Real Talk: Cosmin TRG
The Romanian DJ-producer explores how social media has broken the dance music ecosystem.

Our Real Talk series returns, this time with Cosmin TRG, formerly known as TRG, and now one of dance music’s ubiquitous figures. Throughout a career spanning almost a decade, the Berlin-based Ro…

Podcast 445: Margaret Dygas
The Panorama Bar resident provides 90 minutes of unorthodox easy-listening bliss.

Building an experimental mix that really works is no walk in the park. Though there can be no set formula, they ought to tell a story, to somehow progress coherently while remaining unpredictable, and…

Phon.o Returns to BPitch Control for New EP
‘Fractions’ is set for worldwide release on June 26.

XLR8R favorite and longtime download contributor Carsten Aermes (aka Phon.o) has announced details surrounding his latest EP, set for release on June 26 via Ellen Allien’s label BPitch Control. Phon.o…

Anno Stamm "Sensing Social Sirens"

Having previously released a slew of EP’s and albums under his Anstam moniker through his own self-titled imprint and Modeselektor’s infamous Monkeytown Records and now defunct 50Weapons l…

Premiere: Watch the Official Video for Phon.o's "Tw33tz"
'Tw33tz' was originally released on the second installment of 50WEAPONS' finale.

The “death” of 50WEAPONS has been much publicized and, from a fan’s perspective, agonized. From the outset, it was only ever going to reach 50 releases, but that doesn’t water …

Born In Flamez & Modeselektor "TBF"

The Mexican Canadian music label Infinite Machine has graciously given XLR8R access to a one-of-a-kind collaboartion between the powerhouse duo Modeselektor and the fresh, talented and emotive produce…

XLR8R's Best of 2015: Labels
Here are ten of the year's best homes for great music, as chosen by the XLR8R staff.

Even in the era of Soundcloud and Spotify—perhaps especially in this age of endless choices—record labels are an essential part of our world. They help us to define our tastes, with many becoming shor…

Video Premiere: Watch a New Video from Benjamin Damage on 50WEAPONS
‘Obsidian’ comes out this Friday, and will be the last full-length LP from the label before it closes its doors at the end of the year.

As the collective music world gathers together to say farewell to 50WEAPONS, the Monkeytown sub-label that has treated us to productions and remixes from the likes of Truncate, Marcel Dettmann, and FJ…

Stream Preview of New 50Weapons Track From FJAAK
'Gewerbe 15/Rush' (50WeaponsXTR05) single will be available on September 18.

We are already painfully aware of the fact that by the end of this year, powerhouse label 50Weapons will have closed its doors for good. Regardless of this fact, they have decided not to disband witho…

Benjamin Damage Set to Release New Album on 50Weapons
Scheduled for release on September 25, "Obsidian" will be the last album on the label before its closing.

Benjamin Damage is scheduled to release Obsedian, his third album (his second solo long-player), on 50Weapons in which will mark the end of an era for the legendary techno imprint after label founders…

50Weapons Closes Label After 10 Years
The Berlin based record label run by Modeselektor will close it's doors for good.

About an hour ago, the Facebook page of 50Weapons, the Berlin based record label created by Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary of Modeselektor and Moderat, that was home to artists such as Marcel Det…

Phon.o "Moonwalk"

A mainstay of Modeselektor’s 50Weapons stable, German producer Phon.o has dropped off “Moonwalk,” the closing cut from his forthcoming Cracking Space Pt. 1 EP for the label. Featurin…

Benjamin Damage 4600 EP

Benjamin Damage is a pretty good techno alias, though it’s somewhat misleading considering the UK-born, Berlin-based producer’s music. It may deliver a cinder block to the head, but heR…

Cosmin TRG 50WeaponsRMX06

Credit the folks at 50Weapons as curators—Cosmin TRG, Marcel Dettmann, and Lee Gamble all converge on points of clean lines and speed. If techno is meant to have an inherently futurist bent, these thr…

Shed "The Dirt" b/w "Fluid 67"

The pairing of Rene Pawlowitz (a.k.a. Shed) and Modeselektor’s 50Weapons imprint again proves to be a fruitful one, as the German producer checks in here with two powerfully percussive sides on …

Untold "Targa" b/w "Glare"

At his best, Untold makes tracks like power stations, or maglev trains, or a boxer hitting a speed bag. Whichever simile best conveys his particular energy, it borders on the supernatural even as it&#…

Phon.o "Schn33" b/w "Go"

Phon.o generally brings a little more concentration and heat to his 12″s than his albums. The UK-influenced German producer’s latest single for 50Weapons is no exception; “Schn33R…

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