The Burrell Connection 'Ebullient'

The second release on Krysko’s I Walked by Night label dropped back in July from Glasgow artist The Burrell Connection. Titled Southside, the vinyl-only EP follows a contribution to Craigie Know…

PolyGlove 'On Tick'

Dublin’s PolyGlove aim for transcendence in their music via a hypnotic stream of psychedelic, analog techno. The techno they craft is built on driving rhythms, heavy bass, and a post-punk like f…

Rob Shields Details his Production Processes in New Video
The UK artist gives a track-by-track rundown of his latest album, 'Green.'

Back in January, UK producer Rob Shields released his latest album, Green, via Needwant’s new sister label, YEN. The album found him moving away from the dancefloor and looking inward, with warm…

Premiere: Hear a Track from Private Persons' Second Release
Youngg P's 'Carpathian Rave' is out now.

Private Persons returns with its second release from the Ukraine-based artist Youngg P. The four tracks on the EP were written in 2014 during mass turmoil in Kiev and in turn share a deep, moody aesth…

Inter Gritty 'Asteria'

Over the last three years, with standout releases from, among others, Doubting Thomas, Venter, and Khristian K, Catch Recordings has cemented its name as one of the UK’s most promising labels. T…

Studio Essentials: Brendon Moeller
The dub-techno veteran showcases five of his studio essentials.

For anyone interested in dubby electronics, Brendon Moeller should be a name that rings quite familiar. In his long and storied career, Moeller has released well over 50 EPs, albums, and remixes via h…

Premiere: Stream RX-101's New Album in Full
'Like Yesterday' is out now.

Erik Jong’s story is one that should instill faith in the benefits of the internet. A gear enthusiast, the Dutchman tried his hand at making music during the late ’90s, but never did anyth…

Arturia Releases Affordable, Fully Analog Drum Machine
The Drumbrute is available to order now, with a price tag of $499.

Arturia has announced the release of the DrumBrute, an analog drum machine which now sits alongside the MicroBrute, MiniBrute, and MatrixBrute in the Brute family. The DrumBrute contains 17 fully anal…

Premiere: Burnt Friedman Drops Groove-Filled Remix and Live Flanger Video
The German veteran reworks a track from Tilliander's forthcoming EP and shares a blistering live video with Atom™.

Following on from its Shlømo remix package featuring Donato Dozzy, Bambounou, and label boss Kennedy Smith, Bright Sound’s latest release—and second for 2016—will land courtesy of Swedish artist…

Learn Synth Drum Sound Design in Native Instruments' Massive and Battery
Point Blank instructor Chris Carter looks building drum sound in Massive and treating them in Battery.

Following on from the previously released Massive tutorial, Point Blank has shared its latest Friday Forum Live video, which once again focuses on Massive—this time creating drums in NI’s premie…

Peter Van Hoesen Preps EP for Dekmantel's New UFO Series; Shares Track
'Quadra' drops at the end of the month and will be the debut release on Dekmantel's new series.

On May 27, Peter Van Hoesen will inaugurate Dekmantel’s new UFO series with his latest EP, Quadra. Continuing the sound tradition of the UFO stage at the annual summer festival in Amsterdam, the…

Premiere: Hear a New Track from Deardrums
The self-titled LP will drop on May 20 via 2MR.

Italian duo Deardrums is set to release its debut self-titled LP on May 20 via 2MR—the label headed up by Mike Simonetti (formerly of Italians Do It Better & Troubleman Unltd), Adam Gerrard and Mi…

In the Studio: Milton Bradley
Marking his upcoming LP, the Berlin-based artist discusses gear, records, labels, and his main sources of inspiration.

Having been born and raised in Berlin, it’s clear that Milton Bradley’s dark and moody studio output is influenced by the city’s gloomy landscape. Over the past eight years, Bradley has become somethi…

Umwelt Destruction Libératrice EP
The Lyonnaisse producer goes the fierce-electro route for the Return to Disorder label.

Umwelt’s latest EP is released on Return to Disorder, the label run by Helena Hauff—and like Hauff, he has an affinity for angular drum-machine rhythms and buzzing analog sounds. Also like Hauff…

Ticket Giveaway: Win Two Tickets to DGTL Festival in Amsterdam
The festival is set to take place Easter weekend March 25-27 at NDSM Docklands.

XLR8R is pleased to be partnering with DGTL Festival, one of Europe’s most anticipated and forward-thinking electronic music events. The event is expected to sell out in advance and we have two …

Gear Review: Modor NF-1
Lord of the…ring mod?

Amid the sea of analog synthesizers hitting the market in recent years, Modor Music’s NF-1 comes as something of change of pace. “Digital and proud” is how Modor describes its first synthesizer releas…

Arturia Unveils its Latest Analog Synth, MatrixBrute
The French company claims it's "the most powerful analog synth ever created."

Just in time for the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, French music software and hardware company Arturia has revealed its latest analog synth, the MatrixBrute. On its website, the company claims that the Ma…

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