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” …

Hauschka Readies New LP
'What If' is scheduled for March 31 release.

Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee Volker Bertelmann (a.k.a. Hauschka) will soon release his eighth studio album, titled What If. According to City Slang, the label, the sound is “unmistakabl…

DJ Nobu and Wata Igarashi Appear on Bassiani Compilation
'Various Artists Vol. 3' is scheduled for March 11 release.

DJ Nobu and Wata Igarashi feature on the upcoming EP of the Bassiani label—an offshoot of the club of the same name. Various Artists Vol. 3 is the Georgian label’s third release, following on fr…

Beatrice Dillon and Kassem Mosse Prepare Collaborative EP
'Pulse / High' is scheduled for February 16 release.

Beatrice Dillon and Kassem Mosse will release a collaborative EP as Dillon Wendel Pulse / High is not the duo’s first collaborative release: in 2016 Dillon Wendel appeared on a cassette for Kass…

Ghostly International Announces Two New LPs
Both albums are scheduled for March release.

Ghostly International has announced two new records for early 2017. Firstly comes Jacaszek’s KWIATY LP, the Polish artist’s first full-length since 2011’s Glimmer, and one that takes…

Mark Greene 'Rattle' (Original Mix)

Mark Greene is an up-and-coming Irish Techno producer and DJ, taking influence from the likes of Chris Liebing, The Advent, Gary Beck, and Industrialyzer. 2016 was his most successful to date with rel…

DJ Koze Remixes Michael Mayer and Joe Goddard
'"For You" (DJ Koze Remixes)' will land on February 24 via !K7.

!K7 will release three DJ Koze remixes of Michael Mayer and Joe Goddard’s “For You.” “For You” is taken from Mayer’s 2016 album,  &, which saw the Kompakt b…

SEQUENCE.121_Discwoman (Volvox & Umfang)

Discwoman will join SEQUENCE with support from The Black Hearts for a warehouse afterhours Inauguration takeover in Washington DC on Saturday, January 21st from 10PM to 7AM. Our aim is to celebrate, u…

SoundCloud Posts €51m Loss for 2015
Directors say the company may soon 'run out of cash.'

The latest SoundCloud finance report has revealed a €51m loss for 2015. The company’s revenues have actually risen 21.6% to €21.1m, but the losses have, too. In the Director’s report, it w…

Stream Ferro's New EP in Full
'The Neverending Story' EP is scheduled for January 16 release.

Following the release of its 10-year anniversary compilation last year, the Lessizmore label is set to return with a Ferro EP. Jasper Verrijzer has been releasing records as Ferro for the past two yea…

Fatima Yamaha Returns to Dekmantel Records
'Araya' EP is scheduled for February 7 release.

Fatima Yamaha will return to Dekmantel Records with a new EP, titled Araya. Dutch producer Bas Bron (a.k.a Fatima Yamaha) has been producing quality releases under numerous aliases for more than a dec…

Into The Valley and Into the Factory Announce New Names
Dixon, Jeff Mills, Ion Ludwig, and more all scheduled to play.

Into The Valley 2017 and its Swedish offshoot, Into The Factory, have announced more artists for their lineups Into the Valley will take place from June 29 to July 1 in a sunken former quarry and pris…

Vote Now in XLR8R's Best of 2016 Readers' Poll
We've opened the poll to vote for your favorite music and artists of 2016.

Now that 2016 is coming to a close, it’s once again time for XLR8R to open up the voting for our annual XLR8R Readers’ Poll. From yesterday, we began revealing our choices for the Best of …

Carl Craig Presents 'Versus'
'Carl Craig presents Versus' is scheduled for March 2017 release on InFiné / Planet E.

Carl Craig will present an album adaptation of his widely acclaimed “Versus” live performance. “Versus” originally premiered in 2008, with a live debut at La Cité de La Musique…

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