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” …

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…

Coachella 2017: Winners and Losers
A mixed bag of musical precision and over-the-top theatrics.

With each year that passes, the behemoth that is Coachella continues to grow exponentially—this year, according to the LA Times, the festival grounds extended by 20 acres and attendance jumped in capa…

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 …

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