT Björn Störig Hollis P Monroe Marc Poppcke Luis Hill Danito & Athina Lars Moston Tyler Brunton Swam:Thing Maik Gyver An…

Fred P Returns to Mule Musiq
'7' is scheduled for August 25 release.

Fred Peterkin (a.k.a Fred P) will soon release 7, his latest LP and the final entry his FP-Oner album trilogy for Japan’s Mule Musiq. The New York producer has the FP-Oner as his outlet for deep…

Photo Gallery and Review: Nuits Sonores 2017
XLR8R travels to Lyon for Nuits Sonores' highly anticipated 15th anniversary.

With a record beating attendance of 140,000 visitors in 2014, Lyon’s Nuits Sonores Festival has proven itself as one of the most established and esteemed electronic music festivals on the Europe…

Sync 24, Privacy, and DeFeKT Next on Cultivated Electronics
'Split Excursions Vol 1' EP is scheduled for June release .

Label head Sync 24 will kick off a new series with a new EP on Cultivated Electronics. Launched in 2007, the London-based Cultivated Electronics label has been delivering quality electro and electro-i…

Floorplan, Raresh, Âme, and More Complete Sonus Lineup
This year's edition takes places from August 20 to 24, 2017, on Zcre Beach, Pag Island, Croatia.

With Sonus’ fifth birthday celebrations on the horizon, the final names have been added to the bill, including Floorplan, Raresh, and Âme. With a reputation for great production, beautiful settings, a…

Sebastian Mullaert Prepares Apollo Records EP
'All the Keys Are Here' EP is scheduled for June 23 release.

Sebastian Mullaert is set to debut on Apollo Records with the All The Keys Are Here EP. While most well-known for his widescreen melodic techno as one-half of Minilogue, Mullaert has had a busy few ye…

Afriqua, Audio Werner, Daze Maxim, and More Play Lessizmore Barcelona
The event will be thrown in collaboration with XLR8R at Barcelona's Watermelon open-air on Thursday, June 15.

Afriqua, Audio Werner, Daze Maxim, and more have been confirmed to play the Barcelona Off-Week showcase of Lessizmore—the leading Brussels-based label, agency, and party series. Afriqua (real name Ada…

Abdulla Rashim, Function, Silent Servant, and More Remix Tadeo
'Chronicles Of The Future Remixes' is scheduled for May 17 release.

Abdulla Rashim, Silent Servant, Efdemin, Pris, and Function have all remixed Tadeo for the Chronicles Of The Future Remixes EP. The four-tracker, scheduled for May 17 release, follows on from Tadeo…

Rhine Debuts on Delsin
'De Storm' EP is out now.

Delsin Records has released a new record from Rhine, an unknown and unprofiled producer—although it is a “side project” of Artekfakt and the label says he/she has “roots in atmospher…

Ricardo Villalobos and Burnt Friedman Remix Alejandro Mosso
'Isolation Diaries' is scheduled for June 5 release, followed by 'Isolation Diaries Remixes' on July 17.

As announced, Alejandro Mosso is set to release a new album on Third Ear Recordings, titled Isolation Diaries—the Argentinian producer’s first LP since 2005’s Hiperborea, which came out un…

Premiere: Hear a Cut from Premiesku's New EP on 20/20 Vision
'In Sfera' EP is scheduled for May 12 vinyl release.

Following on from their exceptional Jojoman release in 2015, the Romanian trio Premiesku return on Ralph Lawson’s 20/20 Vision imprint—one of the UK’s defining independent dance labels. Pr…

Birgit's Freak Show

Googelt man den Begriff „Freak Show“ so erklärt einem die Suchmaschine, dass es sich hierbei um ein düsteres Event handelt, welches mit grotesken Wesen für Unterhaltung sorgt. Zudem soll eine Freak Sh…

Download a New Mix from Randomer
The mix was recorded exclusively for XLR8R in advance of Randomer's performance at Nuits Sonores.

Rohan Walder (a.k.a. Randomer) has recorded a new mix exclusively for XLR8R in advance of his performance at this year’s Nuits Sonores 2017 festival. Hailing from North London, Randomer is no st…

Podcast 488: Goldie
Classic drum & bass from a UK pioneer.

Now, Goldie is another contributor to our podcast series who needs little introduction—another artist with whom almost any fan of underground electronic music, or even popular culture as a whole, will…

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